Growing up, I remember Guess being the epitome of West Coast cool. I remember paging through fashion magazines and seeing those iconic Guess Girls. Mussed up Bardot-esque hair, smudged eyeliner, animal prints, and tight jeans… these girls oozed sex appeal and confidence – I was in awe (and frankly, still am!) These ads were reminders of a lifestyle far more glamorous than the one I actually had. Still, it was something to aspire to! Growing up on Cape Cod, the best I could do was hound the racks of Marshall’s + TJ Maxx, eventually tracking down a pair of their (extremely tight, and absolutely awesome) ankle zip jeans with that iconic triangle logo – and oh! I thought I was hot stuff.
That was back in the early nineties. Today, Guess is even more iconic a brand than ever. They’re celebrating their thirtieth anniversary this year and have launched a (pretty major) collection that epitomizes everything the brand stands for. Sexy + chic, yet laid-back and California-cool, all at once. To help Guess celebrate their anniversary, I teamed up with four other Lucky Style Collective bloggers to style an item from the collection and talk about what the Guess brand meant to me.
I chose the Drew Top – a sheer leopard blouse. I chose to pair it with mint jeans, a colorful belt, and sky-high wedges… but you could just as easily dress it up. Try tying it over a mini dress, pairing with silk shorts and stilettos, or pairing it with classic denim – like these aptly named “Claudia” jeans, also from the Anniversary collection.
Outfit details: gifted Guess blouse, BaubleBar necklace, J.Crew Jeans, J.Crew Belt,
ASOS Sunglasses, gifted Rebecca Minkoff Straw M.A.C. Clutch, Valentino wedges (old)
Be sure to check out the other four bloggers posts, to see how they styled items from the collection!
That’s Chic – Blonde Bed Head – Move Slightly – See Jane Work Play Live
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Guess. I received compensation + the Drew top for styling purposes. All opinions are my own. Stripes + Sequins only features brands that I love!
you look darling! love the unexpected combo of leopard + mint!
I adore this look on you, Grace! That top is perfection. And I love the pants and shoes, too!
Soo cute, Grace — you’re a natural! Love the outfit.
LOVE seeing you post your looks! You have an incredible style and I love to see it! Now those wedges are just amazing, and the entire look is perfection!
LOVE the mint jeans with this. Great hair too. No need for nerves. You’re a pro! Xx
Yay, love seeing an outfit post – here’s to hoping we get to see more in the future! 😉 Of course I love a little leopard… but also crushing on those heels!
Love the mint skinnies and those fabulous sunnies!
I love your leopard print blouse! Like you mentioned, I could picture oh-so many ways to style it. I also love seeing this outfit post on here- would love to see more of your style! =)
An OUTFIT post – I love it!!!! We want more. We want more. : )
It’s so fun to see you do an outfit post! You look great 🙂 I’m excited to see the rest of their collection! Looks like a fun collaboration.
I’ve always had a soft spot for GUESS too (and here’s my confession – I took one of their magazine ads to a makeup artist asking her to replicate the look for prom my junior year of high school!)
Also, and I know they’re not GUESS, but those wedges are FIERCE!
you look FAB!!! love the mint/leopard combo. more grace outfit shots please!
The jeans are perfection – such a great look!
Love this top and adore it with mint jeans!
You look fabulous!! I die over how you styled the drew top with mint jeans. I have similar pieces. I am about to copy this outfit sometime this week. <3
Lucky you! 🙂 Looks great!
Love the wedges great look
what Christine said- so fun to see you do an outfit post! you look fab XO
sheer and leopard…… yes please!
i generally love being a brunette and keeping my natural hair color, but seeing the guess girls makes me wish i could rock sky-high brigitte bardot locks!
leopard shirt looks so amazing with mint jeans! and don’t even let me start on those wedges! great look!
i remember when guess was huge in the 90s! always a classic! love the outfit! the pants are fab!
im having a fun accessories giveaway on my blog, check it out!
I love guess!
That leopard top is gorgeous! Love how you’re wearing it with the mint jeans!
Dying over those Valentino wedges, love them! They’re so edgy and feminine all at once!
This blouse is so major G! Love it aired with the mint and this wedges are fab. Love seeing your face too!! 🙂
Love the blouse with the mint jeans and love love love those wedges! Very cute!
ooooh! the wedges are amazing!!