30 outfits out of 5 items?! Now that’s a capsule wardrobers dream. Well, that’s exactly what Vetta has done (three times!). Since beginning in 2016, Vetta has designed three versions of their five piece mini capsules and shows how to create 30 outfits with those five items. The Original Capsule is sleek with feminine details, the Romantic Capsule is floral and flowy, and the Classic Capsule is a hybrid of the two.
I recently received the Wrap Top as a gift from Cara, the founder of Vetta. And like a kid with a new toy, I immediately started trying to figure out all the ways it could be worn. Each order comes with a newspaper showing all of the pieces of the capsule and instructions on all the ways to wear them, so I wanted to take you inside my try-on session as I experimented with my new top.
Wrap in Back
I first tried the Wrap top on in reverse because I just knew I’d love the surprise detail in the back. I used the snap to keep it more modest and tied the bow right in the center, but it could also be pulled further to the side. I loved that with the snap closed, I could wear a normal bra and don’t have to worry about the top being too low cut, which makes me think I could wear the top this way to work.
The top isn’t truly cropped, but I am more comfortable wearing it with high-waisted bottoms to ensure I don’t unintentionally flash any midsection. I would keep accessories to a minimum and allow the gorgeous back to make the statement.
Low Wrap in Back
Next, I undid the snap to open up the back even further. The V is low enough that I would have to get creative with my bra or go without (one benefit of being extremely small-chested). I think this would be a perfect way to make the Wrap Top work for a date night or night out on the town.
I loved this look, but it felt a little sexier and more exposed (showing off those college tattoos) than I usually dress, even though my front is completely covered. I know that’s mostly in my head, so I’d love to challenge myself to change up the styling to tone it down a bit and get out of my self-imposed wardrobe limitations (but that’s for another blog post).
Here I pulled up even more of the fabric and kind of tucked it under before doing the tie off to the side. This would work with the wrap in either front or back. I’m not one to wear crop tops (hello, 4 kids), but with these high-waisted jeans I may just consider it (again, with the self-imposed wardrobe limitations). I would also be interested to see how this works with a layer underneath?
Wrap in Front
This is probably the most obvious way to wear the top, as a classic wrap top. I think this top offers a lot of great opportunity for working with contrast…the blousy look and feel to balance out fitted bottoms, the flowy fabric with something more structured, the feminine romantic details with more masculine bottoms.
I would wear this look with a delicate necklace and sleek shoes for work. Or pair it with a pencil skirt to give the illusion of a wrap dress. It would also work with boyfriend jeans and sneakers for a playful, yet styled weekend look. I think you’ll be seeing variations of all of these in coming weeks, especially once school starts back up.
I also quickly experimented with wearing the Vetta Wrap Top over my maxi dress and was happy to see that it gives me another alternative for styling my dress to look like a skirt.
The top has three closures. A button on the inside to hold the bottom layer of the wrap in place, a tie from both sides, plus a small snap at the v-neck to keep things more secure or loosen them up a bit. The sleeves are loose and hit at the elbow for a flattering fit. There is a tag on the inside, but the top is designed to be worn with the wrap in either the front of back.
The newspaper showed a few other options (which can also be seen here) including a low cut front wrap and more cropped options. The wrap top also comes in a black and white stripe print.
Fit and Fabric
I ordered a size small based on the size charts and the fact that I’m very small-chested. The top is 100% Tencel, which I love not only because it’s made from sustainable natural wood fibers, but it drapes beautifully and feels great to wear. It’s fluid and moves well and doesn’t wrinkle too easily. The top is machine washable and a quick iron takes care of any wrinkles.
More About Vetta
Vetta started in 2016 as a Kickstarter project and has skyrocketed from there. The designs and thought behind each mini capsule truly amaze me and I love learning more about the inspiration behind small businesses. Cara has been making her own clothes since she was a child and had been strictly committed to buying fair fashion since 2012. Last year, when the timing felt right, she and her best friend, Vanessa, took the plunge and started Vetta.
My dream is for VETTA to be a part of changing the fashion industry for the better, and helping women build a thoughtful wardrobe they love. ~Cara Bartlett, Founder of VETTA
All of the fabric used to sew Vetta’s designs are deadstock (meaning leftovers from larger manufacturers that are saved from the landfill) or sustainable and eco-friendly. And best of all, all Vetta pieces are sewn in a family owned factory in NYC. As I learn more and more about fast fashion and it’s impact on our world, I am grateful for brands like Vetta for prioritizing fair and sustainable fashion practices.