Although Piko tops became an obsession of mine in the fall, now that the spring colors are out, they are now easily a Favorite Thing. Available in both top & tunic lengths, Pikos are super soft, come in every color imaginable, can be dressed up or down, and best of all — they won’t break your wallet.
The intriguing combo of 95% bamboo (like what?) and 5% spandex makes the Piko top feel like a comfy nightie, but somehow it still looks super chic. It hangs perfectly, offers enough coverage to wear with leggings, and acts as the ideal piece to wear on those days when nothing looks right. I bought black & white Piko tops back in the fall and it’s truly a struggle not wearing them every day. I love those two so much that I recently bought another top (in red) and a tunic (in black). The tunic is long enough to wear as a dress unless you’re a tall drink of water (jealous) and it looks divine with a pair of Fryes. Sold yet??
So where do you buy these glorious Piko tops? There is no right answer. You can try for eBay or other online retailers, but local boutiques are your best bet. Tops are usually around $28 and tunics $34, but the prices vary. One of my favorite boutiques down here in Charleston, called Teal, recently amped up their website and can now ship pretty much anywhere — so if you have no idea how to get your paws on a Piko, they’ll help a sista out. All the photos above are courtesy of Teal, so you can see how many gorgeous colors they have. The second picture also offers lovely options for Valentine’s Day!
Making outfits with your Piko is foolproof, but if you need a little inspiration, I’m all over it. Check out what I came out with below — to wear now, and later.
Since that rude little groundhog saw his shadow, it looks like we’re in for a few more chilly days. To account for this, I paired a red Piko with skinny jeans, a belted fur vest — which I just noticed is Zara kids, oops — and some Chelsea boots. To accessorize, I chose these seriously adorable tortoiseshell heart studs from my girl crush Tory Burch (V-day gift, anyone?), my fave Michael Kors watch, and some nude Essie nail polish. But since I’m so bored with cold weather, I also made….
Is it just me, or does this outfit make you want to fast forward until the first day of spring? For this option, I chose a mint-tinted Piko and paired it with white skinnies (because duh), these precious Sam Edelman sandals, and this crossbody bag that I need immediately. As for accessories, I went with my go-to jewelry heaven, BaubleBar, for this colorful strand, picked some sweet Kate Spade anchor studs, a classic monogram ring, and bubblegum pink nails. To really hit this one out of the park, top it off with hair half-up in a waterfall braid. BYE WINTER, you can go shave your back now.
Do y’all love Pikos as much as I do? Should we join P.A. together (Pikoholics Anonymous)?