The 7 Best Bets from the Theory Sale

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Theory has a reputation for classic suits that are an amazing value – you get a lot of style and a great cut for less cash than you’d expect. But, Theory offers a lot more than just great suits. Their sweaters and leather accessories are also quite fabulous… especially when on sale.

I spent some quality time browsing the currently filled to the brim Theory sale section and pulled out seven must-see items that are excellent wardrobe staples and marked way, way down. Check out my finds…

You may be wondering where this seemingly demure “low cut” silk shirt gets its name. It’s not where you think. The low cut in question is an oddly striking low cut triangular arm hole. A conservative blouse with an unexpected skin-baring slice is a winner in my style book.

Theory Low Cut Shirt in Silk Poplin

→ Buy the Theory Low Cut Shirt in Silk Poplin, $98.00 (was $245.00), at

This lightweight wool sweater – available in black, heather grey, and beige – is a simple wardrobe staple that you’ll be wearing for years. It can go to work, and be dressed down for casual days. Such a great find.

Theory Varsity Sweater in Light Wool

→ Buy the Theory Varsity Sweater in Light Wool, $110.00 (was $275.00), at

I love the sleek, minimalist cut of this cotton/ viscose blend dress. It’s backless and has a lower cut arm hole, so throw on a cardigan for work, then lose it for instant cocktail attire.

Maysen Dress in Prosecco

→ Buy the Maysen Dress in Prosecco, $138.00 (was $345.00), at

This pretty knit skirt is a little more overtly feminine than the usual Theory fare, but no less versatile. The double layer effect creates a swath of transparent knit right at the knee for a look that is modest and alluring at the same time.

Theory Janleen Skirt in Arabis

→ Buy the Theory Janleen Skirt in Arabis, $174.00 (was $435.00), at

Black pants are a closet staple for a reason: they look fabulous on every woman. This slim-legged stretch wool pair has a slight flare at the bottom for an especially flattering look. They’re super smart investment at a great price.

Theory Clean Pant in Wool Poplin

→ Buy the Theory Clean Pant in Wool Poplin, $142.00 (was $355.00), at

This is the only shoe on sale right now, but it’s a winner. This black leather pump has a tiny recessed platform for a little extra height and a lot of extra style.

Theory Elite Pump in Absolute

→ Buy the Theory Elite Pump in Absolute, $170.00 (was $425.00), at

A slim belt is a necessity for filling the loops on your work trousers, or cinching a cardigan into place. This classic leather version is available in both black and navy at an excellent price.

Theory Maia Belt in Supreme

→ Buy the Theory Maia Belt in Supreme, $34.00 (was $85.00), at

What do you think of the Theory sale? Anything amazing that I missed?