Do you guys love blue and white as much as I do? I think if I could, I would have a blue and white kitchen, bathroom, bedroom… well, an entire blue and white house. So when I ran across this indigo tie-dye tee from J.Crew, I had to have it. I knew when I purchased it I would need to put my thinking/styling cap on to figure out how to take this tee up a notch. After all, this outfit is just jeans and a tee, but with a bit of styling, this casual outfit becomes a lot more interesting.
The first bit of styling was adding a sloppy tuck. Imagine this outfit with the shirt hanging down in the front. Not as exciting, right? If you think you can’t do a sloppy tuck because of your mid section, try it. A sloppy tuck (as oppose to being fitted) actually disguises mid section issues, while defining the waist line. Just try it, and then compare it to no tuck. I promise you’ll like it.
Next I chose brown leather as my accent color, which I incorporated through my shoes and bag. I could have gone with a metallic to match my jewelry, but I liked the contrast of the brown. It’s a nice juxtaposition, and I like that it’s not too “matchy-matchy”.
I kept the jewelry simple and casual like my outfit. To me, jewelry adds a finishing touch to any outfit (even if you aren’t wearing a lot), but that’s just my p.o. -ha!
That’s it guys! I hope you took away a few tips to bring your jeans and tee outfits up a notch!
Photos by Erica Smith (Tell it to Your Neighbor)