21 Days of Summer Fashion: Pink Tiered Hem Linen Tee

Greetings, happy Friday and happy first day of JUNE! I’m so excited to launch 21 Days of Summer Fashion with my good friend and partner-in-style, Cyndi Spivey! Over the next month, we will each post a new outfit every weekday for your summer style inspiration.

Nothing says summer quite like pink and white, so I’m kicking off our summer style series with a casual pink and white outfit that is the type of thing I like to wear when I’m going out to run errands or to meet a friend for coffee on a warm summer day.

This tiered hem linen tee is as easy to throw on with a pair of jeans as a plain t-shirt, but the details level up your look and make it more sophisticated and interesting than a basic tee.

The puffed sleeves and a ruffled woven inset at the hem give this top a feminine touch, and I also like how the split neck and side slit hem add interest.

This top runs true to size; I am wearing the small, and the fit is perfect. If pink isn’t your thing, it comes in a ton of great summer colors, and it retails for less than $50.

These deconstructed crop jeans are some of my summer favorites. Yes, they’re spendy, but I’m going on my third summer season with them, and I wear them at least once a week in the warmer months. On a cost per wear basis, I’ve definitely gotten my money’s worth.

I know not everyone loves the distressed look, but I think these have the perfect amount — there are no gaping holes, but the texture adds interest and keeps the look casual as white jeans tend to lend a dressier vibe. I also like the released hem on these for the same reasons.

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These jeans occasionally go on sale, and right now you can get $25 off at Bloomingdale’s. I realize that’s not a HUGE discount, but it helps. I recommend sizing up one from your largest “normal” size in these jeans. For reference, I’m 5’5″ and 140# and wearing size 30.

Then there is this bag. I fell in love with this woven straw clutch during the Shopbop sale last month, and I knew it would make the perfect going-out bag to pop my summer outfits.

You certainly don’t have to be wearing pink to carry it — it would be lovely with neutral outfits as well — but when I saw how well it matched this top, I knew they belonged together.

I kept my sandals neutral. I like how they work with the colors in the bag, and also how they fade into the background and allow the pink and white in the rest of the outfit to pop. Also, neutral shoes will always elongate the leg and give you a longer, leaner appearance.

FYI, Bloomingdale’s does not carry the Makeup color, but the Miller sandals they do carry are included in their BUY MORE, SAVE MORE sale.

Finally, I repeated the white from the jeans with these white hoop earrings. These were a J.Crew sale purchase at the end of last summer, and I don’t wear them often, but every once in a while, they’re the perfect accessory to level up an outfit.

Also, the eye typically goes to the lightest color in an outfit, which in this case is the white jeans. Repeating the white with the earrings helps to draw the eye up to my face so it doesn’t remain glued to the widest part of my body — my hips. #methodtothemadness

I think this outfit is a good example of high-low fashion. The shoes and jeans are quality summer wardrobe basics that I can wear so many ways, and they will stand the test of time — I expect them to be in my closet for three to five years.

The top and bag will definitely be a part of my summer wardrobe for several seasons, but they won’t get as much wear as the jeans and shoes. They are memorable pieces that I will add to my rotation to keep my looks fresh, and after a couple seasons, I’ll probably pass them on to make room for newer purchases.

They all come together to create a fun summer look that is both modern and classic and can be worn for a variety of purposes.

Outfit Details:

tiered hem tee // white jeans (option) // sandals // straw clutch // sunglasses c/o Maui Jim

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today!

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photo credit: Alison Cornell