Happy Monday, friends!! Today I’m taking it up a notch and styling a floral blouse with dark wash jeans for a spring/summer date night look.
wearing: LOFT floral shell (dot print option) // AG The Prima ankle cigarette jeans (more options/similar for less) // Marc Fisher Nahea slides (option/option) // Banana Republic leather hobo // Evereve snake wrap bracelet // Madewell necklace set // similar Kendra Scott drop earrings
Every year at about this time, LOFT brings out a slew of pretty floral blouses and shells, and I always pick up a few to pair with jeans and sandals for church and date nights during the spring and summer.
This year, it was this floral ruffle mock neck shell that caught my eye. I’m a sucker for moody florals grounded on a dark background, and I love how the combination of orange, green, yellow and pink pop on the deep navy backdrop.
Unfortunately, this blouse keeps selling out, but I decided to go ahead and post this look because it keeps popping back up in various sizes.
This same top also comes in a few solid colors (love that dusty green!), and this really cute dot print — a nice alternative for those who don’t care for florals. In fact, I might have to pick that up as well! It would also look great with these jeans.
These ruffle mock neck mixed media shells are sleeveless with a stand collar with a ruffle trim and henley button front, and they have a relaxed, flowy fit. The best part is, they’re cut perfectly around the arms and in the neckline, so you don’t have to worry about exposing your bra as you move around… or anything else!
I paired this floral blouse with my AG Prima ankle cigarette jeans in an inky blue wash. Cigarette jeans are basically a skinny jean that is cut a little bit straighter from knee to hem.
These are a nice option for those who like the fit of a skinny jean, but want a more modern silhouette. I’ve had these AG Primas for a couple of years, and they’ve held up great with no fading or bagging out over time. They run true to size; I have my usual 28.
Bloomies has some of the AG Prima on sale right, now, and if you need a lower price point, Gap makes a pair of dark wash cigarette jeans. J.Crew also has a pair of vintage straight jeans that have a similar cut to them.
These cream leather Marc Fisher slides lighten up the dark wash jeans, and the woven leather strap adds a touch of texture and sophistication to the look. They have a 2 1/4″ block heel, so they’re easy to walk in, and they stay on my feet remarkably well for slides.
It appears as though my cream color is gone already. For some reason, sandals are selling out everywhere this year! It’s crazy; I’ve never seen things sell out so fast that aren’t on sale. I hope the retailers have plans to restock. This pair is also really cute, and this pair is a good similar for less option.
I accessorized with these big geometric drop earrings. I’ve had them for a while, and I didn’t realize they were sold out when I packed them for this photo shoot. I’m not having very good luck today, am I???
Basically, I’m a fan of anything by Kendra Scott. I have a ton of her earrings. These Simon drop earrings would work just as well with this look.
It’s a simple look, so getting a good fit in each garment and proper proportions is key to looking polished and put-together. You’ll notice I did a front-tuck to create that 1/3 to 2/3 ratio, and it also gives a more flattering shape through the waist area.
Be sure to visit Cyndi Spivey and see the spring look she’s styling today!
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photos: Alison Cornell