Favorite Spring Wardrobe Basics
Greetings, and hello Monday! Today I’ve got a casual mom-on-the-go outfit that’s made up of some of my favorite spring wardrobe basics.
Sometimes I like creating an outfit around a signature piece that is the focal point of the look, but sometimes I like to put together a few of my favorite neutral basics and see what new combinations I can come up with. That’s what I did for this post.
Isn’t it interesting how a denim jacket can elevate a casual look or keep a dressier look from feeling too fussy? I definitely feel like it can go both ways, depending on what else I’m wearing with it.
I especially like how the grey tee looks with the silver hardware on the white jacket and my silver accessories.
I was asked if there are any white denim jackets without silver hardware, and this one is the best I could find. I can’t tell for sure, but the buttons look darker. If you know of one, let me know. Meanwhile, here are a bunch of white denim jackets I rounded up at various price points.
Shop Denim Jackets:
Since the white and grey on top are both neutrals, pretty much anything goes on the bottom. I would wear olive cargo pants, pink jeans, black jeans, or any colored denim or khaki pants with this.
For this post, I went with dark wash ankle-length skinnies to add some contrast but keep the look to all neutrals, and then I wore sneakers for a super casual look. I also like how they bookend the outfit with white on top and bottom.
These Rag & Bone raw hem ankle skinnies have a great fit, and I love the wash. They’re slightly blown out in these pictures; I’d say they’re darker in person. They’re thick and soft and really mold to your body as you wear them, and the rear pockets are super flattering.
I found this exact pair at Nordstrom Rack for over 50% off, and they also have a lighter wash that’s really nice too. If I didn’t already have a new pair of light wash jeans with pretty much the same specs, I’d snap them right up.
I grabbed my new ivory bucket bag because it’s what I had with me that day, but I think I’d prefer a bag in a cooler tone and silver hardware with this look — or maybe even a pop of color.
I wish I’d brought my Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag to the shoot. That’s what I will most likely carry when I wear this outfit. You don’t have to match your bag hardware to your outfit — if you’re the type to carry one bag all season, I totally wouldn’t give it a second thought.
But I do change out my bags frequently, and I have a bag that would compliment this look better, so that’s what I’d prefer to carry.
This is a fool-proof outfit formula that you can recreate in so many different ways. When you’re bored with your closet or don’t know what to wear, just pull out a bunch of your favorite basics and see what you come up with.
This look is proof that not every good outfit needs a focal point. A combination of pieces that fit well and balance each other can work just as well.
white denim jacket (option) | v-neck t-shirt | skinny jeans (option) | hobo | sneakers | necklace (sold out)
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photos: Alison Cornell