L’amore è cieco

Hello Monday! I’m back today with another transition outfit. This one is a fun casual Valentine’s Day look, although I’ll definitely wear it all through the spring.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing J.Crew "L'amore è cieco" Striped Boatneck T-shirt and 9" high-rise black skinny jeans w/ button fly with Veja Esplar Sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff Darren Shoulder Bag, and Lagos Signature Sterling Silver X Trio Caviar Bracelet

I’m a sucker for a graphic tee, and when I saw this red striped boatneck t-shirt proclaiming “L’amore è cieco” (love is blind), I couldn’t resist.

This tee is from J.Crew, so it’s a nice quality. It’s fairly boxy, but there’s some subtle shaping through the waist, and the small side slits are a fun detail. For size reference, I have the small.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing J.Crew "L'amore è cieco" striped boatneck T-shirt, J.Crew 9" high-rise skinny jean with button fly, Rebecca Minkoff Darren Shoulder Bag and Lagos Signature Sterling Silver X Trio Caviar Bracelet

I paired this t-shirt with black jeans and white sneakers for a relaxed casual vibe.

These jeans are the J.Crew 9″ high-rise skinny jean with button fly that I also wore in Friday’s post with a red floral top and pumps. They’re really comfortable and fit great, and these two outfits show how easy they are to dress up or down.

It’s hard to see the button fly in these pictures, and I like that it’s fairly understated due to the low contrast between the color of the buttons and the denim.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing J.Crew "L'amore è cieco" striped boatneck T-shirt and J.Crew 9" high-rise skinny jean with button fly

If you’re looking for the 3 keys to an interesting outfit, I once again omitted a completer piece, although I think this would be really cute with a black quilted vest on top for added interest (and extra warmth.)

Not every outfit needs a 3rd piece, though, and as we get into spring and summer, I’ll be showing fewer outfits with that component.

This look does have an obvious focal point — the striped tee — and there’s some subtle juxtaposition between the edgy black denim, preppy top, and sporty sneakers.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing J.Crew "L'amore è cieco" Striped Boatneck T-shirt and 9" high-rise black skinny jeans w/ button fly with Veja Esplar Sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff Darren Shoulder Bag, and Lagos Signature Sterling Silver X Trio Caviar Bracelet

I would wear this to run errands or volunteer at my kids’ school or to grab coffee with a friend. I love how it’s basically just a t-shirt and jeans, but it looks a lot nicer than that.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing J.Crew "L'amore è cieco" striped boatneck T-shirt, J.Crew 9" high-rise skinny jean with button fly, Veja Esplar Sneakers & Rebecca Minkoff Darren Shoulder Bag

L’amore è cieco t-shirt // black skinny jeans with button fly // Veja sneakers // light grey shoulder bag // bracelet // photo credit: Alison Cornell

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