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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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