Hi, there, and welcome back to 23 Days of Spring Fashion! Today I’m styling a tried and true spring outfit formula: Patterned Blouse + White Jeans + Denim Jacket + Neutral Shoe.
wearing: Vince Camuto denim jacket // BR dolman top // Good American white jeans (similar for less) // Steve Madden mules // similar crossbody) // Kendra Scott filigree hoops // Victoria Emerson boho cuff c/o
This outfit is quintessential Jo-Lynne. I think I have at least one variation of this outfit in every spring fashion series. It’s just so easy. Pair a patterned blouse with white jeans, and top it off with a denim jacket. Add neutral shoes, and you’re done. Works. Every. Time.
Patterned Blouse (Statement Piece)
In fact, it’s so good, I also have it in the flight jacket green. I also really like that ivory and white zebra print. It’s such a subtle, classy way to incorporate animal print into your closet. But for for this post, I chose to style the navy floral with white jeans.
There’s something about navy and white that just screams spring. I never get tired of it. Florals are also on trend right now, but I’m not a ruffly girl. I like how this blouse incorporates the floral trend but keeps a classic, tailored silhouette. It’s on sale today, and it runs true to size; I’m wearing the small.
The blouse is the hero piece in this spring outfit formula. All of the other pieces are wardrobe essentials that I mix and match with other pieces in my closet all year ’round.
White Jeans (Spring Wardrobe Essential)
These white jeans are the Good American Good Legs skinny jeans. I love them because they aren’t see-through at all. They have a 10 3/4″ rise, and they’re made in the USA with flat tummy tech and a gap-proof waistband in super stretch denim.
If you’re a woman who struggles with jeans being too big in the waist, these are a great choice. I don’t have that issue, but I do have some fluff in the tummy area, and these really do hold everything in. These jeans run true to size; I have the 6.
If you need a lower price point, Kut from the Kloth makes a pair of white skinny ankle jeans with very similar measurements and a slightly lower rise.
Neutral Shoes (Spring Wardrobe Essential)
And these mules are a new addition to my wardrobe this spring. I’m a huge fan of a loafer mule, and this bone color is isn’t as stark as white, but it still goes with just about everything. I like the chain detail as well.
These shoes are easy to walk in, and they fit true to size. They come in a few other colors as well; I also ordered the black. They’re a great price for a leather shoe, and I think they look more expensive than they are.
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Denim Jacket (Spring Wardrobe Essential)
While the blouse with white jeans and neutral shoes certainly make a complete outfit, spring days can be chilly, so I like to add a denim jacket when I’m wearing white jeans.
Denim and white makes such a crisp, clean contrast; and it keeps the look on the more casual end of the spectrum. You could also do a navy blazer, if you need something more work-appropriate.
I’ve had this denim jacket for years, and it’s still going strong. It’s the traditional trucker jacket style but with a feminine silhouette. It’s very flattering, and the denim is soft and stretchy but holds its shape well over time. It’s currently 40% off at Nordstrom, and it runs true to size; I have the small.
I accessorized the look with silver Kendra Scott filigree hoops and a Victoria Emerson boho cuff with shades of grey and cream. My shoes have gold hardware, but the denim jacket has silver, so I went with silver jewelry since it’s closer to the jacket.
In my perfect world, it would all match, but it’s more modern to mix it up so I don’t let myself get too hung up on that.
This is a spring outfit formula I will wear to church when it warms up a bit. I would also wear this to dinner with the family or for a business casual event such as a blog conference. I’m really hoping there will be some of those this year!
Be sure to visit Cyndi Spivey and see the spring look she’s styling today.
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photos: Alison Cornell