Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a bit of A WEEK over here, and I didn’t get around to putting together my usual Friday try-on haul, so I thought I’d share this classic spring outfit formula, updated to reflect the current trends.
similar trench (
$230.00 $184.00 with code T7G6) (other options here and here) // striped tee (S) // Joe’s Jeans (28) (get 25% off $150+ with YAY) // boots (8) (60% off!) // YSL belt (budget option) // NAGHEDI woven tote (budget option) // earrings (get 25% off $150+ with YAY) // DIFF sunnies
This is me being influenced by one of my favorites to follow on Instagram. It’s funny because I’ve been wanting to wear this stripe top, but I never seem to find the right combination of pieces to make me happy.
It was like a lightbulb moment when I saw her outfit in my Instagram feed. And I just so happen to have similar pieces in my closet!
Here’s how this top looks without the trench. I love the openness of the scoop neck, along with the ribbed texture and extra long sleeves with the thumbholes.
The fabric is a 94% Rayon, 6% Spandex Rib Knit, so it feels really nice on.
These flares are from Saks OFF 5TH, and they’re marked down from $208 to $89.99, and then you get an extra 25% off with code YAY when you spend $150 or more. They’re soft and stretchy, and they have a nice, neutral mid-indigo wash.
As you can see, they are almost too long, but floor-sweeping lengths are actually a trend at the moment, so I think they work. I wasn’t walking on the hems… almost, but not quite!
I grabbed my tallest black boots with a pointed toe, and these are actually a great price right now too!
And my trench is old, but I linked similar above. This is more about the outfit formula than the actual pieces, anyway.
This NAGHEDI woven tote is a new favorite this season, and it’s a great way to start transitioning my outfits while it’s still cold outside.
I got mine when it was on sale at Bloomingdale’s a few weeks ago, and I’ve been carrying it a lot. It’s a nice size for everyday, and it’s such a pretty bag.
My gold-plated hoop earrings are another Saks OFF 5TH find, and they’re part of the 25% off $150+ with YAY. (These plus the jeans will get you to that $150 threshold!)
I added a black belt with gold hardware to complete the look, and I do think a belt is key for a look like this. You need the extra point of interest, and it helps define the waist and reinforces the 1/3 to 2/3 ratio that we’re always striving for.
And of course, no outfit is complete without a chic pair of sunglasses! These DIFF sunnies are under $100, and they’re a really nice quality. They’re also comfortable to wear, and they look great on.
I wanted to make a shopping widget with a variety of options for each of the key pieces in this outfit formula, but I’m out of time! You can probably shop your closet for most of these, or find alternatives wherever you like to shop.
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photos: Alison Cornell