Sometimes the best outfits are the simplest ones. The one I’m wearing above was perfect for walking along the gravel roads in the woods of northern Wisconsin, but it will be just at home in the city, too.
It may just be jeans and a striped top, but if you take time to find the jeans that fit you just right, and a tee with stripes that are proportioned just so, it elevates an otherwise ordinary outfit. Here are my go-to skinny jeans (with a mid-rise, huzzah!) and the perfect shirt to wear with them, along with a few accessories to finish off the look.
Sailor Striped Boatneck Tee 1 of 6The perfect striped tee with a little color banding detail at the wrists and waist. Comes in navy/white, yellow/white, white/red, and white/gray.
Available at J. Crew for $45
Gold Rings Necklace 2 of 6
Rose Gold Elephant Necklace 3 of 6
Skinny Jeans 4 of 6They're back! These were my favorite skinny jeans a couple of years ago because they fit really well and they have a mid-rise. The low-rise version is standard, so I get very excited with they bring this one back. Even if you're skeptical (I don't exactly have a skinny body), try these on!
Available at Gap for $69.95
Sandal Flats 5 of 6Not quite sandals, not just plain flats. These will see you through a lot of outfits, and the colorblocked heel is a nice detail.
Available at Zappos for $85
Rose Gold Heart Ring 6 of 6Yet another sentimental piece for me. This is a sweet little ring though, whether you attach meaning to it or not.
Available at CatBird NYC for $92
Nicole Balch is the founder of Making it Lovely, a design blog about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so. Catch up with all of Nicole’s posts here on Babble, and follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook.