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February 26, 2016

how to add layers to jeans and a t-shirt - fashion friday

I love clothes and my fashion pinterest board is full of cute stuff and an assortment of outfits that I want to try to incorporate into my wardrobe in the future.  But the truth is my everyday style is basically jeans and a t-shirt unless I have somewhere special to go.  Today I thought it would be fun to take that basic outfit of jeans and a tee and elevate it a bit by adding layers.

I'm starting off with one of my favorite t-shirt brands Croft and Barrow from Kohls in white.  I've
paired it with curvy skinny jeans from Loft and added a cute tassel necklace from Walmart plus gold hoop earrings, a gold watch from Kohls and my favorite leopard flats (similar) that I wear all the time.

There are a lot of days that I count it a win if I put a necklace on with my t-shirt and jeans as I head out the door, so this look is perfectly fine for my everyday running around.

But just by adding a pretty floral scarf I have bumped the style factor up a notch.  Don't you think?

Here I removed the scarf and layered the tee with a striped blouse.  I might wear this if I was meeting friends for lunch or doing a bit of shopping.  It's just a little dressier than the t-shirt all alone.

And finally, I've left on the striped blouse, put back on the scarf and added a cute teal fringe cross body bag I found for less than $15.00 at Walmart (link in sidebar).   I could totally see myself wearing this for a casual date night or dinner and a movie with my girlfriends.

Can you see how adding a few layers just boosts the outfits style factor?  And it didn't take much effort at all.

This post reminded me that there is nothing wrong with jeans and a t-shirt for everyday living but by pulling a couple of things out of my closet and adding layers I can make it even better.  I hope I've inspired you to do the same.

xo, Patty

If this post was helpful you might like my post on transitioning to a spring wardrobe.

Shop my look (similar) on Amazon.

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  1. I love those shoes girl. Just a touch of animal print is great. That little tassel necklace is adorable. I am so enjoying your fashion posts. Thank you Patty. Blessings for a great fun weekend. xoxo,Susie

  2. Clearly I need to get myself to Walmart! You've found some really cute accessories there. I don't know about you but I do not pay alot for trendy accessories.

    You always look great. Pinning to my Jeans Every Day Board.

  3. Great post, Patty. You've given me some good ideas as I live in my jeans too. I shop at Walmart all the time but usually not for fashion. Guess I'll have to check it out.

  4. You look so dang cute in those jeans! I'm so glad you kept blogging :) you are inspiring me to try to dress better.

  5. You are so right, adding layers and accessories makes a big difference. I wish I weren't so accessory challenged.

  6. Patty,
    You look amazing, dear friend!
    I adore how the layers just keep coming!
    I just laid out my wardrobe for a Training Workshop for Saturday.
    I have a white three~quarter sleeve J Jill Tee, black and white slack,
    a black asymmetrical one button cape, and a bronze, copper and silver necklace,
    bronze earrings, black handbag and black shortie boots.
    After seeing how amazing all your layers look together,
    I'm putting my geometric black, white and tan scarf into this mixture
    as the weather man states it will be breezy tomorrow!
    Thank you for these wonderful Fashion Friday posts!

  7. Love how you put this outfit together! Perfect for spring.

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  9. Looks FANTASTIC!!!! Cute and comfortable . . . my favorite combination!

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