This happens every August: sweaters on the brain, sweat on the skin. I needed some fresh styling ideas that didn’t involve cashmere, suede leggings or over-the-knee boots.
Go beyond the wool, S. BEYOND THE WOOL.
So I started messing around with one of my most-worn combos: white tees + denim shorts. And based on the response to Scotti’s latest post, many of us are rocking some version of this pairing on the daily.
So here are three ways to style an old favorite, in ways that feel fresh again (even if it’s just recycling old looks I’m certain we’ve all worn before).
Note: only one of these combos involves my beloved ‘denim underwear’. The other two looks are with cut-offs of an ever-so-slightly-more-conservative length, haha.
Knotted Tee + White Sneaks + Mens Watch
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but waistlines are majorly on the rise. I’ve mentioned it before, and this trend, if anything, is only gaining momentum. I’ve struggled a bit with truly high-rise skinny jeans (mid-rise is easier for me), but one area where the high-rise short really shines is the super short-short. This style of cut-off makes your legs look miles long.
That said, you don’t necessarily need denim underwear to rock this look. The key is to knot your tee, then play up the casual-chic vibe with white sneaks and a menswear watch.
shorts: One Teaspoon Bandits (size 25 for reference)
shoes: adidas Originals Stan Smith
lipstick: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche (Sweet Cream)
Pointy Toe Heels + Graphic Accessories
This is my fav. Pointy-toe heels feel really modern right now, and I love playing up that vibe with graphic, clean-lined accessories.
This specific pair of pointy-toe heels make me swoon. I love when a low heel looks sexy (and Sole Society is really good at that), and the block-wood heel is a seriously cool upgrade.
tee: Zady, but sold out. Try this James Perse Tee – my other fav.
shorts: rag & bone/JEAN (Gunner)
shoes: Sole Society Katarina c/o
bracelet: Sole Society Fabric Wrapped Cuff c/o
lipstick: Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color (Crimson)
Taupe Booties + Worn Belt + Plaid Scarf
I’m pretty sure we’ve all worn this combo before, but I recently saw iterations of it all over France. One cool chick paired her plaid scarf with a rocker tee (amazing!), and it feels time to bust it out again. Besides, the plaid scarf is a nod to Fall, satisfying some of my sweater urges.
Also a nod to Fall? A dark, smokey eye. Still too hot/sticky/sweaty for me to mess with it during the day, but at night? I’m all over it.
shorts: rag & bone/JEAN (Gunner (size 24 for reference)
belt: Old from Anthropologie. This Fossil Leather Belt is similar.
shoes: Lucky Brand Bashina Bootie
bag: Rebecca Minkoff Medium Julian (khaki and gold is back in stock!!)
bracelet: Chan Luu Wrap It Up
scarf: Sole Society plaid scarf c/o
eyeliner: Bobbi Brown ‘Everything Eyes’ Palette
Thoughts? How are you guys styling your daily uniforms? (And, more importantly, satisfying your fall urges, haha.)