If you know me, you know I love a good t-shirt. I love finding the perfect v-neck or the just-right graphic tee to wear with everything. BUT, sometimes ya gotta break out of the t-shirt rut. Sometimes you want something that is just as easy, but attractive enough to take your basic outfit to a lovelier level.

Wear A Pretty Shirt With Jeans

I’m loving this flowy feminine top lately. I’ve already grabbed it to wear with this outfit twice in the last two weeks and it hasn’t let me down. I wore it for casual drinks with girlfriends one warm Saturday afternoon and then for Sienna’s birthday cookout last Sunday. It’s just easy, comfy, and pretty, which is how I want to dress all summer long.

Your standard white tee & jeans outfit? Meh...it's a classic, but for a change, we're trying pretty embroidered shirts as an alternative. Check it out.

Your standard white tee & jeans outfit? Meh...it's a classic, but for a change, we're trying pretty embroidered shirts as an alternative. Check it out.

Your standard white tee & jeans outfit? Meh...it's a classic, but for a change, we're trying pretty embroidered shirts as an alternative. Check it out.

Your standard white tee & jeans outfit? Meh...it's a classic, but for a change, we're trying pretty embroidered shirts as an alternative. Check it out.

Your standard white tee & jeans outfit? Meh...it's a classic, but for a change, we're trying pretty embroidered shirts as an alternative. Check it out.

Your standard white tee & jeans outfit? Meh...it's a classic, but for a change, we're trying pretty embroidered shirts as an alternative. Check it out.

Your standard white tee & jeans outfit? Meh...it's a classic, but for a change, we're trying pretty embroidered shirts as an alternative. Check it out.

Outfit Details

Madewell Pom Pom Butterfly Top – I’m loving this top even more than I thought. It’s just easy to pop on with jeans and feel pretty. I can wear a regular bra with it, too. (Wearing size small for reference).

Pretty Alternatives To A T-Shirt

Express High Waist Perfect Stretch Skinny Jean – Mine are Express skinny jeans from last year in a bit darker gray wash, but these are super-close and the distressing is already done for you (I did my own here). If you want super comfy, non-distressed gray jeans in a great wash, check out the Athleta jeans and go here for my full post trying them out!

Birkenstocks Arizona in Silver – I wear these daily right now. They’re great with my jeans and joggers, and even add some bling to my workout gear for to and from barre3. They have a comfy, smooth footbed upgrade and the sliver leather is way softer than I thought it would be. No break-in time necessary.

Betsy & Iya Earrings

Loeffler Randall Clutch (similar and on major sale!)

Do you have a favorite cute go-to top for summer? I’m definitely in tees and tanks most often, but it’s so nice to have this charming upgrade when I need it.

I hope everyone had a fun holiday weekend! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @elletrain to see some of the gorgeous sites we saw in Central Oregon! Some rare gems over there, y’all. And hey, four-day week!

xo

L

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @elletrain to see daily outfits, what I’m currently whipping up in the kitchen, and of course, Sienna’s dance moves.

Pictures by the lovely Posy Quarterman.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I love these tops, especially the Loft ones. I bought a black top in Mexico with bright blue embroidery on the front (somewhat similar to the Madewell one above) and it was a stretch for me but I wore it to my grandfather’s birthday last weekend and felt so good in it! Cute and comfy.

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