A Badass Take On “Jeans & A Cute Top”

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I honestly don’t have loads to say about this look besides the fact that I love it. (It was my teammates who made me add ‘badass’ to the title, friends. Haha. But hey, I’ll take it!)

I love how easy these Gap jeans are and how soft-yet-chic this Alex Mill vest is (btw, it’s also at Nordstrom).

And together? Yes please.  

Barrel Leg Jeans + Button-Up Vest = Badass Outfit Basics

This jeans and vest look is just an easy summer outfit go-to that I’m putting on repeat. You’ve heard me rave about both of these pieces before: I love this vest paired with black Athleta basics and the jeans are part of my denim-on-denim formula

Gap Barrel Leg Jeans

These High Rise Gap Barrel leg jeans are soft enough to be comfy for summer, but still rigid enough not to stretch out a ton. And…they’re flattering on the booty.

They fit true to size. I’m wearing a 28. If you’re taller than me — I’m 5’4″ — you might want to go with the Tall length. I’m liking the cool “washed black” option, as well.

I so wish the matching pants from Alex Mill had worked out, but they were too see-through. Before these barrel jeans, I was pairing the vest with these white Everlane barrel pants for a ‘suit-ish’ look. I see a theme here…(you can peep the Alex Mill pants in that link, too).

This barrel jeans & vest look is an easy summer outfit go-to that I'm putting on repeat.

Vest | Jeans (28) | Shoes | Similar Bag | Similar Necklace

Linen Blend Vest Top

I’m really digging (finally) having a cute, summery button-up vest in rotation, too. I’ve been searching for one I liked for years… as I predicted, it was something my closet needed. I’m wearing it a ton!

As I mentioned, it’s available at Nordstrom and Alex Mill’s site. The fabric is a linen, cotton and Tencel blend which equals superb softness. I sized up to a M to accommodate for my bust and ribcage and it’s perfect (I’m a 34D/32DD bust). I love that it’s not too low under the arms and doesn’t show my bra. It looks super-cute worn open over my black tank dresses too.

I'm really digging having a cute, summery button-up vest in rotation, too. The fabric is a linen blend which equals superb softness.

Vest | Jeans (28) | Shoes | Bag (oooooh or brown clutch) | Similar Necklace

Tan Accessories

I complemented the Jeans Vest Combo with some soft beige and brown accessories (like these minimalist sandals I adore) that wound up really finishing off the look. I’m digging summery earth tones here to go with the off-white of the vest and warm up the classic blue wash of the jeans. My tan clutch is older from Anthropologie, but this Staud shoulder bag would give a similar vibe, as would this little brown bag from Banana Republic.

I complemented the Jeans Vest Combo with beige + brown accessories (like these minimalist sandals) to finish off the look.
My tan clutch is older from Anthropologie, but a Staud leather shoulder bag would give a similar vibe, as would this little brown bag from Banana Republic.

Vest | Jeans (28) | Shoes | Similar Bag | Similar Necklace

I was going to round up more vests for y’all but have honestly had trouble finding any others I like or that fit well. If you have any options you love, do share them! Until next time…

xo,

L

Would love for you to say hi over on my Instagram @laurajansenstyle where there are mostly odes to snacks, OOTDs, travel and everyday mom-life-stuff in Portland, Oregon. xoxo

Photos by the lovely Posy Quarterman Photography

This barrel jeans + linen vest look is an easy summer outfit that I'm putting on repeat. I'm digging bags & sandals in beige earth tones to go with the off-white of the vest and warm up the blue wash of the jeans.

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