When I die, bury me in a white t-shirt and jeans.
I’m a slave to good basics. I love a fun printed dress or a great pair of pants but jeans and a good t-shirt are my lifeblood. Nine times out of ten, I’m in some variation of it. Case in point: today i’m in jeans, a black t-shirt and my favorite Madewell leopard loafers. Clearly I am a creature of habit.
Mostly I’m just a fan of getting out the door as quickly as possible. This outfit proves to be a winner every time. Chic, comfortable and can go just about anywhere. The best part is that you can level up for whatever style of office. Swap for dark denim to take it up one notch or change out for simple black ankle pants. Perfect for those mornings when Blake is standing next to me asking 14 different questions while one of the other two lob questions from the other rooms.
I’m guessing you have some version of all of these in your closet but if not, you need a solid white t-shirt (this Everlane one is currently in the #1 spot), an easy blazer (this one is the J.Crew Regent that I have in 3 or 4 colors), good denim and a classic heel (more on these below).
I’m also trying to show more of how I mix and match items that I have and love with new pieces. These jeans, heels and tee are all new investment pieces from Everlane but I pulled out one of my favorite blazers (even for summer, I love layering a blazer… offices can be chilly) and this classic Dagne Dover bag (I’ve had this bag for at least four years and it’s still in great shape).
Everlane Fit Guide
I’m going to include a little on the Everlane sizing in case you’ve never ordered from them before. In full disclosure, Everlane sent me some pieces to try out but this post is not sponsored and I wasn’t required to write this but since I’m guessing there are some of you that haven’t tried them before, I wanted to give a breakdown. I have a couple tees and both run true to size. That being said, I like a bit of an oversized fit so next time, I will probably size up. If a crew neck isn’t your style, I’m only recently more into them, they have a great v-neck and I love this scoop neck tank for summer. The classic cotton is a bit thicker than a tissue tee. Great for a more structured look but just be aware if you’re expecting a tissue tee feel.
On the jeans, I got the high-rise skinny jeans. Mostly I picked this style because I have been hunting high and low for this true blue color without rips or distressing. I am more used to jeans with some stretch so these were a bit of an adjustment. I probably should have sized up but I’m thinking that if I wear them a few times without washing (which is what they recommend), they’ll be broken in and fit a little better. Also, in full TMI – when I got them I was feeling a little bloated so that didn’t help (just keeping it real).
My favorite of my order though, are these simple Day heels. I picked this color since I thought I could wear it year-round and they wouldn’t show too much dirt/wear. They run true-to-size and are ideal for those days when you want to stay casual but also feel like you could use a little heel. They come in a ton of colors, including a fun red, so if camel isn’t your bag you can opt for black or a pretty rose instead.
The quality on all my pieces is incredibly high and I expect these will be staples for a while to come. Oh and if you’re wondering what size you should wear, they have a few models on every piece so you can see how they fit a few different body types. Exceptionally helpful if you’re not website model size (raises hand).