If there is one thing you guys know about me…. It is that I love my basics. Jeans and a tee are my absolute favorite thing to wear and it’s pretty much what I live in day in and day out. But, if not done right it can be sloppy. AND I’m gonna go ahead and admit it, I look sloppy and messy the majority of the time, because being a mom of two young girls, working full time as a nurse and working full time to get this blog going…let’s face it, I don’t always feel like getting all dolled up…anyone else feel me??
Since t-shirts have become all the rage these days…THANK YOU FASHION GODS FOR MAKING THIS A THING!!! I am going to give my tips for taking this basic look and elevating it to the next level.
- Choose a tee with some interesting detail. This is not hard these days with all of the embellishments, embroidery, cutouts and knot/twist details. There’s also the off the shoulder tees, cold shoulder tees….SO MANY great options to instead of that basic pocket tee, which I also happen to love. For the basic tee, I try and find some that are fun colors and have that space dye effect.
- Wear a fun shoe. I have been loving all of the great mules, slides and even sneakers. There are so many great details on shoes that they can become the focus and draw less attention to the fact that you’re actually just wearing jeans and a tee. The mules right now are amazing, and are coming in so many great colors, like blush, mustard and even some great metallics.
- Add a great piece of jewelry. I am all about necklaces because it’s the easiest way to ad something to embellish the plain tee. I wear this basic tiger spike just about everyday. It’s perfect on its own or a great layering piece. I am also a big fan of the monogram necklace…I know you have seen me wear this a ton on my Instagram.
- Lastly, my trick is to actually do my makeup. I have been using Maskcara Makeup and it truly is a 5 minute make over. I will be doing a full post on it soon, but had to mention it. just by having your face polished and put together the entire look will come together. Be sure to check out my stories later today for a quick How-To on how to put Maskcara makeup on and how it really takes just 5 minutes. It is seriously a life changer because I always know I have time to put it on.
I’d love to hear your tips and tricks on how to elevate the basic jeans and tee look.
Hope you are having a great week