Happy Wednesday, ladies. Is there anything more classic for spring than a navy and white? Toss in some stripes, pearls, and a linen cardigan and you have a recipe for modern, comfortable style. Today’s ootd is a classic striped tee and white jeans with the kick of some metallic sneakers.
A pair of white jeans is one of my go-to summer wardrobe staples, but not just any white jeans. I’m pretty persnickety about fit and how opaque they are so I was thrilled to discover this pair by Madewell. Brands have good and bad collections, but the denim by Madewell has been stellar this year.
These vintage high-rise jeans have a very funny description. It says these are “the mom jeans (if your mom was a 90’s supermodel). Where do they come up with these things? Madewell describes this as their “brand-new white Heritage Stretch denim that has an old-school look with a touch of give for a perfectly broken-in feel”. They’re slightly heavier denim so totally opaque and because of the lower spandex, they don’t stretch out as much as other jeans.
They’re fitted through the hip and thigh with a slightly tapered leg and raw hems. It isn’t a skinny or straight leg, but somewhere in the middle. Any and everything goes with denim this year so if you need a special shape, it’s out there. I am wearing a 27 regular but could also wear the petite which is here.
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Vineyard Vines is a new brand to me, and I’m thrilled to find them. This Supima cotton/modal blend striped Tee is substantial and super soft. The website says it has “unique sizing”. I couldn’t see anything unusual about their size chart so I ordered a small and eureka, it fits perfectly.
It’s machine wash, tumble dry which I want in a simple tee shirt. I’ll lay flat or hang to dry many things, but not a tee-shirt. I couldn’t resist this navy and white stripe, plus it comes in oatmeal Heather and white. It’s sized from XXS-XL. The medium would also work for me if I wanted a slouchier fit.
I love a lightweight cardigan for spring and summer. This one by Nic+Zoe is an airy semi-sheer linen blend with an open front which makes it versatile enough to wear over anything in your wardrobe. It’s available in 4 colors, sizes regular and petite, XS-XXL. I’m wearing a regular in small which fits me well. Their shorter version with 3/4 sleeves is one of my favorite summer sweaters which is available in 10 yummy colors…two of which just popped into my cart.
Pearls and sneakers? Why not? Pearls look classy to me whether they’re real or faux, expensive or budget-priced. These fun pearl hoops are from J. Crew last year, similar here, here, and here. I’ve been reaching for my pearl jewelry more than ever these days because they add a touch of elegance to anything I wear. My necklace is from a small boutique many years ago and the bracelet was a souvenir I bought on a trip to Bornholm, Denmark before the world turned upside down. I find scarves and little pieces of jewelry some of the best souvenirs because I’m reminded of the trip every time I wear them.
My platform sneakers are super comfy and have a soft metallic sheen which adds a touch more glamour to a casual look. Metallic shoes, sandals, and sneakers are a versatile option in place of other neutrals. Budget-friendly options here, here, and here.
Are you a fan of white jeans?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.
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