I'm a Basic

6:34 PM

Ever had those days when you get dressed, look in the mirror and think “nothing about this outfit is special”! Since fashion is something that I love, I am always trying to push the envelope and try new styles, pair unconventional items together and find a way to have a basic style, stand apart from the masses.

When I first put on this Sammy Dress long sleeve tee (perfect for all outfits I might add), I pulled on some jeans, threw on a scarf and a hat and was ready for the weekend. Then when I looked at the mirror, I was completely disappointed. Not that there was anything wrong with the outfit (I’ll wear it time and time again), but it was safe, and basic, and exactly the same way everyone would style this shirt.

So I took a little extra time to think outside the box. How can I style this simple gray tee in a way I wouldn’t normally wear it? That’s when I thought, a mini skirt! There’s something different about a fitted mini skirt, and an over sized t-shirt that I like. It looks chic, but casual. Comfortable, but edgy! And because it is freaking freezing in Chicago, I added the puffer vest for warmth, over the knee boots so I wouldn’t have to wear tights and then bling-ed it all up with some gold accessories!

Now even though I put a little extra effort into this outfit, don’t be surprised if this same shirt is styled with jeans, a scarf and a hat in the near future!

Let’s face it, some days being basic is A-okay with me :)

Outfit Details
Long Sleeve; SammyDress
Skirt; Express (old) - similar here and here
Puffer Vest; J Crew Factory (50% off right now!)
Shoes; Charlotte Russe (old) - similar here and here
Sunnies; Burberry
Bag; Valentino
Watch; Michele
Earrings; Kendra Scott
Necklace; Sophia & Kate (old) - similar here