This weeks Outfit Roundup is a casual work from home look. This classic look was simply created with a base outfit of straight-leg jeans and a white tee, and paired with a longline light cardigan for the layering third piece. This outfit is a great work from home uniform (I’ll be sharing about uniforms soon!). It is simple to pull together, while also being a great classic look.
I love a good summer dress, and if the sun is shining and the day is hot, they make a great outfit on their own. But for the days before the heat is scorching, there are many other ways to wear a summer dress and layer the look for the season.
I’m going to show you 3 easy ways to layer and style a summer dress in the spring. Throw on some jewelry, a cute pair of shoes, a hat and you’re good to go!
Here are 3 easy ways to transition a summer dress in the spring.
+ STYLE YOUR SUMMER DRESS WITH A DENIM JACKET AND SNEAKERS
The first outfit is a great day-to-day look. This is perfect for running around when the weather is cool in the early or late day. Adding a denim jacket to grab on your way out the door, is one of the most versatile options, to pair with practically any summer dress in your wardrobe.
A great denim jacket is a staple in any wardrobe. Always easy to layer over your base outfit in the transitional weather.
+ STYLE YOUR SUMMER DRESS WITH A COZY CARDIGAN AND BOOTIES
If I don’t throw a denim jacket on with a summer dress, a cozy cardigan is for sure the next way I’m going to style my outfit. Easy, cozy and simple for layering, you can change up your look in a second by throwing this type of layer on. And of course it’s super easy to remove if the day warms up too!
A cardigan gives you a great chance to add texture and dimension to the outfit, by placing a knit texture in the look. This adds interest immediately, by giving the eye another element to look at.
You could choose a nice, light weight cardigan, with an open knit for a very breezy layer. Or go heavier weight if you’re trying to get a little bit of a longer season out of your summer dress.
By pairing this look with a bootie, you immediately elevate the look. The heel, even if it’s little, changes the look up to more than just casual. This is a great idea if you’re on your way to a lunch date, meeting, or work, where you need to elevate the look just enough past casual.
+ STYLE YOUR SUMMER DRESS WITH A CREWNECK SWEATSHIRT & WHITE SNEAKERS
A super casual and cute way to style a summer dress in the spring is by layering it with a sweatshirt and sneakers.
This grey sweater pairs well with the over all tone-on-tone look I was going for here, and creates a nice cozy vibe. To keep the outfit and shape from becoming too heavy, I tucked the waistband of the sweater up higher at my natural waistline and let it fold over. This keeps the waist a bit higher and more flattering than the gathering at my hips with this shape of dress.
This would also look great with a solid colour sweatshirt, and even some black sneakers. Layered with some gold coin necklaces, you can easily change up this look and style depending on the prints and colours you pair it with.
And by pairing it with sneakers, it keeps the whole look super casual. You could also play around with the type of sweater you layer over your dress, a bolder graphic or even a solid colour would give you a variety in the look too.
SHOP THE LOOK
I hope you loved these 3 easy ways to style a summer dress in the spring and it gives you some wardrobe inspo!
For this weeks outfit roundup we have a super easy and casual lounge outfit. For a cozy yet pulled together look, I’ve paired a great basic black tee with some faux leather leggings, a cozy long cardigan and some accessories. All of these items are great, versatile wardrobe staples. Shop the look below.
Graphic tees are a staple piece in every wardrobe. From casual wear on the weekends with some leggings, to a more elevated look like jeans and a blazer, graphic tees are one of the most versatile pieces in your closet. Our go-to outfits for graphic tees usually stay on the super casual side, but this piece is actually way more versatile than that.
Here are 5 different ways to style a graphic tee.
Smart Casual For An Everyday Elevated Look
For an elevated smart casual look the graphic tee is paired with black jeans, a long line cardigan for a layering piece, and accessorized with some mules and a hat. Since a graphic tee is classically more of a casual piece, the black pants help elevated the look, more than jeans would. The longline cardigan layering piece gives a great visual element to the look by pulling the eye up and down. And the shoes and hat add interest to the outfit. Accessories always give you the chance to show off your personality.
An Everyday Classic Casual Look
This outfit with the graphic tee paired with jeans and sneakers is a great everyday casual look. This is for sure a common type of outfit for a graphic tee. The finishing touches of the ‘third piece’/layering piece tied around the waist adds a casual, yet intentionally pulled together element to the look. The easiest way to make a tee & jeans look more pulled together and finished is to accessorize. Here the classic sneakers, the layered third piece, and some simple jewelry do that.
An Elevated Casual Look
A great way to instantly elevate the casual-ness of a graphic tee outfit is to pair the look with an elevated piece. Here I’ve paired the tee with some dressier paper-bag pants to bring the look up a level. The accessories also add to the overall vibe by __.
A Warm Weather Elevated Casual Look
An amazing way to up-level a graphic tee and shorts look is to add an interesting or bold third piece and accessories. The black on black base outfit (the tee and shorts) gives a great monochromatic base look. That is always a great, polished start at a classic elevated outfit. Adding the flowy kimono third piece and some sophisticated accessories keeps the look from staying on the casual side. This is another great example of adding some great, intentional third pieces and accessories to complete an outfit.
A Casual Look
Perfect for the weekend or casual day running errands. This look of a graphic tee paired with some faux leather leggings, a sweater and sneakers is a great casual outfit. The tee paired with leggings is totally a default basic look, but the texture of the leggings, the element of the sweater tied around the waist and the classic white sneakers, bring the whole outfit together. Don’t be afraid to add in a little personality in patterns or textures within your look. It adds interest and makes the outfit more authentic to your style!
The 2 biggest tips I have for creating a variety of looks with a graphic tee shirt as your outfit staring point are:
1) Remember that you can pair it with such a huge variety of bottoms or third pieces from your wardrobe to create such a variety of looks for your different lifestyle needs.
2) Accessories can totally change, elevate and complete your look!
Hi! I’m Katie Zink! I’m a personal stylist and love creating easy, versatile and elevated everyday style solutions.
I love all things style, trends, accessories and fashion, and I’m so excited to share all of that in this space here with you. I love creating looks and style solutions that pair items from your closet with new finds and trends. My go-to’s are easy, comfortable, affordable and versatile. I love a good basic that’ll go a long way, something you’ll wear a ton and can style many different ways. And I love trying out new trends, weather that’s a new seasonal print or interesting silhouette, if it catches my attention I love to try it out.
I create easy, comfortable and versatile style for the modern woman on the go. I understand living the lounge life at home, working from your computer (maybe with some tiny humans running around) and needing simple and easy style solutions. From coffee dates to client meetings, I’ll help you take pieces in your wardrobe, and find new ones, that mix and match for your lifestyle.
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