Back to Basics

18 Jul

Madewell Bistro Top True Black, J.Crew White Chino Shorts

There’s nothing better than a basic outfit on those days where you just don’t feel like over thinking what you’re going to wear. When it’s this unbearably hot, I tend to get a little impatient, and that impatience translates into staring blankly at my closet telling myself I have nothing to wear!

I’ve been all about shorts this season, which is not typical for me. I’ve always worn one of my trusty pairs of J.Crew shorts during the day, but opted for a dress or skirt for going out at night. I think my change of heart for dressing up shorts occurred when I got these Lulu’s ankle strap heels a few months ago. I can literally wear them with anything, and that includes dressing up a basic pair of shorts! A simple daytime black and white look is easily transformed to a nighttime look by adding some heels, bangles, and a statement necklace.

Madewell Bistro Top True Black, Anthropologie Necklace

Madewell Bistro Top True Black, J.Crew Chino Shorts

Madewell Bistro Top Black

Madewell Bistro Top Black, J.Crew White Chino Shorts

Top: Madewell | Shorts: J.Crew | Necklace: Anthropologie  (similar)| Shoes:Lulu’s (similar) | Nails: Essie ‘Meet Me At Sunset’

13 Responses to “Back to Basics”

  1. The Fashion Huntress July 18, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    Perfect for summer! It’s simple and totally chic!

  2. J. Parker July 18, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    I totally see what you mean about those shoes – I’m kind of in love with the “dressed up shorts” look these days!
    Merrrr now if only I could wear heals longer than 15 minutes without feeling like my feet have been run over with a cement truck…

    keep up the good work, chikita!

    J.Parker
    http://www.trainingcamprookie.wordpress.com

    • Baubles to Bubbles July 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

      Thank you! I’m the same way with heels. I start complaining almost immediately when I have them on, but they’re so cute!

  3. carascliche July 18, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    I am loving the simplicity, so perfect for summer!

    xx Cara

  4. lycly July 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    What a great way to dress up some cute white shorts. You look awesome in this!

  5. whitney July 18, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    such a cute look! love your necklace.

    ps – today is the last day to enter my awesome Jack Rogers giveaway!

  6. FashionEdible July 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    Beautiful Olivia! Love the combination of colors and I agree, those sandals are amazing!

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