One of the building blocks of my closet is a thin grey slightly baggy t-shirt— either plain or with a funny or quirky saying on it. I wear them to contrast with a leather or lace skirt, layer them under overalls or with a sharp blazer and jeans, or keep it simple with denim cutoffs– a grey tee shirt (with the right fit of course, not talking your old college XL tee) is def one of the pieces in my closet that I build lots of looks around. This “Super” tee, by Julie Sarinana of the blog Sincerely Jules, is one of my faves because of the perfectly boyish but femme fit, and the fact that it’s thin, so it works perfectly for the half tuck situation. I paired it here with a crochet-lace skirt from Topshop and gold sneaks, and topped it off with a layered chain necklace to keep with the girly tomboy vibe. Shop this exact tee here, along with a few of my other fave grey t-shirts here, here and here!
The good news about this look, is that there really are no rules! The whole idea behind 90s “grunge” looks is about breaking rules, or making your own– and for me, its all about contrast– this is the ultimate girly/tomboy look, which you guys know is my fave!
So here are a few ways that I’ve worn this look recently…if you like my exact pieces, I’ve linked the ones that are available beneath each pic:
1. Metallic Slipdress and dark tee:
I love the idea of unexpected shine or metallic fabrics for day– just make sure you don’t look like you’re last night’s leftovers by pairing a gold or metallic slipdress like this one with daytime appropriate sneaks and a basic tee to ground the look.
2. Floral slipdress and white graphic tee:
I wore this look for a girls night, and actually based it around the gold heeled booties. Since the floral slipdress had a low lace top, I chose a graphic white tee to have the text peek through the top, and kept the tee looking basic and boyish because of the girly pattern of the dress. The gold boots keep it modern and not like I stepped out of a 90s time machine.
3. Blush lace slipdress and dark Ying-Yang tee:
Not usually one for lacey things, I picked up this version of the dress because of its neutral yet feminine color tone and sweet cut– I knew I would love pairing it with sharp booties like I did here or will in the future with sneaks. I wanted major contrast here, so I wore this dark grey Ying Yang (sooooo 90s…who else had a tee like this in 7th grade!?) underneath to really play down the femme dress.
Shop my exact looks above through the links, or find below, a few other of my current fave slipdress/tee pairings– hope you guys find some inspo here and remember– you really can’t go (too) wrong with this look!
So one of my favorite looks for summer, besides off the shoulder EVERYTHING and dark florals, has been bold striped pieces– I think the bigger or bolder or more interesting the stripes, the better…and this is one trend that will continue to be HUGE for Fall/Winter. These two looks, both via ASOS, are relatively inexpensive pieces that would be perfect for those end-of-summer-excited-for-fall-but-its-still-84848740 degrees outside events…
Cotton Linen white and yellow striped dress: I Love Friday via ASOS
I wore this look while in Southern California with the fam last week– it worked for brunch in the morning, to the beach, and out for dinner and drinks at the end of the day– super versatile and casual, but still makes an impact because of the ruffle detail at the top and the bold, summery stripes! At well under $100, this is a perfect little end of summer pick me up!
Ruffled Off-the-Shoulder Romper: ASOS
We did fancy Mexican for dinner one night in San Diego, and was this romper not MADE for this very occasion?! I mean, it practically screams summer fiesta! I’m not usually one for lots of colors, but I really love the tones of the stripes on this one– really unique and super flattering and easy to wear-– I paired it with lace up heels here, but it would work really well with flat ones too!
Shop both these summer striped looks through the links above– I know you guys need ideas for those end of summer BBQs and parties!
Floral midi dress with slit: Leith by Nordstrom (SO SAD, IT SOLD OUT DURING THE ANNIVERSARY SALE!!! I linked some similar options I also LOVE below! | Lace up heels: Zara | Bag: Proenza Schouler PS11
I told you guys recently that I’m obsessed with dark floral midi dresses for Fall– so excited that I’ve been figuring out ways to wear the right now, while its still 57478439 degrees out! Here, for last night’s girls dinner, I paired this maroon one (by Leith, unfortunately completely sold at through Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale… will update you guys if it comes back in stock!) with my trusty old lace ups from Zara and my new cognac Proenza Schouler PS11 bag…regarding the bag, this is actually the first “brown” toned bag I’ve ever owned…feeling this color for Fall, totally!
Here are a few other options I’m currently coveting/own in terms of “the dark floral midi” as I’m calling it. Wear these now with lace ups, or even sneaks, and come fall, with a statement bootie (see previous “SixPicks” post!) to mix things up– just because these dresses already have a print, doesn’t mean you have to stick with plain old black or brown in terms of shoe choice– I can’t wait to wear my printed dresses with my gold, white, and floral print booties in a few months!
1: Topshop via Nordstrom
2: ASTR via Nordstrom
3. Warehouse via ASOS
4. Kimichi Blue via Urban Outfitters