There is probably no more American clothing than a basic t-shirt and a pair of jeans. But this favorite stand-by doesn't have to be basic or boring. These days, t-shirts come in a wide variety of colors and textures. Many have embellishments and design details that make them more of a "blouse" then a basic t-shirt. In today's post, I'm featuring several pieces from my Spring Aventura Clothing Ambassador partnership.
Top - Aventura Clothing Mina Top | Jeans - Ann Taylor Modern Skinny Ankle | Tank - Aventura Clothing | Sneakers - Converse | Necklace - Tiffany
One thing I need to pay attention to when I shop for t-shirts, is the weight of the fabric. Many t-shirts are made of a very thin cotton, and that just doesn't work on a curvy girl. To help your t-shirts look their best, be sure to invest in a great seamless bra that fits you really well. I also like to put an Aventura Brienne Tank under mine for a band of color at the bottom and a smoother fit around my mid-section.
I also have a cardigan or jacket with me almost all the time, even in the summer, when the air conditioning can be unpredictable. I love this thin cotton wrap from Aventura Clothing.
I typically prefer a v-neck t-shirt, as it helps minimize my chest and elongate my torso. Even a tiny bit helps. But sometimes you just need a basic round-neck tee. So I added a long necklace in turquoise to make it pop.
T-shirt - Ann Taylor (old) | Jeans - Ann Taylor Modern Skinny Ankle | Tank - Brienne Tank from Aventura Clothing | Jacket - Aventura Clothing Redford Jacket | Necklace - Premier Jewelry | Sneakers - Converse
For this outfit, I pulled out one of my Redford Jackets from Aventrua Clothing. I have one in black and one in white, and I love how they are so soft and easy to wear, but still styled like a classic denim jacket. They look great with a t-shirt, but also pair well with dresses and button-down shirts.
How about your jeans? There are probably as many jeans as there are women. But simply picking a darker wash or a different cut, can really dress-up your outfit. Add a pair of block heels and a blazer to dark skinnies for a night out. Put on your favorite Chuck Taylors and a denim jacket with a comfy pair of boyfriend jeans for an afternoon with the girls.
Don't underestimate the power of great jewelry and a fabulous bag to raise the level of style on your basic tee and jeans.
How do you like to style your jeans and t-shirts?
catch you soon -
This post is linked up at The Pleated Poppy - be sure to check it out for even more outfit ideas and inspiration.