Styled 3 Ways: The White tee

In the past I’ve done Styled 3 Ways posts with other blouse inspiration (like here and here) or a bigger trend like color pops (check it here), but recently have been drawn to a favorite Gap tee of mine that is as cozy as it is versatile. There’s so much that can be done with a white tee whether you dress it up for work, dress it down for Sunday brunching or make it work in dozens of other ways,  but man am I feeling inspired by the little guy of recent.

Here’s three ways to style your favorite plain white tee, featuring the glorious Kain tee.


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This look is all about nighttime and going out in the summer while keeping cool, but being extremely feminine. I adore the look of sequin shorts and while the pieces in this look are all rather high-end, it could be easily replicated by items you most likely already have in your closet. (I am completely obsessed with the Tory Burch shoes, by the way. major coveting happening).
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This look I’d call weekend americana. Completely wearable for a day spent shopping with your girlfriends, indulging in a boozy brunch or meeting up with friends for a low key dinner. I love the embroidery on the skirt and these All Saints espadrilles are a total dream. Plus, I’m loving the look of a denim vest paired with more girly pieces right now. A headscarf tops the whole look off.
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This final look was compiled with work in mind. I’ll be with clients most of this week and there’s nothing more reliable than a classic black pant and when paired with a fitted tee tucked in paper bag waisted pants with loads of sleek and simple jewelry (I went with Dannijo) and a pop of color thanks to these sassy Pour La Victoire pumps, you’re set to take on the world (business wise, that is). Oh, and a perfect work tote from the Coach Chelsea collection doesn’t hurt either.
Now, tell me, which look is your favorite?


currently craving: shorts

Two words: Heat.Wave. Holy lord has it been hot! And New York hasn’t even got the worst of it, but man do I find myself stressing first thing in the morning wondering what on earth I can put on that will keep me from completely melting all together. And while I don’t own a ton of shorts, those I do have get a pretty good workout on the closet circuit pretty much all year round (point in case: here, here, here and here).

I’ve recently been obsessed with 3.1 Phillip Lim’s shorts. They are so elegant and chic and beautifully tailored. Every pair I see, I end up wanting. (P.S. this girl has a great collection of 3.1 Phillip Lim pieces like these shorts and these shorts).

My favorite way to wear shorts? Dressing them up with an uber-feminine blouse and a tall pair of heels. What’s your favorite?!

currently craving: shorts see what else i’m currently craving!

summer layers {guest post}

As a San Franciscan who is used to temperamental summer weather, I have learned that layers are a necessity! Summer layering can be especially difficult because you want to look like you’re dressed for the right season, not the dead of winter. I like to pair my summer wear (shorts, dresses and rompers) with a military vest, semi-sheer blouse, and/or leather jacket for a seasonally appropriate look with added warmth! Swap your basic cardi in favor of a chambray top to wear over a striped tee, and always carry a patterned scarf in your bag because you never know when those temps will drop and the sun will disappear.

Equipment blouse, J.Crew vest, Textile Elizabeth & James shorts, Alexander McQueen scarf

The Row blouse, Topshop romper, Topshop leather jacket

– Alicia, Cheetah is the New Black