How to style a basic tee two ways

This post is all about the basic tee and how to style one.

T-shirts are foundational pieces that can be worn alone or layered up for cooler weather. As we transition away from summer, it’s important to have different layers for different types of weather, even same day weather changes.

Look 1:

Navy tee, c/o Mott & Bow, here. Denim jacket, old; olive jeans, Kohl’s, old; Kate Spade New York handbag, gifted to me, old; feather earrings, Kohl’s; Suede sneakers, Ross, old.

A typical fall morning is cool, so you’re likely to be wearing pants or capris. A light jacket is a good idea most mornings. It’s also time to start pulling out your closed toe shoes like these blue suede sneakers.

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Look 2:

As afternoon comes on, you may want to change things up for a cooler outfit. Ditch the jacket and closed toe shoes. Knot up the tee. Add a hat if it’s sunny.

Knotted tee, c/o Mott and Bow, here. Patterned jean shorts, Kohl’s; rose gold purse, Ross, old. White laser cute wedge sandals, Ross, last year; Wish you were here sunhat, Marshall’s, old.

Weather is a fickle thing in the fall time. And in Oregon, for that matter.

This tee was from Mott & Bow. It is really good quality soft, silky cotton for an affordable price. It’s so comfortable, I could sleep in it. (And have!)

Thank you to any and all who sent prayers our way for the fires in Oregon. I am happy to say we finally got rain, which helped clear all the smoke from the sky so we can breath non hazardous air again.

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.

Two ways to style a striped tunic

With a couple of quick changes, this outfit can be dressed up or down. If you’re at work, or out and about on a weekend and need to switch to a more dressy look without stopping at home again –  here are a couple of things you can bring with you for a quick day to night change.

White House | Black Market striped tunic top, gifted to me; White stretchy pants, Kohl’s; White belt with double hearts, c/o Dresslily; Hot pink Kate Spade New York Sam handbag, c/o; Heart necklace, old; Heart sunglasses, Ross; Wedge sandals, Rue21; View of the Columbia River Gorge with Crown Point / Vista House, priceless.

 

I started out with no belt, a denim jacket and flat leopard print Sam Edelman sandals for a more casual day look.

I brought with me my cute little double heart belt from Dresslily, now sold out. (More heart belts here.)   And I brought a pair of wedge sandals. Then I ditched the jacket. That’s it. Super quick day to night change.

Then we tried to find a place with no people. Despite the threat of Covid19, that was actually pretty hard to do considering it was late morning by the time we set out on a nice cool summery weekend day. We ended up finding a place at the end of the Portland Women’s Forum with people further away, but a snake in the bushes. Oh my. Let’s see how fast I can walk in my wedge sandals on uneven ground to get away once I spotted a snake slithering into the bushes. I didn’t run, but got away pretty fast, I must say.

I hope you all are staying safe out there and avoiding crowds like the plague just as we are doing. We even decided as a family not to go out to Michigan for the interment of my moms ashes this week due to Covid. Too much of a risk and we already lost one family member this year. Here’s to being safe and keeping the other family members alive and kicking if at all possible!

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson. 

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