5 Easy Outfit Combinations That I Love

After nearly a decade (!!) of documenting my style evolution on this blog, I’ve settled into a simple aesthetic built around classic wardrobe staples I love. I really jive with the idea of a daily uniform, and I’m happiest with an edited closet of neutrals, denim, structured outerwear and quality accessories. I recently realized that I wear a variation of 5 different easy outfit combinations through the week.

There’s nothing revolutionary here, but I thought these combinations were worth sharing. Maybe you’re trying to figure out your own style, or you need a few closet ‘recipes’ in your back pocket for the mornings you’re in a rush. (Any other non-morning people in the house?) These basic combos always work.

Keep reading for my go-to looks that never let me down!


Double Denim

Style blogger wearing easy outfit combination outfit with double denim. Featuring Levi's high rise Wedgie skinny jeans and Loeffler Randall velvet mules

I’m a long-time fan of the denim tuxedo, and have a variety of denim and chambray shirts in my closet to throw together super simple outfits just like this. I think the trick to making doubled-up denim look polished is to match the tones of denim on the top and bottom (dark/light blue, washed black, etc.) and add a pop of print/color with accessories.

In this photo from last week, I’m wearing an old favorite super-soft chambray shirt from m.marie. I paired it with my high waist Levi’s skinnies and Loeffler Randall velvet mules.

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Put A Blazer On It

Style blogger wearing long navy blazer and dark skinny jeans with black mules and a Neva Opet leather tote

Guys, I love this look. You just can’t go wrong with a good pair of jeans and a sophisticated blazer. I usually layer them over a silky camisole or fitted tee. To balance proportions, I pair long, fitted blazers like this with skinny jeans. Boxy boyfriend blazers go well with skinnies or high waist straight leg jeans that are slightly cropped. And shorter blazers/jackets that hit around the waist balance well with straight or wide-leg bottoms.

I recommend stocking your closet with at least 3 blazers: one navy, one black, and one gray plaid. They’ll go a long way in your wardrobe remixing!

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Mix Prints

Style blogger wearing a gray plaid blazer over an animal print tank and Everlane skinny jeans

I styled a photoshoot and wrote a piece about print mixing for WH Magazine with my best tips and tricks here!

Blackout

Style blogger wearing washed black ASOS Farleigh jeans and a black knit top with Loeffler Randall 'Juno' velvet leopard mules

The older I get, the more I understand women who wear black clothing exclusively. It’s slimming, chic and so effortless. I always feel put-together in a monochromatic black outfit, and it suits my spill-prone clumsiness and #floristlife.

I usually try to spice up an all-black outfit with fun accessories; like a statement shoe or handbag, or layered gold jewelry. My weekday iterations usually include black denim. I rounded up my top picks for affordable black (and washed black) jeans below. High-waisted, of course.

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The Classic

Style blogger wearing H&M Conscious cotton shirt and Everlane authentic high rise skinny jeans
H&M shirt // Everlane jeans // Cuyana bag

You’ll never go wrong with a timeless button-down and jeans. H&M is my top destination for affordable cotton and linen shirts, and I buy them a few sizes up for a relaxed boyfriend fit. (I also have backups of a couple of the white shirts I love because it’s just a matter of time before I stain them irreparably. Which is why I don’t get spendy in the white shirt department.)


Do you guys have go-to easy outfit combinations or ‘uniforms’ that you love? Share them in the comments!

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5 Comments

  1. Ok, you do denim on denim better than anyone I know!

    Posted 10.28.19 Reply
  2. I have a very similar uniform to yours – I just sub in skirts for the office!

    Posted 10.17.19 Reply
    • Yes! All of these work perfectly with skirts or trousers in an office setting!

      Posted 10.17.19 Reply
  3. Julie wrote:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these combos. So basic, but so chic. My favorite might be that pop of leopard under the blazer. : )

    Posted 10.17.19 Reply