My post, 10 Easy Looks with 1 Basic Foundation, was such a big hit I decided to do it again! But this time, I challenged myself to create 10 wearable looks using a new basic foundation: a white tee with white jeans.
An all-white foundation is no where near as easy to style as black top and black skirt. But I did it and out of this exercise, I found some great outfits to wear this spring and summer.
#1 Add a Sweater Vest
This Go -Getter Vest by Stella Carakasi (sold out but give the Stella Studio a call, they may have one for you!) gets quite the workout. I love how great it looks with so many basic outfits and the neutral color is not only versatile, but matches my peep-toe booties (similar) so nicely!
#2 Add a V-Neck Sweater
This beautiful caramel cashmere sweater was a gift from a dear friend. I simply layered it on top of the white tee, then added a pair of J. Crew leopard flats (consigned, similar). I carried my much-loved orange Adora bag for a burst of color.
#3 Add Animal Print
When in doubt, add some animal print to your look. This lightweight, sheer zebra print Cascading Chiffon vest was sent to me by Covered Perfectly. I love the way it moves and flow. It adds just the right sass to a monochromatic look.
#4 Wear with a Light Color
Coordinating light colors, like the icy light gray hue of this Stella Carakasi Far and Away Coat, make white look even more crisp and fresh. I added gray Gap booties and a silver statement necklace, a gift from Tamera Beardsley.
#5 Put on a Trench
I don’t know what I did before I bought this Banana Republic trench coat (similar) about 4 years ago. It’s such a versatile topper. The khaki color looks fantastic with white. The Kate Spade bag and Valentino on a Budget shoes (similar) make this look a go-to for lunch with girlfriends or a client meeting.
#6 Layer a Sheer Top
When the weather heats up, I will wear this Printed Easy Going Top, part of Stella Carakasi’s Spring 2015 Collection, with a camisole. But until that time, I wear it with my long sleeved tee and a jacket, if necessary.
I wore gray Olyvia shoes from Sole Society and kept the accessories to a minimum. I wanted to let the intriguing metallic graphic on this gorgeous sheer top be the star of the show.
#7 Layer a Poncho
This Luxe Pullover Wrap from Mason Street Design has been a real wardrobe workhorse of mine during this mild winter. I have worn it many times since adding it to my wardrobe last fall.
Gray looks great with white and is the ideal winter-into-spring color combination. My orange Adora bag adds color to my look and my Superga sneakers make this a stylish and casual everyday outfit.
#8 Throw on a Blazer
I’m taking this basic foundation to a more sophisticated level by adding a blazer. This wool blazer with gold button detail (thrifted), is quite a contrast to the all-white foundation. Black booties and a gold-toned long necklace wrap up the look.
#9 Make it Sporty
A silk camo bomber and Nike running shoes give this basic white tee and jeans a sporty edge
#10 Add a Cropped Sweater
An on-trend look for spring is to layer a cropped top with a longer top underneath. I added this blue cropped crocheted sweater by Stella Carakasi, a yet-to-be-released piece from their Spring 2015 Collection*, to my basic foundation and wore blue booties from Sole Society.
There you have it!
10 spring looks using 1 basic foundation of a white tee and white jeans!
Don’t forget the How I Wear My: Booties deadline is Monday, March 2nd. To get details on how to participate, visit the How I Wear My page!
Make it a rich day!
Disclosure: I was given a Cascading Chiffon Vest by Covered Perfectly, all pieces featured here by Stella Carakasi, a Luxe Pullover Wrap by Mason Street Designs and my Adora bag in exchange for promotion. All opinions expressed here, as always, are my own.
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