Basic Shirt & Denim

Updating A Basic White Shirt W/ High-Waist Denim Trousers

Denim has become a staple in our closet. In the last 140 years it has migrated from the world of cattle and mines to high fashion. Basics and denim probably occupy half of my closet; they are versatile enough to go almost anywhere. To update a basic white shirt I invested in these Cateye high-waist denim trousers.

Basic Shirt & Denim

The good and bad about denim is it seems to last forever.  Good, because we can wear them again and again and they still look good.  Bad, because we tend to hold off updating our denim and they become outdated.  During my college days (2009-2012) skinny jeans were all I wore.  I still like them, but they are no longer my favorites.  Those would be DL1961 Mara, GRLFRND Helena, Rachel Comey Legion, Uniqlo wide leg, J Crew denim-boot crop, Madewell Cali demi-boot and these Cateye trousers.

Basic Shirt & Denim

I’ve received variations of the following, “I’m not as small as you and I’m worried that style will not look good on me”.  That is an excellent point.  It depends on your body type.  My mother is apple shaped, my youngest daughter is pear shaped, my oldest daughter has legs for days and technically I’m no shape. Ha-ha.  That means I was not blessed with a lot of curves – Marilyn Monroe I’m not.  My daughters and I tend to wear similar styled clothes, but my mom, not so much.  With that said, I just bought my mom this beautiful Chico’s pleated back shirt in white and she could achieve this look with her current straight leg jeans, BaubleBar earrings, Sam Edelman bag and Doen sandals.  I’m hoping to give every woman ideas for which they can adapt to their body type, personal style and closet.

Basic Shirt & Denim

Basic Shirt & Denim

This Uniqlo white linen shirt is $29.90, a literal steal.  I do not buy for the price tag alone.  Some are investment purchases, mainly bags. I tend to buy what I love and then mix and match to my heart’s content.  I may wear a $245 pair of denim trousers with a $29.90 shirt.  Everyone has a different buying tolerance.  Never ever let someone shame you for spending too little or too much.  It’s personal and that’s that!!!

Basic Shirt & Denim

Basic Shirt & Denim

Doen sandals, similar here & here
J Crew earrings (old), options here & here
Sam Edelman bag
Pandora bracelet
Kate Spade sunnies

 

Happy Tuesday!

XO Cheryl

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