Casual Stripes

Sometimes I wish I was one of those fashion bloggers with a high fashion vibe. Like I just stepped out of an Urban Outfitters catalog or stumbled out of the backroom of an underground runway show — complete with layers of mixed prints and an ironically large hat.

Necklace – francesca’s

But, I have to be real — that’s not really my vibe or the pieces I naturally gravitate toward.

Jeans – American Eagle | Top – TJMaxx

Some of my favorite outfits, the ones I feel most comfortable in, are like this. Simple. I start with my favorite jeans from American Eagle. They fit me like a glove! I pair them with an oversized striped shirt that allows me to eat a good meal without feeling like a stuffed sausage.

Flats – Chinese Laundry

I love neutral flats that have interesting details. These are a recent purchase from Nordstrom Rack and I can’t get enough!

Though some of my favorite looks are simple, before walking out the door I try to add at least a couple pieces that make the look unique — me. I don’t think you can go wrong with a statement necklace. It makes even the simplest of shirts look elegant.

Bags in bold colors are a great way to elevate the simple and give a little wink to that sassy high fashion gal in all of us.

How do you vamp up a simple look?