HOW TO WEAR IT: SIMPLE LAYERS

chicwish jacket (sold out, similar here)
target chambray (sold out, similar here)
tieks, c/o
pom-pom hat via tjmaxx, c/o (similar here and here)

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANA LAURENE
Right now we’re in full blown spring weather, complete with frequent rain showers, so I’m taking full advantage of the cool temperatures and pulling out all my layering pieces. And although sometimes I can get a little crazy with the layers, the simplest ones are always my favorite because they give off such an effortless vibe while still looking chic and pulled together.
Here’s how to wear it. Start with a basic button up, like a chambray (my favorite casual top). You could exchange this for a tee, but the button up will keep it from being so casual. A pretty blouse is also a good alternative here. Then layer with a jacket. I went for an oversized utility style one because oversized maintains that effortless feel, but you could do a leather jacket or a short wool coat if the weather is cold. Since my top layers are so simple, I went for a more unexpected and bold pants choice — leather leggings — but jeans are a good option too. Try black, white, regular blue denim, or a super distressed pair. 
Now that you have all the main components of your outfit, it’s time to accessories, because these final touches are the pieces that will make an outfit feel complete. Since it was a chilly day when I wore this, I went for a cute hat, and then finished my look with an animal print bag and flats. You could also try a brightly colored bag for a statement, or a stack of bracelets. 
The key is to not overdo it, and to make it look effortless. Because simple and effortless is always in style! 
Happy Tuesday!

12 Comments

  1. Julia Wilson says:

    Merrick, how do you like your tieks? I sometimes consider buying them but they are so expensive. It could be worth it though if they were super comfortable and durable.

    • Merrick says:

      I actually love them! I was unsure about them too, but they’re so comfortable and easy to throw on and go. And they’re nice and thick so it’s not like you’re just wearing slippers or something — they feel like actual shoes and are holding up really nicely. Hope that helps!

  2. Natali says:

    Great outfit! I like your jacket and bag very much!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  3. ellen ross says:

    I love this entire outfit wow!

  4. Christina Storm says:

    I love this casual, layered look! So cute!!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  5. LOVE this outfit. I haven’t found a chambray shirt that I’ve fallen in love with yet, but I love the look of them layered!!!

    Chrissy x
    http://www.chrissylilly.com

  6. Arrows & Apricots says:

    I absolutely love your jacket! Simple layers are the perfect transition into spring type weather.

  7. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love the green coat paired with the chambray and leather! I just ordered some leather leggings from Oasap so I’m making a mental note to style them like this!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

  8. Brianna Soloski says:

    Very cute.

  9. Jessica says:

    Your outfits are always amazing and on point!

    http://www.geekyjessy.blogspot.com

  10. Tabby says:

    So cute! I looked at tieks a few months ago but couldn’t fit them into my budget. They look awesome on you!

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