DRESSED UP, DRESSED DOWN: JEANS AND A TSHIRT

OUTFIT DETAILS: LEVI’S 700 SERIES JEANS VIA ZAPPOS  | |  WHITE TEE  | |  CHAMBRAY SHIRT | |  CONVERSE  | |  SIMILAR LEATHER JACKET  | |  SIMILAR HEELS 

Over the last year or so as I’ve discovered my personal style, I’ve found myself drawn toward more and more basics. They’re the foundation of my wardrobe, and as much fun as dressing up can be, basics are practical for my lifestyle and work for all occasions. There’s also something so effortless about basics, and that’s always what I’m looking for in my style — never looking too “done up” or like I’m trying too hard. I just want to be me.

Jeans and t-shirts are two of my most worn basics. And paired together, they’re a great base outfit and can easily go from day to night. I picked up these new 700 Series Levi’s jeans from Zappos a few weeks ago, and although I’m typically drawn toward distressed jeans, I love that these ones aren’t distressed so they can transition a little more easily for any occasion. And I love that with Zappos I can order them and then with their fast, free shipping they can be at my doorstep as fast as the next day (but if they don’t fit, you can send it back for free with their 365 day return policy).

These jeans are currently taking me from errands in the morning with Fos while B is in school, to date nights in the evenings with Philip. During the day, throw a chambray (or gingham or plaid) shirt around your waist, slip on some converse, and add a casual bag. For night time, take the same basic jeans and tee and dress it up with black heels, a leather jacket, and dressier purse, and a statement necklace. Easiest (and most comfortable) day to night outfit you’ll ever wear!

photos by jana laurene  |  created in partnership with zappos and levi’s