Got The Blues

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It sure seems like I've got a case of the blues...


preppy

preppy

purse

Jeans (these are my all time faves!) 
Top (sold out online, check your local stores clearance section)
Sandals | Earrings (similar) | Purse | Lipstick (c/o)

And this is one case that I don't want to be cured of!

Truth be told, I didn't realize that this outfit was varying shades of blue until I saw the photos! I was more dressing for comfort - stretchy jeans, a boxy and generous fit light top (since I've got a touch of sunburn on my shoulders), periwinkle fun earrings for pizzaz, gingham sandals because why not and my new Kate Spade striped purse, a mother's day gift from AMH. 

Dressing for spring can be tricky. Early spring is a mix of left over winter weather and mid to late spring can be all over the place. We can have a few days that feel more like summer and then the next few days are windy, cold and miserable. We had some great weather the day I took these photos. The air was warm, there was a slight cool breeze, I felt very comfortable in jeans and a light shirt. And that's how I plan on dressing until it's consistently warm enough to bring out shorts and dresses. 

Creating a monochromatic look is rather easy and without trying too hard you end up with a fairly chic outfit. I wore this outfit out to run errands and I could have easily worn it to work or out to dinner. My all time favourite monochromatic look for summer is all white - white jeans, white top and yellow gold accessories - but it can get tricky as you have to make sure both your top and bottom are crisp and pure white. Blue is a much more forgiving colour and you can mix navy with purpley-blues or bluey-greens. 

I bought this boxy top on a whim because I happened to be in Banana Republic on one of their big sale days. I don't think I paid more than $15 for this top. I'm usually hesitant to buy boxy style clothing because I think it can add weight where there is none, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the waist on this top is nipped in, the boxiness is left to the sleeves. My plan is to wear this in the summer tucked into bright coloured skirts. By switching up the bottoms I can restyle this shirt multiple times to make a few more chic summer outfits. 

I'd love to hear from you on restyling - When you buy a clothing item are you thinking about the many ways you can restyle it with your existing wardrobe? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments below!

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