Monday, March 11, 2013

Wardrobe Diaries: Classic Simplicity
















































Lately I've found myself more and more drawn towards wearing simple outfits that look effortlessly thrown together. Like this casual tee and denim combo offset by a sophisticated blazer, pair of polished pumps and bright red lips. Funnily enough, those very same effortless outfits are usually also the most time consuming. It's all about achieving that elusive middle ground, somewhere between looking like you spent an hour getting ready and looking like you just rolled out of bed.

The great thing about dressing effortlessly is that there are so many interpretations out there. From style messiah Kate Moss with her messy hair and vintage gowns, to the Olsens with what can only be best described as junkyard chic to Kate Bosworth and her cozy boho style. Each interpretation though different all exude that same I couldn't-care-less-about-my-outfit-yet-I-look-amazing appeal. And then we have the infamous Vogue Paris team and their less is more, simplicity is key approach. In case you were wondering, it's the later I most adhere to. These ladies just ooze effortless chic with a healthy dose of statement accessories on the side. What's not to love about that!

Perhaps it's just a mild case of fashion fatigue, or perhaps I'm finally growing up. Either way I'm putting aside my princess dresses for now and opting for classic A-lined silhouettes and borrowed from the boys aesthetics. What about you? Have you redefined your style lately?


{ wearing : who what wear t-shirt available here // paper denim & co skirt super old but also loving this and this // mango longline blazer // michael kors pumps available here . chanel bag . j.crew chain link bracelet and pave bracelet thanks to INPINK }


34 comments:

Always Maylee said...

I love simple outfits, they just looks so clean and chic. You look gorgeous. And I LOVE your white heels!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

La Saloperie said...

Simple & casual is my favorite type of outfit, and you're doing it so well! I like the jean skirt a lot - it's been a while since I've seen a good one!

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Anouka said...

You always look great regardless what kind of clothes you're wearing! xo

LUXESSED

Rachel said...

Simple outfits are sometimes (usually) the best. I love a simple tee with a dressed up blazer like you wore here!

Ivana Džidić said...

Loving your outfit:)
I haven't redefined my style lately but I have started to be more attracted to casual outfits and denim...so yes my style has changed a bit.

Fabulous Petite said...

Love it Jenee. The easy breezy no fuss dressing is what I am opting for to these days. As a mom like you and with my son in school already, we are always on the go. This kind of style is very easy but still stylishly chic. I love love your description of the Olsen's style, it hits the right spot girlie. Have a fun Monday.

xo
Sam
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Valeria Alvarez said...

Lovely blazer!!! and I don´t think I have a style, it more moody hahaha depends on the day :p

Kisses
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Amy Shaughnessy said...

Those heels are to die for! So gorgeous! I love this look. You look fantastic.

Amy

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s said...

omg we were on the same wave length~so ironic! i was wearing the exact same outfit love shirt black blazer but with boyfriend jeans and took some photos for next week. !Love your take much better- the jean skirt is amaze! =) xO!
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Lyndsey Camille said...

Very chic oversized blazer :)
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B Allen @ What2Wear said...

oh ive definitely redefined my style lately....i've been more influenced by the less is more effortless approach but still keeping my quirky extras on hand. ive been really inspired by several bloggers lately as well (including you) and i think thats making me push forward with my style....so thank you for that :)
brooke @ what2wear

Chioma said...

you are so cute! love how simple and effortless this look is and i love that tee!

~Chioma
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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

jenee, you look FABULOUS dahling! hahaha you look so good. i love that jean skirt, tee and blazer! it looks so pulled together. i SO WANT your white Chanel bag. omg'd it is awesome! have a great week doll.
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Diana Marks said...

very cool styling! love your tee!

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Well... said...

Love how incredibly chic you made that denim skirt!

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Christy said...

that is genius! I never even thought of pairing a denim skirt with a blazer! You're right, it's so simple and effortlessly chic. I'm really going to have to try this once it gets warmer. LOVE the shoes too :)

You look fabulous :)
have a wonderful week!
Christy
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Allison said...

I love "simple" outfits and totally get what you mean when you say that sometimes trying to look simple-chic is the most time consuming. Sometimes when I want to look like I'm not trying to hard, I end up spending way more time putting my look together! haha! But really, this is such a great look...it's classic, fun & really chic. I love the black & white paired with the denim.

:)
Allison

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Rebecca said...

Classic, simple & timeless....is what this look is all about & you are sooo rocking it beautifully Jenee!!!

Rebecca
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Alyssa Longobucco said...

I cannot for the life of me pull off a jean skirt, but you're totally rocking it here. You look gorgeous, as always!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

biscuitsandnavy said...

Simple looks are sometimes the most chic of them all! You look stunning and I adore those white heels.

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Simply beautiful! LOVE that jacket/blazer!

xoxo Bree
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Simona lakenmoon said...

You can starting walking next to Mrs. Alt en fit right in, what an amazing outfit! The blazer looks mega expensive, love the buttons. I too own a denim skirt like that, and I adore the look, you gave me new inspiration for it. Well done, uber stylish lady!
Simona
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Joy Shana said...

Love the jeans skirt, am on the hunt for a pair of white heels, you look chic
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Mrs C said...

Effortless is key to me, especially when I am just a mere "Jumeirah Jane" (how they call a stay at home mom here) I love that denim skirt you had n, I am looking a pair for myself for a while :)

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Lyosha said...

simple and trendy. Sometimes going with outfit like that is way more complicated than with someone dursting colours, trends and obvious couture influence

Lyosha
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vogueandheels.com said...

You look fabulous! I never would of thought that a jeans skirt would look this fabulous.

-Vogue&Heels
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MissPlayground said...

I absolutely love this outfit! *_*

Ashley Udoh said...

I'm loving the idea of simplicity as well. A little goes a long way and it's easier on my budget.
Ashley Udoh

DC in STYLE said...

You look gorgeous, this outfit is simple but very chic, elegant and sophisticated!!!
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Victoria said...

Oh, I'm all about simplicity and dressing effortlessly too. You look lovely - simple and gorgeous! I love that blazer.

Victoria

Nati Ko said...

I love your look and your sense of style, it's amazing!

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Please let me know! Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Patricia G. said...

Oh love the look and Amazing shoes!
Kiss
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CoastWithMe said...

Jenee!!! SO FRIGGIN GORGEOUS! WOW! HOT MAMA!!!! So simple, yet so chic! And those shoes...holy cow!!! In love!

Style Me B.A.D said...

Love your shoes!!

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