A basic black tee can be one of the most important items to be found in your closet. It is incredibly classic and versatile, being easily paired with slacks and a blazer at the office or a simple skirt and heels for a night out on the town. The ability to dress-up or dress-down a cozy tee shirt can result in endless possibilities. I am always looking for casual looks that look pulled together, but also that don’t take a lot of effort to get ready and out the door either. I loved this look from Krystal Schlegel for its effortless-chic vibe. I could easily see myself wearing this exact outfit anywhere from a casual brunch to a day out shopping, even to a laid-back dinner and drinks with my husband.
I chose GAP as my shopping venue of choice for this outfit because it is a classic and traditional look, just like so many of GAP’s offerings are. I found a great black tee that seems to be the style I am looking for, which is a loose and comfortable fit. I didn’t want anything too skin tight. Along with the tee went a simple pair of deconstructed skinny jeans, a black leather tote, and a pair of black strappy sandals. The original outfit inspiration consists of a quirky pair of black loafers, but I thought a casual pair of classic sandals could work well too.
- What is your go-to outfit when you’re in a hurry, but still want to look pulled-together?
- Do you own a basic black tee?
- What are your thoughts on skinny jeans: love or loathe?