Tired of wearing the same old outfits? Here's how a wardrobe full of jeans and a t-shirt can be anything but boring!
When you think of "classic American style," various combinations of jeans and tee shirts probably come to mind. At their best, they're fashion chameleons. You could see them on runway models at Fashion Week, or in hoodie-clad teenagers strolling through the mall.
You can wear them as streetwear or workwear; with fancy sequins or casual crop tops; colored or blue; denim skirts or blouses...the list goes on! And with all the different brands of denim around - Levi's, Pepe, AG, Lee, Madewell, Lee, Paige... - it can be overwhelming!
But despite the potential for denim pants, they can be boring, too. If you're anything like me, it's very easy to get into a style rut. No matter what trends come and go, your jeans and tees will always be there for you. They might undergo some style tweaks, but they've got your butt!
Here are six different moms in jeans and a T-shirt (though none in "mom jeans") to give you different ideas to spice up this tried and true combination!
Riya's outfit works so well because of its versatility. She's very on-trend with her wide-leg jeans and wedges, and could confidently go out to brunch with friends or meet with colleagues in many professional settings. But she's also looking great hanging out with her family, and not taking herself too seriously.
Riya's fashion takeaways:
The beauty of this beachy look is how it looks fantastic, but doesn't require a lot of effort. Michelle keeps her accessories to a minimum, but her statement sunglasses pull the look together. She could be going to a fun night out; she could be dropping her kids off at preschool-- it doesn't matter. Whatever she's doing in this outfit, she looks great!
Michelle's fashion takeaways:
Jen's one of our favorite local style icons. Looking at the way she pairs her ripped black pants with a smart houndstooth blazer, it's easy to see why. A traditional blazer could look too conservative in the wrong setting, or overly ripped jeans could look sloppy. But by choosing her great individual pieces and marrying them in an unexpected way, she has created a sophisticated, yet edgy look.
Jen's style takeaways:
Both of these moms look fantastic in their outfits! They're a lovely illustration of how you can dress them up or down. Tessa's white pants and amazing vintage pink blazer are a great way to dress up her jeans and tee shirt ensemble. Anne's casual chic vibe is practical, but her tasteful accessories give a simple look a little extra pop without being overpowering.
What can we learn from these two jeans styles? Your jeans and tee shirt look can be equally amazing whether you dress them up or down. Also, you don't have to pay a lot of money for great style. Tessa got her blazer at a thrift store, but she looks like a million bucks!
6. Make A Colorful Statement with Your T-Shirt and Jeans
As great as neutrals look with jeans and tees, you don't have to shy away from color! Anyone who wears a neon shirt like this FamilyApp one is not looking to blend into the background, so it's okay to embrace the color with more color and big accessories.
So my statement earrings are kind in keeping with the rest of this bold look. The fact that I'm not a petite person also helps me pull off oversized accessories since they look somewhat proportional with the rest of my 5'11" frame.
I really tried hard to make this look work with my cotton Gap utility jacket similar to this one, but my 7 and 9-year-olds were all too happy to let me know that I am just not cool enough to pull that off with a neon green tee. Instead, I embraced my inner leprechaun and quarter Irish heritage with this green blazer.
I don't know if I have the cajones to wear this combo in public-- stay tuned for that-- but seeing a splash of color, whether on my clothes or in my environment always makes me happy, and that's what style is all about.
These six ensembles only scratch the surface with the places you can take jeans and tee shirts! What are your favorite ways to wear this combo? Be sure to tag us @getfamilyapp and your amazing outfits on social media!
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