Double Duty

June 1, 2015

Blouses like this black and white one (only $17!) that can do double duty as work and weekend wear are closet must-haves for me. I wear them constantly and thus am always on the lookout for pieces like them. I have them in all forms: long sleeve, short sleeve, and tank tops. I pair them with skirts, trousers, skinny jeans, and shorts. I layer them with blazers, under sweaters, and wear them alone. I love ones like this that are basic (white) but have fun detail like this black piping, because the milage I can get out of them is even greater. What are your double duty wardrobe pieces?

I just snagged these distressedΒ black boyfriend shorts from Gap on a recent sale, and I am loving them! They will definitely be a summer staple (I sized down).
double duty 3double duty 1double duty 4 double duty 2 double duty closeup Double duty details


Shorts: Gap // Sandals: Forever21 // Blouse c/o OasapΒ // Purse: Coach (similar, borrowed from my stylish Mom) // Watch c/o Daniel Wellington // Nail Bracelet c/o Honeybee // Rings c/o Honeybee // Sunglasses: Forever21 (old)

Don’t forget to enter to win $100 from Lesouque. All you have to do is enter your email to get early access when they officially launch in June then make sure you put your info in the rafflecopter below. You can see all the details in my original post here. Below is just a sampling of the one-of-a-kind items they will have available from artisans all around the world.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Tori June 1, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Love this look Amy–black and white is so classic and chic (which totally makes me think of you!) What a perfect summer outfit πŸ™‚



  • Reply Denise Kokinis June 1, 2015 at 8:42 am

    I love that you keep your outfits so classic and always add a twist! I love that staple top and I can understand why you own them in so many variations! I think my steady pieces are definitely a good trim tank top, something that I can layer under everything for every season.

    I love your shorts and have been on the hunt for a good pair of boyfriend shorts! Lovely look all around. Hope you had a great weekend.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Reply June 1, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Looking great in this shorts and shirt combo! So chic!
    We Shop in Heels

  • Reply Ivete Correa June 1, 2015 at 8:17 am

    That’s such a pretty shirt. And I love how you toughened it up with the distressed shorts and lace-up sandals! Happy Monday, girl!

  • Reply Gina Daily June 1, 2015 at 8:05 am

    How nice of your mom to loan you her bag for these photos! I just love red (or hot pink) bags with an all black and white outfit like this. And I love the subtle black trim on the white top- perfect!
    Gina || On the Daily

  • Reply Merritt Beck June 1, 2015 at 7:38 am

    adore those cutoffs!

    The Style Scribe

  • Reply Cynthia @ MyRoseColoredShades June 1, 2015 at 7:36 am

    I love pieces like these that you can dress up or down. Love this black and white combo and the pop of red via the bag is perfect. And hello, how did I miss those sandals from F21?! Love them!

  • Reply Gold Coast Girl June 1, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Cute outfit! Loving those jean shorts πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Georgia Jade June 1, 2015 at 7:03 am

    I love that purse! It’s so nice. Great outfit girly! x

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic – Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

  • Reply Red Reticule June 1, 2015 at 6:53 am

    Love an effortless black and white look! Those shorts are so cute and love your blouse.

    Red Reticule | Red Reticule Collection

  • Reply Laura June 1, 2015 at 6:44 am

    You always do neutrals so fabulously! Love those shorts and what a versatile blouse!

  • Reply ADA June 1, 2015 at 6:37 am

    You are wearing your favorite color combo and looking great as usual. Love the pop of red. The blouse and sandals are super cute.

  • Reply theblackblush blog June 1, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Love your blouse! It’s a basic that I have a lot on my closet. I wear them all the time too! The bag was the perfect touch!
    Have a great week Amy!

  • Reply Rachelle June 1, 2015 at 4:34 am

    Loving these shorts, my current pair of black shorts are too big for me so you are totally tempting me.


  • Reply Mili June 1, 2015 at 4:05 am

    What a cute top! I love when pieces are suitable for different settings, it makes your closet stretch even further πŸ™‚ I’m super bummed I didn’t get those forever 21 sandals when I first saw them. They look great!


  • Reply Camilla Julie Skov Hansen June 1, 2015 at 3:54 am

    Such a pretty outfit, sweetie.
    I love the look of the white shirt πŸ™‚


  • Reply Beauty Follower June 1, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Very nice look!

    Happy June πŸ™‚

  • Reply MichΓ¨le June 1, 2015 at 2:34 am

    what a beautiful classy outfit

  • Reply Gina G June 1, 2015 at 12:49 am

    So perfect! I’ve been wondering how to wear my closet’s over population of white and black in the Spring ha.


    Pink Wings

  • Reply Natali June 1, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Oh wow!! This blouse is simply perfect!! Totally my kind of elegant piece which works perfectly in daytime as well as in night time outfits.

  • 1 2 3 5

    Leave a Reply