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).
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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)

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  • Reply Patricia Blaj June 2, 2015 at 3:01 am

    I usually shop for all kind of complicated pieces with prints and very colorful and then I realise I don’t have the basic pieces to wear them with haha πŸ˜€ Love your shirt!



  • Reply La Travelera June 2, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Nice look. I love your mom handbag! xx

  • Reply La Travelera June 2, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Nice look. I love your mom handbag! xx

  • Reply Tina Phan June 2, 2015 at 12:48 am

    This black and white outfit is so polished and classic. I’m also dying over those sandals; you always find amazing things from F21!


  • Reply Nikki June 1, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Perfect blouse! Such a classic!


  • Reply jen avery June 1, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Love the black shorts with white top! You look amazing xx

    Style by Avery

  • Reply 365hangers June 1, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Love how simple and easy this look is, and of course how perfect all the pieces are for mixing and matching with everything else you own. That top is way too cute!!

    xx 365Hangers

  • Reply Jasmine June 1, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Versatile pieces are right up my alley! Love how you played down that top with the distressed denim shorts πŸ™‚ You look amazing as always!

    be the plebeian

  • Reply Threads for Thomas June 1, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Love those shorts, and how you made them look more polished with your blouse. I also love tops that can be dressed up or down.
    xo Rachael

  • Reply Jackie June 1, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I love the combination of the dressier blouse with the more casual shorts. And um, those sandals?!? Obsessed!!


    Something About That

  • Reply Monic June 1, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    These flats are sooo ooo cute !

    Simply Sutter

  • Reply Shoshana June 1, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Great sandals. Love the standard black but the white sole makes them fun and visually interesting.

  • Reply melaniekay June 1, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    This is such a cute look! I love it!
    Melanie @

  • Reply Maireem Maneje June 1, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    The color of your bag is gorgeous! I’m obsessed πŸ˜›

  • Reply Angela Keeley-White June 1, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    I really need some black shorts. Loving yours with your white top! Such a classic look.


  • Reply sarah June 1, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I really like the color of your bag! Most red bags seem so flashy, but this one is classic and still fun.

  • Reply Lilly June 1, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Love this black/white look with a pop of color!

  • Reply racheldinh June 1, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    What a fab find for $17. You styled it perfect, looking beautiful as always.

  • Reply Zelle Brown June 1, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    I’m with you 100% on double-duty pieces! Those are always the best! You look fab as always!

    xo Southern Style

  • Reply Nicole Layne June 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I love the black and white and pop of red! Those sandals are amazing!

    Nicole to the Nines

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