8 Ways To Turn a Black T-Shirt & Jeans Into a Completely Different Outfit, Because We Love Upcycling

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When you find the perfect-fitting, comfortable jeans you don’t want to ever take it off, you find every way and excuse to wear them again and again. This is me, excited about finding the perfect summer look. 

No outfit is more classic (or easy) than jeans and t-shirt. Although, this go-to combination can feel a bit dull at times. Fortunately, there are simple ways to spruce up this casual ensemble without much effort. All it takes is a little bit of outfit inspiration.

  1. 1. Keep it cool and summery

    Nothing screams summer like straw and wicker accessories. I love how they add texture and personality to a neutral outfit like this one. This outfit is my go-to for summer, it’s cool, casual, and contemporary.

  2. 2. Accessorize it

    If you want to look chic and stylish, wearing pearls is the easiest way to do it. The pearl headband trend is at its peak right now. It not only elevates your look but a perfect solution for day 3 (or 4) hair.

    Adding some texture to the look with this Croc-embossed satchel from Parisa Wang and my most loved neon pumps that are currently on sale for $44.

  3. 3. Dress it up

    Blazers aren’t just for work. You can pretty much wear them for any occasion, from brunch to date night. It’s a layering piece that you can wear throughout the year and will instantly make you look polished and put together.

    I paired the blazer with polka dot pumps to make the outfit more feminine and completed with a neutral quilted bag that compliments the pastel blue blazer.

  4. 4. Edgy and chic

    Leopard print never goes out of style, in fact, these pieces form the cornerstones of our wardrobe. Ever since I bought this leopard kimono last fall, I’ve been wearing it non-stop. It’s such a staple to have. Leopard print has the ability to be the best of both worlds: adding something extra to a simple outfit like the one I am wearing or working as a neutral, miraculously pairing well with everything.

    Keeping up with other seasonal trends and pairing my espadrille slip-ons and neon bag with the kimono to create the ultimate cool-girl style. Nothing says casual-chic better than this look!

  5. 5. Work in layers

    This outfit is perfect to wear to work if you don’t have a strict dress code for work or on a casual Friday. I love wearing cardigans to work, they not only keep me warm in the freezing AC but they also dress up casual tops like this black t-shirt

  6. 6. Double up on denim

    Double denim trend is back in fashion. It’s a perfect way to underline your individuality and chicness. A fun way to embrace monochrome by pairing your jeans with a cute denim jacket.

  7. 7. Belt it up

    A belt is an accessory that can either change the character of your black tee and jeans look or emphasize the style. I am breaking the minimalist look with a snake print belt and complimenting with a colorful bag.

Re-wearing a go-to outfit seriously helps to establish my style #brand, while keeping it sustainable by avoiding new purchases. Upcycling and refreshing a plain, simple look is easier than you may think!

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