How to Dress Up a Basic White Tee and Jeans Combination for Spring

Sharing my recent spring uniform. Plus how to dress up the basic white tee and jeans combination for a spring date night!

everlane crop tee shirt | everlane relaxed boyfriend jeans | J.McLaughlin wicker bag | c/o jack rogers bettina high heeled sandals | c/o lisi lerch Tricia white statement earrings

Come spring I’m typically all about dresses (maxi dresses click here , midi dresses order cialis online , floral dresses click here , lace dresses) but lately, I cannot get enough of the basic white tee and jeans combination. I blame it on Everlane and their incredibly comfy crop tees + relaxed boyfriend jeans. They are game changers! 

I tried them both on while in NYC for Fashion Week this past February but didn’t pull the trigger. The reason being spring was right around the corner and I figured I would be living in dresses. Well I couldn’t stop thinking about the two pieces and definitely regretted not buying them. Especially when I kept seeing my size sell out in the jeans. So when the 24s were back in stock I JUMPED on it – adding both the relaxed boyfriend jeans and a crop tee to my cart. And I haven’t looked back since. 

By that I mean, I have basically been wearing either or both of these pieces almost daily. Most recently, dressing them up for an easy spring date look. Adding a wicker handbag + silk scarf and raffia high heeled sandals. Both items give off major spring vibes and dress up the basic combo. 

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Straw + Wicker Handbags for Spring & Summer 

Come spring and summer 9 times out of 10 you’ll find me carrying either a straw or wicker handbag. They are my absolute favorite and every year I cannot wait to pull them out. And to pick up an additional one or two! Every year it seems brands come out with cuter styles and this year is no different. There are so many adorable straw + wicker bags in stores right now!  Below you will find some of the cutest ones.

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everlane crop tee shirt | everlane relaxed boyfriend jeans | J.McLaughlin wicker bag | c/o jack rogers bettina high heeled sandals | c/o lisi lerch Tricia white statement earrings

How to Dress Up A Basic White Tee and Jeans Combination for Spring

 
Add height 

The best way to instantly dress up the combination is to add some height. And by that I mean, high heels or wedges. Either of these two will add a feminine touch to the other wise casual look. If you’re wearing high-heels opt for open toe to play up the spring feel. For wedges, I highly recommend espadrilles. One they’re incredibly comfortable and two, they again add a more feminine, spring touch. 

Hold a wicker 0r straw bag

As mentioned above, these bags are perfect for the spring and summer seasons. They’re sweet, playful and oh so fun to carry! Just as the high heels or wedges, they’ll add feminine spring vibes to your look! If you’re going for a more dressy look, opt for a clutch or small top handle bag. If you have lots to carry or are going a little more casual, pick a tote or cross body bag. 

Pair with playful accessories

Have a little more fun and add playful accessories. Think statement earrings, bandanas, floral silk scarves, or wrist full of bracelets. Whatever accessory fits your personality and showcases your personal style best! 

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32 Comments

  1. Morgan wrote:

    Honestly so shocked to see you jeans so much this season but I’m loving it!! These were made for you!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 4.25.19 Reply
  2. Jessica Camerata wrote:

    Obsessed with these shoes and loving these jeans on you. I tried them and hated them on me. Looking good!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    Posted 4.26.19 Reply
  3. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    Such a classic and beautiful look!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 4.26.19 Reply
  4. Kristina wrote:

    Adorable!! Love those sandals and of course the wicker bag for summer!

    Posted 4.26.19 Reply
  5. These jeans look so cute on you! I love how you made a classic outfit a bit more dressed up, great job!

    Posted 4.26.19 Reply
  6. dana mannarino wrote:

    This is SUCH a good casual look! LOVE those jeans on you!

    Dana | The Champagne Edit

    Posted 4.26.19 Reply
    • 🙂 Thank you Dana! They are my obsession right now. I’ve been wearing them several times a week since receiving!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.26.19 Reply
  7. Laura wrote:

    I love this simple, casual outfit! Your bag is so darling too BTW!

    xo, Laura

    Posted 4.26.19 Reply
  8. Liz wrote:

    I’ve been dying for that bag for like a year haha. And I’ve heard sooo many good things about Everlane! I’m in the market for some basics so I think I’ll pull the trigger 🙂

    Posted 4.26.19 Reply
    • Oh you need to get one! They are so worth it – as they are incredibly fun to carry and add such a fun pop to your look. Everlane is the BEST!!!! Perfect spot to pick up basics. Especially tees, sweaters, and pants.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.26.19 Reply
  9. Anna English wrote:

    This is such a classic combo! I love a simple white t-shirt.

    Posted 4.26.19 Reply
  10. Love how you took a basic white tee and denim and gave them some pizazz!

    Posted 4.26.19 Reply
  11. sahra wrote:

    love this chic styling! And such amazing summer bags you’ve chosen!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

    Posted 4.26.19 Reply
  12. Kileen wrote:

    I love the basic white tee and jeans combo-such a classic pair. So simple but so chic!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    Posted 4.27.19 Reply
  13. Lydia wrote:

    I’m all about dresses for spring as well, but it’s nice to have a comfy pair of jeans to fall back on for the days when you feel like being a bit more casual!
    Chic on the Cheap

    Posted 4.28.19 Reply
  14. lee wrote:

    I am so with you on adding a straw bag and fun accessories to dress it up! It can look so fun and so chic!

    Posted 4.28.19 Reply
  15. Greta wrote:

    This is the best, most classic combo ever! So chic and effortless.

    Posted 4.28.19 Reply
  16. That wicker bag, I need it in my life! I love how you wore this white tee with mom jeans, it’s the perfect summer 2019 look!

    Xo Amanda || www. affordablebyamanda.com

    Posted 4.29.19 Reply