October 8, 2014 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

Easy Outfits | Upgrade Your Jeans and Tee

Want a quick and easy way to upgrade your basic jeans and t-shirts for fall?  Just add a long cardigan and printed scarf.  This easy outfit formula is one that I turn to over and over.  The light layers are especially great for fall and spring.  Match a pair of colorful flats to one of the colors in the scarf to kick it up another notch.

Cardigan + Scarf + Jeans + T-shirt





[Cardigan:  Same/Scarf:  Similar/Ankle Jeans: Same/T-shirt:  Same/Flats:  Same/Watch:  Same/Bracelets:  Same/Purse:  Same]

It’s Your Turn:  What’s your favorite way to upgrade your jeans and tees?  Share it in the comments!

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  1. For this challenge I’ve shopped my closet, but this outfit makes me want to buy that cardi and scarf! I might have to do it! HA!!

  2. Such a perfect Fall outfit! Love that scarf paired with the yellow cardi!

    <3 Shannon

  3. I agree, this is an easy formula that always seems to work. I love the color palette of this outfit! I’m eyeing that scarf. I’m so glad you found an option from Target. Guess who’s paying a visit to Target? 🙂 ~Cynthia

  4. I agree with all of those suggestions. I am a sucker for scarves although they never look quite as good on me as they do on you. A longer neck might help me I think.


  5. What color slub-knit tee do you have on? It doesn’t seem like any of the options online (grey, pink, or white)

  6. Yes, great tips! I ADORE scarves. I love how they instantly can take any plain tee up a notch. Layers are key for me, so I love cardigans too. Another way I like to upgrade a basic jeans/tee outfit is with a long necklace, some colorful dangly earrings, and/or a colorful/printed belt.

  7. You have great style!
    I live in central Florida and it’s still in the 80’s and humid here. I try to change up my summer attire by wearing deeper colors but still dressing for the heat.

  8. Hey – I just wore those shoes this week. Love that mustard sweater. Might need to stop by Target at lunchtime. I should pin this so I don’t forget what a cute outfit it is.

    Love it!

  9. I love the cardigan and scarf! I love the whole outfit! The cardigan says Junior’s, did you have to order a size up? I’m wondering what size I would need to order. Thanks!

  10. Love this look! I am the queen of throwing on a scarf and calling it good 🙂 I must admit that I do sometimes just change my workout shirt to a cuter tee and throw a scarf and call it good for going out in public 🙂 now I just need to add a cardigan to it!

    1. There’s nothing wrong with throwing on a tee and a scarf. It’s nice to turn up the style! Cardigans would look great to put on top for cooler weather! 😉

  11. Just returned from a mission to Loft to find those jeans. Love them and can’t wait to put this outfit together.

  12. I absolutely love outfit formulas! You look great! Thanks for the inspiration! Comfy and cute – my goal when I get dressed!

  13. I would love it if you would show how you arranged your scarf. I LOVE this outfit!! Had to go to Target and buy the scarf. :-). Always get great outfit ideas from your blog !!

  14. That look is fabulous! I love the use of the scarf and the cardigan! Another look I’m seeing to upgrade t-shirt and jeans is using a scarf and light sport jacket. I actually wore that to one of my conferences on a day I wasn’t presenting and people were stopping me to compliment me on my look – and the spangly sparkly vintage Avengers t-shirt I still kind of can’t believe I got away with wearing at a semi formal event. You never know what works!

  15. love this look! Could you tell me where the scarf in the pictures is from? I see a link for a similar one but love the original!

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