Hello, pretties and a post-Christmas TGIF to you! Welcome to week five of Build Your Outfit Basics. If you’re new here, let me catch you up. BYOB is a six week series built around my Five Wardrobe Basics for Real Moms. Each week I feature one of my favorite outfit builders along with some affordable options to help you build or add onto your own wardrobe.
In week one, I featured dark wash skinny jeans. Week two was all about fabulous, cute and comfy flats, week three featured one of my favorites, scarves and in week four I confessed to my total obsession with cardigans.
Week Five’s outfit builders lay the foundation for just about any look – tees and tanks. If you’ve followed me for long, you’ve probably already noticed that I layer a tee or tank under almost everything.
Like these looks starring my gray and taupe tanks.
My drawer full of tanks gets accessed year-round. There’s just something that feels right about layering, I can’t quite explain it but I do it almost every day. And these long tanks from Forever 21 are my absolute favorites and are only $4.80 each! I have one in ever color of the rainbow.
Although tanks tops are my main go-to layering piece, I also wear a lot of t-shirts. They work great under cardigans and sweaters or on their own with a statement necklace or scarf.
Here are some of my fave basic tanks and tees.
[Long Tank Top: Forever 21]
[Everyday Tank: J. Crew Factory]
Tissue Tees are the perfect weight for layering. Here’s one that I love.
[Tissue Tee: J. Crew Factory]
I love the longer length and shirred sides of this tee.
[Shirred V-neck Tee: Nordstrom]
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[Chambray Shirt: Madewell]
While I was writing this post, I started thinking about some other favorite basics that I wear on a regular basis. One of my fall purchases kept coming to mind – my denim shirt. Denim shirts, and their lighter weight cousin chambray are CRAZY versatile!
Here are some ways to pair them up:
Under cardigans and sweaters
Over tank tops as a jacket
Belted with a maxi skirt
With leggings, riding boots and a scarf
Tucked in with dark wash denim skinnies (below)
I have a feeling I’m just going to keep finding ways to wear it year-round…thrown over a bikini with a sarong, tucked into shorts with a tank top or with colored denim like this look below that I LOVE.
[Camel Jeans: Fossil]
Here are some of my favorite denim and chambray shirts.
It’s Your Turn: How healthy is your collection of basic tees and tanks? What are you planning to update?
Have you taken the Payday Pretty Challenge yet?
If you do, you could win a $20 Target gift card! I’m giving away one each week of the BYOB series.
All you have to do is take $20, $50 or $100 out of the weekly budget and do something pretty for yourself. Then show me what you got! Here are the ways you can enter:
1. If you’re a blogger, write about Payday Pretty in a post and link back to me.
2. Post a photo to the GYPO Facebook page showing me what you got.
3. Tweet about the Payday Pretty Challenge Giveaway.
4. Leave me a blog post comment telling me what you got.
Happy shopping and good luck!
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Week Four’s Payday Pretty Challenge winner is Cindy B.!
Congratulations Cindy! Your $20 Target gift card is on it’s way. I hope you do something pretty for yourself with it!
Stay pretty, my friends!