April 17, 2015 - Easy Outfits, Style, Style Challenges

Spring Outfit Formula: White Jeans + Black Tank

Do you love easy outfit formulas?  Of course you do!  Who doesn’t love something that makes life easier and getting dressed a breeze?  Honestly I rely on formulas to get dressed almost every single day. Having one in mind when I walk into my closet makes it super easy to pull pieces together into a quick outfit.

The GYPO Style Challenge is basically built around my favorite outfit formulas.  This past week, participants in the spring challenge got their first full week of outfits to style from the items on the shopping list.

One of the favorites from the week was this easy outfit formula built on the foundation of white jeans and a black tee or tank.  By swapping out the scarf and cardigan, you can create endless possibilities from it.

White Jeans + Black Tank + Bright Cardigan + Print Scarf


Here’s how I pulled together my outfit.


And here are some of the awesome ways that the challengers paired it up.  (They put me to shame, right?)

white-jeans-outfits-spring Collage 12 I have to say that this has been the best challenge yet.  We have many returning challengers who are knocking it out of the park this round.  They’re setting a great example for the new girls and guiding them in the right direction.  But we also have quite a few girls who are brand new to the challenge and stepping right up to the plate.  The beauty is each challenge builds upon the next so challengers are passing down what they’re learning.  Maybe I’m partial but I’m just going to go ahead and say that it’s the nicest place on Facebook!


Last week, the Dallas area style challengers got together for a fun girls’ night out at Watters Creek in Allen, Texas.  We munched on appetizers at Mi Cocina then headed out to take advantage of some great deals on last minute items on the spring challenge shopping list.

gypo-gno Other challengers are organizing regional events across the U.S. to meet up in real-life too.  You have no idea how happy this makes my heart!

If you’d like to get in on the fun, it’s not too late to join us.  When you sign up, you’ll get the shopping list and outfits immediately so you can jump right in!  Click HERE to sign up.

spring-challenge-banner Square Collage It’s Your Turn:  Do you have any go-to, no fail outfit formulas for spring?  Share them with us in the comments!

Getting my pretty on with The Pleated Poppy.

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  • Look at all of these pretty ladies! I love it! I was out of town during registration so I am hoping you do a summer challenge! I love the black and white idea with the colored cardigan! I am trying this today! Happy weekend Alison! Susan

    • Hi Susan, we look forward to having you in the Summer Challenge!

      • Jennifer

        When will the summer challenge start? I’m just now getting to see what you do and I’d love some fresh outfit ideas!

        • Hi Jennifer! Summer will kick off at the end of next month. Keep an eye out for notices about registration. If you’re already signed up for my newsletter, you should be one of the first to know. I’d love to have you join!

  • I love, love, love a simple outfit recipe like this one! Happy Friday friend!!

    • Outfit formulas are so fun! Happy Friday!

  • I love the little GYPO community that you’ve created! What a wonderful way to encourage women!!!!!!! And the two of us have GOT to meet at Mi Cocina soon!!!!!!

    • Thanks Sheaffer. I agree!

  • Everybody is rockin’ this challenge! I love seeing all the different options these beautiful ladies are coming up with! I so many ideas for future outfits! Thanks again for hosting Alison!

    • This challenge is the best so far!

  • Everyone is rocking the outfits! Makes me excited to get dressed each morning!

    • I love seeing all the outfits every morning. Ladies know how to make me happy. 🙂

  • Laurie

    Due to a job loss at the beginning of the year, I just didn’t have the extra funds to sign up this time, but I’m so glad the ladies are having fun! It was the THE MOST ENCOURAGING thing I had ever been a part of as well as informational 🙂 I’ve been going back to some of my previous spring style challenge outfits this year and still love them!! Thank you Alison for doing this and I look forward to seeing more of your outfit posts!

    • That’s awesome Laurie! I’m so happy you were able to join us this time. It’s really about so much more than the outfits.

  • Easy outfit formulas are my favorites for spring, and this one is perfect, truly inspiring.

    • Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!