Hi there. I hope you enjoyed your weekend and your week is off to a good start. Sometimes, keeping things simple can be a lot harder than one would think or expect and that goes for everything in life. Whenever I feel overwhelmed or anxious about something in my life I try to remind myself to “keep it simple”. Sometimes it works and other times not so much but such is life.

Simply Classic: Blue Jeans & White Sweater.

Well, keeping things simple is what inspired this week’s post and this earlier post. The best way I could think of translating that message into my style was to go with the classic blue jeans and white tee. There is a reason some classic styles have stood the test of time and that is because they have a certain simplicity to them that lasts over time. Like the Little Black Dress or even the Little White Dress, the plaid shirt, the all-white or all-black look and the blue jeans and white tee.

Simply Classic: Blue Jeans & White Sweater.

Simply Classic: Blue Jeans & White Sweater.

I didn’t exactly go for the white t-shirt for my look. I went instead with a white knit sweater that was hand made by my grandmother and is actually older than me. Needless to say, it has a special place in my heart. I can absolutely understand the intricacies involved with hand making something and seeing your final product, coming from the fact that I hand make my beaded jewelry. I think of this sweater as a classic piece and being inspired to keep it simple for this week’s look made me substitute this white sweater for the white t-shirt. That is how this look fell together for me.

Simply Classic: Blue Jeans & White Sweater.

Simply Classic: Blue Jeans & White Sweater.

Simply Classic: Blue Jeans & White Sweater.

I knew that the rest of the ensemble had to be understated too so I went with my white wedge shoe (not sure if I can call it a sneaker but if not, it is the closest thing I have to a sneaker). To add to the accessories, I put on a pair of beaded hoop earrings that I made and a beaded statement ring that I bought which helped me put a little touch of me in the outfit. I love my beaded pieces if you don’t know that by now, lol. To finish off the look, I went with another classic, a vibrant red lip that literally makes my day better whenever I wear it.

Simply Classic: Blue Jeans & White Sweater.

Simply Classic: Blue Jeans & White Sweater.

Simply Classic: Blue Jeans & White Sweater.

I love this outfit not just for its simplicity but also because I remember my mum putting together such outfits for herself when I was young and thinking how pretty she looked so a little nostalgia there too.

Simply Classic: Blue Jeans & White Sweater.

Photography by Neil Mitra.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and I wish you a great week ahead. Thank you so much for reading.

🙂

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