Dress Up Basics

IMG_5759IMG_5767IMG_5882IMG_5780IMG_5873IMG_5910IMG_5809Details: (g) Publik button down ∙ Rag & Bone jeans ∙ Francesca’s bag – similar ∙ brown booties ∙ Topshop scarf

Ah pajama dressing – when wearing clothes you could sleep in suddenly becomes the street style must-have of the spring season [especially in matching sets!] Although it’s still too cold, wet, gross, and all around dirty outside to wear the finer things in bedtime wear we can still prep our transition above the waist, starting with the basics: the oversized striped button down.

My personal rule with oversized pieces on top is to coordinate with a skinny/slim style below the belt. Even the pajama sets we crave have a slender seam to keep the look far from frumpy at the points that matter – i.e. waist/hips. With a piece extra large such as this, adding a heel helps to avoid that short and squat appearance as well as dresses up the entire casual look.

Remember Bananas in Pajamas? My goal is to have a set just like that, in chic-er form. For now, this button down is a staple that we all should aim to have in our closets and if a child’s cartoon has beat you to it, shame on you – kidding! Shop similar below:

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To Be Bright


  • Reply Liv March 5, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I agree, whenever wearing a flowy, loose top, I always like to pair it with skinny jeans. Great look!



  • Reply Lisa | THINK LIKE A BOSS LADY March 5, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    This does look comfy. Love the deep blue wash of the denim, and you expertly cuffed it as well. Any tips for achieving a perfect denim cuff?


  • Reply Joanne March 5, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I couldn’t agree more on balancing the proportions. Love this pairing!


  • Reply Laura Henderson March 6, 2015 at 9:44 am

    lovely bag , stunning color!

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life March 8, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    What a great top and love it paired with those jeans & awesome booties! Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.


  • Reply Dolna March 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I am a huge fan of mixing up laid back and feminine! The heels do a great job here and I love the outstanding mustard bag! Great styling! 🙂

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