This look is similar to the last outfit I wore with this black gingham button-front shirt, but with red jeans this time instead of a red bag. What can I say… red and black gingham just work so well together!
And this combo — skinny or straight-leg jeans with a button-front shirt, either unbuttoned or layered over a tank top — is such an easy and comfortable combo to wear. It doesn’t take much thought at all. Just as easy as a tee + jeans, just a little bit more put-together. And that’s why it’s important to have basics like these in one’s closet, as outfits are then easy to mix and match!
The backdrop is of a nearby church that I’ve long admired, the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Tacoma. Its architecture is stunning! And the front entrance and stairs are so wide and deep, I figured it would be a good backdrop for photos. 🙂
This is a VERY basic outfit, but for me, it’s the details that make this variation fresh, like the gold double straps on the flip flops and the red, white & black pattern on the clutch that ties the whole outfit together.
And when we’re running around town doing errands, I love throwing just a few essentials (e.g. chapstick, cell phone, sunglasses case) in a clutch, and and not having to lug around a big tote bag. It also helps motivate me that I have a growing collection of cute clutches! 🙂
And i just liked the photos below for their more casual view of the outfit — and of me! 😉 And I liked how the deeper red of my manicure and pedicure played off the red jeans and added a bit more depth to the red in the outfit.
Weather: Slightly cool and sunny, perfect spring weather
Where: Running errands on the weekend
- Gingham button-front: Lands’ End, this winter
- Tank top: Target?, old
- Red jeans: Style&Co. for Macy’s, old
- Flip flops: Rhea, c/o giveaway last spring
- Clutch: Out of Print Clothing, old
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