Sometimes the most simple of outfits seem to be the ones that garner the most attention. During the photo shoot, I received so many compliments from those passing by. Maybe it was a nice distraction as people braved the Lyon Street stairs. Either way, I was grateful and it added a little pep in my step! I love elevated basics! I live for a shirt dress, and I live for the perfect oversized item, too. I found this hybrid on ASOS and thought it was the PERFECT shirt dress for summer.
At the suggestion of my cousin, I also ordered this satin headwrap that is SO fun! I plan to wear this a lot more on cooler summer days because since I’ve transitioned to this hairstyle, I need all of the ventilation! 😉 I never thought of wearing the two together until I took them out of the packaging, and then I decided to make it funky (yes, I said that. Hopefully James Brown is proud) and add some sneakers. Adidas are back in a major way, and I’ve worn mine with an outfit that is dainty, and one that was a little sporty. CJ bought me a new pair recently and I thought this was the perfect time for them to make their debut!
If we’re talking classics, a white sneaker is the way to go, whether or not it’s by Adidas. You cannot wear a crisp look like this without a clean, white sneaker. While there is official sneaker cleaner you can use, I like to use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser! I start with the sole and use the corner to spot clean any spots on the upper part of the shoe.
Check out the links below to recreate the look! Have some pieces in your closet you want to try with first? Use this recipe:
A statement accessory + basic shirtdress + an unlikely paired shoe
Bracelet: Kenneth Cole New York (similar)
Lipstick Shade: Fearless PatentPolish by MAC
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Photos by Rachel Radcliffe Photography
You are just SO lovely! I need to get a pair of white sneakers!
Thank you, Ashley! And yes, you do. They go with so many things!
Great post! You look so beautiful and I looooove the photo of you jumping!!
Thanks so much, Wanda!
I just ordered some white vans! I’m usually rough on them but I’m gonna try and keep these clean. Definitely gonna try the magic eraser trick!
I’m with you on elevated basics! They’re my favorite thing. Love the look and your styling! ✌
Thank you, Alex! And please keep me posted about the Magic Eraser!
This one of my favorite outfits ever!!! I always want to copy you bc I feel like you have the best style!! Way to be so cutting edge my friend!! LOVE these images!!
OMG! Thank you, Ruthie! I’m usually not so cutting edge but def wanted to experiment and try! Thanks again.
This is perfect for a day with the gals pals or a date night with the mister – so cute!
Thanks, Toni! I love how transitional it is, too! xo
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