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MY FAVORITE OUTFITS WITH JEANS | 20+ years as a stylist, this is still my favorite outfit.

After 20+ years as a personal stylist, this is still my favorite outfit. Outfits with jeans and a white top work anytime. Try these combinations now and you’ll be in love with them forever.

Jen’s 4 Favorite Outfits With Jeans and a White Top this Summer

1| White Crochet Top and Flare Jeans

One of the most fashionable outfits with jeans right now is a crochet top and ’70’s inspired accessories. This is just one of the fashionable new outfits you can make with the pieces in my Summer Capsule Wardrobe.

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These are my personal picks for quality. All three brands do a good job of making classic styles that fit well.

Bonus Stylist Tip– Consider the matching Vince Cardigan and crochet tank together. Both are great investments and do #doubleduty. I suggest the cardigan to clients who are looking for a lightweight layering piece to cover their arms in the summer.

Under $75

If you’re looking for more coverage toss a wrap over your arms or try this style from Open Edit. It comes in plus size too.

2 | White Oversized Button Up and Beachy Jeans

Both of these pieces were part of my Sunny Vacation Outfit Essentials post. Like most of the pieces I pick for you, they also do #doubleduty. Wear them to the beach or a BBQ this summer.

All of these oversized button-ups come in more colors.

Pink is Popular

Pistola

Designed in California, it’s no wonder Pistola denim is a popular choice for that relaxed beachy look.

3 | White Eyelet Lace Blouse and Wide-Leg Jeans

Year after year you’ll love these lace tops. They are so pretty yet such a simple outfit with wide-leg jeans.

Bonus Stylist Tip- Try a colored lace top with white jeans for a new spin on this classic combo.

Eyelet Lace Tops Under $100

4 | Classic White Crew and Crop Flare Jeans

JEN’S TOP TOP PICKS

ATM makes a great quality Peruvian cotton jersey tee that stands the test of time. If you want the look for less this style from the Banana Republic is often on sale for less than $20.

These are more of my go-to T’s for a crew neck. They all fit great and kiss not cling to the body.

Jen’s Best Bet for Bottoms

mother insider crop flare jeans crop flare jeans street style
Mother Insider Crop on me, 5’4″

These are by far my favorite crop flare styles. I have them both in multiple washes. First is the Mother “Insider Crop” . The Mother “Insider” is just an inch longer. If you have long legs try the “Claudine” from Paige. Equally as fabulous is Frame’s “Le Cropped Mini Boot”.

Oversized and Lightweight Options

If you tend to run warm but love the way a 3rd piece pulls together your jeans and t-shirt, try these. This Blazers for More Than Just Jean Outfits

Double-breasted blazers with a nipped waist go over more than just your jeans. These styling staples are worth the investment. The navy is forever, but they come in other classic colors you may want too.

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STYLISH SWEATS AND COOL COATS | A HAUTE MAMA FAVORITE ON A COLD DAY

In the winter I tend to play favorites with my comfy outfit formulas which almost always include stylish sweats and a cool coat. After my recent refresh, I decided to share the best high-low sources so you can be haute on a cold day too. Start with a soft and stylish sweatsuit, and bundle up in a cool coat before you head out the door. When you have all the pieces deciding what to wear is child's play.

Unique Gift Ideas from a Seasoned Shopper | 2022 Gift Guide Someone Has Actually Tried.

Since I shop every day, it just wouldn't be right not to share some of the best deals and unique gifts I find. You can put down your car keys and grab a cup of coffee instead. Your holiday shopping just got simpler. This is the best high-low unique gift mix all in one spot. Also, it's OK to add extra to your cart to reward yourself for being such a smart shopper this holiday season.

4 Ways To Style a Silky Slip Dress this Winter That Works With Any “Dress” Code

A silky slip dress delivers every time and is the ultimate wardrobe workhorse when you want to wear a dress this winter.

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