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How to Elevate a Simple Tee and Jeans Outfit

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I’m a lover of the basics and getting the most out of what you already have in your wardrobe. With some easy tricks, you can take a simple tee and jeans outfit and make it look elevated in many different ways!


How to Elevate a Simple Tee and Jeans Outfit

First, here’s the simple look we’re starting with:

elevate a simple tee and jeans outfit

Now here’s what we can do with it!

1. Tuck in your tee
Side tuck, half front tuck…your outfit is already elevated no matter what your tucking style preference may be.elevate a simple tee and jeans outfit elevate a simple tee and jeans outfit
white v neck (JCPenney, similar) | skinny jeans (T.J.Maxx, similar) | flats (Payless, similar)

2. Throw on some heels
Takes it from casual to night out worthy.
elevate a simple tee and jeans outfit elevate a simple tee and jeans outfit
white v neck (JCPenney, similar) | skinny jeans (T.J.Maxx, similar) | heels (similar)

3. Add a statement accessory
Whether you choose a necklace or a bold pair of earrings, it’s sure to bring your outfit up a notch. Related: How to Make Your Outfit Pop With Accessories 
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white v neck (JCPenney, similar) | skinny jeans (T.J.Maxx, similar) | flats (Payless, similar) | necklace

4. Layer jackets
Layering always adds interest to an outfit. Layering=elevated.
elevate a simple tee and jeans outfit elevate a simple tee and jeans outfit
white v neck (JCPenney, similar) | skinny jeans (T.J.Maxx, similar) | flats (Payless, similar) | denim shirt (similar) | moto jacket (Forever21, similar)

5. Add a belt
Any cool belts hanging out in the back of your closet? Tuck in your top to really show it off.
elevate a simple tee and jeans outfit elevate a simple tee and jeans outfit
white v neck (JCPenney, similar) | skinny jeans (T.J.Maxx, similar) | flats (Payless, similar) | leopard belt (Target, similar) | black belt (thrifted, similar)

6. Throw on a blazer
One of my favorite outfit combos because you can’t beat the mix of chic and simple. Related: 7 French Outfit Formulas You Can Copy
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white v neck (JCPenney, similar) | skinny jeans (T.J.Maxx, similar) | flats (Payless, similar) | blazer (Target, similar)

7. Knot the tee
Super simple, but it already gives your outfit a new look.elevate a simple tee and jeans outfit elevate a simple tee and jeans outfit
white v neck (JCPenney, similar) | skinny jeans (T.J.Maxx, similar) | flats (Payless, similar)

 

Just in case you didn’t know, you can play around with mixing these formulas to give you new outfits! Below I mixed #1, #2, #3, & #4 for a cool edgy chic outfit!elevate a simple tee and jeans outfit elevate a simple tee and jeans outfit

It’s really easy to elevate a simple tee and jeans outfit by making some simple tweaks. You’ll get countless outfit options this way! Now who can argue with that?

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Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.