Have you ever been the kind of person who loves a basic tee or a graphic tee? I’m all about that basic/graphic tee life. I love how fluid, and versatile street fashion is, and I love that you can take something as simple as a t-shirt, dress it up (or down, your preference), and make it your own.
So that’s what I did here:
If you keep up with my blog posts, I’m sure you’re familiar with me mentioning that sometimes I take my inspiration from the iconic figures, or trail blazers such as Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs. I’m sure you’re now scratching your head, because these men aren’t at all considered fashion icons. I personally find my inspiration in these men humorous, but hear me out as I share my confession with you. Einstein once said he didn’t want to waste brainpower on choosing an outfit each day, which is why you see him in his iconic gray suit. Now, I’m not about to wear a gray suit or black turtleneck and jeans on the daily, but I try to not put too much thought into my outfits so that the pieces can come together naturally. Keeping things simple, classy, and chic. Now, don’t get me wrong there is always a time and place to go above and beyond with your outfit and appearance, but for me I like the simplicity in things. It’s more natural, for me at least.
What better staple of simplicity than a basic t-shirt or graphic tee?
So here, while it may look like this whole outfit took a while to piece together, it really took less than a minute. It came together so naturally as I pulled each piece out of my closet.
I love the look of a simple tee paired with something edgy or delicate - just the complete opposite of a t-shirt - to really make the whole outfit stand out. Similar to relationships when they say opposites attract, it works here in this case as well.
As for my accessories, I zeroed in on one color to add a sort of pop to the monochromatic outfit. These pink velvet shoes are some of my favorites. However, because they are velvet and one of my favorite pair of shoes, I try to only wear them on special occasions. Okay, hear me out on this. Do you have something that maybe is cursed? Haha! Crazy, I know. That’s why I said hear me out. I believe these shoes have the Rain Dance Curse. Maybe “curse” isn’t the correct word, but regardless, it seems like anytime I’m planning on wearing these shoes - that are made of velvet and obviously cannot get wet - it rains! I’m not kidding you. It’s just like when you check the forecast and it says “sunny all week,” so you wash your car only for it to rain the next day. Maybe it’s the meteorologists’ fault, maybe it’s this crazy, unpredictable Texas weather, or maybe… just maybe, it’s the Rain Dance Curse. I don’t know peeps, but all I do know is whenever I want to wear these shoes, expect rain showers in the Greater Austin Area.
As for my purse, it’s not jinxed at all.
Haha, what if I actually ended the blog post with the previous sentence. LOL. Goodness, I think the silliest things are so funny.
Find me on Instagram @HaleighBelle and drop me a comment telling me your thoughts on basic t-shirts for not so basic b*tches ;)… or better yet, tell me if you have anything that has the Rain Dance Curse. I’m so curious!
I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog! I hope it's full of beautiful inspiration and brings a little light-hearted joy to your life. Wishing all of you a beautiful day! I don’t say it enough, but I am so grateful for every single one of you. Thank you so much for following!
If you’re interested in shopping my picks, I’ve posted links below, or you can shop my looks here and here.
Find me on Instagram at: HaleighBelle
I would love to hear your thoughts!
P.S. My purse is not jinxed.
LOVE 21 Faux Leather Fringe Skirt • LOVE21 • $15.99
FOREVER 21 Nightwalker Faux Leather Fringe Skirt • Forever 21 • $71.99
Vila Fringe Faux Leather Skirt • Vila • $34
Michaela Faux Leather Fringe Skirt • $29.99
Jack by BB Dakota Cooley Faux Leather Fringe Skirt • BB Dakota • $27.99
FOREVER 21 Faux Leather Fringe Skirt • Forever 21 • $22.90
Slay All Day Graphic Tee • Milly • $35.99
Express need a little rose graphic tee • Express • $39.90
Express wild rose easy graphic tee • Express • $39.90
ModCloth Tail the End of Time T-Shirt in M • $25
Tommy Hilfiger Sodas • Tommy Hilfiger • $40.99
Kenneth Cole New York Abbey • Kenneth Cole New York • $42.99–59.99
Kenneth Cole New York Joanie Velvet Slip-On Sneakers • Kenneth Cole New York • $120
Steve Madden Bertie Blush Velvet Sneakers • Steve Madden • $40
Puma Basket Heart Sneakers In Pink Velvet • Puma • $119
Pink Velvet Platform Sneakers • Missguided • $38
OLIVIA MILLER Bellmore Velvet Sneaker • $16.97
Report Angel Velvet Sneaker • Report • $24
QUPID Crushed Velvet Womens Shoes • Qupid • $17.97
Kate Spade New York Kingston Drive - Bartlett Leather Satchel • Kate Spade • $448
Kate Spade New York Carlyle Street - Marea Leather Hobo • Kate Spade • $348
Kate Spade New York 'cameron Street - Lucie' Tote • Kate Spade • $298
Kendra Scott Elisa Pendant Necklace • Kendra Scott • $50–85
Lee Rose Gold Drop Earrings in Ivory Pearl • Kendra Scott • $50–65
Elyse Ring in Rose Gold • Kendra Scott • $70
Kendra Scott Aragon Statement Earrings • Kendra Scott • $80
Kendra Scott Justyne Tassel Statement Earrings • Kendra Scott • $250
FULL TILT Tikki Cateye Sunglasses • Full Tilt • $9.99