Basic White Tee: Layering (I)

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If you have been following my content, you would’ve noticed by now that my style and aesthetics is mainly focused on minimal and monochrome. This means that most of time when I feel too lazy to dress up, I usually just put on my plain white/black tees, go with a pair of black shorts and staple accessories. But this also means that it gets boring after a while – so today’s post is about how I style my white tee! I know there’s so many articles written by style bloggers on ways to wear a white tee – knot it, wear with jeans/skirt/printed skirt/working skirt etc but this post is focused on layering. So this post is also partly on the types of outerwear I own in my wardrobe – because I love how different type of layers completely changes the vibe of the same basics. I have so many different outerwear and I had to split it into two posts – so if you like what you see, stay tuned for the second post!

 

  1. Crop and Lace

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My lace jacket is one of my favourite jackets because it adds so much texture to every outfit. I love that it shows the skin and colours subtlely underneath – and I decided to add onto the chic vibe by cropping my top and pairing it with my chunky heels. Why bother buying a crop tee when you could just fold up your tee and crop it manually (and reversibly)? I much prefer this over normal crop tops because I like the slight puffy and layered feeling it adds onto the edges of the top. You can try this with any plain tee!

 

2. Blazer

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I know everyone thinks blazers are meant only for formal attires but really, it all boils down to how you style it. I got a striped instead of a plain blazer (which would look much more formal) because it is a more versatile piece. I wear it for both my formal events and casual outings. You can pair it even with sandals like how I did it. If I ever wear my blazer out on normal days, I would always wear something plain underneath to put the attention on my blazer – I feel that the mixture in casual/formal vibes adds a lovely bold touch to the outfit.

 

3. Japanese/structured cardigan

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I am a huge lover of structured or Japanese-like cardigans – they have this minimal, modern yet cozy vibes to them. It’s a plus point if it’s textured, like this wool cardigan. It’s structured so it forms a nice frame on your body which attracts attention on both the cardigan and what you are wearing underneath. Structured pieces also gather a lot of attention themselves so they really don’t need to have super loud prints to make your outfit stand out – just a minimal design would completely the outfit. 

I hope this post gives you some inspiration on the types of outerwear you might consider owning in your wardrobe, and how to layer the same set of basics! I really enjoyed styling for this post simply because I love wearing all my different outerwear so much. I am excited for part 2 of this post already! l would love to hear from you guys – so let me know how you guys style your basics in the comments below alright ✌🏻

 

What I’m Wearing:

Clara Wool Cardigan – shopatvelvet (here)

Tailored Blazer – klarra (here)

Concrete Necklace – thehalfhalfstudio (here)

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