Summer Uniform

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{Top: Bloom | Flats: Shoe Mint | Tote: c/o Questhaven}

I’ve worn this outfit in some way every summer since I’ve started blogging. I guess there is just something easy about a button down top and jean shorts. Don’t believe me? See here and here

That’s right, I’ve not only kept photo documentation of outfits for the past three years but each outfit is also filed away in my head, first by color then by chronological order. And you thought you were weird. 

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  1. sensible stylista says:

    Your outfit is so crisp and fresh! I love the simplicity of the ensemble – you look effortlessly stylish! =D  I'd have to say variations on this outfit are def. summer staples for me as well!

    http://sensiblestylista.blogspot.com/

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  2. Rose eva says:

    Wow, super pretty yet classy :) x

    Rose Eva
    SilhouettedBlog

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  3. Carli says:

    Love this outfit! The shoes in particular are amazing! That nude hue is perfect on you. Really chic summer outfit. Well done.

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  4. Ritika Mahendru says:

    You are glowing in this outfit! 

    http://www.risingcolors.blogspot.com/

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  5. Sipnwear says:

    I love a nice button down with denim! So simple and easy!

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

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  6. Natali Karppinen says:

    Gorgeous sandals and bag!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  7. I completely understand the weirdness.  Sometimes I can look at an item in my closet and tell you what I was wearing when I bought it.

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  8. Totally agree, nothing beats casual denim shorts and a white top. You look beautiful and refreshing in your simple outfit!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee 

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  9. Andrea says:

    I love dressing up simple jeans shorts with a button up. it always looks great!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  10. Zadin says:

    I agree with you, this is indeed a perfect summer uniform though instead of flats I choose sandals.

    http://www.zadinblog.com

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  11. Rhiannon Lorenzo says:

    love this look, those shoes are fabulous!

    http://www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  12. Gah!  The first jorts + button down post from the past that you linked to made me tear up.  Like legitimate tears in my dumb little cubical, because what you wrote about you and your hubs was beautiful!  I'm a newer reader (only discovered your blog 6 months ago–gasp) and now I'm feeling like I should go back to the beginning and read everything.

    Thanks for a good, albeit awkward, Monday morning mini-cry. :)

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  13. Pip says:

    Great outfit, Kendi!  I love the length of your shorts and loving the ankle strap on your shoes!  Have a nice day!  xx  Pip

    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

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  14. nathyness says:

    Add to that mental filing cabinet the price you paid for each item you wear. Idk about you, but I always remember either the exact price if it was a ridiculous deal or the ballpark price. Like the Lucky Brand cargo pants in my next look (not up yet), which I got for $9, compared to the original $90-something! Now try that for weird.

    http://earnestyle.blogspot.com/

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  15. Amy Welch says:

    who cares if you've worn it before, its great!
    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  16. Brenna Lyden says:

    I loved how to layered different neutrals & classics to create a outift that is absolutely timeless. Love those shoes!

    XoXo Brenna

    http://www.chicstreetstyle.me

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  17. Mindy says:

    I love this outfit. Simple and fashionable.
    http://livefreeandfashionable.wordpress.com

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  18. Carmen says:

    Kendy I love your blog! Just wondering, who takes your pictures?

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  19. Prudence and Austere says:

    It is so great when you can have staples in your wardrobe that you can return to year and year and still look fashionable and chic. Great outfit!

    http://prudenceandaustere.blogspot.com

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  20. Hannah says:

    I would do that too, don't worry.  And hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  Your summer uniform looks great all three times!

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  21. Kristina Jelcic says:

    Such a great and classic summer look

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  22. Elaine says:

    Love it! It was my summer uniform as well until I couldn't fit into jeans anymore. Boo.

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  23. Brittany says:

    I love how classic this outfit is. The perfect summer look!

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  24. Courtney says:

    Well how could not wear this every summer, it's so perfect! And those shoes are so lovely! 

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  25. Ladiesinnavy says:

    just gorgeous! :) i would love to rock this look every day. i definitely need a white top like that.
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  26. Love the uniform!! the flats are super cute!!

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  27. Kristin says:

    It's a perfect go-to. Those shoes are adorable!

    Kristin
    http://www.dressedandfed.com

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  28. simple and chic. love it.
    nice shoes.

    xx

    asteria-sparkle.blogspot.com

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  29. Liziheartvegetables says:

    So classic and fun! I love it!

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  30. Maddie964 says:

    This look is simple and classic. It's no surprise that you keep going back to it. You look fab!

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  31. Emily says:

    So cute!  Loving those shoes.

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

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  32. Cute!  That is definitely similar to my summer go-to outfit as well.  Plus about a million dresses.  

    P.S.  I LOVE those shoes from ShoeMint but they haven't had them in stock for a while!  I wish they would bring them back!

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  33. The Stylish Student says:

    I love this outfit!  It's so crisp and still practical for summer!

    http://www.thestylishstudent.com

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  34. Angela says:

    Love the bag and shoes. So pretty and the white button down is a classic.

    Method Clothe

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  35. I love this outfit on you! So simple yet so gorgeous! Love the flats!! xx

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  36. Pretty pretty! And I love your nail color! Can't see it too well in these pics, but is it pinkish/purpleish? So lovely!

    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  37. Megan says:

    Love that look! So classic and beautiful. Those shorts are the perfect length, too! I feel like every time I go try on jean shorts they are either below my knees or up my butt…

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  38. Supal says:

    Love me some jorts! I have a similar summer outfit! 

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

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  39. Rachel says:

    Those shoes are great!  I too, wear some variation of jean shorts and a striped shirt EVERY day!

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  40. Sfpins says:

    I love the outfit! 

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  41. kate says:

    I love it!! so simple yet stylish! My sisters have those shorts and I want them!   

    http://www.studentswife.com

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  42. diane says:

    Those shoes are amazing. I love your simply chic style!

    http://www.twoboroughs.blogspot.com
    (my lifestyle blog)

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  43. Just realized I don't own a pair of jean shorts. There must be something wrong with me.  Great casual outfit…I love those shoes!
    ~Jessica
    http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

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  44. This is simplicity at its finest – easy & chic….just how I like it! :)

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  45. I love denim shorts. And button downs. I just wish I had super long legs like yours so I can wear flats with mine.

    xoxo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com

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  46. Sara says:

    simple but so cute!

    sincerelysk.blogspot.com*Enter my giveaway!!!!*

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  47. chillairandperfume says:

    Perfect for summer, indeed! Simple, yet chic.

    xo,
    Hannah
    http://www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  48. Andrea says:

    nice bag!

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  49. Rachel says:

    Love those flats! So cute! :)

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  50. TheresaTran says:

    Perfect simple summer outfit! (: 

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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  51. Whitney says:

    Simple yet perfect! Love it!
    http://www.wittywhitney.com

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  52. kristian satterlee says:

    An outfit worth repeating! 

    htp://www.neverfullydressedwithoutastyle.blogspot.com

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  53. Chelsea says:

    I love your shoes! I need to check out Shoe Mint asap!!
    xo, Chelseawww.abitofsass.blogspot.com

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  54. kindredly says:

    Great bag!!

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  55. oh i LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit, kendi! such a great classic summer outfit.

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  56. i need a pair of jean shorts!!! and a white blouse… and those shoes! haha!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  57. Jessbroyles says:

    Well, I love it with these shoes!!

    http://www.highheelstosneakers.com

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  58. Heidi says:

    This is my favorite summer uniform too. So pretty. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  59. I love this outfit! It's definitely my definition of a summer outfit.

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  60. Anacristina says:

    A button down is such a necessity, I wear some version of this outfit throughout the year. 

    x's & o's
    Anacristina 
    laughsandicecream.blogspot.com  

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  61. Jill Pesano says:

    I love the outfit but cried at the "B" story…true love

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  62. Kendall says:

    Looking great as always, I love this summer uniform :) 
    xo K

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  63. Haha.. Love it! 

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  64. To Catch A Thrift says:

    Love this outfit too! The perfect blend of feminine and casual! You look great!

    Ashley of To Catch A Thrift

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  65. Kate Jones says:

    Simplicity suits you! :) http://katejones.me

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  66. Another example of your "simple-in-a-good-way" style :) The shoes are my favorite part though!

    Sarah's Real Life

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  67. Fashion Koketi says:

    Love the simple and real outfit… That's I want to wear everyday!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi 

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  68. What is the brand and name of your lip color?  I really like it!

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  69. Corinne says:

    Love it! Just goes to show summer doesn't have to be slouchy. Really liked that post you linked to about your hubby – so sweet. And did you end up going to law school? :)

    Life etc
     

     

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  70. design roundup says:

    Love this outfit! Nice and cool….perfect for Summer.
    xo, Londa
    http://www.designroundup.blogspot.com

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  71. Mica says:

    Love this simple outfit, perfect for summer! That tote bag is gorgeous too :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  72. love this outfit, so comfortable and simple!

    http://www.counttofour.com

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  73. Lauren M says:

    I can see why you would wear it again and again, it's so classic and feminine. Super Adorable.

    Lauren
    llovestoshare 

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  74. vperez says:

    Great staple outfit! I read one of your past post and you wrote on how you met your husband…so sweet!  Have you ever posted pictures from your wedding? I'd love to see!

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  75. Amy B. says:

    cute shoe

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  76. Terri Smith says:

    I hear ya about summer uniforms.  Mine usually involves my black skinny jeans (I'm a glutton for punishment, I know).  There's been a pretty high concentration of them in my recent blog posts.

    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

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  77. Teodora says:

    This is a summer staple so I am not surprised you bring it back. It is classy and timeless.

    Teodora
    teodoraslookbook.com

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  78. Jacy Tilton says:

    Perfect summery outfit! I adore you chic nude flats!!

    ~Jacy

    http://www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com 

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  79. Myrna says:

    Love the simplicity of this outfit and your style. Very classy even if it's rolled up jean shorts! Love this.

    XX-Myrna

    http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

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  80. Stephanie Lam says:

    I really like those shoemint shoes!! 

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  81. Marissa says:

    LOVE those flats!! And this is a very cute, fun, fresh, summer outfit!

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  82. GiovannaPacini says:

    Such a cute look! Loving your tote!

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  83. Ness says:

    Totally wore this today but with long khaki shorts and a black belt. :)

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  84. I love ankle strap flats this summer. I got two pairs from Zara and I've worn them to death. Yours are gorgeous!

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  85. Carlee says:

    I love this outfit. It is perfectly simple and summer. And we must enjoy outfits like this before summer is over. Also those shoes are awesome!
    Carlee
    http://almostendearing.blogspot.com/

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  86. Seekingstyleblog says:

    Everyone has a summer uniform.. mine is a little (ok, a lot) more sloppy than yours haha
    xo Jenniferhttp://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  87. Your posts always make us smile! Thanks for bringing some daily humor into getting dressed. We love this classic look… and cute new shoes! :)~ L&W
    http://www.thedoubletakegirls.com

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  88. eelsay says:

    I can't even remember what i ate for lunch today lol! Fab as always!

    http://www.theluxuryrehab.com

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  89. Elle says:

    Loving the simplicity of a white blouse with shorts! I also completely adore your shoes! Wish shoemint still had them in my size :( cute look, as always, Kendi!

    xo, elle from Living
    in Color.

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  90. The perfect summer uniform:)  Darling as always!!
    -amy
    http://www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  91. I think I've probably said this before but I adore all of your personal and witty commentary.  Just read the post about the the engraved "B" necklace and it was simply genuine and heartfelt.  Thank you for sharing that!

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  92. Olga says:

    I also love shorts! I really like the combination of jeans with a white shirt! 

    http://blondeandvanilla.blogspot.com

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  93. CurrentlyCoveting says:

    I love simple chic outfits like this.  You look refreshing!

    xx,
    Erin

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  94. Nat says:

    Loving the bag and shoes! Cute! :)

    http://www.natinlove.com

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  95. Sarah Cook says:

    I love this outfit. So simple, yet so chic. And even though I have the makings for this outfit, I've never put them together. . .thanks for the idea! 

    Sarah 

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  96. I often forget how amazing simplicity is. This outfit is so lovely!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com 

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  97. Susie Mae says:

    Those shoes! Love them! Sometimes the best outfits are the easiest and simplest.

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  98. N Pribocki says:

    this is so simple, yet sooo beautiful! :)

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  99. christen says:

    this is seriously, effortlessly cute, love it! (basically this means I'm going to steal your style someday soon.) 

    christen
    fashionplatecheapskate.blogspot.com

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  100. kendra genevieve rose. says:

    Such a cute, simple look! Love it.

    kendra-genevieve-rose.blogspot.com

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  101. Level20Wife says:

    Cute shoes! I love the nude ankle straps.

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