Back to Basics

kendi everyday white blazer
Admittedly my favorite outfits are ones with color, patterns and suspense. (Okay the suspense thing went a bit far.) But sometimes when I look at my very, very colorful closet I need something a little bit more quiet on days when I’m a bit more quiet. I pulled this simple outfit together with a few basics I’ve picked up this spring. White boyfriend blazer? Check. Ubiquitous grey tee? Check. Black high waisted shorts that I’ve been searching for for years? Check and check. All basic pieces but all very classic. In fact a lot of times when I put outfits like this together I think that ‘it’s too easy, no way this looks good’. And then it does. Basics are magic. 
(This blazer is a lot less loud than the last time I wore it. Thank goodness for versatile blazers, am I right?) 
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  1. Sasa Zoe says:

    Looking so chic in basic:)

    Shall We Sasa

    04.29.15 · Reply
  2. Natali says:

    Looking very sophisticated in this simple, b&w outfit.
    Your blazer is great!

    http://lartoffashion.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  3. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    Loving this simple black and white look!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  4. Love the shorts matched with a blazer…it’s so chic!

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  5. Nice outfit!

    04.29.15 · Reply
  6. Sheila says:

    Love wearing basics!!

    xo – Sheila
    http://www.sheislovelyblog.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  7. Leanne says:

    I love this look! The blazer and pumps dress up the outfit!

    Leanne,
    Classy Yet Trendy
    http://www.classyyettrendy.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  8. Preeti says:

    perfect look!

    xoxo, Preeti

    http://www.nineto5.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  9. Kimberly says:

    I love the simplicity of this outfit – easy to put together, but oh so chic! You look amazing, friend! xoxo

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  10. Alyssa Thomas says:

    Love love love this. I too am often all colored and sparkled up. It’s so good to return to simplicity sometimes!

    Glitter and Grey

    04.29.15 · Reply
  11. So cute and love these shorts! So fun to spend time together this past weekend in Dallas – loved finally meeting you!

    04.29.15 · Reply
  12. Stephanie says:

    I love how you’re so good at going from bright, patterned looks to a simple, clean look made of basic pieces. This outfit is the epitome of what I wish I had in my closet right now. I get so caught up in colors and prints that I often forget to buy basic pieces. Thanks for the reminder of how pretty they can be!
    -Stephanie
    http://www.coffeeclothesrepeat.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  13. Super cute outfit!

    || D I A N A ||

    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  14. Grace says:

    Love it! Basics are always a good idea. As are those white heels. I give them 5 thumbs up emojis.

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  15. Rebecca says:

    This outfit is so classic and fab! Love the mix of neutrals – it ends up making it very dramatic.

    04.29.15 · Reply
  16. Love the blazer and the monochrome colors look phenom on you 🙂

    xx, Mel
    http://melinspired.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  17. Eden Mint says:

    Love your blazer, you look so chic and polished!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  18. Sasa Zoe says:

    Looking so chic in basic:)

    Shall We Sasa

    04.29.15 · Reply
  19. Natali says:

    Looking very sophisticated in this simple, b&w outfit.
    Your blazer is great!

    http://lartoffashion.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  20. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    Loving this simple black and white look!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  21. Love the shorts matched with a blazer…it's so chic!

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  22. Chloé says:

    Nice outfit!

    04.29.15 · Reply
  23. Sheila says:

    Love wearing basics!!

    xo – Sheila
    http://www.sheislovelyblog.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  24. Leanne says:

    I love this look! The blazer and pumps dress up the outfit!

    Leanne,
    Classy Yet Trendy
    http://www.classyyettrendy.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  25. every few years I need to reinvest in a white blazer to keep it fresh… but it’s worth it every. single. time!

    Megan || http://www.ohheyblog.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  26. Preeti says:

    perfect look!

    xoxo, Preeti

    http://www.nineto5.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  27. Kimberly says:

    I love the simplicity of this outfit – easy to put together, but oh so chic! You look amazing, friend! xoxo

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  28. Alyssa Thomas says:

    Love love love this. I too am often all colored and sparkled up. It's so good to return to simplicity sometimes!

    Glitter and Grey

    04.29.15 · Reply
  29. So cute and love these shorts! So fun to spend time together this past weekend in Dallas – loved finally meeting you!

    04.29.15 · Reply
  30. Stephanie says:

    I love how you're so good at going from bright, patterned looks to a simple, clean look made of basic pieces. This outfit is the epitome of what I wish I had in my closet right now. I get so caught up in colors and prints that I often forget to buy basic pieces. Thanks for the reminder of how pretty they can be!
    -Stephanie
    http://www.coffeeclothesrepeat.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  31. Super cute outfit!

    || D I A N A ||

    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  32. lavieenliz says:

    this outfit is amazing

    http://hashtagliz.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  33. Love it! Basics are always a good idea. As are those white heels. I give them 5 thumbs up emojis.

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  34. Rebecca says:

    This outfit is so classic and fab! Love the mix of neutrals – it ends up making it very dramatic.

    04.29.15 · Reply
  35. Love the blazer and the monochrome colors look phenom on you 🙂

    xx, Mel
    http://melinspired.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  36. Eden Mint says:

    Love your blazer, you look so chic and polished!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  37. Sarah says:

    Love the blazer and bag! Beautiful look! x

    Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway: http://www.bohochiccafe.com/2015/04/29/50-nordstrom-gift-card-giveaway-1-year/

    04.29.15 · Reply
  38. Jessica Clancy says:

    This entire outfit is PERFECT! Love the bag 🙂

    http://www.wedressalright.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  39. Kathleen Harper says:

    Great way to style a white blazer. Love the entire ensemble! You look perfect 🙂
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  40. every few years I need to reinvest in a white blazer to keep it fresh… but it's worth it every. single. time!

    Megan || http://www.ohheyblog.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  41. I have been looking for a good white blazer – I may have to give this one a go. It looks great here and the last time you wore it (I LOVED that dress.) I need to stock up on good basics, because they do make things simpler while still looking good.

    http://www.everydaystilettos.com

    04.29.15 · Reply
  42. This is a really cute look! I can see it working for so many occasions!

    http://www.littleblackshell.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  43. Sarah says:

    Love the blazer and bag! Beautiful look! x

    Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway: http://www.bohochiccafe.com/2015/04/29/50-nordstrom-gift-card-giveaway-1-year/

    04.30.15 · Reply
  44. Very chic look in classic monochrome! Love the minimalist style!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  45. Jessica Clancy says:

    This entire outfit is PERFECT! Love the bag 🙂

    http://www.wedressalright.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  46. Kathleen Harper says:

    Great way to style a white blazer. Love the entire ensemble! You look perfect 🙂
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  47. Oldbutfunkyable says:

    This is a gorgeous classy outfit. The blazer will go with everything.

    04.30.15 · Reply
  48. I have been looking for a good white blazer – I may have to give this one a go. It looks great here and the last time you wore it (I LOVED that dress.) I need to stock up on good basics, because they do make things simpler while still looking good.

    http://www.everydaystilettos.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  49. This is definitely my favorite outfit of the week!

    04.30.15 · Reply
  50. pretty sure every girl can put this outfit together today! I would love more basics posts! x

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  51. This is a really cute look! I can see it working for so many occasions!

    http://www.littleblackshell.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  52. Very chic look in classic monochrome! Love the minimalist style!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  53. danielle ericsson says:

    You look great! I’ve always loved the white&black combo. Thanks for sharing this great outfit.
    Cleaners London

    04.30.15 · Reply
  54. Rach says:

    Love how you styled these basic pieces. So classy and chic.

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  55. Oldbutfunkyable says:

    This is a gorgeous classy outfit. The blazer will go with everything.

    04.30.15 · Reply
  56. Basics really are amazing! I have to remind myself that sometimes because I really want the look bold colorful prints. This look is modern yet so polished!
    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  57. This is definitely my favorite outfit of the week!

    04.30.15 · Reply
  58. pretty sure every girl can put this outfit together today! I would love more basics posts! x

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  59. macrain says:

    This outfit is my jam. I’ve noticed as I get closer to the ripe old age of 35, simplicity becomes more and more important to me. If all my clothes go together, putting together outfits becomes much easier!

    04.30.15 · Reply
  60. danielle ericsson says:

    You look great! I've always loved the white&black combo. Thanks for sharing this great outfit.
    Cleaners London

    04.30.15 · Reply
  61. Rach says:

    Love how you styled these basic pieces. So classy and chic.

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  62. Basics really are amazing! I have to remind myself that sometimes because I really want the look bold colorful prints. This look is modern yet so polished!
    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  63. Nikki says:

    LOVE this! that blazer is amazing

    xx nikki

    http://www.dream-in-neon.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  64. macrain says:

    This outfit is my jam. I've noticed as I get closer to the ripe old age of 35, simplicity becomes more and more important to me. If all my clothes go together, putting together outfits becomes much easier!

    04.30.15 · Reply
  65. Heidi D. says:

    In love with this classic look! That white blazer is just what my closet is missing.

    Wishes & Reality

    04.30.15 · Reply
  66. Nikki says:

    LOVE this! that blazer is amazing

    xx nikki

    http://www.dream-in-neon.com

    04.30.15 · Reply
  67. Heidi D. says:

    In love with this classic look! That white blazer is just what my closet is missing.

    Wishes & Reality

    04.30.15 · Reply
  68. Elsa K says:

    While I love colors and patterns, I really enjoy seeing/wearing classic and simple outfits.

    05.01.15 · Reply
  69. Note to self: find white blazer.

    05.01.15 · Reply
  70. While I love colors and patterns, I really enjoy seeing/wearing classic and simple outfits.

    05.01.15 · Reply
  71. Note to self: find white blazer.

    05.01.15 · Reply
  72. Interesting twist on everyday basics!
    http://fashionpeekaboo.com

    05.02.15 · Reply
  73. Interesting twist on everyday basics!
    http://fashionpeekaboo.com

    05.02.15 · Reply
  74. Anett says:

    Very chic and pulled together with a (shorts) twist! Me like!

    Anett | Tall Girl’s Fashion

    05.05.15 · Reply
  75. Anett says:

    Very chic and pulled together with a (shorts) twist! Me like!

    Anett | Tall Girl's Fashion

    05.05.15 · Reply