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I feel like the theme of this week could be “striped tees and what you can do with them” but after much thought (about a whole 20 seconds) I realized that those words just do not quite have a ring to them. But in all seriousness: here is my striped tee and this is what I did with it.

Too many times I reserve my tees for my casual outfits on my off days or weekends (AKA the outfits you never see). But really, I’m not giving my tees enough credit. Sure they can easily be casual, that’s obvious. But I got to thinking about how easy it is to dress up a tee and also the easiest way to make an office outfit more comfortable. It’s as easy as one, two, tee. (See what I did there? It at least deserves a pity laugh.)

I picked this gem up from Old Navy the other day using the justification of “but I don’t have an orange and a blue striped tee…” And since I was alone, my justification worked. Within minutes of getting home I realized how many outfits I could make with just this tee. I decided to try out the classic pencil skirt + heels combo for a weekday look. For a weekend look, I went much more casual because well, weekend. You never have to explain a baseball cap and cut-off shorts when it’s the weekend.

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Look #1:

Striped tee: Old Navy

Pencil Skirt: J.Crew

Heels: Similar

Necklace: c/o PoshLocket

Look#2:

Striped tee: Old Navy

Shorts: Anthropologie

Flats: Sperry

Hat: husband via J.Crew

Tote: Madewell

This post was sponsored by Old Navy.
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214 Responses

  1. Really cute! I’ve been loving all that Old Navy has been putting out lately!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

  2. Love this? Definitely going to try this weekday to weekend thing with one of my tees!

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

  3. I know I must be a long time reader if the first word that popped into my mind when I saw your name next to “weekend” was “Weekendi”. Ha! I’m inspired by your weekendi (see?) wear though! Most fashion inspiration around is more for work attire, it’s nice to see someone who knows what they’re doing show off a more casual look. 🙂

  4. The pencil skirt look is really lovely – I could definitely wear this to my place of work (and picked up a pair of heels the self same colour in H&M just this morning, 50% off sale, yes please!). I don’t have the legs for the shorts but you look fantastic in them. Look forward to the next installment in this series 🙂

  5. Both of these outfits are perfection. I haven’t shopped at Old Navy in ages, but I may have to make a stop to check out this tee! As far as I’m concerned, a girl can never (ever ever) have enough stripes.

  6. And this is how you should style a baseball cap! Very nice! I love both outfits! I’m not usually a loafers girls, but those shiny ones are pretty awesome.

  7. Cute! Love both looks. Love a great tee that can be dressed up and down. So versatile!

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

  8. you look like a perfect version of an art student’s color wheel with all those complimentaries!

  9. I love how you took this simple t-shirt and showed it 2 fabulously different ways. Love it!!! The shirt is really versatile. Who would have thought?

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

  10. So cute! As always I am impressed with how you take one piece and can do so many different things with it!

  11. I just saw that shirt on their website yesterday and HAD to add it to my cart. It’s so versatile, as you’re showing us in this outfit post. Love your two outfits!

  12. I am keeping an eye out for that shirt!! I am in LOVE with both of these outfits! I really need to work on more color in my wardrobe. Must be the NY in me ;P

  13. I’m always been nervous to wear a casual tee with a pencil skirt – I’m still learning to break fashion rules and am never quite sure I can pull things off. You look great. I’d wear both of these looks in a heartbeat!

  14. Love the pairings – especially loving the striped tee with the pencil skirt (and your hair is looking amazing in those photos).

  15. I love both of these outfits – the styling is totally different, but they’re both great! The casual one is my favorite, though. Cute shoes!

  16. I love the workday look – mixing tees and pencil skirts are one of my favorite things to do for my 9-5. And how adorbs that your heels and skirt match the stripes perfectly! Obviously that top was meant for your closet.
    xo
    See Mo Go.

  17. I’ve asked once before but have to do it again….you’re hair is always so perfectly done, I love it! Any chance you’ll give a little tutorial on how you get the perfect waves??

  18. I LOVE this! The weekday outfit is gorgeous (the color of that skirt!) and the weekend one is perfect for wandering a Farmer’s Market or hiking or whatever fun things one wants to do on the weekend. So cute!

  19. Love this “weekday to weekend” idea! You made that striped tee work so well for both!

    Xo, Amanda

    theamandakathryn.blogspot.com

  20. While both looks are great I really adore that first look. Just so coordinated, but fun and spring-y with the lilac color. Beautiful as always!

  21. Love this? Definitely going to try this weekday to weekend thing with one of my tees!

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

  22. I know I must be a long time reader if the first word that popped into my mind when I saw your name next to "weekend" was "Weekendi". Ha! I'm inspired by your weekendi (see?) wear though! Most fashion inspiration around is more for work attire, it's nice to see someone who knows what they're doing show off a more casual look. 🙂

  23. The pencil skirt look is really lovely – I could definitely wear this to my place of work (and picked up a pair of heels the self same colour in H&M just this morning, 50% off sale, yes please!). I don't have the legs for the shorts but you look fantastic in them. Look forward to the next installment in this series 🙂

  24. Both of these outfits are perfection. I haven't shopped at Old Navy in ages, but I may have to make a stop to check out this tee! As far as I'm concerned, a girl can never (ever ever) have enough stripes.

  25. And this is how you should style a baseball cap! Very nice! I love both outfits! I'm not usually a loafers girls, but those shiny ones are pretty awesome.

  26. Cute! Love both looks. Love a great tee that can be dressed up and down. So versatile!

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

  27. you look like a perfect version of an art student's color wheel with all those complimentaries!

  28. Kendi, I have to say that I’ve loved all the t-shirt love you’ve been throwing out lately! You’ve really inspired me to be more creative with my casual shirts!

  29. I love how you took this simple t-shirt and showed it 2 fabulously different ways. Love it!!! The shirt is really versatile. Who would have thought?

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

  30. So cute! As always I am impressed with how you take one piece and can do so many different things with it!

  31. I just saw that shirt on their website yesterday and HAD to add it to my cart. It's so versatile, as you're showing us in this outfit post. Love your two outfits!

  32. Love. I’m amazed at the difference – the pencil skirt dresses it up so well, but it goes so great casual too : )

  33. Lovely spring colours. I am desperate to wear skirts and shorts with bare legs but it’s too cold where I am! x

  34. I am keeping an eye out for that shirt!! I am in LOVE with both of these outfits! I really need to work on more color in my wardrobe. Must be the NY in me ;P

  35. I super-love the weekday look. I love bright colors and pencil skirts, so this is a win-win. As an extra bonus, I am a high school English teacher, and our school colors are blue and orange, so this tee would work splendidly for spirit days!

  36. I'm always been nervous to wear a casual tee with a pencil skirt – I'm still learning to break fashion rules and am never quite sure I can pull things off. You look great. I'd wear both of these looks in a heartbeat!

  37. I love the weekday outfit. You look so pretty! And I love the color combination!

  38. Love the pairings – especially loving the striped tee with the pencil skirt (and your hair is looking amazing in those photos).

  39. I love both of these outfits – the styling is totally different, but they're both great! The casual one is my favorite, though. Cute shoes!

  40. I love the workday look – mixing tees and pencil skirts are one of my favorite things to do for my 9-5. And how adorbs that your heels and skirt match the stripes perfectly! Obviously that top was meant for your closet.
    xo
    See Mo Go.

  41. I've asked once before but have to do it again….you're hair is always so perfectly done, I love it! Any chance you'll give a little tutorial on how you get the perfect waves??

  42. I LOVE this! The weekday outfit is gorgeous (the color of that skirt!) and the weekend one is perfect for wandering a Farmer's Market or hiking or whatever fun things one wants to do on the weekend. So cute!

  43. Love this "weekday to weekend" idea! You made that striped tee work so well for both!

    Xo, Amanda

    theamandakathryn.blogspot.com

  44. While both looks are great I really adore that first look. Just so coordinated, but fun and spring-y with the lilac color. Beautiful as always!

  45. Kendi, I have to say that I've loved all the t-shirt love you've been throwing out lately! You've really inspired me to be more creative with my casual shirts!

  46. Oh this is fantastic! I love both looks, especially the first with that adorable pencil skirt.

  47. Love. I'm amazed at the difference – the pencil skirt dresses it up so well, but it goes so great casual too : )

  48. Lovely spring colours. I am desperate to wear skirts and shorts with bare legs but it's too cold where I am! x

  49. I super-love the weekday look. I love bright colors and pencil skirts, so this is a win-win. As an extra bonus, I am a high school English teacher, and our school colors are blue and orange, so this tee would work splendidly for spirit days!

  50. Oh this is fantastic! I love both looks, especially the first with that adorable pencil skirt.

  51. super cute! love both looks! nicely done.

    christen
    fashionplatecheapskate.blogspot.com

  52. super cute! love both looks! nicely done.

    christen
    fashionplatecheapskate.blogspot.com

  53. Love both looks. Old Navy is great for basics like this.
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

  54. Love both looks. Old Navy is great for basics like this.
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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