Happy Thursday, friends! I sure hope where you live is a lot brighter and dryer than it is in Dallas. We’re going on two weeks of rain and it’s wearing this mama out. Somehow I managed to squeeze in a 2 mile run during a tiny break from the rain, but I’m back in my sweats. I think this cool rainy weather has given me an even bigger desire to bust out the spring clothes, too. I absolutely love styling outfits for Spring. I just think Spring days lend so many outfit options. From light sweaters to overalls to denim cutoffs, there are just so many choices!
So last Spring I did something for the first time that I decided to repeat this year. I stocked up on some basics that cost a bit more than I normally spend on clothing. I wanted to see if spending a little more on good, quality summer basics was worth it. I wanted to get a basic top, a good pair of denim shorts, and a good sundress. I got most of my summer basics last year from Madewell and Everlane. I hadn’t really shopped at Madewell before last year, but have friends that rave about how well their denim fits and how long their clothing lasts. So I gave it a go. I purchased an eyelet top from Madewell and a rust and white striped button down (they have a navy & white version of it this year here).
Holy moly, y’all. I wish I could tell you how many times I ended up wearing that button down top. I purchased it for our Italy trip, but wore it countless times after returning home. It was breezy, flattering, and super comfortable. So, you can imagine my feeling when I saw the same top this year, but in white. Yes, it’s the top in today’s post. I really do love it for how flowy and comfortable it is. It’s a fun top, too, because you can tie it in the front as I did today, or you can just leave it loose and untucked. It also looks super cute with a flowy skirt or cutoffs.
I also grabbed a couple other basics from Madewell. I just think having some basics, some classic pieces that are well-made are worth the investment. They are items you’ll wear over and over again and most likely wear the following summer, too. Y’all know I’m all for saving money, but some things are worth a mini splurge. NOTE: I’m not talking spending over $100 on a top, just more than $25 or so. Anyway, you can shop some of my favorite summer basics below!
For more inspo on how to style basics, check out how I styled this white tee here.
photography: fort lion studio