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A style, runway & wellness blog created by Chicago-based fashion journalist Amanda Kaplan.

SIMPLE SPRING | AN OUTFIT OF THE DAY

SIMPLE SPRING | AN OUTFIT OF THE DAY

I love the time of year when the weather starts to become warm, and you no longer have a need for the ungodly amount of layers that are a necessity of the cold Midwest weather.  So when the weather where I live finally hit above 40 degrees, I decided it was time to break out my jeans and light blouses.  Though I am not the type of person to wear "preppy" style clothing, I enjoy taking those types of pieces and wearing them in a way that works for my sense of style. 

I decided to wear a sheer peplum style blouse and pair it with jeans.  The blouse was airy enough to keep me cool in the warm weather, yet the jeans were thick enough so I wouldn't be chilled.  Since the combination was something out of my normal comfort zone -- since it was lacking my typical bohemian flair -- I decide to pair my outfit with a fun sun hat that somewhat resembled my "free spirit" way of dressing. 

To finish off my look, I cuffed up my jeans and put on my go-to shoe: my black faux suede booties to edge the look up.  Overall, I was comfortable for the warm temperature, and though my outfit may have been more on the "preppy" side, I was still able to incorporate my boho side. 

 OUTFIT DETAILS //

TOP: Forever 21 (similar)

JEANS: American Eagle

BOOTIES: H & M (similar)

HAT: Target (similar)

 

FASHION SHOW FUN  | AN OUTFIT OF THE DAY

FASHION SHOW FUN | AN OUTFIT OF THE DAY

FLORAL FRINGE | AN OUTFIT OF THE DAY

FLORAL FRINGE | AN OUTFIT OF THE DAY