The Perfect Striped Tee

The Perfect Striped Tee
Perfect Striped Tee

I posted this look over on my Instagram a couple of weeks ago, and quickly realized that this is pretty much my ideal outfit of the day. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share the look that, as long as the weather stays around jacket wearing temps, I'll be living in when it comes to running errands during the week!

When I first got my hands on this jacket I was STOKED. I've been eyeing sweatshirt/denim jacket combos for a while, and totally splurged on this one from Free People on a whim during a major sale. I tried it on (after ripping the tags off first, because #yolo) and if I'm being honest, I really didn't like it at first. I felt like it was one step too far down the 90's grunge road, and since I couldn't return it, I started to brainstorm different ways to make it work. 

Two weeks later, and I'm in love! I'm fully convinced that pairing it with my trusty striped tee is what changed my mind about the jacket, but what else is new? Oh, and this tee? You NEED it in your life. Seriously ... It's soft, and drapes more like a really great top vs a simple t-shirt. In case you need any more convincing, I went back to American Eagle and picked it up in two more colors. It's totally replaced my go-to Madewell v-necks, and that's saying a lot!

I could probably go on and on chatting about every detail of this look, but I have my sweet momma and oldest-little-sister waiting for me to head out on an early morning hike so I should probably wrap things up ... Long story short? Give statement pieces like this jacket a few tries before ruling them out, go pick up this t-shirt in every color you can get your hands on, and I hope that you have a seriously awesome start to your week! Mondays are for fresh starts after all, right?

Do you have a go-to outfit that you wear over and over again for quick errands and lunch dates? Drop a comment below!



Chelcey Tate is a photographer, blogger and graphic designer based in Louisville, KY.