Sometimes it is best to keep it simple. Working with what you have in your closet should not equate to a long, difficult, or drawn out process. Don't overthink it! There is a simplicity about both of these outfits and for the most part, I'm wearing everyday basics. A necklace can always easily serve as a statement piece and can make your outfit feel complete.
The first outfit is perfect for the burst of spring weather that a large portion of the US is having right now (yes!). The second outfit is great for fall, but still works well for a cool spring day. I usually do not wear different shades of the same color on top of each other, but the light teal shirt with the darker and brighter teal necklace on top has a nice contrast. Along with jewelry, hair accessories, and your makeup, shoes can also be a great way to make an outfit stand out and can make it easier to expand your wardrobe options. The Nine West fuchsia flats that I am wearing, which you may recall me wearing in the Yellow, But Not So Mellow post, add a completely different color to the teal combination. I found these babies on sale at Macy's!
If you continue to follow me, you will see that I tend to wear a lot of Nine West shoes. Why? I am always able to find a great deal in Nine West Outlet stores and in Macy's, and both stores generally have my size (10), which can often be hard to find especially when there is a sale. I do not wear these shoes often, but they were worth the purchase being that they were under $20. I also like to have all colors in my wardrobe, which allows for more flexibility with my overall style.
Most of you probably do not own a vest these days, but I have a few and they come in handy. It is an easy layer to add to make an outfit different, which is what I was able to do in the second outfit. I have worn this vest with dresses and skirts, so although a vest is simple, I'm able to use it in a variety of ways. I found the brown boots from Cathy Jean, which was one of my favorite shoe stores when I was living in South Carolina. Unfortunately, it appears that they may no longer be in business. What I love about the necklace that I have on is that you can remove the links, which are all different shades of brown. This is also a good quality piece of jewelry that was not overpriced that I bought at a store called Handpicked in South Carolina.
Common Piece: Casual Button Down Teal Shirt from Old Navy
Jeans: Old Navy
Flats: Nine West from Macy's
Accessories: Teal and Gold Necklace and Gold Stud Earrings
Jeans: Old Navy
Vest: Arden B
Boots: Cathy Jean
Accessories: Brown and Gold necklace and Gold Hoop Earrings