I love a simple statement tee.  It can be easily dressed up or worn with just your favorite jeans and birks.  And I especially love the one featured in this post.   It’s from a wonderful little Etsy shop that my friend Marybeth recently started as a platform to fund mission work.

 

 

Knowing that I wanted to feature this shirt, I began the process of thinking through the styling.  Since a tee doesn’t have much shape or structure, it pairs well with a fitted pant.  The black skinny pants I chose are from Old Navy and feature a high waist and a cute front split at the ankle.  A great trick to add some shape is tucking the tee in on one side, which I did.

Keeping with what was turning into a black and gold look, I went with a black embossed pair of heels featuring a gold wedge and opted for gold accessories: tassel earrings from Catina Couture in Lake Charles, my favorite gold necklace previously featured here, and a gold bangle that I found at a flea market.

It would have been easy to choose a bag that was gold and black, but I wanted to break it up a bit.  The Rebecca Minkoff crossbody was perfect as I find pastels can often act as a neutral in an outfit, unlike their bolder counterparts.  The mint bag pops against the black without drawing too much attention.  And a quality chained bag is a great way to dress up a look and add some edge.  (Here are high, medium, and low priced options in similar styles.)

Thanks for stopping by MoreThanTrends.

If you love the shirt, be sure to order one for yourself

 

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