An Easy Go-To Outfit Formula for Spring and Summer

An Easy Go-To Outfit Formula for Spring and Summer | www.girlmeetsgold.com
An Easy Go-To Outfit Formula for Spring and Summer | www.girlmeetsgold.com
An Easy Go-To Outfit Formula for Spring and Summer | www.girlmeetsgold.com
An Easy Go-To Outfit Formula for Spring and Summer | www.girlmeetsgold.com
An Easy Go-To Outfit Formula for Spring and Summer | www.girlmeetsgold.com
An Easy Go-To Outfit Formula for Spring and Summer | www.girlmeetsgold.com
An Easy Go-To Outfit Formula for Spring and Summer | www.girlmeetsgold.com
An Easy Go-To Outfit Formula for Spring and Summer | www.girlmeetsgold.com
An Easy Go-To Outfit Formula for Spring and Summer | www.girlmeetsgold.com
An Easy Go-To Outfit Formula for Spring and Summer | www.girlmeetsgold.com

You know those outfits you throw on and feel instantly good, instantly like yourself? Every woman has one. Your go-to outfit formula. It can be anything from your favorite comfy dress, a great blazer or those jeans that fit just right. For me, it’s always some version of jeans and a white tee. My effortless outfit combination—always.

To start, these Levi’s 501 jeans are “mom jeans” that are actually flattering. 👏🏼High waisted, true denim feel, light wash. These are the lived-in, relaxed jeans you’ll love and there’s something about the silhouette that just makes any outfit feel instantly casual-chic. I think the distressing on these combined with the light wash lends to the perfectly casual feel. There’s something about this was that just screams effortless and I always reach for light over dark when I want that vibe. They truly pair so perfectly with everything from flats to sandals to sneakers to heels. I wear these for everything from weekend to dog walks to date night.

For an instant spring twist, this straw hat has been my go-to. 🙌🏼It’s a great price to test the straw hat trend and I’ve already completely over-worn it since I got it. It’s even been to Mexico and back! It’s a great vacation hat and works just as beautifully with your casual spring looks. I just love how it instantly makes an outfit feel put together and, to be honest, I’ve already had to try to stop myself from wearing it so much—it’s that good!

For something a bit polished, I swapped out a basic white tee for this sheer sleeve style by Velvet by Graham & Spencer. I love the airy feel and how it can so easily transition into something dressy but you could just as easily try this look with a white button-down or pretty white top for the season—or even your basic tee! That’s the beauty of style—wear what you feel good in and you’ll always feel great.

I’ve worn this outfit a million times over and tend to gravitate towards flats and slides for daily wear but there’s no denying the power of a great heel. For me, a “great heel” always means a low one and the 2” on these Everlane block heel sandals is perfection. These are incredibly comfortable and have such a wonderful “barely there” feel. Flattering on the foot with plenty of support and wearability—what’s not to love?

What’s your go-to outfit formula? As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

Shop the Look

Velvet by Graham & Spencer Top | Levi’s 501 Jeans in stock HERE, HERE and HERE | Everlane Bag c/o | Everlane Sandals c/o | Nordstrom Hat via Trunk Club | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Spring Capsule Wardrobe Staples

From left to right in rows: Striped Top | White Button Down | Nude Thermal | Navy Cardigan | Straight Leg Jeans | Striped Wrap Top | Loafers | White Top | Block Heel Sandals | Nude Bag

Quality over quantity has been my motto lately and with spring (kind of) officially in the air, I’m taking this approach with me into the new season by focusing on building a spring capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is essentially made up of style staples you can easily pull together and mix and match with ease.

On a personal level, I know I feel anxious seeing my closet full of seasonal trends that may not have stood the test of time or didn’t last across multiple seasons. So my goal for a spring capsule is this: investing in basics I feel confident in. Less trends, more easy-breezy style staples. Creating a closet you can pull from to easily create looks you feel confident in. Isn’t that what shopping should always be about? Finding pieces that “spark joy”?

For me, I know I always feel my best in casual-chic basics with a flattering fit and feel. I also adore finding pieces with some sort of twist and tend to gravitate towards feminine styles more heavily in the warmer months. You’ll find me in wrap silhouettes, touches of floral here, lace and ruffles to name a few.

I want to start sharing more of what I have my eye on and a few things I’m currently loving for spring include: light wash denim especially in ankle lengths which looks really great with spring slides, fitted knits in neutrals and stripes, breezy white tops and neutral shoes in styles like loafers and slides. I really love having these classic basics you can literally throw on to feel put together in an instant. The beauty of a capsule wardrobe is that everything works together!

Spring Capsule Denim

Spring Capsule Tops

Spring Capsule Shoes

I’ve also been adding my favorite capsule wardrobe finds to the Shop Page of my blog!

What are you hoping to add to your spring and summer wardrobe this season?

As always, thank you so much for reading!

xx Tyler

The Details

Everlane Striped Tank and Cheeky Jeans

everlane denim
everlane striped tank
cheeky jeans
striped tank and jeans
casual summer style
striped tank
taupe everlane tote
everlane style
everyday neutral tote

Have you ever shopped at Everlane? If you love classic, effortless, easy, chic, high-quality-yet-affordable "basics" from a totally transparent brand, Everlane is for you. If you're looking to curate a capsule wardrobe, Everlane is definitely for you!

As I'm getting a little bit older, (hello 30's!), I'm more and more interested in creating a closet full of staples I can reach for again and again, with every season. You know those pieces that don't go out of style? We all need those—at any age. Everlane truly makes doing this so easy—and affordable! Without sacrificing quality.

I recently snagged this Cotton Double V Tank that launched this month in navy/white stripe which is truly a wardrobe must-have. It's 100% cotton and the perfect wear-every-season piece. It's not only comfy as can be but easy - b r e e z y, too. I love the classic vibe the stripes give for summer and how you can just as easily layer it up into fall. It also comes in crisp white, black and topaz i.e. the most gorgeous warm orange tone. The best part? Just $18. 

This piece effortlessly tucks into your favorite jeans but also has a swingy silhouette left untucked. I can also see this being a great lightweight staple layered under a blazer or cardigan for the office. Personally, I'm a jeans girl so I wore it with these Everlane Cheeky Straight Jeans. These are just $68 but I'd honestly pay double. Everlane says these jeans are "engineered for the perfect rear fit" thanks to the perfect pocket placement and a raised back that lifts and tightens, and if that isn't the best thing to find in a jean then I don't know what is. For reference, these are in Sky Blue and I'm wearing a size 26. I am usually a 25 or 26 and they fit perfectly. This is also the ankle length and I'm 5'6". 

I also grabbed this Everlane Day Market Tote in Light Taupe to use as my work bag and I am absolutely head over heels with the color, style, how much it fits, just everything. It's so roomy but doesn't feel bulky at all, is easy to carry and it's 100% Italian leather for under $200? Yes, yes, yes! This comes in several classic colors and they also have a magazine tote. 

As always, thank you for reading!

Outfit Details:

Striped Tank

Cheeky Jeans

Market Tote

xx Tyler

This post is in collaboration with Everlane. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. 

White Tie Sleeve Off Shoulder

Shop the Look Below. Top: c/o  SheIn . Jeans:  Nordstrom . Shoes:  Steve Madden . Necklace:  Stella & Dot . Sunglasses:  Ray-Ban . Watch:  ILY Couture . Rings: c/o  BaubleBar

Shop the Look Below. Top: c/o SheIn. Jeans: Nordstrom. Shoes: Steve Madden. Necklace: Stella & Dot. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban. Watch: ILY Couture. Rings: c/o BaubleBar

Another day, another white top & denim look. Probably my forever go-to combination. I've been clearly (possibly way too) obsessed with off-the-shoulder tops this season, but this one from SheIn is actually so completely different than any other I've ever seen, so...yes. It was a yes.

Most of my others are flowy, so I was instantly intrigued by the crisp fabric. It's almost like a white button-down, but off-the-shoulder & not at all a button-down. It has that crisp & clean feeling though, is what I mean. Button down with a major twist. 🙌🏼  The sleeves are actually self-tie & wrap around your arm, which was a little tricky at first (I needed help) but worth the overall effect. I'm wearing a small & it's pretty much a crazy steal at $10.99!

x, Tyler

Weekend Wear

Shop the Look Below. Denim: ASOS. Top: Goodnight Macaroon. Hat: Jcrew. Bag: ASOS. Shoes: Dolce Vita. 

Shop the Look Below. Denim: ASOS. Top: Goodnight Macaroon. Hat: Jcrew. Bag: ASOS. Shoes: Dolce Vita. 

Weekends in my book are all about comfort. Honestly, sometimes I don't even change out of workout wear. And I probably didn't even work out. Just sayin. Typically, I'll throw on a pair of jeans and a baseball cap and call it a day, but I think you're kind of winning when your jeans and baseball cap are actually a little bit presentable. Distressed denim + sweater + baseball cap + leopard oxfords = out the door in the easiest casual weekend look.

This Jcrew cap was from last year, but they still have a similar style, or you can check out some of my current faves below. Leopard print and buffalo plaid?? Swooning.

Thanks for reading!

xo, 

Tyler

P.S. This Goodnight Macaroon sweater is sold out, but you can have them notify you when there are more available!