By Flavia Nunez
Updated August 03, 2018
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Photographs by Kevin Sweeney, Soft Styling by Alex Silva at Bernstein & Andriulli
Photographs by Kevin Sweeney, Soft Styling by Alex Silva at Bernstein & Andriulli

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Shirt + Skirt + Sneakers

The similar indigo tones on this outfit make these separates feel and look like a one-piece. Add a statement necklace and white sneakers for an instant modern outfit that can take you from errands to brunch.

To buy: Gap Shirt, $60; gap.com. Kate Spade New York Skirt, $198; katespade.com. Keds Sneakers, $65; keds.com. Stella & Dot Necklace, $98; stelladot.com. Mark and Graham Bracelets, $45 each; markandgraham.com.

Photographs by Kevin Sweeney, Soft Styling by Alex Silva at Bernstein & Andriulli

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Jacket + Blouse + Jeans

Don’t be hesitant to go classic.  Pair a denim jacket that hits right above the hip with a dressier top, like this collar bow and longer hem blouse, to elevate a casual outfit into an easy date night look.

To buy: Habitual Top, $$258; habitual.com. J.Jill Jeans, $99; jjill.com. J.Crew Jacket, $110; jcrew.com. Keds Sneakers, $65; keds.com. Moda Luxe Crossbody, $65; modaluxe.com. Wink of Pink Earrings, $24; winkofpinkshop.com.

Photographs by Kevin Sweeney, Soft Styling by Alex Silva at Bernstein & Andriulli

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Shirt + Jeans + Necklace

Different hues in an all-denim outfit keep you from going the Canadian tuxedo route. Textured heels and a necklace add a special touch. Perfect for impressing the in-laws.

To buy: Gap Shirt, $60; gap.com. J.Jill Jeans, $99; jjill.com. Kenneth Cole Heels, $140; nordstrom.com for similar style. Moda Luxe Crossbody, $65; modaluxe.com. Stella & Dot Necklace, $98; stelladot.com. Wink of Pink Earrings, $24; winkofpinkshop.com.

Photographs by Kevin Sweeney, Soft Styling by Alex Silva at Bernstein & Andriulli

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Dress + Shirt

When Labor Day breezes kick up, layer a denim shirt over a floral dress for a pretty, relaxed look. Knotting the shirt in the front shows off your waist and adds an unexpected flare.

To buy: Gap Shirt, $60; gap.com. Gerard Darel Dress, $395; gerarddarel.com. Keds Sneakers, $65; keds.com. Wink of Pink Earrings, $24; winkofpinkshop.com. Mark and Graham Bracelets, $45 each; markandgraham.com.

Photographs by Kevin Sweeney, Soft Styling by Alex Silva at Bernstein & Andriulli

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Blouse + Skirt

Dress up a denim skirt with an elegant, tailored silk top. Heels and a tasseled crossbody bring it all up to date.  

To buy: Habitual Top, $$258; habitual.com. Kate Spade New York Skirt, $198; katespade.com. Kenneth Cole Heels, $140; nordstrom.com for a similar style. Moda Luxe Crossbody, $65; modaluxe.com. Mark and Graham Bracelets, $45 each; markandgraham.com.

Learn how to create your own distressed denim at realsimple.com/diydenim.