I mean, I get it: I’m a fashion blogger (kind of), and I should wear something else other than a top and jeans. But, in the deepest of deep places in my cold, dead heart, there’s a little flicker. And that flicker is the happiness that only comes from the simple joy of a top and jeans.
Sure, admittedly, sometimes I like to replace the ‘top’ part with ‘tee’ or ‘shirt’ or what-have-you. But no matter my sartorial attempts — like wearing linen, A DRESS, (duh duh duhhhhh) or throwing a cardigan on top — I always end up back here. Simple, classic, boring, stylish: it’s the outfit that is everything, and nothing, at once.
Okay, maybe I’m getting a tad bit too ‘meta’ for what is essentially a really boring blog post about an outfit. But seriously. I was trawling through my closet the other day (and by closet, I mean drawers), and it dawned on me. I virtually wear some form of ‘top and jeans’ every damn day. I mean this quite literally, because I still do not understand how and why someone would wear a dress on a Tuesday.
We took these pictures while strolling around in Charleston, gaslamps flickering (insert simile about my cold, dead heart as above), sun shining above. Whenever I’m packing for any trip — from Charleston to Amsterdam, and everything in between — I stick with tops and jeans. Nothing is as flexible, reliable, and versatile A top and jeans outfit will take you from day to night, from wind chill to bursts of sun. A switch of accessories, and you have a brand new outfit. It’s like being a chameleon, but with hair.
For many of you, this may be the most dreadfully inane post ever (*raises hand*). “Eire, is this really just a blog post to justify posting these awesome pictures?” You may be right on that one.
But there will be some of you — those fellow wannabe fashionistas, teetering on the edge of ‘classic staples‘ and ‘wants to be as cool as Lucy Williams,‘ who question their outfit choices daily. The ones who think a top and jeans just isn’t fashun enough.
Well, I’m here to tell you: forever rock your top and jeans, my friends. Because with this failsafe outfit, you can do no wrong.
Top and Jeans: Shop All my Fave Picks
(Most are Sustainable)
*This post contains affiliate links. This means I will make a very small commission on anything you purchase directed from this site. Thank you for supporting the amazing brands I feature here, and thank you for supporting this blog!