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Dress up your basic white tee and blue jeans

Take your whie tee and jeans from drab to fab
Take your whie tee and jeans from drab to fab
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Who does not love the casual style of the basic white tee and blue jeans? Regardless of the cut or fit of the jeans you know the white tee will complement them perfectly. However, the combination is about as casual as you can get. If this is your standard uniform discover a few ways to up its style ante this fall.

Wear a Poncho for an Easy Style Upgrade
A poncho is a loose-fitting pullover that can be worn as a standalone top or over another top -- usually to add a fashionable layer of warmth. Crochet, sweater, and blanket-style ponchos are popular for the fall and winter and serve as an indoor alternative to the coat. When worn over your basic white tee and blue jeans, the poncho gives your casual look a little substance.

A Bolero Jacket Adds a Touch of Sophistication
The bolero jacket comes in different varieties from long-sleeved, short-sleeved, waist length, and cropped versions. Some boleros are very upscale--made to be worn with formal attire -- while others are more fun and flirty. However, whether formal or flirty the bolero will instantly dress up a white tee and blue jeans.

Get Creative with Scarves
It seems scarves can accessorize almost any look. The white tee and blue jeans combination is no exception. A fringed scarf wrap can serve as a funky wrap skirt over your jeans. Add another, shorter silky scarf as a headband for your hair, along with artisan-looking earrings and you will be bohemian chic for the start of the season.

Layer On A Shirtdress If You Dare
A stylish yet bold move for fall is to wear a button-down shirtdress over your basic white tee and jeans. Try this look out for size:

  • Wear a sleeveless shirtdress that has a collar, buttoned only at the waist.
  • Add a woven belt or tie a scarf around the waist like a sash.
  • Finally, add a pair of ankle boots for a trendsetting look.

These few additions to the classic white tee and blue jeans will allow you to up your style factor and still experience the comfort of your favorite clothing staple. Do not limit yourself to just these options. Play around with different looks. You just might surprise yourself with the looks you create.