Piperlime – Simple Statement
Black and white seems like an ordinary combination but there’s a reason it’s so popular. It works! There are a bazillion different ways to make it look fresh and cutting edge but sometimes it’s nice to enjoy quality time with the classics. Aren’t they classic for a reason?! Admittedly, I struggled with editing down to just 3 ways I wanted to showcase these Arieli Schutz Shoes from Piperlime. There were too many ideas swirling around in my brain but I knew a pair boyfriend jeans had to make the cut (See the other 2 looks I styled here & here).
After searching high and low, these were the first pair of BF jeans I ever bought. Every gal should have a few “required” denim styles in their closet and this is definitely one. Since I skirted around in the previous looks I wanted to keep this one a bit more relaxed. So I determined boyfriend jeans and a striped shirt were going to be my building blocks. These two pieces are about as classic as they come and easily make the “must have” list!
One great thing about these lace up heels is that while they literally elevate you, they also have that effect on whatever you’re wearing. So something like this where I could wear pointy toe flats (and have) for a Parisian inspired look, which I love, is good example of how small changes can make a big impact. Can you think of any particular moments this has been true for you? I could have just kept to the stripes and denim but adding the vest gives it a twist. A longer vest like this is another great piece to have in your wardrobe. I think once you start wearing it you’ll wonder how you ever survived without it!
A structured bag keeps this look modern and the tribal print is certainly on trend; it’s been a favorite of mine lately. I’m always drawn to graphic prints and as the only real color in this pairing it draws your eye but doesn’t take away from the overall simplicity. How do you like to elevate your basics? Do you also find accessories can make all the difference? An outfit like this gives you the best of both worlds. Show them you can keep things simple and STILL make a statement.
Photos by Mallory Mitchell
Arieli Schutz shoes c/o Piperlime // jeans – Current Elliott via Piperlime // shirt (similar) and bag (similar) – Zara //vest – Derek Lam for DesigNation at Kohls // necklace (similar) – Forever21 // rings – Forever21 and Jewelmint // bracelets – J.Crew, Banana republic, Swarvoski, unknown and raided from mom // earrings – Banana Republic // sunnies (similar) – Old Navy