Tee Up


I’m going to take a quick poll. How often have you hit the snooze on your alarm in the morning? Once, twice, three times? Well, if you said “yes”…join the club. My 6 a.m. wakeup call is pretty early and the last thing I want to do that early in the morning is fuss around my room trying to figure out something cute to wear.

During these mornings (and every morning, really) I usually default with what I know works well and what I feel super comfortable in – horizontal stripes. My love for horizontal stripes runs deep (15 pieces of clothing and counting – it’s bad, y’all). I often times find that horizontal stripes are even more versatile than the color black. Whether you pair it with a military-inspired jacket, rock it with a floral skirt or anything in between, most of the time it works – and it works so damn well.  That’s why I’m so excited to share how I teamed up with Old Navy to show you how this classic tee is anything but basic.

I’ve always been drawn to darker colors, so when I found this Relaxed Heavy-Knit Boat-Neck Tee in navy, I knew I had to snatch it up asap! After all, it’s a staple! I knew I could pair the look with jeans no problem, but I wanted to try and create an outfit that could take me from work to happy hour.

Channeling my inner Midwesterner, I chose to rock these ultra-comfy Skinny Denim Overalls in a lighter wash to contrast the darkness in my top. Since I’m pretty short, I rolled the legs a bit to give it a little personality and show off my mules. When wearing overalls, I try to stick to a shoe that gives me a little height, so I love these heeled mules that are not only comfortable, but super cute.

Living in San Francisco the weather is super unpredictable and bringing a jacket is a must. I usually switch off and on between heavy and lightweight jackets, but have found my sweet spot in this black denim. For a pulled together look (quite literally), I tie it around my waist for added dimension and to give the overalls some structure.

For some additional personality, I took an old red bandana and tied it around my neck to give the outfit a pop of color. After I’m done with work, I  turn in my work bag for this Double-Zip Crossbody and am ready for happy hour in a flash!

So, how do you style your favorite tees so they’re #NeverBasic?

Cheers & happy Friday!


Photography via Jennymay Villarete

This post was in partnership with Old Navy! As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all The Ohio Transplant collaborations!



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