Wardrobe Re-Wear : Basic Striped Tee

It has been almost 2.5 months since I last had a Wardrobe Re-Wear here on the blog. . .how did that happen?!  It may have something to do with the monsoon season Kentucky has been experiencing this summer.  Anyways, these are some of my favorite posts to do, so I can promise you guys will be seeing these posts at least once every few weeks from here on out.  
This edition features my favorite striped shirt from Target!  Stripes are everywhere this season, and from what I’m seeing, this trend will be carrying into fall.  A 3/4-length sleeve shirt is the perfect seasonal transition piece that really can be worn all year around.  If you’re looking to add one to your wardrobe, I suggest a black and white color combo like the one I’m wearing below, or cream and navy.  

OUTFIT 1 : Office Ready

I featured this entire look with tons of details on the blog earlier this week, which you can see here.  The deal on these pants is too good to pass us!  I love black skinny pants for the office.  Since the pants and shirt are so neutral, I added pops of pink with the heels and necklace to liven things up a little.  I really enjoy wearing fun outfits to the office that are work appropriate but allow me to express my individuality. Disclaimer though: I wear heels to the office about as often as I pay retail price for something. . .

OUTFIT 2 : Date Night Ready

To transition this outfit to date night ready, I swapped the black pants for neutral scalloped shorts that I picked up on sale from Loft earlier this summer and, for once in my life, went with an all neutral color palette with my accessories and shoes.  The only exception was my Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac bag and my lips.  Gasp, I know.  This Kendra Scott necklace, however, does a great job of making a statement, and these Hot Cakes sandals pull everything together by balance the black stripes on the shirt with the white on the rest of the outfit.  For my fellow Lilly Pulitzer lovers out there, the Loft shorts are a great alternative to the similar-styled Lilly scallop hem shorts and the sandals are great alternatives to Jack Rogers.
Also, these pictures turned out hilarious.  This is what happens when you shoot 2 outfits in a row and you’re having fun with it.

Tee: Target (some solid colors of a very similar tee are on sale for $3.60!!!)
Shorts: Loft (currently on sale, check site for latest details)
 Necklace: Kendra Scott via Clothes Mentor (sold out)
Crossbody: Rebecca Minkoff
Sandals: Hot Cakes via The Lilly Pad Company
Sunglasses: Walmart Optical (similar)
Black bracelet: Style This Life on Etsy
Gold bangle bracelet: Lilly for Target (similarsimilar)

If you’re loving these outfit ideas, be sure to follow me on Instagram (@brightonabudget).  I frequently post #ootd/#wiw, and pass along good deals as soon as I see them!  I hope these posts give you some ideas about how to shop your own closet and match-up clothes you never thought of pairing together!

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