Wearing Lilly Pulitzer with Jeans

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It’s no secret that I love all things bright (duh). Surprisingly, I didn’t get into Lilly Pulitzer until after I had graduated law school. I still remember my first piece–a State of Mind skort that I found at Clothes Mentor.  While I wear a ton of Lilly pieces, I don’t always wear Lilly-on-Lilly.  I like to work Lilly into my outfits featuring non-Lilly as well.

Tank: Lilly Pulitzer (similar) // Jeans: Old Navy (high rise + tailored hem) // Straw circle bag: Free People (splurge optionsimilar under $25)  // Earrings: c/o Sugarfix // Necklace: c/o Sugarfix // Sandals: Time and Tru

One of the things I’ve struggled with the most as a Lilly fan is what non-Lilly bottoms to wear with my brightly colored top.  I frequently wear them with brightly colored shorts from J. Crew and pixie pants from Old Navy, but at first I shied away from wearing them with jeans.

Now I frequently mix my Lilly with jeans! Of course, you can always have your standby white jeans to wear. In fact, that’s what I’m wearing today:) But these lavender jeans from Old Navy are PERFECT for wearing with Lilly tops! I’ve been able to pair them with several Lilly patterns and they look so cute.

Tip: Anytime I see a fun-colored pair of jeans that are under $25, I buy them. If I don’t, I always regret it! Plus, they seem just a tad more dressy than regular jeans.

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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 6.8.18

    Super cute look, beautiful friend! 🙂

  2. 6.8.18
    Dara said:

    I agree colored jeans seem more fancy than regular jeans and I need some myself!

  3. 6.17.18
    bybmg said:

    What a fun combo!