5 Little Ways to Elevate a Basic T-Shirt and Jeans

The T-shirt and jeans combo. It’s our favorite go-to outfit for days when we just want to be comfy or we’re in a rush to get out the door. And we’re not the only one: Sports reporter Erin Andrews is also a fan...and she’s got all the best tips for turning this weekend staple into a seriously chic ensemble. With an exclusive look into her enviable wardrobe courtesy of Finery (the game-changing site that can organize your closet in a snap), Andrews showed us her top five ways to rock a tee and denim.

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Top Things Off with a Long Jacket or Vest
The extra length helps create the illusion of a long, lean frame. It also gives any outfit an elegant feel, even if the other pieces are all super basic.

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Swap Sneakers for Pointy Toe Flats
Sure, we love a good pair of comfy kicks, but sleek flats are much more dapper. A pointed toe captures the vibe of a classic pair of pumps (minus the painful toe squishing) and looks powerful and sophisticated for a refined finishing touch.

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Opt for a Tailored Blazer
Feeling schlubby? That’s nothing a crisp, fitted blazer can’t fix. Push up the sleeves if you want to lean on the casual side or pop the collar to go full on prepster.

Try a Standout Belt
Simply tucking your tee into your jeans will help tidy your outfit, but adding an attention-grabbing belt is even better. Look for super-shiny or extra-large buckles, interesting textures and prints to amp up the fun.

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Put on the Glitz
When in doubt, something sparkly is pretty much guaranteed to make you feel fancier. Go small with a crystal statement necklace or turn it all the way up with a sequin blazer. Don’t worry about being too out-there; your casual base layer will keep you down-to-earth. 

Head over to Finery to see more of Andrews’s amazing style, shop her wardrobe and create elevated outfits all your own.



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