WIW 8/18 Ultrasimple: white blouse & blue jeans

You all know my style is usually quite ALGO and matchy matchy, so this ultrasimple outfit is quite a radical departure for me. No bright colors. No high contrast. No patterns. Only one piece of simple jewelry. Not only is the lack of color and pattern atypical for me, but so is the silhouette--loose fitting blouse and slouchy boyfriend jeans, belted with a semi tuck. My style is usually fitted and ladylike and usually don't wear tomboyish outfits like this. My one nod to my typical style is the matchy matchy silver studded purse and belt.

This simple outfit felt perfect for a warm end-of-summer day. (I am not sure that the black leather jacket really goes with this outfit, but I needed something to keep me warm in the city.) Previously I would have felt that this outfit is too boring to post, but now I'm starting to feel like exploring my ALLGO (a little less going on) side, and I have to admit it feels refreshing! My house is such a mess, we have way too much stuff and I can never get it organized--I feel the need to do a radical purge. And my life is so busy and chaotic, that sometimes a little simplicity is calming.

What do you think of my not-me-but-maybe-new-me outfit? Bonus pics of the family day out. Thanks for your comments!

Pleione white mixed media blouse
Kut from the Kloth Catherine slim boyfriend jeans
Clarks nude wedge sandals
Michael Kors silver studded satchel
WHBM silver studded belt
Tommy Bahama circle necklace aka teething ring (DS2 spent all day grabbing this necklace and chomping on it!)

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  • merwoman replied 7 years ago

    You can bat for both teams Natalie!
    Your ALLGO is still beautifully styled - and still very much you.

  • replied 7 years ago

    You look great! Love this silhouette on you.

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    I really like it - but then this look is right up my alley :-)
    It will also look great with Ms. Scarlet - just saying!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Wow Natalie - this is a fantastic casual outfit! Yes it's a departure for you but you look comfortable in the outfit and not "out of place" at all. That white blouse is exactly the type I would like to find.

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    I love it! Great pictures of your kids too, especially #8!

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Looking great Natalie. This is a brilliant outfit on you and I am so glad you did keep that leather jacket.

  • cobaltblue replied 7 years ago

    Agh, internet ate my post. I love this whole look and would copy in a second if I could. The kids are too cute - look at how big DS2 is already!

  • Ariadne replied 7 years ago

    You look wonderful - very fresh and current.  The blouse and jeans are simple but plenty interesting and fashionable.  And your kids are gorgeous!

  • Marley replied 7 years ago

    Natalie - you look great! I like this ALLGO style for you - and I know what you mean about the simplicity of it can be calming.

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    This is one of my favorite outfit combos to wear when on-the-go. I love this style on you!

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    This is such a great outfit! I love that it has ALLGO. It's simple but so striking on you. The silver handbag and belt are super fab! Love the Spiegel on you too!

  • texstyle replied 7 years ago

    I see you first, not the outfit - and you look fantastic! Not that I don't love your other style equally, but this is indeed a nice departure. And what girl (or guy) doesn't love a simple white shirt and great fitting jeans? Your details of shoes, bag and jewelry make it special.

  • Raisin replied 7 years ago

    I think it looks great on you! Nice change, very chic.

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    Great outfit!  I love jeans and a white shirt together.  The spiegel jacket looks good here and I love your pendant.

  • Vildy replied 7 years ago

    Very composed, elegant, sexy. You took a potentially humdrum combo and knocked it out of the park.

  • celia replied 7 years ago

    Great venture into ALLGO. Beautiful outfit and perfect for a summer day. I even like the jacket with it.
    Your precious babies are cuter and cuter.

  • No Fear of Fashion replied 7 years ago

    No problem, the outfit is really good. Also with the jacket. Isn't it fun to explore another side of you?

  • Diana replied 7 years ago

    This is a bit different for you, but I really like it and it's very flattering on you!  I like to go ALLGO on casual weekend days too.  It's kind of freeing and relaxing.

    Your kids are so cute!

  • lyn* replied 7 years ago

    Very different than the usual ALGO Natalie we usually see, but I really love this look on you! I think the necklace is a thoughtful piece which really elevates this outfit.

    And look at your adorbs family :3

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Well, you know this is right up my alley, so how can you go wrong? Love the shirt on you. 

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous look.  Very simple from your usual style, but just as lovely.  Sometimes it's nice to spend a day in another style camp. :)

  • Vickie KY replied 7 years ago

    I love the outfit. Your family is adorable.

  • Sylvie replied 7 years ago

    That is a fantastic simple and sophisticated outfit.

    I've found the key to these kinds of outfits is just having a nice bag/belt/shoes.  Pulls everything together.  Do you feel it's the same for you?

  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    I love this look on you! I don't think I've had the pleasure of seeing you in rolled jeans and crisp white shirt. The jacket really works with this look probably because the jeans+shirt silhouette is pretty basic and the jacket kicks it up a notch. This is killer on you!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    I am totally going to copy this!

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