I can’t believe how hot it is in Los Angeles this week.  Yesterday, the temperature on my car read over 110 degrees and being outside felt like someone was baking the whole city in an oven. So much for getting excited about fall layers–at least for now! 

To stay cool today, I combined some fall basics with more summery pieces.  I layered up my favorite pair of denim shorts with a lightweight tee from Madewell. To make this otherwise dressed-down look a bit more polished, I added a crisp white 90’s-inspired blazer.  This blazer always reminds me of the show ‘Miami Vice’ and paired with my big curly hair today, it definitely felt like a throwback look.

From there, I accessorized with a light brown leather belt and matching lace-up sandals. Up until recently, I was not much of a belt-wearer.  As I’ve become more inspired by minimalistic outfits over the last year or so, I’ve found that belts have really helped to amp up otherwise basic looks–especially when I tuck shirts in. I topped off today’s look with simple round sunnies.

Some of my favorite basic pieces in my closet right now are from Madewell. I can’t rave enough about this store right now because outfit-wise, I could pretty much live in it. Stock up on Madewell T-shirts this fall (many of which are less than $20!). They’re soft and they wear really well–even after a bunch of washes. Definitely take note that the store tends to run big overall–especially in tee’s–so shop accordingly! To dress up your tees this fall, throw on a leather jacket, jean jacket or blazer. 

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