Denim & Stripes

There’s nothing I love more than classic staples to build your wardrobe around! Striped tee shirts, chambray that can be dressed up or down, structured blazers, and a few great pair of jeans definitely make the list. I’ve teamed up with Lands’ End today to feature some of their new pieces that are the perfect foundation for your fall wardrobe.

Lands’ End has re-launched their denim collection to offer new washes, expanded fits and a better stretch. The price point is pretty fab! Starting at just $59 for solids and $69 for patterns, you can have a few pairs to rely on to take you from day to night. They are available in low rise, mid rise and high rise, so there’s a fit for everyone. And of course, chambray shirts and denim shirt dresses round out the collection!

We’ve had a few days this month that have felt an awful lot like fall. There’s been a cool, crisp breeze that’s a frightening reminder that summer is coming to an end. At least for me, fall fashion is the best way to beat those end-of-summer blues!

I styled two fall looks with pieces from the new Lands’ End collection. The striped tee has the best fit and is so easy to layer under a chambray dress, a chambray shirt, or under a structured blazer. And obviously it looks great on it’s own, too! I paired my combo of stripes + chambray with a leopard belt for a little pop and nude sandals to keep it simple. Once the temperatures do start to dip, you can easily swap out your sandals for a closed-toe pump!

For the second look, I styled a classic, casual Americana look. Lands’ End is a legendary American brand, after all. I paired the same striped tee with a blazer, a great pair of jeans, a pair of white sneakers, and a red clutch to give the outfit a little pop. I wore one of my favorite layered gold chain necklaces to play up the nautical vibe of the striped shirt. Swap out the shoes for the office (or just wear on casual Friday!) and ditch the blazer for the weekend and you’ve got yourself a go-to look that works from desk to drinks.

Lands’ End Chambray Dress | Lands’ End Striped Tee | J.Crew Leopard Belt | LV Clutch | Coach Sunglasses | Zara Pumps (old, similar here) | Michael Kors Watch | Margaret Elizabeth Bracelet (25% off entire site w/ code bows) | Capwell + Co Bangles and Ring

Lands’ End Striped Tee | Lands’ End Low-Rise Jeans | Lands’ End Blazer | Converse Sneakers | Henri Bendel Clutch | Capwell + Co Necklace | Michael Kors WatchMargaret Elizabeth Bracelet (25% off entire site w/ code bows) | Capwell + Co Bangles and Ring

Beauty: YSL Cherry Lipstick | Essie ‘Escapades’ Nail Polish

Thank you to Lands’ End for sponsoring this post!

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  1. 8.25.14

    Totally obsessed with this classic, nautical looks! That chambray dress is too perfect!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  2. 8.25.14
    Mira said:

    Amazing looks. I looove the cute chambray dress!

    xx Mira

  3. 8.25.14
    Natali said:

    Looking beautiful in these outfits, I like them both equally!

  4. 8.25.14
    Bets said:

    Great pieces to transition into autumn. It’s nice to see a new post. Don’t feel like we’ve seen or heard a lot from you this summer. Miss your posts about beauty, decor and travel. 🙁

    • 8.25.14
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Hi there! Thanks for the feedback. I apologize that it’s been more quiet than usual around here. I work full-time on top of maintaining my blog and in my limited free time, I’ve been trying to enjoy my summer, rather than spending it behind a computer. Hoping to be back on a regular posting schedule soon! 🙂

  5. 8.25.14
    Dana said:

    I’m pretty sure you could never go wrong with stripes and chambray! Love these two looks!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  6. 8.25.14
    Emma said:

    Great use of layering with the long sleeve underneath the dress!

  7. 8.25.14

    I love both looks! That denim dress is so pretty! Love the stripes!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  8. 8.25.14
    Heidi D. said:

    Love the chambray dress and striped tee!

    Heidi D.

  9. 8.25.14

    Stripes patterns are part of my life as well, and I love both of these looks. Specially that first one. Thanks for the inspiration. Also great touch with the skinny leopard belt.
    Mad For Fashion For Less
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  10. 8.25.14

    Love your Americana look!

    Liz @
    Come by! Weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up

  11. 8.25.14
    Mary Kate said:

    Just bought this striped top, thanks for sharing! FYI regular priced apparel is 30% one item right now, too!

  12. 8.25.14
    Meagan said:

    Love that shirt dress! Too cute!

  13. 8.25.14
    Kayla said:

    SO so cute Jessica! I love that dress! : )


  14. 8.25.14
    Cayli said:

    Cute outfits!! Your hair is so gorgeous.


  15. 8.25.14
    Alyson said:

    Some of my fave pieces are striped, there just so versatile and so chic! Great outfits and shoutout to Emily – she’s awesome!!!

    xx Alyson

  16. 8.25.14
    Becky said:

    Denim stripes and leopard is always a good combo 🙂 this will be perfect for fall!

  17. 8.25.14
    Lana O. said:

    This is the kind of inspiration I need to break out of my jeans rut! Actually I’m not sure if I ever will…hahah but man you look so cute in your denim dress! I love the pop of stripes!

    xo Lana

  18. 8.25.14
    Melissa said:

    Such cute look Jess! Love the casual look with Converse 🙂

  19. 8.25.14
    Sarah said:

    Love both the looks! Would you say the jeans fit true to size? I’m in the market for a new pair for fall. Thanks!

    • 8.25.14
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Yep! I ordered my regular size and they fit well!

  20. 8.25.14

    Love the second look!! Totally cute. Random questions — your converse shoes — did they come with shorter laces?? If not, where did you get them? My Jack Purcell’s have the longgggggest laces ever, and I want to wear them more like you are. Thanks!!

    xoxo, Elena Michelle

    • 8.25.14
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Yep, this style (Shoreline) comes with shorter laces.

  21. 8.25.14

    I LOVE both of these outfits! I think you showed that all you really need are a few staple pieces to look classy and fabulous!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  22. 8.25.14
    Michele said:

    Love both looks and how they could easily both go from day to night with a quick change of shoes! Thanks for sharing.

  23. 8.25.14
    Kylie said:

    I’m in love with both of these outfits! I definitely need to check out their denim now!

    xo Kylie

  24. 8.25.14
    Sam said:

    Totally copying both of these looks come fall. Especially love the creative layering with the dress! Gorg as always 🙂


  25. 8.26.14
    Andrea said:

    That shirtdress looks so great on you Jessica! I’m also loving that striped tee, you can never have enough…though my closet doesn’t agree!


  26. 8.26.14
    Jessica said:

    Those two looks are so chic! I love it, you look great!

  27. 8.27.14
    Stacey said:

    I love both of these outfits, especially the second one, perfect for going into the fall!

    Five Minute Style

  28. 8.27.14
    Lisa said:

    Love both looks! The striped top with jeans and converse is so cute but effortless. I’m getting excited for fall, thanks for the inspiration!