Try This Outfit Formula – It Works Every Time!

Hi there, I hope you’ve had a nice week. I had a busy one, and it went by so quickly! When I have busy weeks, I plan my outfits the night before using an outfit formula that always works: a spring top, jeans, a blazer or third piece, a favorite shoe, and a handbag. I carry a tote that holds my computer, too. Here’s a look at some of the outfits I wore this week using this easy outfit formula.

1. WFH – Errands

This outfit is a go-to look when I work from home and run errands. I love this Frame Split front top – it’s a staple in my wardrobe and I wear it often. The Rag & Bone Peyton jeans and loafers are also well-loved and worn regularly. As for the blazer, it’s a linen blend from J.Crew that I picked up last year. While it’s no longer available, I’ve linked a similar style that is a bestseller. My laptop fits inside the Naghedi tote, plus items I pick up when shopping. It stretches, and the handles easily fit over my shoulder. I can easily say, it’s one of my favorite bags.

Bootcut jeans, stripe top, white linen blazer and loafers

Frame Split Front Top | Similar J.Crew Blazer | Rag & Bone Peyton Bootcut Jeans | Rag & Bone Loafers | Naghedi St. Barths Tote

Here are other tops I like to wear under blazers. Several are on sale, too.

Additional Options – Tops

2. Working and Meeting a Friend

The Coralee top is a great piece to wear with jeans, trousers, or a skirt. It’s from a past  N6 Drop collection and is a staple in my wardrobe. Plus, it’s available in many colors. I’m also wearing the Frame Le Slim Palazzo Jean. For great-fitting flare jeans, try the Mother Weekender flare. It’s also available in Petites (Lil Weekender Flare), which you can see me wearing here. They are so comfortable and flattering!

Veronica Beard Coralee top, Frame Le Slim Palazxo Jean, J.Crew Blazer, Demellier Vancouver bag

Veronica Beard Coralee Top | Frame Le Slim Palazzo Jean | J.Crew Blazer | Open Edit Slides | Demellier Bag

Additional Options – Jeans

These are other denim options to rotate into an easy outfit formula. When I look for jeans, I choose brands that I know will fit 9 out of 10 women, look nice on the backside, and you will want to wear often. I’ve tried all these jeans, and they run true to size except for the Rails Getty, which runs big, and you should size down.

3. Shopping and IG Live at Nordstrom

I’m wearing a short-sleeved linen top from J.Crew. As for the Juliette cardigan, it’s a wardrobe staple for me – perfect as a third piece or lightweight coat. I recommend sizing down as it runs big. The Madewell jeans fit true to size and are comfortable. I love the cognac-colored shoes and belt, which complement my Demellire handbag.  Demellire is a new brand for me, and I’m impressed with the style and quality of this bag and their other available styles.

Green Linen top, Camel Cardigan, white bootcut jeans, slides, crossbody bag

J.Crew Linen Top | J.Crew Juliette Cardigan | Madewell Kick Out flare Jeans | Sam Edelman Waylon Slide |Demellier Vancouver Crossbody | Nordstrom Belt

Additional Options – 3rd Piece 

Adding a third piece to my outfits has become second nature to me. It all started during my styling days at Nordstrom – we lived by the rule of always including that extra layer to complete a look. Here are a few more options to complete an easy outfit formula. I’ve tried on all of the jackets below, and they fit tts, except for the Treasure & Bond Utility jacket and the Open Edit blazer; they run big, so size down.

Additional Options – Shoes and Handbags

Don’t you love shoes and handbags? They’re so fun to try on and add interest to any outfit. Here’s a selection of trending shoes and bags for spring that have caught my eye!

Take a look at the previous post to see other shoe styles for spring.

Did you know I share daily outfit inspiration and personal picks in my LTK shop? Search for @stylishsandy and follow along. You can shop directly from my shop. If you see an item you love and want to watch it, tap the heart icon.

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xo Sandy












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  1. Hi Sandy—
    What’s an LTK shop? Is that the only way you get credit when I purchase something that you have recommended?

    • Hi Carolyn, If you click on items on my blog, you in my link that will take you to a retailer. Once there, shop and check out, then I receive credit for your purchase.

      LTK is an app that you can download on your phone. I have a shop onltk. Search for Stylishsandy and follow me. I post outfits and items on LTK everyday. You can also see outfits and style ideas on my instagram posts and stories ( MY IG is @stylishsandy) which will direct you to my LTK shop.

      I hope that clears up any questions. Thank you and feel free to reach out at anytime.