#ootd. | elbow. patches.

A very Duo outfit. My cardigan, star print cami and elephant pendant necklace are all from my favorite clothing boutique!
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again — my favorite outfits are daytime casual at their best. Whether I’m wearing a simple LBD, a mini skirt or my favorite skinny jeans, I like to keep things on the DL. This particular outfit that I wore on a recent outing was not only ridiculously comfortable, but laid-back chic enough for a day spent at the coffee shop. (I’m no longer in school, but I think this would be the perfect #OOTD for class. Who needs leggings when your jeans have this much stretch?!) As someone who often flocks to skirts and dresses, wearing plain ol’ jeans isn’t always easy for me. Not to say that I don’t love denim (because I do!) — I just never seem to have the right t-shirt or top to pull off whatever look I’m going for. That is until this effortless outfit came about. 

For starters, I can’t say enough good things about this striped draped cardigan. It’s incredibly soft, lightweight and perfect for the unseasonably chilly spring days that we’ve been having. The best part? The elbow patches! You know that feeling you get when a dress just so happens to have pockets? Well, I get just as excited when a sweater or cardigan unexpectedly has elbow patches. Instead of pairing it with a white t-shirt, I dressed it up a bit with this silk star print cami (and a matching navy bralette from Aerie for double the comfort) and my all-time favorite elephant pendant necklace. No joke, I’m pretty sure that I’ve worn it 100 times now! Lastly, I finished off the look with my go-to Industry Standard jeans and streamlined d’Orsay flats. I would totally wear this outfit again for running errands, a weekend shopping outing — you name it!

In the Stars Cami (Duo)
Lace Cutout Bralette in Navy (Aerie)
Ivy League Cardigan (Duo)
Elephant Pendant Necklace (Duo)
Simone Midrise in Ink Blue (Industry Standard)
J.Crew Suede d'Orsay Flats (similar)

Are you a fan of elbow patches? What are your favorite #lazygirl chic wardrobe staples? Leave a comment below!



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  1. Oh my god, you are the master of mixing prints. I love your combo of stripes and polka dots! And that elephant necklace is fab. Awesome look!
    xoxo Francesca | www.lifeaccordingtofrancesca.com

    1. Ah, thanks so much! Mixing prints is so much fun!

  2. Cute look! Love the mix of patterns!


    1. Thank you! I had so much fun wearing this look!


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