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Monday, April 14, 2014

Lookbook: The Casual Essential

Now that we're in April, I hope that most of the country is starting to look and feel more like spring. This is the time of year that many of us clean out our closets by ridding ourselves of pieces we've outgrown and revamping our look with the essentials. So I'm all about making my closet fun again for spring, including great minimalist pieces and wardrobe basics like casual styles from British clothing brand, Boden.

This shirt from Boden is white, light and provides a splash of color with the blue polka dots that put me in the mindset of a sunny weekend brunch instead of a blah day rummaging through emails. And the tank underneath gives me that perfect pattern mix of stripes and dots that can truly brighten one's day. The cuff detail on the shirt easily adds some fun color blocking.

On the Muse: | The Casual Shirt c/o Boden | The Essential Tank Top c/o Boden | Target Mossimo blazer | H&M trousers | ModCloth porch edition flats
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Boden through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Boden, all opinions are my own.
What do you think of this look? What do you wear to brighten your mood?

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33 comments

The Dainty Dolls House said...

This is a lovely outfit, I like the combination of colours. The top is very sweet, I always have time for dots :) And your belt is lovely too. You look great doll. Happy Monday x

Courtney Erin said...

I love that blouse - it looks so effortless and chic!

Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

Pooja Mittal said...

my country is feeling like summer already ..
i like your simple yet stylish outfit..
nice bag
kisses,
www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

Lubka Christova said...

Beautiful pastel colours that are combined so well.
I was wearing the other way around yesterday: pink jeans and blue top. Funny ;))

Lu ❤ http://www.balgarka.co.uk

Emmylou said...

Loving the whole colour-blocking look, Cheryl:) And I love the cuff. It's the little details like that make an outfit IMO.

Nicole Layne said...

Coming over from the link-up. I love this look! The color of your blazer is so pretty!

Nicole
www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

Ari van den Berg said...

looking good beb. Love the pointy shoes

KP said...

You look amazing as usual, loving the color combo!

Eleventh & Sixteenth

Couture Carrie said...

Love this look, especially the blazer!

xoxox,
CC

Whitney James said...

Love the look. It's nice to switch it up sometimes and you do it well! :-)

~Whitney
whitneynicjames.com

Bethann Wagner said...

That jacket is gorgeous! I love this color on you! Actually, I love ANY bright, statement making color on you! It's true. The brighter the better!

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Lovely look :D

Marianna,
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Jenmarie said...

You look polished and cute! I also like the way you styled your hair :)

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

such a sweet look! I love Boden and their stuff. I just wish I could afford more of it! =D
xo,
nancy

https://www.adoretoadorn.com

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

I like the stripes and polka dots with the color blazer. The flats are cute too!

Mo

Kim Alston said...

Boden sends me their catalog. They have the prettiest clothes. I need to start ordering from them. Love how you paired it with that great blazer.
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Manhattan Image and Style said...

You look stunning sweetie! I love this post!

Diana
www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
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Diane said...

so cute! i adore the shoes!!!

alexis said...

I love that you play with menswear here in a very overtly feminine way (polk-a dots, the belt, etc).

Yay for spring! I hope you are enjoying the sunshine!

~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

Beauty said...

This is such a nice combination; definitely says Spring and lovely jacket too.

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Ha! I was just looking at the very same shirt at Boden. I was thinking of choosing one of the floral varieties, but now I am thinking the one you are wearing is gorgeous :-)

Erika Sorocco said...

Those flats are so cute; and of course I love that bag!!

xx

Random_Hi_D said...

I think it looks really casual and can be an everyday look.
Love it.

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LyddieGal said...

I love the bright blazer and the print mix! So fun!
Chic on the Cheap

Simera H said...

Such a classy look.
Beautetude

awhite said...

Well hello there, gorgeous! Don't you look awesome in this outfit! I'm loving it- gimme, gimme!

Hope you're having a great Tuesday!
:)

-Ashley
http://lestylorouge.com

Mihaela Pojogu said...

Great look, love how you combine the stripe top with dots shirt.
xo
About women and not only Blog

ANECIA said...

you're so amazing :)

anecia & roses ♥ blog

Jackelin ccorahua said...

Hi I like your style, keep in touch gorgeous.
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lisacng @ expandng.com said...

I love the colorful outfit details, especially the print on the shirt and the cutouts in the shoe.

Elle Sees said...

love this!! and i want that blazer!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

What a cute blazer! That color is fab on you!

Tanya said...

Nice blazer.

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