Chic on the Cheap Look of the Week: Taking the White Tee to Work: Two Affordable Looks

We’re back for another Chic on the Cheap Look and this time we’re taking the most basic essential, the white t-shirt and using it to build two affordable work looks. Both are classic and neutral and can either be kept clean and simple or accessorized with a pop of color.


You can never go wrong with black and white and you can pull off wearing a simple white tee if your skirt has shape and texture. A crisp white bag and shoes are the perfect accessories for a scorching summer day.


White T-shirt: Petite Bateau $22

Black Tiered Skirt: Inc Tiered Maxi $44.99

Woven White Satchel: Macy’s $95

Criss-cross White Platform Sandals: Michael Antonio $34

Square Framed Black Plastic Sunglasses: Forever21 $5.80

Total for this Look: $201.79 ($106.79 without the bag!)


Once again, I love beige and white as a classic combo that always looks sophisticated and will keep you nice and cool. Even wearing a blazer in the summer is do-able when made of light cotton and layered with a soft white cotton tee. The slightly darker belt adds texture and  visual interest to the outfit.


Ruched Sleeved Beige Jacket: Topshop $92

White T-Shirt: Petite Bateau $25

Taupe Rosette Belt: Forever21 $8.80

Beige Pencil Skirt: $40

Beige Lace Up Booties: Steve Madden $47.95

Total For This Look: $213.75

When planning your work (or any wardrobe) try to rethink your most basic pieces. Use them as building blocks for an endless amount of creative outfits by mixing them with pieces you already own in interesting combinations.  If neutrals seem a little too blah for you, try  a bold color on your lips or eyes, or throw on some brightly colored bangles to liven up your look.

Have a wonderful Monday!



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For the last 10 years Sharon has been hard at work and deeply entrenched in the fashion and design industry. A devoted mother of 5, Sharon has worked as a designer and artist, doing everything from corporate & charity event planning, home interior design décor & consulting, to ultimately creating her much talked about frum- fashion design clothing label, purple by Sharon . Sharon has taken her passion for all things fashion to the internet and can be seen at http://www.fashion-isha.com/ and is the contributing fashion guru for www.kosherstreet.com Ask Sharon -ask.fashionisha@gmail.com

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