Summer is Cropping Up

Plus Size Style, Style

Happy Monday! I’m back again with a new outfit to share with you! I’ve been sharing a lot of dresses lately, but I’m switching things up today with a more casual look – jeans!

There’s something just so great about dressing up a pair of simple denim jeans with fun accessories. When I’m not wearing dresses, I’ve been living in cropped jeans this summer. Unlike a fun patterned dress, there are so many more options for styling cropped jeans – you can dress them up with heels or wedges and a flowy blouse, you can dress them down with a t-shirt and simple accessories, or you can meet somewhere in the middle like I did with today’s outfit.

All Things Kate in Brian Atwood, Olivia Moon, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Lucky Brand & Sevens

A lot of times I get stuck in a rut of simply throwing on a white v-neck, some jewelry, and calling it good. I often times forget how much fun it can be to wear a patterned blouse with simple jewelry. For this outfit I started with a pair of darker cropped denim and the rose patterned tank top. Since I went with gold accented sandals (that I scored on sale!), I added in pops of gold jewelry to pull in accents of gold throughout the entire outfit.

A quick note about the bag – I absolutely love Marc by Marc Jacobs handbags. The bag photographed here is one I borrowed from a friend, but I own a few in varying sizes and shapes as well. They are made of durable and amazing soft leather and each season there’s a beautiful array of new colors. If you’re looking to invest in a new bag I highly recommend a Marc Jacobs bag. My friend has carried the one pictured here almost exclusively for 4 years and it still looks fabulous!

I’m really pleased with how the ensemble turned out! It was perfect for dinner and drinks with friends this weekend!

Kate Retherford of All Things Kate

Kate Spade bangles & J. Crew bracelet

Brian Atwood Sandals

Kate Retherford of All Things Kate

Jacket: Lucky Brand (similar style here); Shirt: Olivia Moon; Denim: Seven (similar regular size and plus size); Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Necklace: Kate Spade; Bracelets: Kate Spade white bangle, (similar OH LA LA bangle here), J. Crew, Banana Republic; Ring: J. Crew; Earrings: Kate Spade (similar here)