2 Outfits Full Of Spring Basics You Need

Happy Saturday babes! A lot of times on here I am talking current trends, or more bold looks that I’ve tried out. But today is a little different and I am so excited to be sharing outfits for any day, any way, any where in partnership with Express! Their One Eleven line is full of your daily wear pieces and this is the perfect time of the year to stock up on pieces that you’ll be able to style a million times over.

When choosing these types of pieces, there are two things I always consider. First is comfort. Odds are if I’m going to be pulling out some basics to wear from my wardrobe, it’s on a day I want to look cute and put together, yet be comfortable all day long. (The One Eleven line has the comfort part nailed!) And second is my current wardrobe color palettes. I’m mostly talking your go-to neutrals. For me it’s black, white, and tan. I always try to choose my basics by what’s going to match what I already own for easy pairing. I’ll also consider ‘what statement colors do I commonly buy and are these going to match?’ My spring statement colors have been blush and anything yellow or orange.

When I went in store to pick these items out, I had in mind that I wanted to choose pieces that I could style countless outfits with and wear to any occasion whether it’s a baseball game, a bbq, or a date night with our friends. The tube top in the second look is such a versatile piece because not only can I wear it alone tucked into a skirt or some jeans, but I also can layer jackets or dusters over the top! It will be an adorable piece to layer. These are the 3rd and 4th outfits that I’ve styled with a denim skirt in the past two weeks…I think I’ll be wearing them A LOT this year haha. This however is my first distressed denim skirt and I’m sold. I know come cooler evenings I’ll be tucking a light colored sweater into it – the styling is endless.

Tons of stuff at Express is on sale right now and the prices are insanely low! Every single item I’m wearing is under $50! You can also get a discount in-store if you tell the cashier code 3397, it will give you $25 off your purchase of $100 or more! Here is their T&C 🙂 It’s been awhile since I personally have gone in and shopped there, but their stuff was adorable, and for you ladies (or guys!) looking to amp up your ‘work wear’, their business casual collection worth checking out too! I peeked at it in store and loved it so I thought I would mention it here too since I do get quite a bit of requests to do some content on items to wear to work!

Now onto my outfits 🙂

Look One:

Top ($27, size small) | Skirt ($50, size 0) | Crossbody ($39) | Sunglasses  ($29)

Look Two:

Top ($17, size small) | Skirt ($50, size 0) | Crossbody ($39) | Sunglasses ($29) | Baseball Hat ($24) | Sandals ($29, size 8, I’m usually a 7.5 but they only come in full sizes so I sized up)


Hope you babes have a wonderful weekend!


Photos x Karli Goetz

Thank you Express for sponsoring this post! All opinions are of course my own 🙂


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  1. 3.17.18
    Sara said:

    I love both looks but the first one is my favorite! ❤️

    • 3.17.18
      Karlie Rae said:

      Thank you!! ❤️❤️

  2. 3.17.18
    Jenna said:

    These are both SO cute but you look absolutely adorable in the first outfit!!

    • 3.17.18
      Karlie Rae said:

      Thank you Jenna you are so sweet!! ❤️❤️ xoxo!!

  3. 3.17.18
    McKenzie said:

    I love outfit one! It’s super cute and casual but still looks nice and put together:)

    • 3.17.18
      Karlie Rae said:

      Thank you McKenzie!! It’s totally something I see myself wearing all the time!!


  4. 3.17.18
    Olivia Sparks said:

    I love both outfits! The second is my favorite. I’d wear it with chunky wedges, hoops, and a ponytail for a night out. I’m obsessed with the skirt!!!

    • 3.20.18
      Karlie Rae said:

      Ah girl I love that!! Taking it from day to night 😉 So good! Thanks so much Olivia! xoxo!

  5. 3.17.18
    Katie said:

    These are so cute! You look gorgeous in both! I think I like the first one, just cause I’m more causal. Xoxo

    • 3.20.18
      Karlie Rae said:

      You are too sweet Katie thank you!! I tend to go for the more casual vibes on a daily basis too! xoxoxo!!

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