Ode to Summer Style

November 5, 2011

This was taken last July on the Lower East Side. I may be jumping the gun with a dedicated post featuring an ode to summer style, but my point is more about the effect real life non-dyed blue jeans and a simple white tank can have on style. I guess I should have gone ahead and given this post a more proper-to-content title. Ultimately though, it’s not the title that matters. This is more about a good dressing point of reference, for this weekend at least. It’s this: most of the time, all chic really takes is something as simple as (mom)jeans and a (mullet)white tank sprinkled over the right, bad-ass accessories.  

Claw cuff and half moon necklace, both by Pamela Love. Fangs necklace by Delfina Delletrez. Shoes by Yves Saint Laurent. Jeans and t-shirt from The Reformation.

Photo by Simon Chetrit.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    The simplicity is beautiful. x

    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08802460803153602951 karina

    sweet))

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16645816083163618975 Kate

    Love simple jeans and a white tshirt, a brilliant blank canvas for bold jewellery.
    http://www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14520938848031069893 Flaviana Boni

    cool!

    (p.s. enter in my ROMWE.COM GIVEAWAY if you get a chance!!)
    MY BLOG: DRESS UP FOR ARMAGEDDON

  • http://www.laraffinerie.ca Julia

    Wow, beautiful necklace (and i'm a jewelry designer:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08058202326732813221 RACHEL

    couldn't agree more!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02589736019280915120 amy

    Yes Yes mama, beautiful.

    hugs (^.^) hope to hear from you *
    amyflyingakite.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05667823926679328131 FashionableAsians

    Great look, freaking love the necklace!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17440890903889505967 Mediterraneo fashion

    <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10814195129992301610 Queen L

    Love the simple classic outfit.♥

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09739251167444138491 Fashion Agony

    That necklace! Gorgeous!

    xoxo
    Fashion Agony blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18234007927388076913 Inhale | Fashion and Beauty

    love the outfit
    http://inhalefashionandbeauty.blogspot.com/
    Twitter:@Jenna_Iman
    Inhale | Fashion and Beauty

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01406688056052163694 Mary

    CHIC & ESSENTIAL….LOVE THIS OUTFIT !!!

    KISSES FROM ITALY http://www.thelastillusion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.prpsgoods.com Janice

    Everything about this is super simple and easy… but AMAZING. As usual Leandra. Love those chunky heels with the cuffed jeans.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15698499067084926499 Lauren Kent

    This is my year long essential outfit; I just switch out the white for a more season appropriate colour :)

  • http://www.prpsgoods.com Janice

    Ps, hope you are loving the PRPS jacket… total lady boner status in my opinion. I had the pleasure of delivering it to your door yesterday afternoon, enjoy!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09026625220592373779 Onto My Wardrobe
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17919730828117697874 Machaela

    I love how the outfit works because of the interesting accessories – the claw cuff, statement necklace, and chunky heels!

    http://www.machaela-lynn.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05741445413832453917 Ashley

    LOVE how simple this is and how much a good gold half moon necklace will do for an outfit !!! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04729567827565835447 Urban Nester

    One of my favorite looks, jeans + white top. So simple, but so put together. Also, I LOVE your necklace.

    xo.
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15148532428315947387 Emma

    Amen to the mullet tank. And great necklace!

    http://seeshebuys.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous

    DUDE. IT'S *NOVEMBER*.

    HOW IS IT THAT YOURE NOT FREEZING YOUR FANCY FLAMINGO TAIL OFF ?!

    =^..^=

  • Anonymous

    P.S.

    WHO'S SIMON? YOURE NEWEST GROUPIE PHOTOG??

    =^..^=

  • http://www.loulou.therails.ca loulou @ loulou downtown

    Love that half-moon necklace! That added to anything would look great, as it does with your jeans and tank.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    oh, that look is perfect casual chic for the summer

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

  • http://anorexicescapades.com/ anorexicescapades.com

    I agree with @vasilieva

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01676293912277616239 Isabel, Wake up & smell the azahar

    Most of the time the simpler, the best.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    a great pair of shoes definitely helps as well, love those.

    mom jeans are an established entity. like apple pie and baseball and ford, they are american, and cannot fail us.

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blondevivant.com Blonde Vivant

    We agree! It really doesn't take much. Besides, it's all about the shoes anyway!
    <3 Blonde Vivant
    http://www.blondevivant.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07087824659190534187 Rachel

    Love the necklaces!! A blank canvas is best for great pieces like that. Perfect.

  • http://www.ellewise.com L. Wise

    This is a great article. These days it seems that our society is getting lost in pilling on different things trying to achieve a 'look.' Sometimes less truly is more!
    http://www.ellewise.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09990022799961591011 Pretty Kitty Publishing

    What? No detail shot? It is nice to see a simple look such as this made special with the right amount of bling!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01857198373293387490 things – collection

    you are always right!
    camilla

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    10000% AGREE !! nothing sexier and I love the pamela love cuff, that could be the ode to the man repeller haha

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07099192961543827474 Kate

    My favorite go-to outfits.

    kate

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10536244216664912207 Sketch42

    Perfect. A good t shirt and jeans combo can't be beat.

  • http://www.closetcravings.com Closet Cravings

    I love a white tee or tank paired with a great pair of jeans. It's as delicious as a classic chocolate chip cookie. =)

    Satisfy Your Cravings For Celebrity Style and All Things Stylish and Sweet

  • http://www.modeinitaly.net Mode in Italy

    so easy, but so chic! love this outfit!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04392538306781168379 Elegantly Wasted

    I LOVE this look! All week I've been dying to work a look just like this. I'm obsessed with denim at the moment. This whole outfit couldn't look any better!

    X

    http://www.elegantlywastedd.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15157331294725300872 jas

    agreed. simple is always the most effective

    http://jas-tidbits.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15848228991056695673 Raspberry and Rouge

    SO true! You look amazing! Happy sunday! XO Rebecca

    http://raspberry-rouge.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04007364825338739929 The life after

    So simple and perfect. I love easy outfit!

    The Life After

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06681284541885288937 pinkmate

    i've always loved simple outfits with great accessories!

    vanessa
    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12164081772362284200 Fashion Dubrovnik

    I don't understand the Russian, but they have an article about your blog http://buro247.ru/fashion/our-choice/3149.html

    http://littlefashioncat.blogspot.com/

  • http://runningintherainn.blogspot.com/ Serea

    Your smile is the best complemet for your outfit :)

  • http://teresasglobaladventures.wordpress.com/ Teresa

    Love this! Totally agree that the most stylish outfits are the simple ones that showcase amazing jewellery. Oh, and not to mention your shoes!
    xxT
    http://teresasglobaladventures.wordpress.com/

  • Anonymous

    awesome outfit

  • Anonymous

    You simply the most elegant in this timeless look
    Love the shoes!!
    Kisses from Brazil

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07676698510440246459 Taye Anita

    love the simple loook –

    t.

    http://www.ohsoreginald.blogspot.com

    Xx.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12583159040350224082 lateybirdy

    i think this is a perfect way to show how easy it can be to be stylish. i think those jeans cut into shorts would also be oh-so-cool!

    http://lateybirdy.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15072845310530030601 Lilith

    Love those shoes :)
    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17797477198030786678 Lynsey Michelle

    When I saw this image on instagram, the first thing I thought was that this HAD to have been from several months ago. Classic combo. And glad to confirm that you aren't running around the lower east side like this right now. Oh, warmer days…

    xx
    Lynsey Michelle
    http://www.law-of-fashion.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07176590100848026280 Carmo

    i miss summer so much.. you look very cute :)

  • http://www.glamcake.net Devon

    I agree. Jeans, T-Shirt, hot shoes and some jewelry and you're good to go. It's a simple base that can be dressed way up or way down, and it's the crux of LA style year-round. I love it!

    GlamCake

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02756585515065845268 Aubrey and Melissa

    More simple than your typical style but it really works for you. So perfect in it's casual simplicity. Love this:)

  • Anonymous

    you look beautiful, that smile is the best part of your look
    xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03111435323808384669 The Vintage Scene

    I just found out that you will be at Holt Renfrew tomorrow on Bloor!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16641463060906446733 The Annachrist

    I meed more summer. Make it happen, please.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10714369946472447288 Anna Muchart.

    LOVE IT, love your outfit!!!! i follow you:)
    xoxo A. http://ccolorsofrainbow.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.bellissimostyle.net Megan Abigail Chandler

    obsessing over your collar!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13540865440171331174 allisonk

    Oh how I wish we could be wearing stuff like this! Nothing better than a white tank and jeans.

    http://confessionsoftheglitterati.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00236420927448153039 Nuar

    You may be a daring fashionista, but like this you look simply beautiful and fresh. xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04588215135554425458 CK

    Love the mom jeans.

    http://www.empirestilettos.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00291593475048755441 Akosua

    I'm sure this will be my summer uniform except I'll trade the jeans for cutoffs since i don't do jeans in the summer

    indigosunday.blogspot.com

  • http://indigocollectiv.blogspot.com/ ICT