Back to Basics: Jeans and T-Shirts


Sometimes you just have to get back to basics when it comes to fashion. And you really can't get any more basic than jeans and a t-shirt. You can't get any more in tune with your vintage fashion self than by wearing jeans and a tee because they have been around for over a hundred years. 

When jeans were first used they were referred to as "blue jeans" which were invented by Jacob W. Davis in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. in 1871. Then it was patented by Jacob W. Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. For 147 years jeans have been a standard for durable and casual fashion. The t-shirt also came about in the 19th century, when laborers would cut their jumpsuits in half to keep cool in warmer months during the year. The first manufactured t-shirt was invented between the Mexican-American War in 1898, and 1913 when the U.S. Navy began issuing them as standard undershirts. The t-shirt also became a staple in wardrobes everywhere from the 1950's onward. You can learn more about the history of t-shirts HERE.

When I am looking for something comfortable and cute to wear I go straight to these two basics. You can even change things up in the cooler weather by wearing a pair of jeans with a tee and a cardigan. 

Outfit: Modcloth Jean Skirt and  Green Tee from J Crew

2 comments :

  1. This outfit is so cute and effortless! I love the simplicity of jeans and t-shirts, but finding the perfect jeans can be a tough one. A pair of mine I've sadly had to say goodbye to, so I'm now on the hunt again but it's definitely a wardrobe staple we all need :-).

    Heather x

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    1. Thank you Heather! YES!!! Omg finding good jeans is sooo hard esp when you have a few extra curves lol Its def a staple, I agree. Super comfy too. Can't go wrong! xox

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