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Don’t Overthink it—A White Shirt, Jeans, and Black Flats Is Summer’s Most-Wanted Look

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In case you haven’t noticed, there’s one outfit that has returned to popularity (and it comes as no surprise, as quiet luxury took over last season’s runways). It’s an outfit formula that stars have reverted again and again to over the decades. Style icons such as Princess Diana, Kate Moss, and Victoria Beckham have affirmed that this look can do no wrong. In fact, it’s an outfit recipe that is sure to always go right, and there are only three ingredients: a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and ballerina flats.

Along with the rise of stealth wealth has come a new appreciation for this simple outfit formula. Below are just a few stars who have recently donned this trend, including Dua Lipa and Hailey Beiber, and an edit of the perfect denim, t-shirts, and black ballerina flats to recreate each iteration. While it may seem like a simple outfit formula, slight variations make this look feel versatile and ready for… anything. Get the looks below.

Jennifer Lawrence: The Relaxed Look

In the midst of her glow-up, Jennifer Lawrence recently wore a relaxed version of this outfit formula. Her slouchy jeans, loose-fitting white t-shirt, black mesh ballet flats, and leather crossbody bag create a casual look that still feels elevated and on-trend.

Agolde low slung baggy jeans

Le Monde Beryl leather trim mesh Mary Jane flats

Proenza Schouler White Label Stanton belt bag

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Alaïa mesh and patent-leather ballet flats

J.Crew Collection Zoe ballet flats

Zara flat mesh slingbacks

Studio Amelia black razor ballerina flats

Dua Lipa: The Evening Ensemble

Dua stepped out in her own iteration of the white shirt and jean look. Wearing a crisp button-down, high-waisted jeans, and Mary Jane black ballet flats, the musician makes this outfit feel primed for evening and dressier outings.

Khaite Martin straight-leg jeans

Acne Studios organic cotton-blend poplin shirt

Maison Margiela Tabi Mary Jane loafers

Gucci Jackie leather shoulder bag

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Aeyde Uma nappa leather Mary Jane flats

The Row black Ava ballerina flats

Chloé Rubie leather Mary Janes

Loeffler Randall Leonie ballet flats

Hailey Bieber: The It-Girl Iteration

Stepping out in NYC in a modern version of a timeless look, Hailey put her own spin on this formula with a cropped white t-shirt, straight-leg jeans, slingback flats, and a leather bomber jacket.

Slvrlake Mica low-rise jeans

Pixie Market Nash oversized bomber jacket

Skims raglan crop T-shirt

Saint Laurent Blade patent-leather flats

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Tory Burch flat slingbacks

Totême slingback ballerina flats

& Other Stories pointy slingback flats

Stuart Weitzman Stuart slingback flats

Katie Holmes: The Day-To-Night Outfit

Katie adds a hint of edge to her version of jeans and a white shirt with a cropped white button-down, styled with the top-button buttoned. Paired with wide-leg jeans, classic black flats, and a crossbody bag, this look is perfect for daytime excursions and nighttime outings alike.

Re/Done Low-Rider Boyfriend jeans

Rag & Bone Morgan cropped cotton shirt

Proenza Schouler Glove ballerina flats

Polène Paris Tonca taupe bag

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Everlane Italian leather Day flats

Vince Leah leather ballet flats



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