H&M: similar top & Camisole: Forever21+  | similar jeans (just ordered these in +) & recommended shapewear with denim: SPANX, Nordstrom  | Bag: Givenchy, last season (similar, budget-friendly alternative here) | similar sunglasses | Shoes: Sole Society (similar here & here) | Lipstick: MAC ‘Fan Fare’

Hubby and I recently took a weekend trip to Santa Barbara, for which I packed so light he shockingly asked if that’s all I’m bringing?

I tend to keep my outfits simple when I’m out of town, bringing my fave go-to’s that easily mix and match. Honestly, planning what I want to wear ahead of time is much too tedious a task when there are so many unknown variables, so if I know I’ll be in a casual setting, I stick to the basics: jeans, pretty blouses and neutral flats that go with everything.

(Note: I don’t typically use shapewear with pants unless I want a little extra help smoothing everything out, and I’m not wearing any with these jeans, but this is the shapewear I personally own and recommend wearing with denim and pants).