You know me — I’m always up for a good wardrobe/outfit challenge (capsule wardrobes, 10×10 challenge, etc). So when I heard about TikTok’s 2×2 outfit formula, I jumped at the chance to try it out — even though I’m not even on TikTok. :-P
The concept? Create a killer outfit by combining 2 dressy pieces and 2 casual pieces into one look.
For this look, I grabbed two dressy items — a beautiful, striped button down shirt and a structured handbag. Then I grabbed two casual items — Nike running shorts and slide sandals.
Put them all together and WOO! This fit feels fresh! Super understated, super casual, but it’s got energy. That stripe on stripe play gets me. And that fancy little purse thrown in? Perfect counterbalance. Plus, I felt inspired to reach for some pieces I haven’t worn in a while — it’s always nice to see old favorites in a new light.
Have you tried the 2×2 formula yet? Give it a try and let me know how it goes for you!
Also, quick note before I go: The perfect button up shirt does exist, and it’s the Will Oversized Shirt from Reformation. The cut is oversized yet super flattering, the quality and finishing is exceptional, and the fabric feels delicious on the skin. I want one in all the colors! Plus it also comes in linen, silk, and sheer options.
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Reformation Will Oversized Shirt (wearing XS, it runs large)
Seychelles Low Key Slides | Similar: Seychelles Low Key Glow Up Slides
Handmade Anklet | Similar: Madewell Seed Bead Anklet
AURate Diamond Bezel Necklace | Similar for half the price: Quince Diamond Bezel Necklace
Earrings (old) | Similar: Mejuri Dome Huggies
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Can one have too many oversized button downs? Not asking for a friend. Haha! My favorite outfit formula, also known as my daily uniform. Great post!
LOL I feel the same way, Holly! You can never have too many oversized button downs!
Dana Furrow says
Definitely have done this on accident in my daily life many times haha without knowing it was a thing! I love it! So easy to run errands in after a run.