Platform Sneakers x Cutoffs

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Do you ever wear something that just makes you feel incredibly happy? For me shirts that have my favourite movies on them always make me smile- I have a Star Wars t-shirt and pajama pant collection that has gotten pretty large at this point. When I saw this sweatshirt in Forever 21 for $10, I knew it had to join the collection of shirts that just make me smile.

This is a super casual look for me; I told my husband I was wearing a sweatshirt and tennis shoes when we went out. Apparently this look doesn’t register as a “t-shirt and trainers” in his book…. I started thinking about how my definition of casual t-shirt and jeans is a little bit more than other people’s; which is why today I’m sharing three tips on how to kick up your casual look:

1: Kick up your kicks!

These metallic platform tennis shoes are completely unique and not your standard shoe. They are just as comfy as my athletic one’s though- case in point: I wore them walking around NYC for 12 hours last week. There are a ton of standout tennis shoes out there right now! Here are some of my favs:

2: Don’t go casual with your accessories!

I always use a dressier purse than what I’m wearing; it acts as a contrast that adds interest and steps a look up. Here are some of my favourite mini purses (I seriously can’t get enough of the tiny style!):

3: Add some layers!

Summer styling can be hard when you can’t play with textured layers like in the winter. Layers can always pick up and elevate any look! The key to summer ones are to keep them thin and simple. This Top Gun sweatshirt is super thin, and layers perfectly with a tissue tee to keep me cool outside and warm inside when I hit that air conditioning!



PS: I love love love these shoes so much! In addition to the fact that this sweatshirt was only $10, the sunnies were under $5 which means this look was a major score on top of being cute.


  1. Angelle Marix
    June 25, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    That sweatshirt is AWESOME!!! Love it paired with the denim shorts and those shoes. You are so cute!!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 26, 2016 / 10:49 pm

      Thank you so much gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

  2. June 24, 2016 / 9:51 am

    Kait! Love love these platforms, been eyeing a pair for a bit. You pull them off sooo well. Love how you kept it pretty casual with this really cute sweater! Such an affordable look <3

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 24, 2016 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you Donna! I never though I could pull them off, but I’m loving them for sure! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 24, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Thanks love! Happy Friday! Hugs, Kait

  3. June 23, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    You look so chic girl, those platform sneakers are so original and perfect for you. Loving the entire look!

    Have a wonderful weekend, xx

    My Vogue Style |

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 24, 2016 / 4:03 pm

      Awwww you’re so sweet! Thanks for dropping by babe. Hugs, Kait

  4. June 23, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    Love this outfit. Casual chic! And I need these shoes ASAP!
    Xx, Raysa

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 24, 2016 / 4:03 pm

      I can so see you wearing them!!! Happy weekend gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 24, 2016 / 4:04 pm

      You always bring a smile to my face gorgeous. Thanks babe! Hugs, Kait

  5. Jen Frick
    June 23, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    You are the cutest! You’re able to make any outfit look so chic! Love the sweatshirt and love those platforms! xoxo

    Jen |

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 24, 2016 / 4:05 pm

      Thank you darling!!! I’m getting so excited to see pics of the wee one. Hugs, Kait

  6. Annie
    June 23, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    You always have the most unique outfits! These sneakers are awesome and remind me of ones that I had long ago!
    xo Annie

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 24, 2016 / 4:04 pm

      Everything always comes around again!!! Thanks for reading babe. Hugs, Kait

  7. Jenna at Boston Chic Party
    June 22, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    The Top Gun top is adorable- love it!
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 24, 2016 / 4:05 pm

      You can’t go wrong with a classic on a classic! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 22, 2016 / 10:11 pm

      I can’t believe how much of a shoe gal I’ve become! It’s ridiculous. Thanks babe! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 22, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      They are just so different and so much fun!!! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 22, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      Thanks beautiful Molly! Hugs, Kait

  8. Ruthie
    June 22, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    Kait this is such a fab look!!!! Love the sneakers!! Killer style babe.

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 22, 2016 / 10:11 pm

      Thanks queen of killer looks!!! Hugs, Kait

  9. Lauren
    June 22, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    How cute are you? Love this top gun sweatshirt-so casual but cool girl.
    Also, I absolutely adore that minnie mouse bag you linked! I’ll definitely be coming back for that if I manage to plan a Disney trip this year!!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 22, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Awww you’re so sweet! Isn’t it adorable?! I wish I was going to Disney- it’s the absolutely best. Hugs, Kait

  10. Tiffani at Breton Bay
    June 22, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    I LOVE this look!! Love the sweatshirt…Best.Movie.Ever. And for $10, sold!! Also, I am constantly telling my hubby gas dress for gals, not for the guys, so don’t throw those shoes out!!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 22, 2016 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you gal! I love the movie and the price just meant I had to have it. The shoes are not going anywhere!!! He’s crazy. 😛 Hugs, Kait

  11. Candice
    June 22, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    I love every piece you’re wearing girlie!! I’m totally gonna buy this sweatshirt!! I grew up watching topgun, it was my gmas favorite movie! So I’m super obsessed with it! But also obsessed with everything else you’re wearing!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 22, 2016 / 4:37 pm

      Thank you so much girl! I’m so glad it has meaning behind it for so many people. You definitely made me smile. Hugs, Kait

  12. June 22, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    Hello babe! Not only does this outfit look so comfy but you look so cute and happy in it! I love the shorts, shades and bag xo the prices are amazing too! 🙂

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 22, 2016 / 4:37 pm

      You’re so sweet! Thank you for taking the time to say so. Hugs, Kait

  13. Yvan
    June 22, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    I’ll have to definitely check out those shoes! Never thought of them but now I have to! Great post and love all the photos!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 22, 2016 / 4:38 pm

      So many good options right now! I’m obsessed with the whole Steve Madden line. Hugs, Kait

  14. Joyce Davies
    June 22, 2016 / 11:37 am

    Yesssssssss!!!! Platform shoes! A great way to turn a casual look cool! I love everything about this look! I love how you been experimenting with your style! So much fun to try something new! Which reminds me I need shorts, HA! Love you babe, always enjoy reading your post!

    Love & Hugs

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 22, 2016 / 4:40 pm

      I never thought I would be so into platforms, but I’m loving their resurgence. You’re darling and thank you so much for commenting. Happy Wednesday babe! Hugs, Kait

  15. Vanessa
    June 22, 2016 / 10:59 am

    Kait, this look is SO rad! I love it! Those platform sneakers are so fun! I totally need a pair like that and I love how you styled them! The shorts go so well with them!
    I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 22, 2016 / 4:40 pm

      Thank you Vanessa!!! They are so versatile and comfy to boot. I hope you’re having an amazing week beautiful. Hugs, Kait

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