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I am pretty much in love with all of these "pared down inspiration" looks from cupcakes and cashmere. I can't do the high pointy heels (and I'm not a fan of ripped denim), but with the top knots, and the classic lines and colors--I just love it.
Pair Trusty Oxford Stripes With Flirty Shorts — The oxford shirt never really fell out of fashion, but it's never been as ubiquitous as it has this spring. Take it out of the boardroom by pairing it with a high-waisted, girly printed pair of shorts. Leave the top button unbuttoned as well — we're loving the look of something a little less stoic right now.
Underneath A Casual Sweatshirt — We are obsessed with this mixed-up, power-preppy outfit from Madewell. The striped skirt and sweatshirt are only made all the sweeter by a patterned oxford shirt.