The One Accessory That Takes a Tee-and-Jeans Look to the Next Level

Of all the casual-cool outfit combos out there, a T-shirt and jeans reign supreme. Versatile and effortless, it's hard to refute the duo's timeless appeal. One could argue that over time, the look might lose some of its luster for the wearer—but that's where statement accessories come in.

Alessandra Ambrosio harnessed the power of a cherry-red bag to elevate her tee and cutoffs on a recent outing in Los Angeles. Any bright bag under the sun would do the trick, but red feels especially of-the-moment—fashion lovers everywhere are fawning over the hot hue. Finished with round sunnies and squeaky-clean sneakers, the model's look is the quintessence of California cool—and luckily, it's one any of us can re-create at home.

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