Free People sleeveless tunic (new/thrifted), black cardigan (old/thrifted), Madewell jeans (new/thrifted), J.Crew black cami (new/online), Superga sneakers (old/online?)
This one was not a winner for me, as I felt a little silly. It was a combination of things - I'm not a huge fan of the dress over jeans look, and I thought the tunic shirt worked better over the black skinny pants. I also had to knot up the ties at the bottom of the cardigan, because they were really long otherwise, and they were still a bit long for my tastes. Another thing to note is that I switched out a shoe option - previously I had a pair of brown booties in the mix, but I hadn't worn them yet, and didn't see many opportunities going forward, so I switched them out for my black sneakers.
I tried, I really did! I unbuttoned my cardigan (worn on day 2 buttoned-up), I unbuttoned the shirt more, I rolled my jeans (not gonna lie, they've been rolled the whole time, I probably should unroll them!), and I casualified things with the sneakers. Maybe it's just too many things at once and trying to hard? One style piece that I didn't like was the length of the cardigan with the tunic. I thought the shorter blazer from day 3 just hit at a better spot.