When it comes to basics I can never say no! To me, basic staple pieces is something that will never go out of style and something that truly holds it value. Like your favorite little black dress, an article of clothing that can be worn numerous ways, dress it up or dress it down, and can never go out of style.
What makes a good basic piece of clothing is its quality and its versatility. You want to have some basic pieces in your closet because you know it can always be your go to! Well, to have that go to still be there 2 years later, in great shape taking its original form nicely, it needs to be a good quality! I am one who preaches “You get what you pay for”. I don’t mind spending the extra couple dollars to get better quality clothing, especially when it comes to basic needs, because I know that I will have this piece for a while and will get great use out of it! Next important thing your best basics need is versatility! I love me some bright colorful backless maxi dresses, but I can’t wear that all the time. Sure it is nice for a summer BBQ or tropical vacation, but I can’t wear that to work. All of my best basic clothing can be worn for so many different ways and different times of the year!
I recently bought a new black jumpsuit that I am going to live in this summer! It’s so soft, comfy, and I love the sweet little detail in the back. I can dress it up with some heels or wedges, or dress it down with espadrilles or sandals. Even though it has a little open back, it is small enough where I can over it with a cute cardigan or jacket and easily can be appropriate for work. I have a plain thin strapped black jumpsuit that I have had now for about four years which I love, but wanted something with a higher hemline and this one is perfect!
With all of my best basics, to get great use out of them, styling them differently is how you can be an outfit repeater without anyone knowing! Whether it be your shoes, jacket, bag, or even your jewelry. These are all accessories that make up your look and can change it completely. I styled this black jumpsuit with these white statement earrings and fun spring/summer bag.
Jersey girl with a love of fashion, exploring, and all things social!