The Basics on Basics

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You read on fashion sites and blogs about the importance of basics and why you should own them. But some ladies still don’t understand the purpose of having a stockpile of basic clothing in neutral colors.

Your closet should hold at least one version of every basic. These basics include:

  • Little Black Dress
  • White and Black T-shirt
  • Go-to Business blouse
  • Black flats
  • Black pumps
  • Black Slacks
  • Boot cut jeans; dark wash
  • Black Blazer
  • One (or two) killer necklace(s)
  • Classic Pencil skirt
  • Simple clutch or bag

Basics On Basics

Hopefully you have established or are establishing the perfect closet, starting with these basics. But what makes these so important? Well a great basic can go along way, that’s why investing in this one piece can save you money.

Let’s say you are going out with some girlfriends but don’t know exactly what to wear. A bright orange top would look fun and chic but hard to pair, not when you have a classic pencil skirt to go with! Then add that one awesome necklace and a simple clutch to make a well-rounded outfit.

There are so many examples to choose from. You are in a predicament with picking out an outfit, but starting with a basic and building from there can make dressing easier!

Last example, this one has a picture! It’s a casual day but you want something cute. Lets start with that basic white tee you have and go from there. Add some color with a scarf and cover up with a cardigan. Whip out those basic jeans because who doesn’t feel most comfortable in jeans? Then end it all with a basic black flat and a neutral bag. Just in this scenario we used four different basics to create a cute outfit!

2 comments to The Basics on Basics

  • Francine  says:

    I love being basic once in a while. I have to dress up for my job, so anytime that I can let loose and relax, I take that time!

  • Cece Farias  says:

    I wish there was a way to upload an image of my closet here! I must have at least 2 of each item listed here, minimum. Im such a nut when it comes to fashion. I am a hair dresser and love to look my best.

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