A good basic can transform an entire outfit.
Everyone has their own dressing patterns or go-to ensembles that make them feel like a million bucks. Most of mine are composed of various basic pieces that help balance out anything too forward, and even elevate any outfit.
Some of us have formulas that work wonders and others of us are just trying to figure out what works best. While you figure that out, there are a few wardrobe essentials you should definitely have.
Fair enough, they can vary from one person to the next, but a white shirt is a fundamental necessity, right?
I gathered a few of my key essentials you can easily fall back on especially on days where nothing feels right.
To start, I always have to have a basic white shirt on hand because it literally goes with everything and along with that, a go-to tote that I load up with anything that fits. I tend to collect much throughout the day. Then, a flattering pencil skirt is also great because it can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
You can’t go wrong with a statement top – when life seems quite bland, don’t be afraid to be bold. The best thing is a bold top pairs beautifully with all your solids (and even other prints) regardless of how it’s worn. A clutch or small bag for a night out can make all the difference in the world. And you can’t forget, a great pair of sneakers and heeled sandals. Casual boyfriend jeans are great for days you just want to be comfy and tailored pants because you never know if you’re getting that interview.
And finally, la pièce de resistance, the little black dress, which is adequate for a number of situations.
What are your go-to basic pieces? I would love to know.