Ahhhh, fashion. Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t deny that it has a huge impact on all of our lives. After all, we all know from Miranda Priestley that even the least fashionable items once had a place on the runway. However, keeping up to date with fashion is just as simple as keeping up with the Kardashians, and most of the time we don’t have a clue what’s in and what’s out. Because most of us can’t afford celebrity stylists who move with the fashion tides, we just have to go with the flow. Yet, it doesn’t have to be that difficult. If you fill your closet with a few basic fashion items, you will never go out of style. Trust us.
Although you can try with all of your might, there really is no way to go wrong with a collared shirt, and it’s one of the most basic yet most versatile pieces in your closet repertoire. If you’re not sure what color to go for, we always say that it’ll be all white on the night (geddit?). This is because white shirts literally go with anything. And we mean everything. Team it up with a pair of tailored pants, keep it casual in skinny jeans, or even tuck it into a fancy skirt. The opportunities really are endless.
Let’s be honest, every single person on this earth needs to have a little black dress in their closet. It’s basically the law. There are so many reasons why this dress is huge ‘yes’ in our books, and here are just a few of them: black makes everyone look amazing, it’s perfect for any occasion, you can dress it down or dress it up, and the fashion police will be after you if you don’t have one. But how do you choose the best LBD for you? Well, choose one that is simple but has one wow aspect to it, such as lace sleeves or a deep V-neck.
The trench coat
Okay, the trench coat leaves many people divided. While some people believe the streakers have come to town when they see one of these bad boys, there are others who absolutely love them – and we have to admit that we’re in the latter group. The trench coat is one of the only coats in the world that can be worn as a day-time jacket but can also be jazzed up for an evening. Sure, it won’t exactly keep you warm, but at least you will look like a fashion faux-YAH rather than a fashion faux-PAS.
The perfect jeans
While we wish we could give you a cut or a brand for this one, the perfect jean is completely subjective, because everyone has their own. It may be that you’re fond of Mom jeans, it may be that you prefer a slim leg, or you might not be able to consider anything other than a skinny jean. Whatever you choose as your jean, keep it close to you. These things can be worn every single day of the week with any form of top imaginable. Go smart with a shirt, or go casual with a crop. Keep these jeans close to you.
The chunky knit
Who else loves winter? Yep, fashion doesn’t have to go out of the window just because you have to wear a few layers, and one of the best ways to remain fashionable with a basic item is to invest in a chunky knit sweater. These sweaters will literally never go out of style because they are both practical and beautiful, and you can mix up the colors, the patterns, and even what goes on your bottom half. It’s the best.
Looking to find the perfect basic fashion items? Look no further…