What is a basic?

Basic does not mean boring. You should look at your basics and be able to think of a variety of ways to style the piece. A basic is something that is timeless to YOU and something you will keep in your closet forever. Something that embodies your personal style & makes you feel confident every time you put it on.

1. Blouse

Printed or plain, whatever your preference. Multiple colors or a pattern can add the ability to mix and match with more layers.

2. Denim

A classic skinny or an elevated boyfriend style, distressed or not, something you feel comfortable slipping into every day.

3. Blazer

This is a key piece. Something you can layer with to elevate any look. 

4. Coat

A long classic or fun statement piece, whatever feels timeless to you. 

5. Denim Alternative

A denim alternative is your go-to when you want to spice up your everyday look, but still feels like a basic to you.

6. Sweater

Your favorite fall piece. This could be classic cashmere or a more edgy and timeless fair isle design.

7. Fall dress

Go classic and cool with a LBD or if boho feels more like fall to you, something with a fun print & ruffles. Perfect to layer with a sweater or under a blazer/jacket.

Ways to elevate your basics:


Accessories are the perfect way to keep your timeless pieces and basics feeling fun & fresh. Mix up your look, make it more you, or change the vibe of the outfit completely with various hats, shoes & jewelry pieces.

The cowboy hat - a lifetime or investment piece that can bring western elements to your look. A total classic.

The beanie - adds cozy, edgy twists to any look.

Jewelry - a personal & unique touch that can elevate and change the vibe of your outfit. Add vintage western pieces for a cool look, or something gold and sparkly for a completely different feel.

Shoes - have the power to change the entire look. 

For more of a streetwear, dialed down vibe - sneakers, slides or a chunky/combat boot.

To add elevation, knee high or heeled boots.


The best way to elevate your basics and create new outfits out of your capsule wardrobe, is to build different looks with layers. Play around with layers, whether that's with accessories or clothing to generate new looks that you love. 

October 13, 2021

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