Duster: Missguided | Knit: Wilfred (Aritzia) | Jeans: Banana Republic | Shoes:
I'm all about the basics...actually, if I'm not careful, I can easily live in basics everyday! Since having a baby 7 months ago, at times, it's a struggle to want to live in anything other than basics but you totally can! It does require some thought though but I promise you, it becomes even easier if you have a capsule wardrobe. If you want to read more about building a capsule wardrobe, click here.
We all have our favourite pieces that we wear on repeat. The pieces that make us feel comfortable, stylish and basically, awesome. From our favourite coats that leave us feeling polished to our favourite cardigan that gives us all the feels. We've all got them.
If you follow me on Instagram, you will probably be able to spot some of my faves. I've put together a list of them and explain why they work.
Jeans: Probably the most iconic basic ever...denim. Have you ever counted how many pairs of jeans are currently in your closet? I bet you it's more than you thought you had!
A great pair of jeans will take you so far. There are so many styles and colours to choose from that it can definitely become overwhelming. I always start with my foundation pieces so I have a pair in a dark wash, a pair of black and a pair of white. High rise jeans are having a moment right now and are great but if you don't feel like the high rise style are for you or you aren't comfortable taking that trend on, I definitely recommend the mid rise. It's perfection...plus, it helps suck everything in after a big meal (double score).
The t-shirt: Like the jeans, what other article of clothing is as classic as the t-shirt?! I highly suggest buying t-shirts that are higher quality. You will be washing and re-wearing these like crazy so invest in great quality cotton. Instead of opting for the cheaper $5 t-shirts that will have pilling the moment you first wash them, invest. Start with the basic colours; white, black and grey.
Drape Coat: I've been obsessed with the drape dusters for a couple of months and was looking for the right one. This was a more difficult buy because of my petite frame and I couldn't find the right length. When I saw this one online, I fell for the colour right away - you know me and neutrals! I loved the purchase but because it was an online buy from outside of Canada, there were extra costs upon delivery.
Black tights: Always a staple in my closet. This is another item I would definitely say to invest in in order to get higher quality material. Black tights are so versatile and will definitely always be there for you when you are running out the door and have no idea what to wear. I can't stress this enough though: make sure that the black tights aren't see-through when worn!
Cardigan: I'm always cold so my closet consists mainly of coats and cardigans! So. many. cardigans. My favourites have been from Aritzia and Topshop. Bring the coziness on.
Booties: I feel like booties are my cheat shoes. They instantly make me feel like I've put effort into my outfit, even on days I don't feel like it.
What are your favourite basics? Let me know!