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How to Wear 6 Basics Without Looking Boring

November 15, 2017

Everyone has their go-to v-neck, long sleeve, and LBD that they turn to when they’ve run out of ideas for what to wear. These basics are staples in everyone’s wardrobe, and although they’re seemingly plain, they can be styled so that they’re everything but. We turned to a few of our favourite photoshoots for inspiration for how to style your most essential basics, without being boring.

Styled with the Nomadic V-Neck, Reversible Pencil Skirt, Plaid Flannel, Crystal Necklace, Faux Leather Backpack

THE V-NECK T-SHIRT
Play with patterns. Wear your V-Neck T-Shirt with a bold coloured plaid, a stripe, or a loose tartan style print.

WHY IT WORKS
The basic v-neck t-shirt pairs perfectly with patterns because it allows for simplicity to shine while adding visual interest. The perfect t-shirt is the foundation of your outfit while the pattern adds fun and personality.

 

Styled with The Essential Long Sleeve, Thrifted Vintage Blazer, Blue denim, Thrifted Oxfords

THE LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT
Try pairing with a colour blazer. Switch the jeans with a neutral trouser in beige or grey for a dressier work look.

WHY IT WORKS
Blazers are sometimes synonymous with business attire, but we’re not about limiting designs to specific occasions. The structure and lines of a blazer add a subtle elegance to a casual outfit without appearing corporate; just effortlessly put together.

 

Styled with Oversized Knit Cardigan, Revolve Dress, Flipside Legging, and Carry-on Luggage

THE LEGGING
Play with proportion and silhouette. Pair with an oversized sweater or cozy cardigan.

WHY IT WORKS
The contrast of fitted and oversized keeps it visually balanced. Pair form-fitting bottoms with something oversized on top, or a loose and flowy bottom with a fitted top.

 

Styled with The Revolve Dress, statement necklace, and black pointed pumps.

THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS
Try a statement necklace but keep everything else monochrome.

WHY IT WORKS
Little black dresses are a closet MVP. They’re simple enough that they can be dressed up, or dressed down, and the best part? No one remembers that you’ve worn it more than once. Put your accessories and bags on rotation. Change your necklace or bag and you have a new look every time for a night out.

 

Styled with Wool Scarf, Button-up Shirt, Reversible Pencil Skirt, Pink Watch, Black Tote

THE PENCIL SKIRT
Pair with accessories. An oversized watch, a chunky scarf, or dainty jewellery.

WHY IT WORKS
Pencil skirts, with its clean and fitted lines, can sometimes come across as very corporate, but paired with an oversized blanket scarf cozies up the look. Effortlessly styled and seriously comfy.

 

Styled with a Chambray Denim Shirt, Wanderer Sleeveless T, Dressy Sweatpants

THE CREW NECK TANK TOP
Basics carry over every season. Layer it. Throw on a chambray shirt, wrap a scarf around you, wear a puffer jacket, or switch out the shoes.

WHY IT WORKS
A basic like the crew-neck tank top can worn on it’s own or layered for all seasons. It’s a comfortable layering piece without adding bulk.
What’s your favourite way to wear basics (without being boring)?

 

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