Posted on March 06 2018
How many times have you been faced with this sticky situation: you open your closet doors, excited to put a killer look together, only to quickly discover, you’re missing a key piece in that outfit you’ve been cooking up.
How do I not have a standard white blouse?
Been there, done that.
When it comes to styling outfits that scream fashion forward, you need your basics. They might not be as fun or sexy to shop for as playful trend pieces, but there’s just no way around it, basics are the foundation to any great wardrobe.
Are you ready to make your closet work for you? It’s time to get serious about adding those fashion basics!
Here are our top five fashion basics that we think no woman should ever be without:
1) Your Classic White Blouse
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We weren’t kidding when we mentioned the importance of a classic white blouse. Seriously, not having a white blouse hanging in your closet is almost tragic. Not only will a white blouse go with everything and anything, it’s also a piece that automatically provides an element of chic to a look. And really, who wouldn’t want that?
If you’re lacking in the classic white blouse department, we can’t say enough good things about the Blank Slate Blouse. We not only love the crisp white and loose fit of this little number, we also can’t get over the cutout details on the sleeves. It’s those extra little touches that will give even your fashion basics a style edge.
2) Killer Denim x2
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Yes, when it comes to your denim, you have two important bases to cover. First and foremost, you should absolutely spend time seeking out that killer pair of jeans that not only look great on, but also make you feel just as great. Look for a flattering fit that is easy to move in, and really provides you confidence.
That’s your number one priority. Beyond this, though, we also suggest focusing your denim hunt on two separate washes: a light wash and a dark wash. Because yes, denim is an extremely important category when it comes to fashion staples.You’ll likely find the dark wash tends to be more evening appropriate, and is paired great with some knockout heels, while something lighter works well for casual, day events.
For light wash denim, we know you’ll love the Alexa Skinny Mid Rise Jean. And for dark wash, the Alexa Skinny also comes in a black, and is highly recommended. The Alexa Skinny is known for its flattering fit, superior comfort, and oh-so-fashion-forward style. You can’t go wrong. And hey, if you’re someone who is really all about denim, you’ll likely get some great use out of a pair of white jeans, like the Kristy High Rise Super Skinny Triple bonus!
3) Simple Denim Shorts
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Keeping with that denim trend, we also want to mention the importance of having a flattering pair of denim shorts in your fashion lineup. Not only will you likely get a lot of wear out of denim shorts, they’re also the perfect alternative to pants when you’re dealing with a heatwave.
If you’re in need of a pair of denim shorts that can get you through even the hottest of hot days, the Ali Boyfriend Jean Short is the ultimate solution.
4) A Throw-It-On-and-Go Maxi Dress
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If there’s one piece that you’re absolutely going to wear time and time again, it most definitely will be a super simple maxi dress. And no, we’re not talking about that pretty maxi dress you might wear for a date night, we’re talking about that cotton, lightweight maxi that you throw on when you’re out and about on a summer day. Super simple, super comfortable, and super wearable. Trust us, this is a fashion basic you’re going to love having available to you.
We’re currently obsessing over our Nude Jette Scooped Back Black Maxi. It’s the perfect throw-it-on-and-go piece, while also being beyond comfortable, so versatile, and most importantly, ultra trendy. Really, who doesn’t love a good scooped back for a little dash of something different? (this maxi also comes in a stripe pattern, which you can find here).
5) Basic Tanks and Tees? Yes please!
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It might seem like a pretty obvious fashion staple, but you wouldn’t believe how many women skip over adding the basic tanks and tees to their wardrobe. Yes, they may not give your outfit that impactful look you were going for, but believe us when we say, these fashion staples will seriously be on constant rotation.
First of all, they work amazingly for layering under cardigans and blazers. And secondly, they can also easily be styled with accessories to really amp up your style, if basics aren’t really your jam. And hey, did we mention how much use you’ll get out of these staples for when you’re running errands or just chilling around the house? There is no debating it: when it comes to simple tanks and tees, you never regret purchasing more.
If your wardrobe is majorly lacking in some standard tanks and tees, oh girl, we’ve got you covered. Our Scotia Acid Wash Tee is a customer favourite, while our Amethyst Split Back Tee gives you a twist on a fashion basic. For tanks, you can never go wrong with the Marty Muscle Tank. Best part? They come in multiple colours!
And there you have it: those are our top five fashion staples that we think every woman should have in her wardrobe.
Want to know a secret, though? We actually think there’s no such thing as too many basics. In fact, we’d highly recommend giving our curated shop of fashion basics a serious browse. With so many options, colours, and styles to choose from, it would almost be impossible to not find some fashion basics that you really, truly love.
You ready to get your shop on?