A Blank Style Canvas: How to Stick to the Basics

Time to open up the closet and edit all of the pieces that are in your possession. If you are a fashionista, one can assume that you will have lots of trendy pieces. From crop tops to graphic sweatshirts, name the trend and you will most likely have it stored away.

It is essential for you to keep up with what is new to sustain your style reputation. But even if fashion demands it, keeping up with the latest trends can be exhausting. This time try a different approach while shopping and rely on basic apparel to build this season’s wardrobe. Those tank tops and camisoles that are neatly folded on a table in a boutique rarely call your name because what is on the mannequin seems more your style. But take another look at those basic tank tops and tee shirts. Pair with a sheer top or crop top and you have just made an easy transition into fall.

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Basics include not only tank tops and tee shirts, but also anything that has a timeless quality and that can be used as a foundation piece. Think of your wardrobe as a blank canvas or as if you are about to put on makeup. When putting on makeup you first apply foundation to the entire face and then add other elements like lipstick, mascara, and blush. But the foundation is what sets the stage for all other applications. This is how your wardrobe should be built.

1. Jeans in six styles (Bootcut, Flare, Wide leg, Straight leg, Skinny, and Boyfriend). Looking for a new pair of bootcut jeans? Try this pair from JCPenney for $24.99.

VIa JCPenny
VIa JCPenny

2. Tee shirts in three styles (Boatneck, V neck, and High-low). Looking for a High-low tee shirt? Try this one from Michael Kors for $23.99.

Via Macys
Via Macys

3. Sweaters in three styles (Turtleneck, Pullover, and Cardigan). Looking for a fresh cardigan for fall? Try this one from H&M for $24.95.

Via H&M
Via H&M

Remember, a wardrobe cannot be built on trendy items alone. There must be a place for basics.

 

 

 

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