Not So Basic

8.20.2014




ASOS Bardot neckline top, Paige denim jeans (similar here), Free People boater hat (similar here), Rose gold watch c/o Guess Watches, Warby Parker Winston sunglasses (last seen here), Sea fan ring c/o Christina Jervey, Coach Bleecker Preston satchel, Zara rose gold heels. Shot by Isaac Lacey.




Basic doesn't always have to be a negative thing. While no one wants to be deemed a 'basic bitch' (a phrase I personally love and probably have been overusing lately), when it comes to fashion basic has won its own rightful place in our hearts. From super soft tees & sweaters to the perfect pair of jeans or shorts, they say every wardrobe should be grounded in a few great (basic) staples and built from there. And while I'm not normally a jeans and tee kind of girl (except when I'm really lazy) it's fun to tone things down once in awhile. 

The above look is my take on a basic look, though I replaced your standard tee with a Bardot top, one of my new favorite additions to my closet. I've been loving off-the-shoulder pieces lately, and this one goes with everything, all while imparting an easy-going, vintage vibe to any outfit you wear it with. To  step things up a bit, I topped off the look with rose gold accessories: from an old pair of strappy Zara heels down to a chain link watch.

What's your favorite wardrobe basic?
xL


16 comments :

  1. Jeans and top would be my favorite basic and I love your top, it's giving me the oldies vibe.

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  2. Wow gorgeous! Love the top and the sandals!
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  3. great look! LOVE the shoes!

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

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  4. i love those jeans!!

    xxoo,
    nikki

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  5. Super pretty!
    I love this look!
    So amazing!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  6. Tu es superbe!

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    Coline ♥

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  7. I adore the bardot necklines, need to find a good crop version for my lace skirt!
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Lovely Outfit! I love laid-back looks like this one and the hat adds a really nice touch. :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  9. awesome style!! ;-))

    xoxo

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  10. You're lookin' super sexy darling!
    I want those shoes!
    <3 kisses
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  11. Great look....and your legs....OH MY GOD!
    xo
    Stacy

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  12. this look is anything but basic. it is perfection!

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  13. I have the same Zara heels but in black and silver and I've never seen this color variation. If I knew about it I would have bought it for sure!

    Denina xx
    http://deninamartin.com

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