Back to Basics

There are times that I stand in front of my closet and say out loud, “I have nothing to wear.” Sometimes I think if I stand there long enough my clothes will change. Spoiler Alert-they never do. Am I the only one this happens to?? I have a love/hate relationship with clothing. What is in style one day is out the next. However, if you wait long enough it will come back in style. It’s nuts. For example, today I wore a sweater I bought at Old Navy 10 years ago!! I had so many compliments on it because chunky sweaters are back in style. I will admit this sweater is very basic which is probably why it was able to stand the test of time. While statement pieces are the “fun times” of a wardrobe the basics are the “9-5” that get you through “clothing life”. Sometimes basic’s aren’t as fun to buy but you should try to acquire some basic pieces over time. And if you are selective your basics could last for years!!

I picked out some great clothing basics that can be mixed, matched, and hopefully worn for years to come. Here’s to hoping right? Some of these items I personally own and others are ones that I’ve come across in my search. Let me know if you have any basics you love!!! I’m always looking for new ideas!!

BP Necklace could be considered a statement piece but it’s also classic. Pair it with jeans and a t-shirt or a dress and heels. The versatility of this is endless.

Kate Spade disc studs are the perfect touch to any outfit.

BP Crossbody is an all season handbag. Stylish details, classic color, comfortable wear. I have a friend who owns this bag and it’s a good size.

BP Infinity Scarf 😍😍 I think Navy is such a great base color. It doesn’t get as much love as black but I think you would be happy with this addition.

Madewell Cotton comfy..the epitome of basic but yet timeless. Comes in several colors.

Express Portofino Shirt- I own this in several colors. It’s perfect for work or going out. It can be worn alone or layered under a sweater. It can be worn in all seasons!!

BP Sweater Pullover- This classic number is also perfect for layering or wearing alone. It comes in a few different colors as well.

New Day open cardigan comes in gray and cream!! It might be more appropriate for cold weather but it could be useful in fall or for summer nights.

Mossimo T-shirt Dress is a perfect dress staple. I love V-Necks-they are so flattering. This could be causal or dressed up!! Just add some accessories and you are good to go!!

New Day utility vest is a great layering option and has seen increased popularity over the past couple years. I don’t think this trend will fall out of style any time soon.

Best.Jeans.Ever. So classic, so comfortable. I own these and I wish I had a couple pair. Great heavy material, don’t loose shape, and have a great look.

Mid-Rise Rockstar Skinny Jeans. Everyone needs a pair a black skinny jeans. These are affordable and fit great. Buy a couple pairs;)

Guess Carrie Heels. I’ve never loved a heel more than these. Sooo comfortable and they look great. I have them in several colors but black is the best option to maximize your options for wear!!

Sole Society Natasha boots could be worn with jeans or a dress. These beauties come in a couple color options. And aside from being adorable they offer comfort as well. Win/Win.

Old Navy has a great selection of basic flats. I love this burgundy color. I think flats are a basic part of a shoe collection. Don’t count them out!!

Last, but not least Converse tennis shoe. I have a similar pair of Converse shoes and I love them. They really complete an outfit. Great for a t-shirt dress or with a pair of jeans.

Hope this helps you add to your “basics”!!

Pink Thoughts & Espresso Shots xoxo

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