We’ve all been there – standing in the middle of our favorite boutique or clothing store, staring down yet another basic. Do I really need another one of these in my closet? I don’t even wear the ones I have… you find yourself wondering. Worry not, dear reader. Today I am here to blast away your basics blues and give you the guidance on how to properly pull off a basic tee.
How to Style Your Favorite Basic Tee
Make your bottoms the star of your outfit
This is my number one rule when it comes to basics is to offset the overall basic-ness of your top with something fun as your bottoms. This creates an eye-popping look while still not going overboard with your style. Less is more, as they say. For this look, I chose the lovely Mocha Tie Pants from Harper & Sky. I love these pants because they’re so pretty, and they are perfect to wear with a basic tee. (Pssst… they also come in black!)
Pick a classic shoe
When it comes to styling basics, I think the perfect balance with your shoes is critical for the look. Don’t go too crazy with your shoes because you’ve already committed to making your bottoms the star of the outfit, and two stars is just one too many, am I right? Instead, choose a simple yet classic shoe, such as a strappy stiletto or a plain kitten heel. For this look, I am wearing my favorite pair of black flats. Don’t they just complete the look and add a chic edge to the outfit?
Add a simple accessory or hat
I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of a beret. It can turn any outfit from cute to Parisian chic in one accessory flat. Depending on your style, it’s easy to improve any outfit with a simple accessory or wardrobe staple. As someone who aims for that classic feminine look, adding a beret is perfect. However, you can obviously customize it to suit your needs. A HUGE trend this season is the fedora or floppy hat. As long as you’re going with what you love, you can’t go wrong.
As you can see, there are SO many ways to style a basic piece. For me, I try to utilize my basics as an accent for the more “grandiose” pieces in my wardrobe. There are endless possibilities with basics and the way you can use them in your wardrobe, so go on and try them all.
Drop a comment below and let us know what your favorite basic is and how you love to style it/them!!
Author Bio: Miranda Dorsey is a fashion and lifestyle writer currently living in Lawrence, Kansas. She is a second year student at the University of Kansas studying journalism and creative writing. When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her shopping online or playing with her beloved lizard, Noodle. Her favorite brands include J Crew, Boden, and La Redoute. She describes her style as classic, preppy, and feminine. You can visit Miranda’s blog Blushess, here.