The start of a new year inevitability stirs desirable thoughts for the months ahead focusing generally around fitness, finances, family, friends, and…fashion. Although I’ve vowed to refrain from yearlong resolutions (read why here), I will be consciously trying to complete a simple style resolution: update my favorite basics.
A combination of classic items such as a blazer, denim, tee, and simple jewelry is my ultimate uniform that I reach for on a daily basis. However, I would love to mix it up with purchases of these basics in new colors, patterns, textures, and styles that would add visual interest to my generally boring wardrobe. The pieces below, all from here, all take a classic basic and update it in a modern way. A black tee becomes delicately feminine with lacy sleeves, a black coat becomes edgy with a side zipper, tights become sexy with a subtle pattern, and a clutch becomes flirty/girly with an oversize bow. Pair them all together or one piece with the rest of your closet basics for easy, interesting modern outfits.