How to Make the Most Out of Your Go-to Basic Pieces
Have you ever wondered why we’re usually drawn to shopping for more and more basic pieces? Maybe it’s because we know we’ll get to wear them frequently and in many different styles. And usually, we’re right on that instinct. More than we think, our closets are composed of what we can use daily, from tops to bottoms and even accessories and footwear. But what’s the use of all this stuff if we’re not optimizing their value?
Now, we’re going to pull out the essential pieces in your wardrobe and help you see the countless possible styles we can dress them with. We’re talking about jeans, plain white tops, sweaters, and even accessories such as sunglasses and hats. These are wardrobe basics but not dull, after all.
We’ve rounded up a couple of our available items to go with the 8 different basic yet fashionable styles you can use as a guide. Plus, they go with everyday fashion icons such as models, fashion editors, and celebrities you can picture as style inspirations. When you’re through with this list, you’ll ultimately see your go-to basics in a different light.
How to wear jeans like It girls Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber
We can’t say it enough; there is a multitude of ways to wear your jeans. And rising supermodels Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber show us the stylish way to do precisely that. Here we see Kendall pairs her mom jeans with a crop top and white sneakers, perfect for that “girl-next-door” look. Meanwhile, Kaia gives flared jeans a comeback by matching it with a classic white tee, a classic tweed jacket, and black leather booties. These are two different young ladies who differ in style, but both commonly use jeans in their own modern, stylish ways.
How to wear light knitwear like pop star Selena Gomez and socialite Olivia Palermo
Pop star and high profile celebrity Selena Gomez and the modern woman’s fashion icon Olivia Palermo have two varying personal styles. But one thing they have in common is their knack for dressing chic as they dress up in knitwear. Here we see Selena in bright and bold colors that make for suitable festive events. Meanwhile, Olivia channels the minimalist route with a more chunky knitwear top and black slide-ons. Dress up or down, you can have it both ways!
How to wear leggings like supermodel-of-the-moment Gigi Hadid
Our favorite all-American girl and high fashion model Gigi Hadid never fails to show off her legs that go on for days! Here we see her styling up a pair of plain, basic leggings with layered tops and a classic pair of high-heeled black boots. It’s a simple look yet so fashionable at the same time. Practically, anyone can pull it off. Now we know: Leggings can be worn both inside and outside the gym.
How to wear accessories like supermodel Bella Hadid
We’re guessing it runs in the family. The younger Hadid sister, Bella Hadid, let all the accessories do the talking. Here we see her spice up an easy-going and sexy basic look, and she does so by accessorizing with trendy sunglasses, big gold hoops, a small purse, and a leopard print belt. Yes, that’s all. Style tip: a good pair of sunglasses can make any look. Check out the mask chain as it can work for sunnies too.
How to wear white tops like model-entrepreneur Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the epitome of classic, elegant British beauty. On a typical day, we see her running errands in her version of daily versatile pieces. Here we see her in a classic white top tucked simply in her jeans. And on other days, we may see her using a white top for a sporty, business, or casual look like the one pictured. As basic as a white top can go, it’s also perfect for layering as well as playing up your style now and then.
How to wear tie-dyes like Aussie beauty Miranda Kerr
Supermodel and supermom Miranda Kerr brings her fashion A-game both on and off the runway. Even with such a busy working schedule, she makes sure to inject something fun in her style. Here we see her quirky side as she wears a tie-dye t-shirt with a midi high-slit skirt and black booties. We love how tie-dye combines arts and crafts with fashion. It also adds personality even to the most plain pieces in your wardrobe.
How to wear duster sweaters like fashion icon Heidi Klum
German beauty and global fashion icon Heidi Klum sure takes cues from her experience in the industry. To boot, she knows exactly how to take loungewear up a notch. Here, we see her in a duster sweater that she pairs up with neutral-colored pieces. Mostly, we see duster sweaters in celebrities’ “airport style” outfits, but they’re more than that. An essential piece such as this features more than comfort, but it also has its flair. For example, you can accessorize duster sweaters with belts to emphasize your shape or keep it cool and casual just by letting it flow on its own.
How to wear denim on denim like fashion editor Chrissy Rutherford
Fashion editor Chrissy Rutherford has become a modern fashion icon throughout these years. But as advanced as she is on her knowledge in fashion and her personal style, she can still bring herself back to the basics. Here, we see her in a chic all-denim outfit balanced out with a touch of leather, no less. Denim is just one of those items you’ll find in everyone’s wardrobe. Besides its distinctive blue color, denim is made o is versatile, comfortable, low-maintenance, and long-lasting material. All it takes to know your fashion taste and amp up your outfit to understand how and what you can style it with.
Going back to basics
They say that if you want to get good at something, all you have to do is go back and begin with the basics. And we think this couldn’t be more right or more fitting when it comes to fashion. Sometimes refining our personal style means already looking at what we have inside our wardrobe. The inner work is quite literal in this sense, but it’s the only way we’ll know what stays inside the closet and what needs to be weeded out. This way, we’ll get to make the most of the go-to basic pieces we’ve invested in.