Basics are like the building blocks of our wardrobes. They’re there whenever we need a little something to complete a look. Basics are meant to be built up, so we can transform a seemingly boring outfit into a fashionable ensemble within seconds.
If you’re rolling your eyes at this point, you should probably read on. Because there are literally hundreds of ways to reinvent your favorite blazers, T-shirts, jeans, sweaters, etc. while looking on-trend. From colorful leather separates to oh-so-serious (AKA totally dramatic) waistcoats to statement shoes, here’s how to (effortlessly) take your basics to the next level.
Give your cardigan-tank combo a makeover with a brand-new chain link necklace.
The 2020 runways are overflowing with “extra,” especially when it comes to one-of-a-kind-jewels. If you’re feeling a bit blah, pop on a chunky collar. It’ll change your mood, trust me.
Pair your favorite jeans with a statement shoe.
One day, I’ll probably be the little old lady who lived in her shoe (with her dog and cute husband). I’ve owned hundreds of shoes thus far and I definitely don’t plan on stopping any time soon. From the blue sparkly heels I wore on my wedding day to the hot-pink pumps I just couldn’t pass up, statement shoes have never let me down. Boring outfit? Just add some bomb ass shoes and you’ll get compliments out the wazoo.
Waistcoats are having a moment—embrace it.
If you haven’t had a chance to glance at the photos from the spring 2020 runways, you should block out a few minutes to do so because the waistcoat-blazer combo is pretty inventive.