It's very important to always have a few basics for all occasions. Our wardrobes should build off of basics. Basics consists of pieces that are neutral colors and simple silhouettes. These pieces can be worn over and over again in different ways to create different outfits and styles.
I will list some basics for three different occasions: Night Out, Work Day, and Lounge/Causal Day.
The Little Black Dress has been a classic since Chanel. It has never gone out of style and never will. The LBD is the go to item when you don't know what to wear for a night out. It can be dressed up with jewelry or colored pumps. Make sure to pick a LBD that has a great neckline. I like this one because the neckline is a V low cut so it's sexy and a necklace would look great. Another basic, which isn't actually so basic is a chunky necklace. I say this is a must have because when you're going out a necklace can dress up a boring outfit. Make sure to pick a necklace that will go with a lot so either silver or gold. Then the last basic is a high waisted pencil skirt. A pencil skirt is a great basic because it can be paired with a super cute crop top, or a blousy shirt tucked into the skirt.
Dress: Forever 21 - $14.90 Necklace: Forever 21 - $8.90
Pencil Skirt: Forever 21 - $12.80
A Blazer is a great basic, especially for work. A blazer can be worn over any dress, skirt combo, or pants combo. It can totally dress up any causal outfit for work! Jeans are also a good basic to have for work. Most (not all) jobs allow you to wear jeans. When buying jeans make sure you purchase a very dark, clean cut pair. No rips. These jeans can be worn with a dressy top and a blazer with a pair of pumps to dress it up. The jeans can be worn over and over to create different outfits! A white button down is also a must have basic for work. A crisp button down always screams professional to me. It can be worn with pants or a skirt. And then add a chunky basic necklace to spice it up!
Blazer: Forever 21 - $24.80 Jeans: Forever 21 - $19.90
Button down: Forever 21 - $15.90
Joggers are a must have basic! I love joggers. Reasons why these should be in your wardrobe, 1. Comfy 2. Stylish and 3.Can be worn multiple ways. For your lounge days, joggers can be worn with a t-shirt, a sweatshirt, or a crop top. These can also be dressed up with a pair of pumps, so they could we a basic for a night out as well! Slip-on sneakers have been super trendy right now, but they are definitely a basic because they have always been around even if they weren't as popular as they are at the moment. Sneakers are great for easy to wear and ready to go comfort. A cardigan is a basic for a casual day because you can throw a cardigan over anything, and be comfortable and cute.
Joggers: Forever 21 - $17.90 Sneakers: Forever 21 - $24.90
Cardigan: Forever 21 - $24.90