If you know follow me on social media or know me personally, you know the backbone of my wardrobe is basic clothing. Everyone feels confident in different things, and for me I feel the best while wearing a plain tank, jeans and sneakers. And even though this is what I feel good in, it can get “boring” because there is only so much variation you can do with a t-shirt. To spice it up I wear lots of elevated basics.
Elevated basics are essential basic staple pieces in your wardrobe with a twist. Instead of wearing a plain tank, wear a cropped one with a raw hem. Instead of wearing generic jeans, find one with a split hem. It’s the smallest changes in everyday clothes that can really take your styling up a notch.
Want to try out some elevated basic pieces? I have linked my favorite basics & elevated basics: wear this not that style.
But also, wear whatever you want (:
Elevated Basic: Side Tie Cutout Tank
Get this before it sells out! The side is so flattering on all body types.
Basic: Mom Jeans
These jeans from Madewell have been with me through thick and thin. Great price and they have a great student discount.
Elevated Basic: Asymmetrical Jeans
These jeans are more comfortable than sweatpants, which is hard to believe. Agolde has the best denim, so invest in the real pairs and not any dupes!
Elevated Basic: Pleated Skirt
I just purchased this skirt from Aritzia and I know I am going to get plenty of wear.
Elevated Basic: Platform Thong Sandals
These sandals are EVERYTHING. These Coach sandals give me 90’s-2000’s vibes and I am here for it.
Elevated Basic: Cutout Bodycon Dress
A cutout takes any outfit too the next level. And this color? Screams spring.
Basic: Aviator Sunglasses
A classic. I have had these for years and they are still in perfect condition.