Elevated Basics: Wear This Not That

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 (:

Basic: White Tank

My personal favorite white tank. A little cropped, but still wearable.

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!

Basic: Sweatpants

Affordable sweats alert!

Elevated Basic: Wide Leg Sweats

Super easy to dress up or down – and these come in five colors.

Basic: Mini Skirt

Mini skirts are a must especially as it gets warmer going into the spring.

Elevated Basic: Pleated Skirt

I just purchased this skirt from Aritzia and I know I am going to get plenty of wear.

Basic: Flip Flops

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.

Basic: T-shirt Dress

This dress is from Cotton Citizen, one of my all time favorite brands.

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.

Elevated Basic: Hexagon Sunglasses

The hexagon style with the brow bar is my next purchase.

Basic: Workout Set

Everyone has a black sports bra & leggings in their closet.

Elevated Basic: Crossover Workout Set

& it comes in bike shorts too!

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