For the past few weeks I’ve featured ruffled, satin and sequins skirts. While I love these elevated OOTD’s, I wanted to switch gears and talk about basics. During summer it’s especially important to have a few easy pieces you can grab that are comfortable but still chic. Whether it’s a soft tee to pair with denim cutoffs, a cozy sweatshirt to wear during your morning coffee run or a bodysuit that’s comfortable enough to wear all day, knowing where to find these staples is key.
Last summer I did a post about my go-to classics, so I thought it would be a good idea to freshen up the list for 2017. I recently discovered the LA label Project Social T and instantly feel in love with their knit basics. One of the toughest things about finding good tees is getting an affordable, quality cotton that won’t fall apart after a dozen washes. Straight out of the gate this pink lace-up sweatshirt felt perfectly broken in, like I had been wearing it for years. I’ve washed it numerous times since, and it continues to hold up and get better with each wear – kind of like a great pair of Levi’s. I’ve also got my eye on this oversized tee to pair with skinny jeans and cutoffs and I’m loving this bodysuit for a transitional piece I can wear with high waisted pants and blazers come fall.
No casual, chic look would be complete without a great pair of tennis shoes. Vans and Converse are my definite go-to’s when I want to be comfortable but don’t want to go full on athletic gear. The metallic foil finish of these classic slip-on’s give just enough of a chic edge to be appropriate day or night. They also come in rose gold, and when worn with twist hem jeans and my trusty bucket bag, the overall effect is cozy yet put together.
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