While the prevailing trends for this spring included big, bold prints, there is still something to be said for the simplicity of neutrals. Brands on the runway such as Chloé and Céline stayed true to their minimalistic nature with neutral palettes and clean cut lines. They demonstrate that sometimes simplicity is all an outfit needs.
This Fashionista seems to have channeled a similar mentality in her basic, yet chic ensemble. Her use of the different shades of cream with her cardigan, scarf and T-shirt is perfectly complemented by her black jeans and classic leather riding boots. While each piece individually may not be particularly trendy or noticeable, when layered and paired together her outfit is given texture and depth that may not have been present had she added a statement piece. The combination of neutrals makes her outfit interesting, even though each article of clothing is considered a basic.
Ready to try it out for yourself? You’re in luck, because these basics are available pretty much anywhere you want to go. Try pairing this quintessential camel coat from Madewell with your go-to light wash, skinny jeans and a white-button down. Paired with simple ballet flats or booties, your outfit will be super chic, and each piece can be recycled over and over again without it being a faux pas.
Basics can take you farther than you would think. Some of the most chic women wear variations of the same outfit over and over again. Take Emmanuelle Alt‘s button-down, blazer, and skinny trouser combination. The reason they are called basics is because they are classic pieces that are always flattering. And the best part is, they will always be in season.