STYLE ADVICE: Spice Up Your Basics

May 10th, 2017 at 2:10am

In every person’s closet there needs to be the essential basics. The plain T-shirts you can dress up or down, distressed denim shorts or jeans, comfortable black boots; the list goes on. When most people wear their basics, they wear them just as the name implies—as a basic. Since these pieces are timeless, I like to think of ways you can turn your basic clothing into an effortlessly stylish outfit.

When going out, whether it’s strolling the town during the day or hanging with friends in the downtown nightlife, my go-to look is always something with a bit of edge to it. When I think of essential basics, I think of white and black colors along with everything denim. The best way to spice up a basic outfit is to add layers for more dimension to your look. Wearing cool bralettes or tanks underneath oversize shirts or off-the-shoulder shirts is a great way to do that.

For this look, this Fashionista wore a black strappy bralette underneath a plain, oversize T-shirt she cut up to make it have more of an edge to her look. Cutting the shirt like this allows you to wear layers underneath and adds more dimension to your look. I love how cutting a shirt like this makes it also look like you are wearing a choker shirt! As for the rest of her outfit she put together, the distressed denim high-waisted shorts gives her outfit color and adds onto the edgy feel. As the weather gets warmer and starts to transition into summer, you can get a couple more wears out of your knee-high boots. Pairing them with shorts is the perfect way to show some skin while still being able to stay cool. To top off her look, she accessorized with her every day rings and sassy sunglasses.

This outfit is a must-try, and everyone will compliment you on how you were able to make such basic clothing so stylish! This look is so comfortable and wearable, whether it’s day-time or night-time. Show off your Fashionista style, and rock this look!