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WHAT TO WEAR: Brilliant Basics to Class

WHAT TO WEAR: Brilliant Basics to Class

I find myself commenting on the weather in every article I write, so why break the trend now? Believe it or not, it does get chilly in the south every once in a while. When it does actually get below 65 degrees, it is super tempting to wear pajama pants and that sweatshirt you’ve had in your closet since the ninth grade, but this Fashionisto takes a different approach by rocking some basic must-haves.

The first part of this outfit that caught my eye was that funky, bright red windbreaker. It’s perfect for layering over a long sleeve T-shirt for some extra style and warmth. It’s a great basic style, but the color makes it stand out in a crowd. This Fashionisto found this piece at a thrift store in New York City, but you can find a similar one here. I love a good windbreaker because they’re comfortable to wear to class and they give an outfit a cool, almost sporty look. This Fashionisto perfectly pairs his windbreaker with slightly distressed, lightwash jeans and classic Chuck Taylors. A good, basic pair of jeans can really complete a look and make it all come together, and I’ve always thought that a pair of neutral colored kicks are a necessity.

Now let’s talk about those awesome clear framed glasses. The clear frame is really unique and goes with literally everything. They are from Warby Parker, which is actually where I purchased my last pair of glasses. Not only does Warby Parker have super trendy and affordable frames, but they also give back to the community. For every purchase made, they distribute a pair of glasses to people in need—awesome!

Just because you’re wearing basic pieces definitely doesn’t mean your outfit has to be boring. This Fashionisto adds color and personality to this look with some fun stacked bracelets. He sports everything from Pura Vida bracelets to a Voodoo Experience wristband. Every bracelet was a conversation starter with a unique story behind it. The layered look is a casual way to wear bracelets and is perfect for class.

I loved hanging out and getting to know this Fashionisto for a little bit. Next time I’m tempted to reach for my high school cheerleading sweatshirt with holes in it, I’ll remember these basic pieces and how cool an outfit can become when they all come together. In my opinion, basic is always #RAD.

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