Monday, April 24, 2017

Basics Please

As a fashion blogger, I often feel like I'm doing something wrong if I feature a look that doesn't involve mixed prints or current trends or some type of creative layering.  Working in this industry can be challenging at times because so much of it is built on showcasing the latest & greatest.  While I do enjoy & appreciate all of those things, the truth is that for my everyday life, I really value easy basics that are wearable & comfortable.  There may not be anything groundbreaking about these pieces, but they are the ones I know I will reach for over and over again & won't be "out of style" in another year.

This cargo skirt is one I've worn a ton (see previous looks here & here) - I love day skirts like this that have an elastic waist, don't wrinkle too easily & are easy to move around in.  A lightweight cardigan is another one of my must-have spring staples - for this time of year, I prefer to find one that has a slightly open-knit and slub texture to it - the back detail on this one is great (and it's under $20!).  

I've been searching for the perfect crepe cami for a while and many of the ones I tried were either too loose, too low-cut or too sheer.  I had almost given up...but then I received this one from Everlane.  It's 100% silk & double lined so there's no risk of it being overly revealing - I also found it to be the perfect cut (not too boxy & just the right length).  Here are a few more ways I'd style it:

* Tuck into a wrap skirt & pair with ankle-strap heels
* Layer under a denim jacket & pair with eyelet shorts & Sam Edelman flat sandals
* Tuck into wide leg pants with wedges

What I'm wearing:
One Hart Cardigan (also in black), c/o Everlane Cami (wearing size 2), 
LOFT Skirt (similar here or here; love this one too), c/o Tommy Hilfiger Sandals
Kimchi Blue Bag (similar), Anthropologie Necklace (similar here or here)
ASOS Earrings (similar), Lips: NudeStix Mystic


Created in partnership with Everlane


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