Back to Basics
I don’t know about you, but I tend to want to skip the whole spending money on basics for the wardrobe and would prefer to buy a pretty dress or another pair of jeans that I don’t need. But I’ve come to terms with the essentiality of basics. You need basics plain and simple. And you’ll find that you use them all the time. Funny that. Now that I am completely aware of the importance of basics I now spend more money on them. There is a big difference between a cheap basic and a more expensive one.
Let’s take a t-shirt for example. I’ve found that the seam on a cheap t-shirt tends to be sewn slightly forward or slightly backwards. Yeah, hmm, its not suppose to look like that, just so you know. Also some t-shirts aren’t coverstitched meaning that the t-shirts hem doesn’t have the right stitching for it to be stretched. A coverstitch is an essential hem for jersey materials.
So what basics would I recommend?
black, white, grey t-shirt
black, white, grey long sleeve t-shirt
Black roll neck
black, white, nude camisole or vest
black or grey pullover
black tube skirt
These are the essentials. I find that I reach for them non-stop. And especially in winter then layering is a must.
I’ve compiled some of my favourite basics here for