I’m rounding up the best basics and wardrobe staples that I’ve been wearing on repeat all through 2017! These days my everyday uniform seems to be jeans or leggings with some kind of white cami/tee, a leather jacket on top and sneakers. I’m never quite sure what I’ll be up to so that outfit just seems to fit my needs perfectly, its comfortable, easy and can look stylish just by adding a few simple accesories. So thats exactly what I’m sharing with you guys today, my tried and true everyday basics.
Best: Essential Layering Cami
Okay so I have two favourites in this category (and I have at least 5 camis from each brand in my wardrobe currently)because they’re both perfect for layering under everything and thick enough that your not going to see through them. The one I’m wearing in the pictures above is my current favourite, it comes in all your basic colours -black, white, cream, grey, and even comes in a satin finish at certain times of the year. I buy smalls in this cami for reference, but would definitely size down to an extra small for a more professional fit. My other (and all time!!)favourite is this one. Its great because it comes in tons of different colours, patterns, fabrics, and most of them are reversible – so two looks for the price of one! I wear mediums in these for some extra length through the torso but if your average height or under, just buy your normal size. Im currently adding this one to my cart for spring, I’m such a sucker for blue and white stripes!
I love a nice soft long sleeve. They’re the perfect piece to throw on with jeans and a cardigan/jacket to run errands in, and when they’re as soft as a pyjama shirt you can’t get any better then that. My all time favourite long sleeves are from here. Unfortunately for us, they don’t currently have my favourite style (pictured above)in stock but they do have the turtleneck version which I love for winter. But if your ever looking for a super soft tee – long or short sleeve, my favourites are the ones made with 70-100% Modal, I don’t know why but my Modal tee’s hold up the best and are always extremely soft while still feeling light weight.
I love my modal tees, but theres nothing like a crisp white or black cotton tee for looking a bit more put together. I love the look of a tucked in cotton tee with high waisted denim, a jacket, booties and a belt. There’s just something so chic about it!
Best: Flattering Denim
I literally only wear one brand/style of jeans because once I found these I instantly fell in love and have never felt the need to look elsewhere. I rave about them all the time because they’re affordable, come in every wash possible and have a higher rise waist which is sooo flattering. I’ve been wearing nothing but these jeans for about two years now and they don’t stretch out and hold up really well for their price point. I’d say quality wise they are the same as American Eagle Jeans, but half the price(get ’em on sale!), and I size down in these to a size 2 (I’m usually a 4 or 27 in jeans). Only negative I have about them is that the darker washes fade after a while but I feel like thats pretty standard for dark wash jeans, and for the price I just order another pair.
Best: High Rise Leggings
Okay I know everyone raves about the Zella ‘Live in High Waist Leggings’ being the best dupe for a high quality Lulu legging at a lower price point(roughly $60), but I have to tell you guys that I found a dupe just as good but even more affordable! I’ve mentioned them before but my High Rise Compression Leggings are the greatest Lulu dupes everrrr…and they’re like $30!! Plus they go on sale all the time for $15. I’m so obsessed I keep a copy of the item number in my reminders on my phone so I can order more whenever they have a good sale lol! A lot the the leggings they have look the same online but aren’t the same fabrication, so make sure if you try them to get the exact ones I linked. I get an extra small because I like my leggings snug, and the high waist is really flattering. Plus the fabrication in these doesn’t stretch out like most inexpensive leggings do, they are so comparable to Lulu lemon leggings its crazy!
I live in my sneakers all week, I wear them to the gym, the grocery store, the movies ect. I think 2017 was the year of the sneaker for me, I learned to incorporate them into my outfits in different ways other then just going to the gym…like why wouldn’t I want to be stylish and comfortable all the time!?