I Swear by These Elevated Wardrobe Basics

I love incorporating relevant seasonal trends into my collection for a bit of flair, but nothing beats a good staple. Some may call me basic, but I firmly believe that a well-curated selection of timeless pieces is key to elevating one’s style. Regardless of the season, there are certain items I always rely on. From minimalistic tops that pair effortlessly with any bottom to chic, tailored trousers that elevate every outfit. While trends are exciting and great to pepper in with your collection, I urge you to prioritize investing in elevated wardrobe basics before the ephemeral styles. Fortunately, I’ve gathered all my favorites in one place for you to shop.

Fashion influencer, Kaye Bassey, wears a tailored vest, black maxi skirt, and kitten heels - elevated wardrobe basics

I Swear by These Elevated Wardrobe Basics

 

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Tailored Trousers

I am not kidding when I tell you I will wear a pair of tailored trousers everywhere I go. Whether it’s to run errands, head to a business meeting, or catch a flight (don’t knock it, until you try it), I am most likely wearing a pair of these! Despite their business casual appeal, a comfortable pair of tailored trousers can quite literally change your life. They still look as dressy as the next pair, but feel as cozy as a pair of pajama bottoms. I linked some of my favorite pairs below!

 

 

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Boat Neck Tops

Although subtle in nature, this is one of my best kept wardrobe basics. A boat neck top is merely a top that has a wider neckline than your standard crewneck. This exposes just a bit more skin, while still being modest. A minimal boat neck top can level up your basic tee and jeans outfit combo or there’s more evening appropriate options that will add an elegant touch to your next date night ensemble.

 

 

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Tanks

About two years ago, there was a tank top revolution. The humble top climbed its’ way back into the spotlight and I am not going to give mine up! This is another one of those wardrobe basics that doesn’t seem worth the investment, but I guarantee you will find yourself reaching for it multiple times a week. Look for details like a high neckline or a cropped cut to make this staple fashion item more interesting and dynamic.

 

 

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Blazers

I have preached my love for blazers time and time again on this blog, but that doesn’t stop me from shouting it from the rooftops once again! These tailored layering devices are incredibly versatile, seamlessly transitioning from casual to formal settings with ease. Plus, their timeless appeal ensures they remain a classic piece in any wardrobe, transcending seasonal trends.

 

 

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Fashionable Flats

While I have no problem wearing heels, there’s nothing quite like the comfort and longevity of a pair of fashionable flats. They come in a wide range of designs, from classic ballet flats to modern mesh, allowing for effortless pairing with both casual and formal outfits. Talk about the perfect balance of fashion and function.

What wardrobe basics do you swear by?
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