Sometimes, amid the sanity of life relying on a few core basics, that won't induce side eye from employees, is a huge welcome. There's been this huge shift on hating "basic-ness" and everything that comes along with it and honestly it's a bunch of bull.
Instead, we should look at our basic pieces more like our closet staples. Things that we have tried and tested and come to love.
On the plus side, once we figure what we love, shopping becomes easier since we know what pieces to upgrade. I'll walk you through my faves.
Classic Kicks: I've always been a fan of Vans and its rich history when it comes to skateboarding. They updated its classic SK8-Hi silhouette in a slimmer style. The gold zipper and the matte black leather on these high tops look so sleek. The inside is pretty dope too - gold lining. I actually joked with my photographer that I felt like those minimalistic Pinterest looks.
FYI - If you're not a fan of hi-tops these do come in low-tops & slip- ons.
High-Waisted Jeans: Being a Classpass Ambassador doesn't equal inevitable weight gain during the holidays. I wish it did but having to give up on all sorts of whimsical treats is just cruel. Instead, I'll gain the weight (with pleasure) and disguise any impending food baby with a pair of high-waisted skinnies. I'm currently trying different brands to find the one, but these from J. Crew are pretty great and on sale.
Coat: Planet London Top: J. Crew (on sale!) Jeans: J. Crew (on sale!) Tote: The Elephant Pants Sneakers: Vans Bracelet: Monica Vinader Lipgloss: Red SOS via Rimmel
Now that I think about it this has steadfastly become my fall go-to. Tell me about your fall staples in the comments, would love to hear!
P.S. In case you're wondering my tote does indeed save elephants and donates directly to the Wildlife Organization. It's pretty neat!
Photos by Lydia Hudgens.
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