The Basics.

Basics. They are absolutely essential for your wardrobe. When you’re first building your wardrobe and identifying your style you need a solid foundation. Basics can include but are not limited to: a blazer, tank top, LBD (little black dress), black pants, everyday denim, etc. Trendy, statement pieces are fun but do not benefit the longevity of your wardrobe or wallet. In fact, there is growing popularity in capsule wardrobes that support that very idea. A capsule wardrobe is full of basic, essential items to decrease consumerism and improve resourcefulness.

Basics can serve as a uniform. They are a guarantee that you will look polished and fashionable. There are those days when I suddenly hate my wardrobe and I swear nothing looks good on me. Basics often solve that problem. Though I hate reaching for the same LBD or boyfriend jeans, I know I’ll appear put together. It’s simpler and less restricting than focusing on trends and statement pieces.

Switch it up! Pair together basics instead of piling on trends. I paired together a unitard and a skirt to keep this look simple and polished. The silhouette is on trend but the ensemble itself is not “trendy.” Body hugging silhouettes are a popular look that will always be in rotation. As opposed to trendier silhouettes such as trumpet styles or asymmetrical lines. Knowing the difference between being on trend and being trendy will allow you to possess a sustainable wardrobe. Minimalism is in. It is a risk worth taking because you can always add to it. Give it a try and compile some basics together for a simple, sleek look!

Less is definitely more. Minimalism is in! It is a risk worth taking because you can always expound upon the idea. Give it a try and compile some basics together for a simple, sleek look! Remember: It’s easier to add than to subtract.


Details: Lashanti Unitard and Basic Camel Midi Skirt (PrettyLittleThing)// Heels (Aldo) // Clutch (Target)


  • AJ (@ajwearsclothes) July 12, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    You are on FIRE! Love this outfit. I’m a basics bish myself 🤗

  • CAS July 12, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Great blog post. I love how people are slowly getting to minimalism. Gotta check out PrettyLittleThing for that shirt asap

    • Sydney Nichelle July 12, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Me too! Very simple to style! Definitely! They have great basics

  • Stylish City Mom July 12, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    I totally agree that switching things up is a must!