August, to me, means two things: 1) Baby girl needs to roll up her sleeves and nab one last summer love before the leaves start turning gold and 2) This is the month where you sit in front of the aircon in your underwear all day. The two could be loosely related, but that's a conversation for another day ;)
When the temps get so hot that your ice cream cone doesn't stand a chance, not many of us could be persuaded to put style in front of survival. We just toe the line between "bearable" and "not getting arrested" and call it a successful day. But what if I told you that your closet didn't have to get in the way of comfort? What if all you had to do was follow one simple rule? Curious what it is?
It's fill your "closet basics" holes. Repeat after me: All your problems will be solved if you focus on filling all your closet holes. These are the pieces that are plain and unassuming, but are the workhorses of your wardrobe. They are the unsung heroes; your champions. And they will take your sartorial game to a whole other level.
But what exactly are they, you ask? They're your black crop tops, your white blouses, your high waist pants. Your tailored cigarette trousers, your minimalist leather sandals, your neutral A-line skirts and your structured bags- anything you feel that could be mixed and matched with a big chunk of your closet over and over again. They're not statement pieces, but they're the things that help create an outfit around your statement pieces.
But- and now here's the trick- don't just buy the first staple you see. Try to find a version of the basic that's got a little more interest to it. For example, I searched high and low for a white top, but one that was in a bell shape because I knew it would look more playful with wide leg pants and layered on top of dresses. Same thing goes for the other pieces: Focus on finding a black crop top with a high neckline that will help create proportions in your looks; a cross-body bag that's got sharp lines and will add elegance to each outfit; a midi skirt that's got deep pockets or a paperbag waist. Find basics with a little bit of spunk in them, and I promise you your closet will be thrown into a new playing field.
Let's Discuss: What basic are you currently trying to find?
PS: For more "fill your holes" inspiration, continue reading:
- One Reason Why Everyday Basics are Stealing the Show
- The One Outfit That Will Make You Want to Go Minimalist
- The Secret to Balancing Two Different Styles
Shoes: Forever 21
Purse: c/o New Old Fashion Vintage