Basics Refresh: Freshen Up Your Closet Staples For Spring
As we approach a new season, with spring just around the corner, it’s a great time to take inventory of our closets. What aren’t we wearing anymore? What do we need? And although this can sometimes be a daunting process, focusing on the basics makes it much more manageable! So, just like spring cleaning–it’s time for a spring basics refresh!
Here are our go-to basics for any closet, that really are anything but basic! These tops are perfect for layering under cardigans and jackets, and they are also super cute on their own. Perfect for minimizing your closet, while also maximizing your wear of these versatile, comfortable, and stylish basics year ‘round! Plus, they all pass the test of being equally cute and comfortable–which is the gold standard for any basic!
A Versatile White Tee with Dressed-Up Details
The first basic top that we recommend for every closet is a fresh white tee. A white tee is the perfect go-to with any outfit since it can easily be dressed up or down for virtually any style. This white tee is our favorite right now–complete with a crew neckline, center seam detail, and a flattering twist front detail at the hem. These details add a little extra something-something to really make this basic tee anything but boring. Use this tee to create an effortless day-to-night look. Pair with a sleek black cropped moto jacket, dark wash jeans, and matching black booties so the white really pops. Then dress it up with a fun pearl beaded headband and a pop of bright color with a faux leather clutch. Perfect for mimosas at brunch or happy hour after work!
Shop This Look: White Twist Front Tee | Black Jacket | Cigarette Jeans | Clutch
A Form-Fitting Black Tank with Both Style & Comfort
Next, every closet needs a basic black tank! Much like our white tee, this top also is super versatile and perfect to layer under pretty much anything. But, what makes this particular tank so amazing is that it features both a moderate v-neck in the front, and the back, which really elevates the look of this basic! It’s also double lined, which makes this fitted tank a bit more comfortable to wear and it helps to keep bra lines at bay–unlike some cheaper basic tanks that are pretty much see-through. We love pairing this beautiful basic tank with a dark wash flare to create a flattering and elongating silhouette. Then layer a dressy, bold jacket on top–like this french blue beauty–to add some contrasting color. Go bold with your accessories too! We love a statement hat, in coordinating black, and a bright red foldover clutch! Perfect for a night out with the gals, a date, or a concert look! So comfortable & super cute.
Shop This Look: Black Double V Tank | Blue Moto Jacket | Dark Wash Flares | Red Clutch
A Scoop Neck Short Sleeve In a New Dark Color
Our next go-to basic is a scoop neck tee with a flattering curved hem! We recommend going with a darker color in this top, like this dark magenta, because it will add another dimension of color to your closet, but it’s still really easy to style. We love using this tee under a cozy and warm striped cardigan to add a little visual interest! Pair with dark wash skinny jeans and neutral booties too for a complete look. Perfect to wear for now while it’s still cold and perfect for a chilly spring morning, then pop off the cardigan when it warms up and it’s still a great casual, everyday look!
Shop This Look: Dark Magenta Tee | Brown & Cream Cardigan | Jeans | Booties
A Bright & Bold Basic Tee That Can Stand on Its Own
When we think of basics, we usually tend to imagine the ordinary (and sometimes boring) grayscale of colors in the standard tee or tank fit. But, we like to expand on that version of basics with flattering fits, fun details, and bold colors–that still are easy to wear in a variety of ways! These are basics that you’ll actually LOVE wearing, even on their own! So, we love this bright cobalt blue tee, complete with a dressed-up drop shoulder and a twist front detail! And it’s just as comfortable as it is cute, with a breathable and lightweight fabric that’s so easy to wear. This tee is super cute with a black woven jogger pant and long statement necklace. Add a warm, printed neutral cardigan to keep your look bold & funky! This outfit is both comfortable and super cute–great for work or everyday as we head into spring!
Shop This Look: Cobalt Tee | Jogger Pants | Similar Patterned Cardigan | Similar Clutch Bag
A Tee with a Flattering & Feminine Flutter Sleeve
Not quite a tank and not quite a tee, the flutter sleeve is our latest obsession! With a touch of shoulder coverage, but still feeling loose and comfy on the arm, this fit is great on its own to add a little femininity to your look but it can still be easily layered under a cardigan. Super versatile, flattering, and comfortable this tee is one that you’ll reach for over and over. Plus, we love the pop of coral color that this tee delivers, which brightens up any outfit. This flutter sleeve tee is super cute with a jean and dressier, fitted cardigan. Add a few metallic accents to really take this look to the next level. This look is excellent for any occasion–a casual workplace, a morning stroll in town, or a family dinner! You’ll certainly feel both cute and comfortable, and that’s a true win-win!
Shop This Look: Coral Flutter Tee | Gray Cardigan |Dark Wash Skinny| Belt Bag