Not-So-Basic Basics

December 11, 2014

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Wardrobe essentials, otherwise known as the basics, are the key pieces that make a wardrobe highly functioning.  These items allow a wardrobe to mix and match easily and simplify the process of putting together cohesive outfits.  Many of these key pieces can be dressed up or down, making them very versatile.  Today I am taking not-so-basic basics and making an outfit out of them.  Simple, chic, and understated is the vibe.

Wardrobe basics shouldn’t be boring.  In fact, they need to be great!  Choose pieces that offer something special – it could be the way they fit, drape or have a special detail that sets them apart.  These pieces will be working overtime so investing in great pieces should be considered.  That said, you can find great basics that are inexpensive.


090A9170090A9226090A9160090A9303-001090A9186090A9297090A9240-001Jacket: Helmut Lang
Top: Current Elliott
Jeans: ASOS
Shoes: Saint Laurent
Handbag: Golden Lane
Sunnies: Stella McCartney (similar)
Rings: Geoffrey Scott


Thanks for visiting!  xoxo Erica

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  • Reply Erica Elizarraraz December 13, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Perfect tips Erica. I’m in love with this jacket. The entire look is so simple chic ❤️

    • Reply erica December 15, 2014 at 6:55 PM

      Thank you Erica! I never really do such simple looks for the blog, but decided to give it a go! Glad you like it!

  • Reply Holly December 13, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Great look! You are right that the look is basic shape-wise but lux interms of quality. Each piece could be a classic or is a classic. This coat though, almost thought it was Acne Studios. 😀

    • Reply erica December 15, 2014 at 6:54 PM

      I bought this jacket thinking it was a great alternative to the Acne Studios coat. The difference that sold me on it that it is not as heavy, making it more wearable for our warmer weather. Glad to hear you thought they looked similar too because that is the exact look I was going for!

  • Reply Carrie December 15, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Friend – nothing EVER looks basic on you!!! 🙂 Hugs –

    • Reply erica December 15, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      You are too sweet! Thanks babe!

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