No one likes to admit it, but there is a little bit of a “basic bitch” inside all of us. Don’t worry, it’s not a bad thing! When it comes down to it, basics can make an outfit. They can come to the rescue during an outfit fit, they never go out of style, and better yet – basics serve as a blank canvas just waiting to be accessorized! I feel like I’ve been saying this for years, or at least since I graduated college six years ago- I really want to be better about buying quality basics rather than splurging on “trendy” pieces.
As I thought about that a little more, spending $200 on a few things that I will only wear once will not do my wardrobe any justice. It’s time to stop wasting money on the trending seasonal pieces and start investing in basics pieces. It is all about quality vs. quantity. Having a few quality pieces that you will be able to use over and over becomes timeless. Put your money towards a black cashmere sweater that can be worn alone, layered, with jeans, or with a skirt and thigh highs. Get creative! Everytime you style it a different way a new outfit is born! Make your purchases last and get the most out of your money.
Don’t get me wrong, I have always been a huge fan of fast fashion. It’s great to add those fun, trending pieces into your wardrobe. However, instead of going shopping for those items every week it’s time to focus more of my attention on the quality basics. Just last week we went to the opening of the first Aritzia store in Massachusetts, convniently located at the Pru. The store hits the perfect balance between chic basics and trendy resort wear. Soooo many amazing basic pieces! It gave me so much inspiration- hence when I began this rant about basics.
Obviously, I don’t expect to have a closet full of designer duds- which leads to me to this jacket! I bought this jacket in the early fall and I was sad thinking about how long I had to wait until I could wear it! This navy jacket can be dressed up or dressed down. With the fur and a cute black dress, it’s perfect for a night on the town. Take the fur off, add some jeans and you’re ready for the day! Button it up for a more tailored look. The versatility of the jacket makes it a keeper for next year!