When it comes to fashion, you tend to hear a lot about “the basics.” Basics are the items that tend to go with anything and can be worn one million times over. However, as popular as essential items are, the anti-basic is a growing trend that fashion-lovers can’t deny.
Popular sites like WhoWhatWear and Vogue have been preaching to the power of the colorful, anti-basic for months. From affordable to over the top, we’ve put together some classic anti-basics you should add to your wardrobe.
The Colorful Sneaker
We get it. A classic pure white sneaker is hard to resist. In fact, some people stand in line for hours to get the newest version of white sneakers.
We’re going out on a limb here and suggesting something a little more colorful. Consider buying a sneaker in a bright neon pink or even a muted blue. Whatever color works best for you, consider it an investment that will grab attention and serve as comfortable walking wear at the same time.
Jazz Up The White Tee
Who doesn’t own a plain white t-shirt? For so many people, the basic white tee is a staple in their closet. But why not jazz that up a bit?
Go for a tiny print. Like little pineapples or stars. Find something that suits your personality and is small enough that it’s not necessarily taking over the whole outfit. You’d be surprised by how a quirky pattern can liven up both your outfit and your day.
Ditch The Old School Blazer
Blazers are still a necessary evil for a lot of working women. It’s great to have a few basic black’s to throw on over any outfit.
But don’t be afraid to step out on a ledge and go for something a little different. Consider a cropped blazer or something in a deep purple or eye-catching colors. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of color (as we’ve said here many times), and bringing it to the office is a bonus.
Don’t Be Afraid of Patterns
A lot of women go for the simple black or single-colored dress, especially when it comes to staple styles like the wrap dress.
The next time you go shopping for some new dresses, consider stepping outside of your comfort zone and getting something in a cute pattern. A wrap dress is a safe bet that pretty much looks good on any shape, so taking a little risk by jazzing up the design is only going to make you feel better.
Grab a Statement Bag
Most of us tend to grab our black or brown bag to hit the town. We don’t even think twice about purchasing a simple staple that looks good with everything.
But what’s the harm in a bag that’s a little more vibrant? Make your next handbag something with a bit more color.
No matter what, there are easy ways to jazz up your wardrobe by skipping your simple basics and going a little more vibrant!