To some, basics are overrated or unnecessary but truth be told, the freshest designers have been churning out modern styles that are having us rethink the ruddy staples we’ve kept in our closet for seasons.
From the modernized little white dress, to an upscale denim jacket, to brightly hued mules—we’re giving you the inside scoop this summer to keeping your closet up-to-date while showing how the right basics can give you that extra oomph your wardrobe has been craving.
The Little White Dress – Topshop Broderie Ruffle Mini Dress
Start your summer off right with a fresh reinterpretation of the little white dress. Ruffles and feminine details make the LWD a must-have staple for days spent basking in the sun and warm nights—simply add a pop of color with brightly hued accessories.
The Gingham Top – Rosetta Getty Gingham Top
You can’t go wrong with a quintessential gingham top. This top is fully modernized in the print of the season and feels new with its one shoulder design that can be worn to work or out to brunch with a fitted skirt.
Blush Mules – Raye Blush Mules
Mules are having a moment and summer wouldn’t be complete without being outfitted in the ideal shoe of the season. Invest in a pair of subtle—yet sexy—blush mules that come fully equipped with a block heel.
Two Tone Denim Jacket – SJYP Two Tone Denim Jacket
The denim jacket is easily a mainstay staple in anyone’s closet. Rather than reaching for the tried-and-true staple you’ve been donning for ages, now is the time to switch up your style with a two-tone denim jacket. The true blue jacket received a radical makeover and feels surprisingly fresh when worn with your favorite pair of jeans or thrown over a printed romper.
Floral Romper – Draper James Floral Playsuit
Simplicity is key to fuss-free style that always makes an impact—case in point, the floral printed romper. Draper James’ version is ideal for any occasion, whether it’s dressed up with espadrilles or low-key with sporty sneakers.