Happy first day of October! Does everyone agree that basics have made a big comeback?! Not that they ever went anywhere, but the options have become much more vast—and are so simple-yet-chic right now! Then you have a girl’s best friend: denim! Combining the two makes for an ideal weekend uniform or for a care-free, off duty look.
For all three of these looks I wanted to keep the basics theme, well, basic. So I opted for a minimalistic approach to styling these ensembles. Here are three of my favorite ways to style denim with basics:
1) Black fitted tee & high-waisted denim: One of my all time favorite basics is a well fitting black tee, such as this one by All Saints, who never disappoints with their t-shirts. A good black tee is both slimming and effortlessly stylish. This is even more apparent when paired with the perfect pair of high waisted denim skinnies! I have hips and a booty though, so it can be difficult finding a flattering pair of high-waisted denim. This pair has a slim fit, with just the right amount of stretch, and flatters my curves perfectly. I added a simple, black lace choker to keep with the minimalism, but also give the outfit a small dose of edge.
2) White t-shirt & denim shorts: I love a classic white tee and denim shorts, and it’s my next favorite way to style basics with denim. I’m picky about my white t-shirts though. I want it to have excellent quality fabric; a flattering fit; and a little detail of some sort to set it apart. I loved the split at the arm seam in this white tee . I teamed this baby up with a pair of distressed denim shorts, to give this classic look a “cool girl” vibe. These shorts have a nice relaxed fit, that not only keeps things minimal, but comfy also. Pairing this outfit with Addidas All-Star sneakers seemed like the best finishing touch for my own personal taste, but plain white sneakers or converse would work just as well. I added a pretty flower choker to give the outfit some girlish charm also!
3) Bodysuit & distressed denim mini: My third favorite basics and denim outfit is very reminiscent of the 90’s. I’m not positive that a bodysuit is “technically” considered a basic, but I think they deserve a spot. Especially if they’re a solid neutral, black or white color, and made of cotton. This bodysuit is all of the above, and the attached choker detail give it a stylish touch (and for a mere $22 too!) I decided to pay further homage to the 90’s, by styling this bodysuit with a distressed denim mini. Is anyone else as thrilled as I am about the return of this flirty denim staple?! I of course opted for a distressed version, because I tell ya what, I’m a sucker for those distressed details.
That’s all I have for now lovelies, now I’m off to Starbucks to get my mid-day pick-me-up in the form of a Pumpkin Spice Latte. What better way to celebrate the first day of October? What’s on your style agenda for October ladies? Are there any styles your dying to try? Let me know below, I just love reading your comments! 🙂
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