Anyway, while I think I have a pretty solid foundation of my go-to basics (those stated above), I’m currently scoping the market for fresh staples that are a bit different for me in order to breathe new life into my wardrobe. To give you a glimpse into what I mean, I’m showcasing the five updated basic trends I’m interested in trying right now. I also shopped out inspired silhouettes for each in case you too want to add these must-have basics into your arsenal.
I basically live in black outerwear, but I want to add a simple yet luxurious-feeling camel coat into my wardrobe. I think that the ideal silhouette will pop flawlessly against my dark-jeans–and-sweater uniform.
I haven’t really ventured outside of the skinny-jean world in years, but I would like to at least test out one of the slim-straight denim cuts the fashion crowd continues to stand behind. While I personally want to go for a style in a black wash (I love the all-black look), there are so many solid blue jeans out there too worth noting.
You clearly can’t go wrong with a basic crew-neck or turtleneck sweater (I have an entire closet full), but it’s those same styles with just a little something extra (like wider sleeves or an asymmetrical cut) that continue to pique my interest.
I consistently rely on my basic black ankle boots, but I’m actually shopping for a non-black pair right now to try something different. I specifically want to find a style that has a classic shape but in a luscious tan or in faux-snakeskin.
You can never have too many tees, right? I basically wear a black T-shirt from Amazon on the regular, but I want to update my drawer with white and striped tees as well to build my layered winter looks.