It can certainly seem like everything celebrities wear is fabulous and designer and highly unattainable. But I study a lot of celebrity outfits, and I can confirm that it isn't so. One cannot live on the aforementioned fabulous items alone, and they must be supplemented with pieces that are far more basic. Even people like Jennifer Lopez and Bella Hadid know that their wardrobes need a big dose of "boring" staple items, or they'd probably stare into their closets with nothing to wear every day.
I've been keeping close tabs on the fall outfits of the likes of Emily Ratajkowski, Kaia Gerber, Katie Holmes, and more, and have found 11 of the best "boring" items to copy. Whether you're putting together an entire outfit of basics or looking for some staple items to balance out a statement piece, there's a lot to glean here, so keep scrolling.
Emily Ratajkowski: Camel Blazer
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Ratajkowski took a camel blazer and paired it with unexpected pieces and tonal colors, which kept it from being bland.
Alexa Chung: Striped T-Shirt
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Chung proved that this timeless, affordable basic can be worn in so many ways and will never go out of style.
On Alexa Chung: Converse sneakers
Meghan Markle: Denim Jacket
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Markle proved that it doesn't get more versatile than a denim jacket.
On Meghan Markle: Madewell Denim Jacket ($118) and Canvas Tote ($78); J.Crew Slim Perfect Shirt ($65); Mother The Looker Skinny Jeans ($198); Brother Vellies Whiskey Huaraches ($195); Jennifer Meyer Turquoise Marquise Ring ($250) and Diamond Bezel With Turquoise Marquise Stud Earrings ($600)
Jennifer Lopez: Crew-Neck Sweater
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'Tis the season for sweaters, and J.Lo made hers look so luxe with the addition of a pretty wool coat.
On Jennifer Lopez: Max Mara coat; Valentino Medium Rockstud Matelassé Quilted Leather Crossbody Bag ($2895); Timberland boots; Prive Revaux Jagger Sunglasses ($30)
Bella Hadid: Black Padded Vest
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Paired with an all-black outfit, Hadid's vest provided interest to her sleek look.
On Bella Hadid: Chanel sunglasses; Stand Studio Lolita Bag ($195)
Rihanna: Skinny Jeans
Rihanna wisely paired basic skinny jeans with the most expensive-looking sweater style (camel).
On Rihanna: Celine Square Acetate Sunglasses ($550); Michael Kors Collection Cashmere One-Shoulder Tie-Sleeve Top ($990) and Cashmere Low-Back Bodysuit ($650); Balenciaga Skinny Jeans ($550); Bottega Veneta Lido Sandals ($1270)
Kendall Jenner: Rugby Shirt
Kaia Gerber: Moto Boots
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Kaia Gerber's skinny jeans, moto boots, and cool leather jacket amount to basically the perfect fall outfit.
On Kaia Gerber: Frye Harness 12R Boots ($200)
Katie Holmes: White Tee and Cream Chinos
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Holmes took "boring," neutral separates and paired them with fall outerwear, which in turn made them very seasonally appropriate.
Irina Shayk: Sweatsuit
Sometimes you just want to put on a sweatsuit and call it a day. But if you want to take it a step further and make it stylish, add cool accessories as Shayk did.
On Irina Shayk: Falconeri sweatshirt and sweatpants; Hermès bag; Dr. Martens 1460 Boots ($140)