What I Wore: Shirt (Popbasic), Camisole (Similar Here), Pants (White House Black Market), Shoes (Old Navy), Necklace (Similar Here)
Over time we've talked quite a lot about finding your style, and the importance of basics. It pares down your wardrobe even while helping you to have items you remix for more diversity. They are items where you can purchase a higher quality knowing you'll use it again and again. But one thing we've never mentioned before though, is that even these do eventually wear out. That is the point at which of my wardrobe is at. I can't complain; things have lasted years, but I finally went out and bought new black pants. Funny, I was expecting it to be a bit disappointing. You are after all, buying something you already have (to replace what is worn through but still). Expectation and reality were not the same though in this case; it was a great shopping experience! Pants can be trick when it comes to fit, so I went in stores to shop (a rarity for me), but since I knew exactly what I had come for, I could get what I wanted with relative ease, and, even after trying things on, was in and out and happier with the purchase than I might normally be! And not a moment too soon too, since black pants are a staple in my work wardrobe.
Another basic items is this polka dot shirt. There's just enough pop to add interest, but the color and cut make it so versatile. It's a Popbasic piece (of course. All my favorite pieces seem to be these days), from their very first collection- but, they are bringing this shirt back for purchase, along with another one like it except for inverse colors!
Basic and basic for a not-so-basic look. I love how math works when it comes to style, don't you?