We’re Bringing BASIC Back!

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street style basic tees 6 Were Bringing BASIC Back! Glamour. Glitz. Sparkles and bling. Patterns, colors, funky shits. STOP. It’s time to take up a style challenge: STYLING BASIC T-shirts! Now before you go off and dismissively laugh in my face (by all means, go ahead) ask yourself this: when was the last time you ever wore a basic tee somewhere? Anywhere? Sleep and moping around the house does not count.

Also, question excludes any style gimmick the tee may hold. That’s right, no glitter, no beads, no nothing. Well, okay maybe a teeny tiny text, or pattern. But that’s just cause I like you. basic tees style 5 Were Bringing BASIC Back! With trends like mismatched prints, bold colors and patters clearly it’s no wonder our eyes and finances are swung by the fashion extravaganza the moment we pop into a store. And really, who can blame us? It’s all a circus and mad glitzy world out there, but today I dare you to forget everything you ever knew about fashion. Fuck trends and all those stupid rules. Seriously, do we really need them? Exactly.

What if simple became the new fabulous? Wouldn’t that be amazing? On this note I dare you to style a plain tee and consider wearing one anywhere. Would you? basic t shirts fashion 2 Were Bringing BASIC Back! As a kid I used to hate simple tees. Give me pinks, sparkles and unicorns all over. Sometimes I was OK with a basic one but it had to be red or dark blue. And that was when I was fashion punished by my mom. Or when all my ditsy sartorial choices were dirty, so I had to settle for basic. Meh.

Today, though I still love a bit of glam (okay a lot actually), I would pick a basic white, black or grey T-shirt over any top. Anytime. It’s one of my favorite pieces ever, much like a blank canvas that can be styled in soooo many ways it’s crazy. Or can be kept simple to give you a chic effortless crispy look. basic tees style 2 Were Bringing BASIC Back! For sporty casual styles, basic tees are a uniform really. Sneakers, wedges or flat sandals on and you’ve got the weekend look going on. Cutoffs or mini skirts for summer. The moment you clash a basic tee with a smarter outfit – think pencil skirts, trousers, heels, blazers – you get a very chic understated sophisticated look. basic t shirts fashion 6 Were Bringing BASIC Back! basic t shirts fashion 8 Were Bringing BASIC Back! street style basic tees 3 Were Bringing BASIC Back! basic t shirts street style Were Bringing BASIC Back! Tip: tuck your tee, roll up the sleeves and don a statement necklace. icon wink Were Bringing BASIC Back!  basic t shirts street style 5 Were Bringing BASIC Back! street style t shirts 3 Were Bringing BASIC Back! Also a great bag will always pop against a simple tee look. Think all black – skinny black jeans, slouchy black tee, flat pumps, heels, sneakers, sandals or even boots – and BAM! a colored bag.

Red lips can be the best accessory ever when rocking a basic T-shirt. street style t shirts 9 Were Bringing BASIC Back! t shirts basic fashion style 4 Were Bringing BASIC Back! street style t shirts 10 Were Bringing BASIC Back! T-shirt styles: slouchy, long, short, fitted, crispy, soft, V-neck, round, plain, bare, or a bit of text and print is still OK to get the same style.

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So shall we take on this dare then: ditching our fancy office & going-out tops for basic tees?

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5 thoughts on “We’re Bringing BASIC Back!

  1. Ha! Pretty much all I wear on a daily basis are simple tees. I think at this point I couldn’t live without them!
    xo
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  2. Yeah, why not from time to time :) I like wearing the plain tee with long pendant, it makes a good background for it.

  3. Yes! I totally agree that a simple white tee is so useful in a wardrobe. I love all the great looks you have here, esp the grey T with sparkly necklace and shoes. I am constantly on the hunt for opaque white tees in a flattering cut that are long enough. Where oh where to look? Do you have a favorite?

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