My core idea about getting dressed revolves around having a closet that is stocked with amazing basics that I want to wear again and again. For me, that’s the easiest and most foolproof way to get an outfit together without thinking about it too much. Or, pulling off something a little more “styled”, but having the essential items needed to pull it off. That’s why my wardrobe is pretty much built around a collection of great basics, with an exception for some special pieces that are in the mix.
My idea of solid basics shifted a bit recently, though. On the S/S 21 runways, I spotted a number of wardrobe essentials that were tweaked and updated from the standard silhouettes I have in my closet. Button-down tops were found in oversized proportions, jeans were relaxed and baggy, and dresses were in maxi lengths with long sleeves and body-skimming silhouettes. All of these feel like such cool, trendy fashion basics that I need in my closet immediately and I think have true staying power as we look to fashion in 2021.