5 Must-Have Basics to Upgrade Your Style Effortlessly

women wearing basics

Style is personal. 

Appearance is our first impression. It can show off our personality or make a statement, depending on the circumstances. Making a good first impression can mean landing your dream job, or that date with Mr. Dreamy!

Style isn’t picking the most outrageous outfit to stand out and scream for attention. It’s going back to the basics and choosing simple, everyday elegance. No matter what your agenda is for the day, you want to have pieces in your wardrobe you can dress up and dress down. 

Here are 5 must-have clothing basics to upgrade your style any day of the week. 

1. Choose a V-Neck Tee

V-neck tees are a clothing staple. They are flattering and visually elongate any body type making you look slimmer. Worn alone, they offer a simple look that can be paired with jeans or shorts. Throw on a dress jacket over your V-neck tee and you’re ready for a business meeting. If you want something more unique, add a chunky belt or a long bold necklace. Red, yellow, blue, tie dye, stripes, there is a style choice for everyone. 

2. Add a Tank Top

Tank tops offer a multitude of choices and are incredibly versatile. Basic clothing doesn’t have to be boring. They come with V-necks, scoop necks, and thick, thin, spaghetti, or even ruffled straps. You can let them shine on their own, paired with skinny jeans. If you add a favorite flannel, you’re ready to sit by the campfire on a chilly summer night. A tank top is an easy way to tie an outfit together, taking it from shabby to chic.

3. Dress Up with a Tunic

Basic clothes don’t have to be frumpy. In fact, they are often universally flattering to all shapes and sizes. Tunics are a basic wardrobe necessity and come in many shapes, sizes, and lengths. Pair them with skinny jeans and your favorite sneakers then you have a comfortable, casual, and classy outfit to run errands. 

Planning a night out with the girls? Pick your favorite pattern leggings and add a long solid complimentary colored tunic. Accessorize with a scarf, long chunky necklace, or if you are feeling dangerous, a tight biker jacket. Complete your outfit with a stylish pair of boots and you are ready for a night on the town.   

4. Basic Denim

Denim belongs in every woman’s closet. Not only are they comfortable and suitable for any season, they look fantastic with the right top. Their versatility is why they are clothing basics.

When choosing a denim, it’s important to remember that less is more to avoid looking shabby. Fitted and form fitting tops work best with denim. Shoes can be sneaker casual, summer sandals, or winter boots depending on your style choice.

5. Layer a Cardigan

Cardigans are a must and have stayed in style since the 1890s. They are an accessory, the last layer to an outfit, or an extra layer of warmth. Wear it over a favorite v-neck and slacks with a small heel to dress it up. Add it over a tank, a pair of ripped jean shorts, and hiking sandals for a weekend of camping. 

Shop Liam & Co for Your Must Have Basic

Liam & Co is a company with you in mind. We strive to offer clothes that are versatile, durable, and high quality. We believe every woman matters and should feel comfortable and fashionable. Our clothes are for every woman and all body types. Shop our Basics collections today by visiting the Liam & Co website.