Personal Outfit Style

How to Wear Basics Better

Wear Basics Asilio Long Grey Coat Boyfriend Jeans Proenza Schouler Ps11-1

How to wear basics better for an effortlessly put together look every time

Wearing: Grey CoatAsilio the Label | White Shirt & heels – ASOS | Boyfriend Jeans – G-Star Raw | PS11 Mini Classic Bag – Proenza Schouler | Accessories: Cluse Watches; Correy & Lyon Necklace; Shop Beige Renegade

Effortlessly put together outfits start with amazing quality basics. However, to bring basic pieces to life, it’s got so much to do with how you wear them. The goal is to elevate the seemingly commonplace into something a little bit sensational – better – for everyday. And what is ‘better’? For the minimalist, it’s all about conveying a sense of haphazardness, of the ensemble having fallen into place by perfect accident, and a deceivingly carefree attitude (expertly skirting the bounds of carelessness, but never crossing the line). Here are some ways I like to wear basics better.

1. The Button Up Shirt

The button up shirt (especially one stolen from the boyfriend) is ubiquitously sexy-cool. Ways to wear a button up shirt better include buttoning all the way to the neck for a dapper-preppy look, or buttoning it down to the limit of decency, but never in between the two – that’s for the office only. Also consider the half tuck, the sleeve roll, and leaving an overly long sleeve unbuttoned, and haphazardly falling past the wrists.

2. The Jacket

Though I have been chastised by my more learned fashion industry friends for wearing a jacket in any other way but caped over the shoulders, I feel that this is only one of many ways to wear it better. For example, scrunching up the sleeve, turning up the labels, and absolutely always letting your shirt sleeve underneath peek through. That said, wearing a jacket over the shoulder is definitely my favourite. It’s one of the most effective ways to add a keynote of effortlessness to every outfit.

3. The Boyfriend Jean

The boyfriend is a somewhat controversial jean style. Among my friends, there are as many who consider them to be universally flattering, as those who swear to their tendency to make you look like you’re on your way to a 1920’s construction site (and not in a good way!). How to wear boyfriend jeans better? Always roll them up past the ankles, and add some ultra feminine heels.

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  • Maria Marques
    25 July 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Always on point!

    Love, Marie Roget

  • Gemma
    25 July 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Great post. I love your style. Gemma x

  • sweetsimpleday
    26 July 2015 at 10:37 am

    Love the coat!! U look awesome.

    26 July 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Looove the combination! Is is cold in your country or you don’t summer clothes? In my country,we are dying because it’s so damn hot! I love the look 😉
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    • Jiawa Liu
      27 July 2015 at 9:32 am

      It gets a little big cold during winter here, but not below 0 degrees. It gets damn hot here in summer too!

    27 July 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Love the coat with the split elbows, and definitely into the boyfriend jeans over skinny at the moment. Love to roll the bottom up and add loafers or even a heel for an evening look. Very well shot post girl xx

  • mahryska
    27 July 2015 at 9:52 pm

    absolutely loving this…perfection!!
    kisses from dubai ♥

  • Karienanne
    28 July 2015 at 2:31 am

    Wow, great outfit!

    28 July 2015 at 5:46 am

    Great tips!

    28 July 2015 at 7:29 pm

    great inspiration – love the way you’re wearing the white shirt!
    bisou, Mirjam

  • Amanda
    4 August 2015 at 4:09 am

    Effortlessly chic!

  • Ashleigh
    11 August 2015 at 11:01 am

    SO obsessed with this look on you, you massive babe!
    It’s amazing how good ripped jeans and a simple button up shirt make such an effortlessly cool outfit.
    Killing the game, girlfriend!

    Ashleigh x

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