We love a look that strikes the perfect balance of stylish and inspired. And while we tirelessly scope the street-style scene for sartorial genius, it’s sometimes easier to bring it back to the basics, particularly on days when you’re running out the door behind schedule. By utilizing mainstay pieces like T-shirts, midi skirts and nude heels (and, of course, denim), you can create a host of gorgeous ensembles to get you through. Here, six fail-safe and flattering outfit combos to rely on for the workweek and the weekend.
Style, Wear, Repeat
A sleek waistcoat adds polish to a simple tank dress and slides.
Asymmetrical Curved Slide
The Group by Babaton
A crew-neck tee brings a casual feel to a ruffled midi skirt and mules.
Gingham Ruffle Midi Skirt
Pima Cotton T-Shirt
Slim trousers feel fresh against an oversize button-down and pumps.
Contrast Trim Trousers
Anafrina Silk-Trimmed Striped Cotton-Poplin Shirt
By Malene Birger
Breton stripes are eternally chic with high-waisted crop flares and pretty platforms.
Elsa Platform Sandals
Relaxed Cropped Jeans
Citizens of Humanity
A ribbed tank and embellished block heels are cool with structured culottes.
Riza Leather-Trimmed Appliquéd Suede Sandals
Stretch-Cotton Twill Culottes
T by Alexander Wang
Samek Ribbed Stretch-Knit Tank
A bohemian blouse and bright, feminine flats dress up cutoff shorts.
Chevonn Slide Sandal
High Rise Shorts
Abercrombie & Fitch
Linen-Blend Rik Rak & Embroidered Blouse
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