Basics are basics for a reason—you simply can’t go wrong. Plus, they go with pretty much everything else in your wardrobe, making an effortless outfit a cinch to throw together when you’re rushing out the door. After endless wears, however, they can teeter into stale territory—especially if you’re a uniform dressing fanatic—which means fresh styling ideas are always of interest when you’re looking to breathe new life into a fail-safe assortment. To aid in this arena, we’ve put together five easy pairings based on items we know you have in your closet. Rethink your favorite pieces with these simple swaps.
Reboot Your Basics
A White T-Shirt
Avid fans of the white T-shirt are privy to its versatility. If you tend to pair yours with jeans more than anything else, style it under a dress for a layered look—this floral style is from Zimmermann’s just-launched capsule collection exclusively at Mytheresa.
Floral-Printed Silk Dress
Mott & Bow
There’s no denying the fact that sneakers and jeans go together perfectly. For more polish, try a sleek pair of kicks with wide-leg trousers in place of your go-to blues. It doesn’t get cooler.
Canvas Check Royce Trousers
Cookie Low Top Sneaker
If you're one to frequently pair your skinny jeans with a blouse, shake things up and wear them layered under a dress instead. This fresh combo is a French-girl favorite.
Le High Skinny
Jackson Floral-Print Crepe De Chine Midi Dress
A Checked Blazer
Do you regularly wear a checked blazer over a solid top? Break stride and opt for some pattern play for a sartorial kick. Stick to a style in a similar colorway as your blazer to avoid looking overly mismatched.
Double-Breasted Check Suit Blazer
Kanika Satin-Trimmed Striped Crepe De Chine Shirt
A Printed Midi Skirt
Crewneck knits and tees anchor printed midi skirts with ease. For more of a streetwear spin, switch it up and reach for a stylish sweatshirt.
Short Sleeve Sweatshirt