(not so) basic
basics have an important place in my wardrobe but i think they're not exactly the basic basics everyone is used to. confused? well, i love super simple things that show off their careless attitude while at the same time they scream "look at me, i got something special". these things hanging here are the ones. not all of them of course, my wardrobe is packed and i could never manage to photograph all those things co nicely on place. but i am slowly working towards purification, trust me. anyhow, this is a set of things that work so well with just about anything and at the same time by themselves because they are not boring.
let's start off from the back: the light denim shirt turns off the sober from the shirt thanks to the denim. which is always the good thing, i hate the feeling of being tied in a shirt. what is there to say about the Gant coat, you've seen it in numerous posts so you know how well it works with just about any clothes. the colour is it's cool factor. the patent leather jacket is, well, a patent leather zipper sweatshirt. you can never feel under or over-dressed in this. the long dark grey tee is a better version of the dark grey tee everyone, i repeat, everyone, should have in their home. i can wear this one as a dress too (yay to being petite!) and with a pair of booties i could totally imagine myself sipping coffee in some parisian café feeling like i belong there. the same goes for the black angora sweater. because a dose of fluffy makes everything more interesting. especially a poofy sweater. the classic of all time is a leather skirt, which is a lifesaver at parties. thanks to my lifesaver Sandra, who got it for me. the leather effect works well also on the burgundy leather cap i recently got on sale. just as i slowly began to get tired of burgundy, this cap shows up and teaches me how it highlights everything. not to mention how caps are the best accessory ever. for me. i was a little skeptical when buying these patchwork jeans that felt totally oldschool. but you know what? i don't regret having them at all. i feel klingish in them [google for Elin Kling]. when it comes to shoes, the laid-back daily ones have to be the comfy ones. ballerinas are no. 1 for me in spring and summer, if i could i would wear them all the time. little snake never does any harm and suprisingly works with all other prints and patterns. turquoise ballerinas are recent newcomers so they haven't been worn out yet at (springwherethehellareyou) but i could give you thousands of combinations infront of my mirror. they totally spice up everything and the striking tone just fits every colour scheme. white pumps are no news to you, nor me, yet i didn't get tired of them at all. perfect companions, i would actually say they are more versatile than simple black pumps. imagine a total black outfit, perhaps with the leather skirt and then the black pumps. boring. choose the white ones? magnifique! when it comes to my most-asked-about pair, it would have to be these ankle boots. combat in one way, totally elegant in other. again, they've got something french in them. works all the time. what also does is a pony hair bag. i think it's something to need, if you don't have one yet. they say you need a black bag to go with everything, la di da... not in my opinion! a catchy bag does way more tricks and gets more looks than a dull black. also, it compliments both crazy and simple clothes. see it together with the turquoise ballerinas? you'll be seeing a lot of that in summer! another important piece to have i a little bag. if it's a tiny bag in patent leather it's even better. cross-body little bags are starting to be a great hit and you know, it's also very relieving just to carry some cash and phone around with you instead of the whole - heavy - world.