Following trends is tiring. Think of prints and patterns, photo-ready designs that pop, scream, and snatch. Pair that up with heels, a statement bag and even a bold lip. Sometimes, we just don’t have time for all that in real life.
Comfort is key and that not only means soft, pajama-like textures but also subdued tones that seamlessly carry me through a busy day. Nothing makes me happier now than to find my blacks match for a classic ensemble or a cream-colored blouse to pair with khaki pants. This list is for the minimalist and for those who don’t want to bother with mixing and matching. This is for the silent confidence brought about by monochrome dressing.
Harlan + Holden
Wide leg trousers, forgiving shirts, and soft fabrics in mostly white and powder tones are why Harlan + Holden was an exciting import for those who love basic, every day clothing.
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Harlan + Holden. Available at Adora.
Remember when there was a big debate about Birkenstocks? But it’s all hushed up now as sandals are coming into the forefront for an easy yet editor-approved look. For an alternative that’s easier on the pocket, try this local label for leather sandals and flats in black, white, or nude that you can wear anywhere.
The minidresses, coats, and off-the-shoulder dresses this label offers make them a travel necessity. Finders Keepers offers fuss-free staples with fun silhouettes and on-trend details. They also have separates you can wear together or pair up with your other closet items. Who says basic is boring?
Finders Keepers. Available at Shop LCP and online.
Raya & Allegra
Ducktail details, deconstructed sleeves, and v-necklines are given the spotlight they deserve when they’re not placed on a colorful fabric. This is what makes Raya & Allegra a good choice for those who want to be a little daring in their basic clothing.
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Raya and Allegra. Available at Fifth Rack.
It’s easy to see that Four Cranes gets a little inspiration from origami in the way they add a tie detail or go for kimono tops. And you know how the Japanese love to keep it simple and structured, right?
Novem & Knight
“Immaculate Simplicity” is the guiding principle of this brand and it’s true. With shirt dresses, pants for women and even men, it’s all about having a piece of clothing that doesn’t drown out the wearer.