I have a problem... I don't buy basics! Definition of basics, "something that is fundamental; an essential ingredient... for one's wardrobe".
I am too often drawn to the unique - colorful - printed coat, dress or skirt. I forget to buy the basic tank top, shirt or pants. This causes difficulties when going to put an outfit together. I look in the closet and see a bunch of hodgepodge with no foundation, and you need the foundation to build upon.
I decided to start the weekend with a mission to find some basics. Baby steps to basics... baby steps to basics... for my first time I did pretty good. Three out of four purchases were basic.. I think!
(The Basic - Striped shirt - Gap, Skirt and belt - thrifted, tights - Target, Shoes - Steve Madden)
(The Basic - Army green shirt - American Apparel, Skirt and Vest - thrifted and tie-dyed by me, shoes - Payless)
(The Basic - another striped shirt, Pants and Socks - H&M, Shoes - BeBe, hat - estate sale)