I have an overgrown closet and everything in it falls into two categories—styles I neglect and those I wear constantly—with barely anything in between. You’d think my basics would be in the latter category, but most of them rarely see the light of day. It’s just too easy to throw on one of my favorite dresses and feel instantly put together—but my skinny jeans? They barely even make it to ultra-casual errands days (although my boyfriend jeans reign supreme in that group).
Last year, I found the perfect white tee at Madewell—on sale, no less! After wearing it a few times with said boyfriend jeans, it ended up at the bottom of my shirt drawer. It seems that I have an issue with neglecting my basics, because I never think of them unless it’s a lazy, jeans-and-tee kind of day. That’s why I turned to a few modern day starlets for a dose of inspiration. Check out how the Emma Stone, Emma Watson and Blake Lively dress up their everyday basics for perfectly put together ensembles:
EMMA STONE, JEAN GENIUS
Emma S.’s skinny jeans provide a balance to her striped, bow neck blouse, which makes a bold enough statement on its own. The cropped, tailored tuxedo jacket pulls the whole look together with the perfect amount of polish and minimal fuss.