I know I have very much been slacking on getting posts up, but I was deep in sickness (bronchitis/sinus infection) for almost 3 weeks this month, and I’ve had little to no energy to do anything beyond robotic functions until this week. Thankfully, I’m feeling at about 95% and ready to get back in to the swing of things!
OK, so when I first heard the term “elevated basics” I kind of scoffed at it. Like, basics are just that, meant to be paired with more interesting and vibrant items. I’ve come to a realization that they’re actually just what my closet was missing. Most of these pieces are simple enough to be able to pick a top and a bottom and just tie them together with the accessories. My definition of an elevated basic is something that is at first glance quite simple, like this t-shirt, but then it has added details to make it a bit special. The subtle broken grey stripes add interest but aren’t distracting, regardless of what I pair it with. The gathering at the bottom gives that “tucked-in” vibe, but is much more flattering and even covers a bit of a tummy bump. I’m just now starting to work on my “summer body” (Vanderpump Rules shoutout), so this top paired with some black skinnies is great for camouflaging a little tummy.
Black jeans are classic and pretty much go with everything, but I’ve cuffed them up a but to show off my shoes. I consider these sandals elevated basics too, because they’re a simple shape and color, but have added gunmetal studs. I paired all of those pieces with some super sparkly layered necklaces and a simple black bag with gold hardware, and the look is complete! I would wear this outfit almost anywhere, from running errands during the day, to a casual date night or brunch with my girls.
I would also wear this shirt with a denim skirt, white capris, even with my black work pants. It’s super versatile! This and other cute, super affordable elevated basics are available on Ellie & Adair’s website. This top, believe it or not, is under $25, and they’re offering a 15% discount on top of their already crazy low prices to all of my readers with code “VIP15”! Go check them out 😀
Top c/o Ellie & Adair // Jeans / Old Navy // Sandals / Simply Vera Vera Wang // Bag / Forever 21 // Pyrite necklace and Love Initials necklace / Kyle Chan Design // Long necklace / LA find // Sunnies / Amazon
Shot by Holli Zenko Photography.
This post is sponsored by Ellie & Adair. Items in this post were provided to me for reviewing purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.