The Not-So-Basic Basic Weekend Outfit
Anyone else living for the weekend lately? This week was a struggle for me. Come to think of it, so was the week before. But the sunshine has finally arrived here in New Jersey and I'm ready to make the most of each day. On the weekdays that means the return of my afternoon workouts. I'm also spending time on our back porch, creating and dreaming and scheming. I always forget how much the warm weather energizes me. One of the things I'm looking forward to the most this season is spending my weekends on adventures. There is just so much to explore always! That includes my favorite small towns in New Jersey. I'm getting out there, camera in hand, and can't wait to bring you more guides. The thing about capturing these small towns is spending time in the car, spending time wandering, and just being comfortable. That's why you need a basic weekend outfit. But because I can't do anything "basic"-ally, except drink chai tea lattes, I had to give it a not-so-basic twist.
Basics are my style love language. While I usually try to jazz it up around here, my basic weekend outfit is a mix of comfortable classics. The only thing is, I get really tired of the same jeans-and-a-tee-shirt thing. I may be on my way to owning a small part of Madewell after buying up all the pocket tees. They're super comfortable but they are, well, they're t-shirts. And jeans, even if they're like super nice skinnies, are just jeans. So how do you make a boring basic outfit a little less boring a basic.
The key to breaking the boring and basic cycle is to find pieces with a little bit of flair.
Or find your flutter like this sweet tee I picked up from Anthropologie last spring. It has a great, slightly boxy and cropped fit. But those sleeves are the icing on the cake. Not-so-boring basics always have a little something extra, be it sparkle, ruffle, or bow, to give it something extra. The same goes for my go-to boyfriend jeans that I scooped up while shopping for moisturizer at Target. As you do when you're in Target. They are insanely comfortable and have the best, most flattering fit. That's key number two for a not-so-basic basic weekend outfit.
Focus on a fit that is flattering AND comfortable.
These jeans are a compliment machine simply because they have a great fit. They're not your typical straight boyfriend jeans and I love them. It gives me a nice flattering line all the way down. Basics can be blah if they don't actually fit you well. The struggle with the perfect top is that it isn't too clingy or too baggy or if it stretches out easily. When you're on the hunt, always try it on, even if it's a simple pair of pants. Make sure, too, that you're purchasing an item in a high quality fabric if you want it to keep its shape and last awhile.
This basic weekend outfit is ready for an adventure! If you have any tips for picking up great basic items, let me know! I'm always up for new ways to be comfortable.