I Thought Buying These 18 Basics Was Boring, But I'm So Glad I Did
If I had to take a wild guess, I'd say that I'm not the only fashion girl among us who would rather purchase a pair of fun statement shoes than another white T-shirt or black pants. But many pairs of statement shoes and white T-shirts later, I've realised that even if I paid an arm and a leg for that special piece that no one else will have, it's the less-than-exciting wardrobe basics that have become my most-loved pieces.
Now that said, I'm not saying by any means that Gucci loafers or Reformation jeans, for example, are boring. But in general, black loafers and jeans are everyday necessities (in my opinion), as opposed to luxuries (e.g. that lavender fur-trimmed coat that I probably won't feel quite as passionate about next season).
So, why am I sharing all of this with you? Over the past several years, I've come across a number of pieces that may not have been my most thrilling purchases yet, but I don't know how I lived without them. I can now say with confidence that you should be very excited to buy them, because you'll probably wear them all the time, too. Keep scrolling to find out why these 18 basics are so very special.
Gucci Jordaan Leather Loafer ($730)
Gucci is far from boring, but as far as the brand goes, these loafers are as basic as it gets. And since I invested in them, I've worn them more than any other pair of shoes I own. They're hands-down the most comfortable shoes in my closet.
Available in sizes 34 to 42.
Mansur Gavriel Suede Elegant Slides ( $475 ) ($233)
I recently snagged these mules on sale and am so glad I sprung for them. I've found them to be the perfect shoe to transition between seasons and they're just as suitable for a fancy dinner out as they are for the office.
Available in sizes 36 to 41.
A.P.C. Fog Striped Crew-Neck Cotton Top ($190)
The exact A.P.C. striped tee that I own is sold out, but this one is a very similar vibe. These French-made tees are made of heavyweight knit and they look so cool tucked into a pair of high-waisted jeans. I feel like a true Parisian when wearing mine.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
The moral of this story? There's a good chance that your least-exciting purchases will end up being your most-worn ones, so don't let the boring factor keep you from making smart purchases.