Back to Basics

Monday, 22 August 2016  |  Ursula

When I was a child I HATED basic T-Shirts with a passion, I always begged my mum to buy me super jazzy or sparkly patterned tops instead of plain items in various colours. Thank goodness my mum did not listen as the return of the basic tee is back and I do not know what I would wear without it as it is what I wear 90% of the time! Are you a lover of basics or are you guilty of just wearing them to lounge in?

Casual T-Shirts have taken over our catwalks and highstreets and I know exactly why- they are fabulous for styling! I would say it is a bit of a style challenge when it comes to basics but an easy one as there are endless options to play around with. They look great with everything- denim, leather and even sparkles! I am going to talk you through a few of my personal favourite styles and looks that are bang on trend this year that will suit all shapes and sizes.

Super Casual

This is a great look if you are on the go or are having a bit of a lazy day. Teaming a basic tee, in your choice of colour, with a pair of jeans or shorts is a perfect way to spend your casual days whilst looking effortlessly chic. You can always accessories this outfit with a belt, hat or jewellery if you felt it to be slightly too plain.

Jennifer Aniston looking super cool in her basic white Tee and jeans.

Kendall Jenner pairs a check shirt to her outfit.

Dip Hem Grey T Shirt, £12.99

Pocket T Shirt Dress, £22.99



Casual Twist

This is for all of you that prefer more of a casual look but with an edge. This could be that you style your basic tee with ripped jeans, leather trousers, wet look leggings or a mini skirt.  This can also be about accessorizing more by adding a statement piece of jewellery or a favourite handbag. You can also add edge by mixing casual with smart so team your tee with jeans and heels or ripped jeans and a blazer- up to you!

Dakota Johnson knows how to style a  casual outfit with an edge. 

Gigi Hadid looking effortlessly cool in her basic slogan tee, leather trousers and waistcoat. 

Girls on Film Leather Look Black Jeans, £19.99


Slogan Tees have taken over everywhere this year in the fashion world. They are easy to wear, flattering, super on trend and some of them make us giggle. I know many celebrities are wearing a slogan top in order to make a statement and so should you! These tees are just great for a casual day look and they are so quirky they can be worn out in the evening teamed with a jacket and heels- love it! 

Miley Cyrus is the ultimate rock chick in this outfit. Totally cool in this band tee, leather mini and snakeskin heels.

Kim Kardashian just looking amazing in her band tee and leather jacket.

Allergic to Mornings Tee, £14.99

Wifey Tee, £14.99

Glam Chic

This is such a super cool and glam way to style your basics. This is how you can wear your basics for a night out and look like you have stepped right off the catwalk. Basics mixed with sparkles, sequins and patterns are the way forward when it comes to deciding on a night out outfit OR alternatively it can add some glamour to your day wear. 

Alexa Chung in her sequins- gorgeous!

Taylor Swift confident in her patterned shorts and basic long sleeve.

Kate Bosworth teams a evening skirt with a white tee.

Zip Biker Jacket in Black, £55


Remember there are no rules, it is down to you what you like to wear and how comfortable you feel. The main thing is to have fun with playing around with different pieces and textures. Pull out some old items in your wardrobe and see if it compliments your current basics.

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