Loud looks made up of statement-making pieces may be the ones that steal the spotlight, but it's the girl who can achieve an effortlessly chic aesthetic with everyday basics that impresses us the most. But truth be told, basics can easily read blah. The key is knowing what to pair with them. Here, we've highlighted four main closet staples and coupled them with the right pieces to bring them to the next level.
A plain tee can be styled a million different ways, but we love wearing it with a slinky, silky skirt for that extra oomph. Be bold with color choices, since the white can pair well with anything.
Denim cut-offs are the quintessential item of the summer. Add a structured blazer to dress up the casual bottoms. Gladiators are having a moment this season—pick a chic black pair as the stand-out accessory.
Leggings are not pants! But under a long vest, they complement the look perfectly. Minimalist sandals add the final cool-girl touch.
Offset a too-girly dress, like this cotton candy-pink number, with sporty sneaks.