Having one of those days when you can find anything to wear (slash have that day every day)? Then it might be time to take your wardrobe back to the basics. Think: time-tested looks that never go out of style, and the fundamental wardrobe essentials to put them together.
Make your morning WAY easier by basing your style around these seven classic outfit ideas.
1. Jeans + an oversized white button-down + pumps.
With distressed denim, this effortlessly sexy, not-trying-too-hard look is just right for date night. With dark wash skinny jeans, it’s perfect for the office.
2. A trench coat + skinny pants +ballet flats.
Stop running errands in your yoga pants. This is your new, polished girl-about-town look.
3. A pencil skirt + tucked-in t-shirt.
This versatile look is professional, but not stuffy, which makes it appropriate for almost any office dress code. Work at a bank, law-firm, or other company where business attire is required? Toss on a blazer, or layer the t-shirt over a button down. Works every time.
4. White pants + a striped top.
This French Riviera-inspired look has been a staple of chic ladies everywhere since the days of Brigit Bardot.
5. A sheath dress + pumps.
As Duchess Kate proves over and over again in the pages of US Weekly, a simple sheath dress and pumps is an appropriate outfit for almost any occasion, from a work event, to a wedding, to a cocktail party.
6. A blazer + jeans + loafers.
This killer combo, the unofficial uniform of today’s models-off-duty and Diane Keaton in the 1970s, is borrowed-from-boys cool.
7. A sweater + an oxford shirt.
This classic combo is no less en-vogue than when Cher Horowitz rocked it in the 90s. Go for a tailored, professional look with a fitted blouse and crew-neck sweater, or put a hip twist on the style with a cropped sweater and over-sized shirt.
For more great outfit ideas, check out our style pinboards on Pinterest!