The Real Definition of "Basics" According To Fashion Insiders

Designed by Mallory Heyer.
We know the hallmarks of a basic when we see them. They're usually white or black. They're simple and unobtrusive. And, in most cases, they can be totally predictable. But, for those willing to rewrite fashion rules, basics can be literally anything: bright tulle skirts included.

For each of the fashion influencers and insiders ahead, the term "basic" means a little something different. It's not just a neutral, safe silhouette that's bound to complement everything — although we do appreciate that quality in our clothes. It's more of a statement on its own. And, this item can be found as often in their outfit rotation as skater skirts do in Taylor Swift's.

Jump ahead to check out eight outside-the-box interpretations of basics that are anything but. It might leave you scratching your head at what to call your collection of white tees and dark wash jeans...