How To Make Your Basics Shine

When it comes to basics, it's about ease and convenience: You turn to your trusty white tee, favorite jeans, and classic LBD when putting more-complicated pieces together feels like too much effort. Because there are several tried-and-true basic combinations that always work, no matter what, it's easy to fall into a style rut: the white tee with jeans, black dress with kitten heels, or black boots with tucked-in skinnies. These outfits are great for no-brainer days, but with a few simple tweaks, your beloved basics can be so much more than just your average staples — which doubles their wear even further.

To make these go-to items really shine, you've got to think beyond the expected and try new silhouettes, have fun with accessories, and rely on cool outerwear, too. The four looks ahead don't require any more effort than your go-to pairings, but they feel — and look — that much more fresh and interesting. Click ahead and see just how easy it is to ramp up your holy-grail basics.

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