How to reinvent basics and make your wardrobe go the extra mile Wearing: Monogrammed Oversized French Cuff Shirt – Anna Quan | ‘Roll Seam’ Wool Trousers – Third Form | Nude Sandals – Schutz | Boyfriend Blazer (similar) | Ring Buckle Belt (Similar) I was not invited to a great many social outings in my – describable only as – geeky teenage years, complete with the quintessential vampire fan fiction writing and online forum frequenting phases, naturally. My very limited wardrobe reflected as much. So on the rare occasion I had an occasion, I was invariably, the frumpy girl in the corner in her t-shirt and jeans. Of course, in those days my tendency to dress plainly was due to a complete inability to grasp fashion or trends. Now that I fancy myself as knowing better, I rather think that I was on the right track after all. Must we always find ourselves in the predicament of having ‘nothing to wear’, and needing to run out immediately for a new outfit? Last year, I wrote about wearing basics better. Today I’m extending this discussion to reinventing basics. On the one hand, this is to transform something everyday into something a little bit extraordinary, and on the other, to discover new ways […]
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