Ah, the basics…
I could live wearing nothing but the basics. And I mostly do. For me, the basics are not just the core of my wardrobe; they are my wardrobe.
Sure, I have a few (and I mean very few) statement pieces for special occasions, or for when the mood strikes me, but basics is what I wear on a day-to-day basis. And I’m fine with that.
The thing is, I don’t like anything fussy or complicated, and I like my clothes rather plain, without any bells or whistles. And it goes without saying that my clothes should not restrict my movements in any way. I have to be able to jump or run or climb freely. Not that I ever do. Jump or climb, that is. But I do have to run occasionally to catch the train / bus…
My point is, clothes should feel comfortable, like second skin. But they should also look just as great as they feel.
Just as much as I hate anything that feels fussy, restricting or complicated, I dislike anything that looks fussy, restricting or complicated. I like my clothes simple and streamlined, easy-going and easy on the eye.
Maybe it’s a Nordic thing, the way we see life. You know: no fuss, no drama; just quietly minding our own business. We abhor grand gestures; it’s the simple things in life that matter. Nothing is ever ‘larger than life’; everything is designed in human-scale and fit for purpose.
It also spills over to how we see style: it’s always understated, casual and functional.
Obviously, when the clothes are rather plain, accessories take on a bigger role. A simple, streamlined outfit becomes a neutral backdrop to showcase accessories in a way that makes them pop.
And the fewer accessories you have, the more they pop. As there’s nothing to distract the eye, the focus stays on the details. In that sense, less really is more.
Outfit details (all old):
coat: Jaeger / top: Gap / jeans: Next /
bag: Adolfo Dominguez / shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana
How do you wear your basics?
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