A simple but elegant Outfit, or: Why Fashion Basics should not be missing in any Wardrobe

A simple but elegant Outfit, or: Why Fashion Basics should not be missing in any wardrobe
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A subtle outfit consisting of fashion basics

I love hats and sparkly jewellery, fancy outfits and a lot of accessories. But sometimes, less is definitely more. For a first date, for example, a business lunch or a relaxed coffee date. And after all those Christmas festivities, I am somehow tired of reds, golds and the opulence. This is when I prefer a more subtle, classy, but still elegant look. So let’s take out our fashion basics!

RetroCat wearing a black turtleneck and a star necklace

Outfit Details:

Turtleneck: similar here*

Skirt: Ginger Jackie

Shoes: Peter Kaiser*

Nylon stockings: La Dame de France

Necklace: Vintage, similar here*

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Why I love Fashion Basics

RetroCat wearing a beige skirt and a black sweater while looking out of a window

Fashion basics are – at least following my definition – timeless garments that always look great, are elegant but never overdressed and furthermore, easy to style. Here are some of my personal favourite fashion basics:

  • A subtle turtleneck or top in black or another neutral colour
  • An elegant, plain midi skirt (I personally love a beige one, as this one goes so well with all my dark tops)
  • Delicate nylons and a pair of warm black tights for the colder days
  • When it comes to shoes, I like classy black heels, ankle boots for autumn and winter, as well ballet flats and some flat lace-up shoes
  • Furthermore, an elegant coat as well as a classy jacket

Of course, it depends on your own, individual style, which fashion basics are the right ones for you. What is important for me is that they go well with many of my other garments, are easy to style and always look great.

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How to style Fashion Basics

RetroCat wearing a retro skirt by Ginger Jackie at Hotel Pension Funk

Everytime I don’t know what to wear, I go for my fashion basics. One of my very favourite looks is the combination of a beige midi skirt by Ginger Jackie and a subtle black top. I wore such an outfit during my birthday trip to Paris, as well as in Berlin just a few weeks ago. This look simply is always a good idea!

Depending on the weather, I either wear delicate nylons or warm tights with this outfit. When it comes to shoes, I choose between classy heels and ankle boots. As this look really is very “basic”, accessories are quite important to add that certain something. So I usually team the outfit with either a sparkly brooch or a fancy necklace, for example. But make sure to keep it simple! One piece of jewellery usually is enough.

A big thank you goes to the Hotel-Pension Funk in Berlin, for letting us shoot in their lovely rooms!

RetroCat wearing a simple outfit consisting of fashion basics in Berlin

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