Chic, Affordable Basics for Men & Women

Chic, Affordable Basics for Men & Women

Basics are the core of a wardrobe. You can have plenty of trendy clothes or designer pieces to stylize your outfits, but there should always be those items that can follow you through the seasons that will never go out of fashion (at least for the next 10 years). Recently, my brother moved to Chicago and he wanted to start a new look, mostly with basics because of the minimalistic style worn by tycoons such as Mark Zuckerberg, with his t-shirts, jeans and sneakers uniform. I also wear mostly basics, styling my outfits up with bags and shoes. For my brother, he just wants to feel comfortable, look good, and look like he has a clean style for his wardrobe makeover. I looked into different websites and thought that BooHoo has the best, stylish basics for really affordable prices (perfect for buying in bulk and makeovers) They still have an extra 50% OFF discount with code “YAY50”.

WOMEN BASICS:

18697662_10213186581079498_525419339_o(Click Images to View on Website) Get the look for less!

pzz98440_blue_xl
$44
dzz90232_navy_xl
$24
pzz97012_black_xl
$24

 

MEN STYLISH BASICS:

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mzz96085_navy_xl
$20
shoe
$35
shoes
$52
mzz81841_khaki_xl
$24

 

mzz96460_black_xl
$10

 

Maybe Love Fades like Clothing

Maybe Love Fades like Clothing

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There is an adorably beautiful home right next to my apartment building on the Upper East Side, and I just had to take a picture in front of it on my way to Vella, a wine bar that I love. I’m a firm believer in moving on from any dating situation if you are not happy anymore, so this top seemed to mean something a little more to me when I put it on and hence my title of this post. I liked mixing these pieces together that I would normally not do, layering the long sleeve faded denim top under my Vince blazer and my Via Spiga Snakeskin mules to lighten the bottom of the outfit. Let things fade but keep moving on to wherever you’re going in life!

Outfit for Mid Afternoon Lunch at Jones Wood Foundry

Outfit for Mid Afternoon Lunch at Jones Wood Foundry

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Well today was just a lovely afternoon as I celebrated yet another friend’s Aries birthday. The restaurant Jones Wood Foundry is a lovely wine and beer bar on the Upper East Side with a beautiful restaurant in the back which has multiple rooms with different character feel in each. We were one of the first to be sitting in the outdoor seating since it finally just started to get warmer. We had Sancerre, the Fish n Chips and the Salmon Burger. I’m wearing a Vince white blazer, and H&M Blue Dress and MIA snakeskin heels which I think are a fabulous design.

Natural Tones at a Townhouse in Chelsea, Manhattan

Natural Tones at a Townhouse in Chelsea, Manhattan

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I love Chelsea for its charm, dining, speakeasy’s and the overall artistic vibe. I appreciate when business owners try to be unique, different and classy, and so many entrepreneurs have done just that to make this a great neighborhood. Although I live on the Upper East Side, my outfit seemed to do me well as an understated blend of “look at me if you want to notice” instead of “LOOK AT ME”. I find it funny that whenever I have a guy take my photos they don’t take the full body of my feet, but you get a little peak at my shoes. I’m wearing one of my favorite BCBG Maxazria blazers mixed with my grandmother’s silk pink button up top, brown corduroys and strappy leather and brown platforms.

But first Coffee on the Upper East Side

But first Coffee on the Upper East Side

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I just so happen to live on the block of this neighborhood renowned Oslo Coffee Shop. They have coffee that makes me feel so unbelievably productive it makes me feel they add something a little extra to it, if you know what I mean! They have been on the 75th st location for 5 years now, and me just under 1 year, I guess they are in the know. I came to the coffee shop looking for someone to help me take photos and I met a really friendly musician named Chris Bergson and has lived in the city all his life. His band travels throughout Europe and playing at venues in the city with their jazz and blues vibes.

My bag is Carol J. an italian leather handbag brand, my hat is my roommate’s who has a more grungy style and my dress and sweater are from H&M. I love textures and patterns mixed with neutrals.