Give Your Closet A Fashionable Upgrade With These 5 Must-Have Basics

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Give Your Closet A Fashionable Upgrade With These 5 Must-Have Basics

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We love a good basic that we can wear for every occasion. Something that’s fashionable as it is practical and comfortable enough to take us throughout all our activities, be it work or play.

Below, we list down 5 fashionable basics we’ve been loving at the moment, how to style them and where you can shop the trends this season.

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1. Iterations Of The Backless Sweater

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A thing for backless barely there tops 🕷

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The new top that shouts business in the front, party in the back. This sweater will become your go-to and pairs nicely with a good old pair of denim jeans.

Just like style muse Vanessa Hong, pick an open-back sweater in your favourite colour and try out an effortlessly cool monochromatic look.

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a beautiful afternoon with @orseund_iris 🖤

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If you’re feeling fancy, pick a backless sweater in a satin material to channel modern elegance.

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2. An Effortless Slip Dress

Understated yet chic, the slip dress is the ultimate essential for running errands or prime relaxation

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😈 Love my eyebrow makeup 💋

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Dress up the slip dress with outerwear like a button-up or a structured blazer for a different vibe.

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fifty fifty chance of flirty

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Our top tip: think about the cut, ruching and colour when picking a flattering slip dress that’ll work for you.

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3. The White Vest Top

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Cheese 😊

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A high contender to become the go-to basic of 2020, the white vest top is essentially replacing the plain white tee as the sleek and modern update to both casual and formal wear.

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Me in @dangsthlm

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In our opinion, we think this top together with black trousers is the perfect everyday look.

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last show in New York energy 🥰🥰🥰

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This versatile number’s even been spotted on celebrities like Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber which we believe is a definite seal of approval.

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4. Long Trouser Short Situation

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Sunday mood portrayed in a photo

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The antithesis to a short or trouser, these pair of bottoms are the ultimate style game-changer and it’s a step up from the bike short trend. Plus, it’s flexible enough to be worn for days at the office, weekend adventures and even, during the times you’d want to chill at home.

A great way to style these long trouser shorts is by incorporating them in a co-ordinated short suit set.

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Chasing sunsets 👀

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Another tip on mastering this long trouser short trend is to add a touch of personality to your outfit – be it with a statement shoe or a cool new pair of shades you’ve been loving.

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5. Strappy Sandals

If we could imagine which footwear staple would be the most-worn this year, we believe it’s the strappy sandal. Stylish yet practical the coveted strappy sandals are definitely a favourite among fashion icons like Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Chriselle Lim.

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party at home 🌈

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Make your ensembles vibrant with a unique strappy sandal in a daring hue.

Not only do these strappy sandals complete an outfit, but they’re also great for daily use. Think date nights, corporate meetings, supermarket runs and more.

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