Sometimes you really just can’t beat the basics. The way to elevate them? Make them the best of the basics. Rather than just an old pair of faded denim shorts and plain tee, switch it up. Levis shorts stand out from the crowd, the cut and colours are unfaultable and of course who doesn’t love the iconic leather patch. Pair it with a classic Calvin Klein tee you really can’t go wrong. These are both from NA-KD.com – I absolutely love shopping on NA-KD as you have the cheaper own brand bits which are so different to what you find in a lot of other highstreet stores, but you also have the classic branded bits all in one place! I always find myself on NA-KD.com for the basics. I bought the lace bra which I featured in my ‘Underwear as Outerwear’ blog post on there and it’s the perfect *worn-to-be-seen* bra for those unbuttoned shirt looks.
My other tip for elevating a basic outfit is to add some killer accessories. I talked about my favourite accessories over in this post – they definitely complete a look. For this outfit I chose this Raffia belt by Mango. I wanted this belt for so long after seeing Laura of @lauraslittlelocket wearing it a couple of months ago and I absolutely love it. It’s so different to any other belt I own and really changes the look of an outfit. I’m skipping Winter this year and heading over to Australia for their Summer (read about my little ~big~ move on Instagram!) so this outfit will definitely come in handy despite the changing weather here in the UK. Although, adding a blazer as I did here makes it the perfect transitional piece too. This blazer is Boohoo and is quite possibly my favourite blazer in my wardrobe.