I’ll jump right in. I love basics. I love neutrals. Nothing new, I know. Not only does it make dressing just so much easier when everything sorta just goes together but there’s something so sophisticated and cool about pairing simple pieces for a more elevated look (shoutout to Jessica for encouraging me to elevate my basics).
Before I get to the clothes, let’s start with the base to any good outfit: the perfect neutral shoe. I kid you not, 95% of the shoes in my closet are of the beige variety. For obvious reasons like their versatility to the vain reasons like “these definitely make my legs look longer”, I just love a neutral shoe. I scooped up a few pairs from Aerosoles’ spring collection and fell immediately fell in love.
First up, the pump. I love this suede variety with a chunky block heel and fun peep-toe detail. They’re perfect for everything from the office to a weekend wedding. The shoe feels super retro and elegant so I opted for a ribbed midi skirt in a cool grey sweater material and a striped top. Three simple pieces that when paired together create a super sophisticated look.
Next up, the loafer. I am so happy this is a trend that doesn’t seem to be leaving us anytime soon. This camel leather pair not only fits like a glove but I love the cutout detail, adding a super fun element to the typical loafer. I will always be a fan of the jeans + white
My biggest piece of advice when creating a simple look that isn’t straight up basic and boring is to play with textures. Look #1 has that thicker sweater-like material and ribbed combination going on. That paired with the bold stripes and the suede shoes – it’s not flat or bland. Look #2 is a little more simple with denim + a linen blouse but the leather loafer with the perforated detail adds a little bit of texture in an unexpected way.
Photos by Shelby Gordon