Basics x Tampa

Sometimes all you need is a great outfit filled with the basics to look your best. I have 3 go-to pieces that I’ve bought in several different colors that always look incredible on! All you need is a great sneaker, skinny jean, and baggy tee and you’re all set with the most basic, comfortable and casual outfit. This look is great for a casual weekend out shopping, a laid-back dinner with friends or family, or just perusing the farmer’s market on a lazy Sunday.

While we moved to Celebration in March, I still come back to Tampa often because let’s be honest: a) Nordstrom and b) Celebration is part of Kissimmee which is basically one hour from Tampa or 45 minutes from Downtown Orlando, so it’s not that much farther of a drive, and I have so many friends in Tampa that it’s nice to get together and catch up.

I’ll be in Tampa much more often since I was recently selected to be the Regional Leader of Style Collective for the Tampa area. I’m currently in the process of putting together our next 4 blogger events, so if you’re a blogger in the area check these out because they aren’t JUST for Style Collective Sisters (i.e. you CAN sit with us)

on 9/17 After everyone has calmed down from Fashion Week, we’ll be having a photography meet-up in Celebration

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10/06 We’ll be having a themed Halloween Costume Party! This party is going to be a blast, as we dress up and celebrate both Halloween and Fashion with this fun event!


Back to the basics:

Skinny Jeans. I probably wear these distressed black skinny jeans more than I should but I can’t help it! They fit SO incredibly well. I can’t say it enough ladies: mid-rise rockstar skinny jeans from Old Navy are really bae. The denim is really high quality but has an amazing amount of stretch to it for comfort. They also make these in so many different fashionable colors, rises, and distressed levels, so they look like legit designer jeans for a fraction of the price!

Baggy Tees. I am NOT brand loyal when it comes to an oversized tee shirt, if it looks like it’s got a lot of room and is under $15, it’s basically coming home with me. This happens to be one I picked up at Target when they were 2/$9, but I also love basic tops from LOFT so much! They are always the perfect soft cotton with the baggiest most flattering fit!

Sneakers. I feel like your sneakers should really reflect your personality. They’re your own shot in an all basics outfit to really stand out and make it your own. These Adidas Superstars I feel sum up my style as a blogger: slightly vintage, slightly preppy and classic. I had a pink version when Superstars rose to popularity in the early 00’s and I’ll have a different version every year until they stop selling them I swear to you.

Being fun and fashion forward is such a blast, but honestly it’s not what I dress like 70% of the time. If you run into me at Target I’m most likely in an outfit just like this or my “mom uniform” lol.

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basic street style

basic street style

While I love fashion forward clothing, I feel as though as I age, my style continues to evolve. 5 years ago I was wearing oversized bows and headbands with basically everything and pattern on pattern outfits were my favorite. While, I still have a good love for some pattern on pattern, currently my personal style is now pulled to more basics.

basics street style

I’ve recently started purging in a HUGE way. Basically my goal is to own as little as possible, so that I’m in love with every single thing I have. In an effort to declutter my life, my style has started to reflect that. Instead of purchasing a ton of inexpensive items that I’ll only wear once or twice, I like buying basics that I can wear over and over again, but still feel different in each outfit.

basic street style

A white v-neck is the most basic of basics, and to be honest I actually own about 3 right now. Target makes great boyfriend style relaxed v-necks, and when I found this awesomely soft cotton white v-neck bodysuit on sale, I picked it up knowing it’d be something I can continue to pair with multiple items in my closet and look fierce.

basic street style

For this outfit I paired my white v-neck bodysuit with a distressed denim cut-off skirt. This skirt is in a great mid-rinse so it looks great with basically every color of the rainbow, making it another great staple to have in a simpler wardrobe.

basic street style

Since the skirt is more of a high-waist, I belted the outfit with an adorably detailed black belt. This belt has an awesome western embossed silver buckle, so I selected silver accessories to round out the outfit. A small pair of crystal studs is the one accessory that will seriously go well with everything you own, so investing a little bit in a good pair that will last is a great idea. In keeping with the simple accessories them, I added a simple silver watch.

silver watch

Finally to really kick off this outfit in style I wore my Adidas Superstars, as they are the perfect leisure shoe. I love wearing these to make any outfit seem just a tad more street style.


What basics do you adore?

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