Back To Basics: My Perfect Outfit – Kaitlyn Ham, Queensland

Back To Basics: My Perfect Outfit

With talk of the latest trends and the newest of the new in fashion constantly reminding us that our already bulging wardrobes are Just. Not. Full. Enough. It sometimes pays to take a moment to think about what pieces you really want to be wearing this season. Or any season, for that matter. What pieces resonate with you and your style, regardless of what is “in” for the moment?

For me, the answer is best summed up with the outfit below:

Proenza Schouler Striped Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

Ksubi Alberceque Cut-Off Shorts

Rachel Comey ‘Bout’ Chunky Heel Boots

Proenza Schouler PS11 Mini Classic Bag

Karen Walker ‘Number Two’ Sunglasses

Endless ‘Streets Ahead’ Neon Cuff

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour (try ‘Boadacia’ from NARS)

Ah, perfection.

These are the types of pieces that are always on my mind (and wish list), no matter what is going on elsewhere in the fast-paced word of fashion.

The long-sleeve striped t-shirt and faded black denim cut-offs are a classic combo, no need to tell you that, and a great pair of solid black ankle boots will never go out of style. For accessories, I have always been drawn to classic designs with a twist: a neat little satchel with statement-making hardware, chunky-framed sunglasses in eye-catching (pun intended) tortoiseshell; or a sleek cuff in a standout shade of neon all work to make even the most basic of outfits incredibly strut-worthy. Finally, the perfect shade of nail color is not always easy to find, or indeed decide on, but for me only the deepest, darkest shade of cherry red will do for my tips. It screams sophistication, y’all.

So the next time you are feeling overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of options the fashion world throws at you, just remember that the pieces that last are those you want to wear all day everyday, regardless of what any magazine or, indeed, website tells you.

Off you go now – start doing some sartorial soul-searching. You, your wardrobe and your wallet will be better off for it.

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