Posted: Jul 07 2014
There is nothing better than waking up and crawling into your favorite, perfectly comfy, perfectly broken in t-shirt. But, not every day is the right day for that favorite tee. Sometimes a girl needs to bump things up a notch.
Enter the high-end basic: Designers like LNA, Splendid, Ella Moss, and Velvet by Graham Spencer are masters at taking basic, functional clothing and elevating them to perfection. The perfect Supima cotton or cotton slub. The most flattering draping. The cuts that hug your curves in a wonderful way. By elevating the fabric and design of closet staples like the tee and tank, these basics aren't just for weekends anymore. Merchandised properly, these staples can take you from work, to evenings out, to weekends. High-end basics have been enthusiastically embraced in fashion capitals like Hollywood, New York, and Paris. Celebrities have decided that they do not have to swap comfort for couture, that they can in fact have both.
Take the perfect example of Solange Knowles, musical artist and sister of singer Beyoncè Knowles. At a Splendid opening in Los Angeles, she decided to take the designer's basic white tee and dress is up with an asymmetrical black skirt and a tribal inspired statement necklace. In this ensemble, she completely transformed the tee, giving it a glamorous and unique position.
And the best thing about these high-end basics? They can be dressed up or down to match anyones personal style.
Well, perhaps the best thing about these beautiful basics is actually that they don’t cost a small fortune to wear.