Basics: Finding your favourites

Stuart weitzman heels

I love basics, I really do live in them. I have always been a classic dresser, and often a little lazy with it also, or well I’d prefer to call it effortless. I’m certainly not someone who puts too much thought or effort into choosing what I wear, I usually just look at my rail and go with instinct.

That’s where basics come in so handy, they are so easy to mix and match and you can almost never go wrong with a wardrobe full of them.

Finding them on the other hand, isn’t always the easiest as I’ve learned in the past. You want to invest in quality pieces but add in inexpensive pieces to mix it up every day.

As I get many questions and emails about the basics that I wear every day, I thought I’d pull together my favourite places to shop and what styles I prefer to go for.


Of course this is my favourite … I’ve tried so many different shapes, styles and brands over the years and I’d still say no matter what for the best quality and longevity you want to invest in Levis. I have around 5 pairs from skinny 501s in the photos above to vintage 501s, wedgie (Straight) fit, boyfriend and I have them in black also.

I think if you are wanting to wear denim often then nothing beats them for style, shape and how much they flatter you.
The best at a less expensive price I would say are Gap. They have a huge range of styles and have a wide range of waist and leg sizes. I love and wear every pair I have bought from Gap.Finally, other brands I’m looking to buy & try in America are Grlfrnd & citizens of humanity. Let me know if you have any tips on buying from them!


Blazers in longline, cropped and classic fit and in black, white and pinstripe will mix and match so well with your denim. I like to buy mine from Zara, Mango and H&M as they usually have a great fit and are less expensive. I switch out my blazers often so I tend to stick to these stores and focus more on other items.


Similar to blazers I like a mix of colours and materials, leather and suede etc. I think there are some great high street versions but you have to be careful with the quality. Fit is the most important for me,  and it’s why I love that Zara biker so much. At the same time I bought that I got an All saints Leather at 5x the price but I didn’t feel like the shape and fit worked for me so decided it wasn’t worth the investment and I’d rather just save for an Acne. For daily wear I love my bikers from River Island, Asos and pull and bear usually have great ones online too!


Probably what I get the most questions about. As I wear them every day I range from Isabel Marant from Cos to Zara. I honestly believe that the better-quality materials sit and look nicer but for everyday wear it’s not attainable to I love Zara’s basic tshirts more than any other high street store as they sit well and have a softer material.


Where most of my budget goes. I love Shoes in all forms – trainers, boots, heels and sandals. I think they always make an outfit, much more than a handbag does. I have a good mix of quality shoes that I can wear with everything. The newest addition to my collection being the Stuart Weitzman heels above. I love them for wearing with my slouchy denim and ripped skinnies, and I think the nude compliments the denim more than black would, especially in the summer.

So ultimately for the best shoes to compliment your basics wardrobe I’d say a good pair of boots, white trainers, a pointed court shoe, a heeled sandal and a classic flat – I love my Chanel flats and most recently my pointed Jimmy Choo Flats, I feel with denim they give off that effortless French girl look that I love!


Blazer – Next (Old)

Zara Basics T-shirt

Balenciaga City Bag

Stuart Weitzman Heels

Levi Skinny 501

APM Monaco Ring

Larsson & Jennings Watch

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I hope you found this helpful when looking for what basics to invest in. If you have any other questions please leave them in the comments below or message me on instagram @lucyflorals.

Happy Monday & Have a wonderful week!