ANYTHING | BUT BASIC

September 4, 2016

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I love basics. We all love basics. The reason why basics are so appealing is because they are the staple of every wardrobe. Not only do you get the most wear out of basics, you can use them in so many ways to provide you with more looks from your closet. For me, basics are the foundation of my outfit where I build upon, layer, and accessorize to make my outfit stand out.

Take this outfit for example, I have a camisole, denim cut offs, and a white blazer. Individually they are as plain as plain can be, but collectively, they can make for one amazing outfit.

Here are a few quick styling tips to help an outfit stand out:
• Pop a collar
• Add statement earrings or necklace
• Knot a tee or blouse
• Just add heels
• Loosely tuck in the front of your shirt
• Add layers (jacket, cardigan, denim jacket, sweater)
• Push your sleeves up
• Add a scarf (around the neck, wrist, or bag)

A general fashion formula I like to follow is:
1 basic (tee, jeans, skirt) + 1 statement piece (color, pattern, texture) + 1 completer piece (jacket, belt, sweater) + accessory (shoes, jewelry, bag)

Basics are my friends. I love them and can’t live without them. The beauty of basics is that when you put them together, they’re not so basic after all. What are some basic pieces in your closet that you can’t live without?

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Top | Wet Seal similar styles here, here, and here
Shorts | HM (old) similar styles here, here, here, and here
Jacket | HM (sold out in white) similar styles here, here, here
Necklace | Nashelle Jewelry similar styles here, here, and here
Choker | Ideas 108 (actually a tie headband used as a choker)
Shoes | Simmi Shoes similar styles here, here, and here
Sunglasses | Karen Walker similar styles here, and here

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66 comments

Raysa Garcia September 4, 2016 at 7:38 pm

You look so Fabulous! Great styling, babe.
Love Love your shoes.
Xx, Raysa

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dailykongfidence September 4, 2016 at 7:48 pm

Hi Raysa! Thank you so much babe.

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Melisa September 4, 2016 at 7:59 pm

your outfit never cease to amaze me! obsessed with those heels<3
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dailykongfidence September 4, 2016 at 10:08 pm

Thank you Melisa! Aren’t these heels fun? I call them my Cinderella heels!

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Filipa Jackson September 4, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Love this silky cami. It’s gorgeous

Filipa xxx
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dailykongfidence September 4, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Thank you Filipa. It’s so affordable too. This color would look amazing on you!

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Marie September 4, 2016 at 8:29 pm

Omg loved your styling tips and you look amazing!!! So tan and so fit and gorgeous in the clothes!

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dailykongfidence September 4, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Awww thanks Marie, you are always so sweet to me!

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Gina Diaz September 4, 2016 at 9:19 pm

You look amazing! ❤️ thank you for sharing great styling tips.
xo, Gina

http://www.artsyrunway.com

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dailykongfidence September 4, 2016 at 10:10 pm

Thank you Gina. Isn’t it funny how a small little detail like a pop of a collar makes a huge difference?!

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Jennifer September 4, 2016 at 9:43 pm

You look ah-mazing! Such great tips and those shoes are so much fun!

xo, Jennifer
http://www.publicistinpearls.com

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dailykongfidence September 4, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Thank you Jennifer! I love these clear heels they make me look taller too! =)

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Bernice September 4, 2016 at 9:48 pm

Gorgeous outfits with such simple pieces! I love it especially when someone has a small budget or doesn’t know what to wear, these outfits would be essential!

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dailykongfidence September 4, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Totally agree Bernice! Basics can work together to make a fabulous outfit!

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Stayclassi September 4, 2016 at 10:12 pm

I really love basics clothes, this is always a good idea! I’m a huge fan of your look, so effortless and classy!
Have a lovely day, doll!

http://www.stayclassi.wordpress.com

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:04 pm

Thank you babe! You are so sweet. Hope you had an amazing weekend!

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Sharon Wu of Style Lullaby September 4, 2016 at 11:30 pm

LOVE that Wet Seal top, girl! Actually, I love your entire outfit… but am just a tad envious I didn’t see that top at the Wet Seal event lol! It looks great paired with your light pair of denim shorts. Hope you had an amazing weekend with your family <3 xo, sharon

http://www.stylelullaby.com

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:05 pm

Thanks Sharon! I love the color of this top and the fact that it can be worn with just about anything! I hope you had fun in Solvang this weekend!

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Lora September 5, 2016 at 1:56 am

Just add heels, great tip haha! I love how effortless but yet super chic your outfit looks!

Xx, Lora | http://www.cherrycolastyle.com

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:05 pm

Thank you Lora. I always think adding heels instantly makes an outfit that much better. =)

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Katharine September 5, 2016 at 2:43 am

Lovely chic ootd! Heels made this not only simple but so good :-)Kisses
Katharine-fashionisbeautiful

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Hi Katharine! Thank you so much. I love these new heels I got because they almost make it look like I’m not wearing anything and makes my legs look long!

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Violette September 5, 2016 at 2:56 am

These basics are the best! So chic and effortless!

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Yes, it’s so true Violette, basics are key in any wardrobe!

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Rachel September 5, 2016 at 3:23 am

Love the look! So pretty and chic!

http://chicglamstyle.com

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Thank you Rachel! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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Camille September 5, 2016 at 4:19 am

Amazing look, so stylish and modern 🙂

Camille xo

http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Hi Camille, thank you sweetie.

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Kreshma September 5, 2016 at 8:06 am

Love that blouse babe .. Totally killing it ♥️

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Thank you Kreshma. It is such a versatile piece and great to layer upon!

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emily September 5, 2016 at 8:09 am

This outfit is anything but basic! Omg, you look phenomenal girl.. Love this combo so much!
x Emily
http://shedoes.com.au

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Haha Emily, yet it is. All the pieces are so basic and everyone probably has these things in their closet. It’s just about putting them together that makes the outfit not so basic. =)

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Nina September 5, 2016 at 8:25 am

You are absolutely right about the basics. Love this white blazer on you.
Nina
http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:09 pm

Thank you Nina. I love the oversized length of the blazer, perfect to wear with short shorts.

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Sister Tales September 5, 2016 at 8:28 am

Girly what I can’t live without is those shooooes you have on! Insert googly eyed emoji here! I used to love see through heels when I was a kid and that love grew with me! Awesome post 🙂
xoxo, simona and indre

http://www.sistertalessite.com

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:09 pm

Thank you Simona and Indre. These are my new fav pairs of shoes! They are so elongating, aren’t they?

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Camila September 5, 2016 at 9:07 am

You are so fabulous girl, I love this outfit because it is so chic and you wear it with so much confidence!

Have a gorgeous day!

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Thank you Camila! It is all about wearing anything with confidence to pull off a look, isn’t it?

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Mariann Yip September 5, 2016 at 9:32 am

I am super obsessed with those shoes and definitely want to get a pair like those! I still can’t believe your height because you take the best photos and you honestly have legs for days! Keep it up darling 🙂

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:10 pm

I love these shoes Mariann! The clear style definitely adds the illusion of long legs!

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Thomas Falkenstedt September 5, 2016 at 10:06 am

See that’s the good thing about basics. Combined with the right accessories they make the perfect outfit! Just like you’ve done. Great post dear!
xoxo
Thomas

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:11 pm

Thank you Thomas! I agree, basics are the best building blocks to a fab look!

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Sangyay C September 5, 2016 at 11:05 am

Aye to basics! I agree with you that basics are the foundation for any outfit! Love your style girl!
Xoxo,
Sangyay

http://www.sangyayc.com/blog/2016/9/4/rusty-in-chinatown

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:11 pm

Thank you so much Sangyay!

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Lauren Nakagawa September 5, 2016 at 11:25 am

Love that jewel tone, you elevate basics so well Christine!

xx
Lauren
http://www.shoesandsashimi.com

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 2:12 pm

Thank you Lauren. I typically stick to black and greys and whites, but this wine color was too pretty to pass up!

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Jenn Hanft September 5, 2016 at 3:22 pm

I love basics so much! They’re so effortless and look great dressed up or down! I especially love that cami 🙂 The color is to die for!

XO Jenn
http://www.jennsemble.com

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dailykongfidence September 5, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Aren’t they the best Jenn? I agree, this color is so pretty for fall!

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sharon September 6, 2016 at 12:32 am

I totally feel you on that! Basics are so amazing because they can create so many different looks. You did such a great job making basic pieces look so fab, love the cool looking shoes you’re wearing.
<3, Sharon
http://www.sharinaone.com/

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dailykongfidence September 6, 2016 at 11:58 am

Thank you Sharon! I totally agree that basics can help create many looks and that’s why I love stocking up on them. Aren’t these shoes so fun? I love that they are clear and elongate my legs!

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Damask Suitcase September 6, 2016 at 12:32 pm

What a babe! Love your style tips!

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dailykongfidence September 7, 2016 at 8:33 am

Thank you. What a difference just a little detail makes, right?

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Sarah-Allegra September 6, 2016 at 10:45 pm

I love the shorts-blazer thing! Blazers are always a great way to glam basics up!

Kisses, Sarah-Allegra
http://www.fashionequalsscience.com

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dailykongfidence September 7, 2016 at 8:52 am

I always think adding a jacket can make an outfit pop!

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Adelina September 7, 2016 at 6:56 pm

Hello sister!! I love ALL your basics and couldn’t agree more with you on this styling tip! This outfit, like all your outfits, is slayin’!!! Wouldn’t change a thing! xoxo, Adelina

http://www.thecharmingolive.com

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dailykongfidence September 7, 2016 at 10:36 pm

Awww thanks Adelina, you are so sweet. That’s what I love about basics, you put them together and they suddenly make a fab outfit!

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dailykongfidence September 11, 2016 at 10:57 am

Thank you babe! Have a great weekend!

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Jessi Malay September 11, 2016 at 1:43 pm

SO obsessed with this look babe!! I love how you styled the oversized white blazer with the denim shorts and heels <3

XO, Jessi

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dailykongfidence September 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Thank you so much Jessi! I love this transitional look and totally can see you wearing this exact outfit. xoxo.

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kristen September 16, 2016 at 4:24 pm

ahhhh i’ve been dying for shoes like these!! misguided had some but sold out!

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dailykongfidence September 18, 2016 at 5:32 pm

Aren’t these the best? Makes me look taller, hehe. Check out the links because they are still in stock!

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Anna October 28, 2016 at 6:57 am

Love your looks! You´re such a personable lady with a unique style!

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dailykongfidence October 28, 2016 at 8:40 am

Thanks Anna, you are too sweet!

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dailykongfidence October 30, 2016 at 6:44 pm

Thank you Anna, you are so sweet!

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