Back to basics
Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 4:11 p.m.
This fall, rediscover the possibilities of your seasonal closet fillers. Think of the little white T-shirt, black cardigan and flats as your daily essentials. With a little creativity and thoughtful pairing, these classic pieces — which you probably already own — become the foundation for effortless style.
The little white T-shirt is so versatile it goes with practically everything: Wear it under a blazer or tucked into a high-waist skirt with bold accessories.
Black cardigans are seasonless, timeless and forever on-trend. Keep one in your office desk to combat harsh air-conditioning, or break it out to complement your form-fitting dress during a night out.
More chic than sneakers and comfier than heels, flats offer the best of both worlds. They flatter shorts and slim-fitted pants as well as dresses.
With the next few pages as inspiration, you'll find countless contemporary ways to wear these fundamental pieces throughout the fall.