My modern basics for vintage style

Red-1 For the longest time, my closet didn’t have basics.

I would happen upon “closet must have” lists, and nothing really appealed to me. Black slacks? A blazer? A white button up blouse? Not my style. Even things as classic as a Little Black Dress didn’t seem appropriate for me, my closet, and my lifestyle. And then recently I watched a video from The Closet Historian on her closet basics, and something clicked inside my head. For a vintage-loving gal, basics don’t have to be your usual 9-to-5 office wear. As a stay at home mom, basics are so much different. So this weekend I filmed a video of five looks, all featuring some items that I consider my closet basics. These are the things I gravitate toward on a day when I just want to throw on clothes and get out of the house but still look cute; things that are comfortable, that mix well with my wardrobe, that I can wear in a plethora of ways.

At some point I may put together my own closet basics video detailing more specifically what I have finally built up as my basic wardrobe over the years, but for now I hope you all enjoy this video! It features all modern and available today garments, styled in a vintage way. These are my closet basics. What are yours?

Skirt, Steady Clothing | top, Amazon | shoes, Modcloth (sold out; similar) | hat, vintage (similar)

Red-5Red-3This first outfit probably features the most versatile basics for me: a red skirt with pockets (always, pockets!), a stretchy off the shoulder top, and comfortable shoes. My go-to styles are always a little bit elastic, easy to breastfeed in, and practical as they can be. While I love and wear vintage dresses quite often, I gravitate towards outfits like this on days when I know we’ll be doing something particularly rough or dirty. For instance, we went on a hike (yes, in this, hat and all!) and then I helped harvest tons and tons of carrots out of my mom’s garden. I got dirty, my friends. But I wasn’t afraid to do so, since this skirt and top are both ultra comfy, washable, and pretty durable.

Red-10Red-2Red-11 The best thing is, this skirt and top are both available online in quite a few different options, so there’s no shortage of how you can remix this pairing!

So tell me, what are your go-to garments for easy, quick, and cute dressing?

Red-7Red-4Skirt, Steady Clothing | top, Amazon | shoes, Modcloth (sold out; similar) | hat, vintage (similar)

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