When did basic become a bad word? Now more than ever, I appreciate the basics in my closet. The quality staples I can throw on in a pinch that go with everything and make my outfit look like a million bucks. Most recently, these include: a classic trench jacket, a perfect white t-shirt, flattering, yet comfortable black pants, and a classy little handbag. The trench and tee are recent additions courtesy of M.M. LaFleur (pretty much the reigning champion of quality workwear). When I heard they recently released a non-sheer t-shirt (!!!), I flipped. I’ve been searching for something like this for YEARS. Very work-appropriate under a blazer, but also French girl chic with jeans. And the trench is a piece that will never go out of style. I love the cropped length for styling with high-waisted pants, like this pair I got a couple years ago from Anne Fontaine. The whole look came together nicely with a new bag sent to me by Ora Delphine. I love the minimal ’90s design – definitely the little bag that goes with everything. Expect to see every piece pictured above sprinkled throughout many of my outfits to come!