4725mag's daily fashion essentials: plussed-up basics

A leather jacket, your favorite jeans and a crisp white shirt; it doesn't get better than the basics done right. Especially when they come in a fresh and simple - yet far from basic - play on a neutral palette. The style stars are so aligning on this one, guys.

Let's talk about this white, button-down shirt and the fact we are not usually the crisp, white shirt type. However, we left our comfort zone for this Madewell number. It boasts a subtle burn-out, polka dot pattern, an O/S silhouette and petite collar. This elevates the shirt from being not just a closet classic to a modern, totally on-point piece to wear now and keep for later.

Denim; it is in some form or another, a part of our every day. These particular jeans - by Levi's Made and Crafted - are reminiscent in both wash and cut of a vintage pair of their older sister, the 501. Though these are constructed from soft, brushed and washed to perfection denim which supplies a touch of luxe that is all modern. 

To cap this off impeccably, you need a solid jacket. And what's better than a leather bomber -  a leather bomber in a soft, cool blush nonetheless? We eyed this jacket, purchased at Gap, for weeks before pulling the trigger. Looking back on that decision, we are not sure why. There could have been many more stylish days in our history if we'd just spent the $300 sooner, but eh. You live and you learn. The details are so simple yet well executed in this piece and as it's lined with a medium weight cotton, it will get annual wear in our Northern California clime.

Key style takeaway: plus up your seasonal closet with some solid basics. Go out of your comfort zone and sample even just a little color. We tried it, we liked it and we'll never go back.

Shop my closet:
- Levi's Made and Crafted: empire skinny jeans
- Madewell: O/S button down shirt
- Gap: ladies outerwear options


  1. I absolutely love this outfit, the jacket is gorgeous and I love the style of jeans. Lovely post, really enjoyed reading this! I love your blog! :) x

    Karis // karisatkinson.blogspot.co.uk

  2. I love how basic pieces can look so fly! I really love the blush jacket. I wish I felt comfortable enough to wear pastels but I feel my dark complecction does not go well.


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