One of my most favorite no-brainer outfits is this loose top and short shorts combination. There is no harm in getting basic button-downs in all the possible colors, since they will never go out of the style! Plus, they are appropriate for most occasions too. Instant “smart” effect! On a casual day, I’d tuck the shirt inside my shorts and wear ballet flats. On a more dressy day, I’d wear this with a blazer, and a classic pair of heels. I can also imagine pairing this with flip flops and a straw hat to the beach.
What we usually consider “plain” can actually work to your advantage! I personally love wearing casual basics because not only are they comfortable, but they’re the kind of clothes that go with ANYTHING. These bags and shoes are so bold and striking, that only a basic outfit can bring out their fullest potential.
I can never stress enough how important it is to have basics in your closet. One can dress up or dress down just by adding complementing accessories. This particular shorts and button-down look is, I think, one of the most ideal templates for all those who have a lot of bags and shoes, but not a lot of tops and bottoms in their own personal collection.