Its no secret that some of the biggest must-have items the last few seasons have been basics. From t-shirts to t-shirt dresses, tanks, cardigans, henleys–you name it–these simple stables have been key items in many collections, and therefore many wardrobes. With stores such as American Apparel taking this trend to astronomical heights, and with designers such Alexander Wang and Robert Geller launching lines focusing on a more streamline and essential look, its safe to say that we’re getting back to basics. But what does that mean? Well, for starters, collections based on basics mean lots, and lots, of separates. That means you can pick and choose what you want and mix it in with your personal wardrobe. Think of all the great things you can pair with your jeans! Here are a few of my personal favorite basics roaming around, that I know will look perfect with all your denim:
1. Try a short sleeve sweater in a tee style with any pair a jeans for a more casual look.
2. Layer this great T by Alexander Wang top with an oversized cardigan, tuck those jeans into some boots and you’re good to go for a great Fall look!
3. This plunging scoop-neck t-shirt from Mary-Kate and Ashley’s The Row is great for any day of the week.
4. Glam up any pair of jeans with this Balmain sequins tee for a night out on the town or a date!
5. Try an American Apparel basic v-neck with a high waisted denim skirt for a flirty ensemble.
6. Short, long, heathered or sheer, T by Alexander Wang has a selection for any occation.
How are you wearing your basics? What jeans go best with these timeless staples? Share with us, we want to know!
— Sandoval Gomez
Tags: Alexander Wang, American Apparel, Balmain, Basics, Robert Geller, T by Alexander Wang, The Row
Menswear designer and winner of GQ’s Best New Menswear Designer in America, Robert Geller, known for his romantic turn of the century gone punk aesthetics, has co-created an 11-piece capsule collection for Levi’s. Slated to hit stores in September, Geller stayed true to the heritage of Levi’s adding some of his signature design DNA to bring a fresh and modern take on denim jeans, parkas and shirts.
The German born designer started his career working for Marc Jacobs and then partnering up with Alexandre Plokhov to help create five collections for the award winning label Cloak. Geller eventually launched his own label, Robert Geller, in 2007 to much acclaim and continues to impress the fashion world with his poetically anarchistic men’s collection.
Click here to read the WWD article on Robert Geller’s co-branding with Levi’s
View Robert Geller’s F/W 09 Collection
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Levi's, Robert Geller