Fashion is an ever-evolving industry, in which its passionate supporters tend to follow each transition with interest and excitement. Today, there are many items once considered basics that are now transforming and trending as fashion pieces all their own.
Similar to how leggings became a phenomenon in the 1990s under big and bulky sweaters, or how Madonna wore bustiers as tops on their own in the 1980s, there are always more pieces that you can reimagine to add even more versatility to your wardrobe.
Here are three basic trends that have now become far more than basic.
1. The Camisole as an Everyday Top
Wearing a camisole visibly and as an integral part of an outfit is nothing new, as women have used these delicate pieces under cardigans and suit jackets for decades. These days, however, style lovers are wearing these intimate pieces tucked into skirts or loosely and romantically worn with a favorite pair of jeans.
Try wearing your camisole in a few of the following ways:
- Wear a smooth-cupped, strapless bra underneath for seamless support.
- Sport your favorite camisole under a favorite cardigan or blazer.
- Pair your favorite jeans or capris with a lace-trimmed camisole for a casual and easygoing look that offers an air of romance.
- Buy your camisole a size bigger for a dreamier and floatier look.
2. The Bodysuit Meant for Fashion
Not unlike the camisole, bodysuits brim with endless fashion possibilities. Over the past several years, wearing one as more than an undergarment has taken off. Many fashion followers have gleefully embraced adding this traditionally intimate piece to their everyday daytime wear essentials. And dancers have used bodysuits in training for decades, so it was only a matter of time before the general public would find ways to add it into their repertoire.
Often seen as a one-piece wonder, bodysuits offer pique support, flexibility and fashion for your torso. They come in such a fantastic array of styles, shapes, arm lengths and colors that there is no reason you can’t find a way to add them to your own wardrobe. Moreover, bodysuits range from everyday casual and fitness wear to professional attire, allowing you to find one for any occasion.
Here are a few bodysuit style suggestions:
- Wear your bodysuit with jeans, pants, skirts or shorts.
- Complement your bodysuit with a favorite sweater, blazer or suit jacket, or wear it on its own.
- Choose the right fabric for the occasion or outfit, such as silk, lace, velvet, polyester or cotton Lycra.
3. The Silky Robe or Kimono That’ll Add a Dash of Romance to Your Day
With the right strategy, accessories and attitude, you can wear your favorite silky robe or kimono as a dress or top over a skirt or pants. Follow these tips if you’re thinking of wearing your favorite robe out and about:
- Wear Your Satin Robe as a Jacket: Better worn this way in warmer temperatures as a light cover, your robe will act similarly to a shawl or shrug over your favorite camisole, bodysuit or blouse.
- Use Your Satin Robe as a Dress: For a cocktail party or wedding, you can wear your favorite robe and feel soft, delicate, comfortable and stunning.
- Go Boho-chic: When it’s time to meet a friend at a coffee shop to catch up, or you want to stroll through an area museum, wear your robe in this hippie-inspired style. Add accessories like a crochet bag, oversized bracelets and beaded necklaces.
- Treat Your Silk Robe or Kimono as Formal Wear: By adding the right hair, makeup, shoes, jewelry and other accessories, there’s no reason you can’t wear your silk robe as a formal dress for a special occasion.
Add Dimensions to Your Wardrobe By Turning Your Basics into High Fashion
Perhaps you didn’t know you have a game-changing treasure trove in your drawer of intimates. If that’s the case, know that you can now create whole new outfits or add flair and dimensions to existing outfits by wearing a bodysuit instead of a button-up or a kimono in place of a cocktail dress. Finally, keep exploring your intimate apparel for fashion ideas that go far beyond basic.