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April 15, 2016 3 min read

Far From Basic: Style Guide 

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Let’s talk basics. Not the kind of basic that we all secretly are… you know Bachelor watching, top knot and wine kind of basic. We’re talking spring basics: great shorts, solid tops and cotton dresses... all staple pieces for your closet!

Basics really fill your closet with colors, options and your own personal style! Our favorite thing is having a great basic and styling it a bunch of different ways: dressed up, dressed down and everywhere in between!

Styling Basics:

There is so much to be said for styling basics! We love them so much that we have them in every color. Really, basics rainbow closets over here! 

We’ll start with basic tees and tanks! They are so effortless, cute and fun! Try wearing your favorite basic tee tied up in the front with great high-waist shorts and a long necklace with your favorite converse for a totally laid back look! Tees aren’t just for kicking it anymore though! Wear your tee half tucked into your favorite flare jeans, mega-high heels and accessorize like crazy (bangles on bangles on bangles!) for a dressy look without the dress! A v-neck basic tee is going to add a little extra oomph to this look! Another great way to style a tee is with a maxi skirt and we know you’ve got those in your spring wardrobes (we do!). Tuck that rose quartz tee into your favorite pleated maxi, buckle your sandals, braid that hair and your styled to pure perfection!

cute basic tunic

With the best basic tanks, you have the whole fashion world at your fingertips! On a cooler spring day, pair your tank with a great kimono and tie up flats with a great pair of shorts for a fun, every day look! On a warm day, a basic tank is going to be your new best friend! Wear yours styled with sandals and some great white shorts for the complete look, cool and looking great!

basic tanks

Maxi dresses are the definition of get up and go! Throw that hair in a great high bun, pout on your favorite basic maxi dress and head out of the door, shopping, running errands or put on your favorite statement jewelry and go out to eat with your girls! Maxi dresses are everything, gals! We are so excited to integrate our great oversized button ups tied around our waists with our maxi dresses and converse for that edgy look, without all the effort! See the trend here? No work!!!

 basic maxi dresses

Cotton and basic dresses give us so much life! Basic dresses are so much fun because they are probably the most versatile of all of the basics! If you’re anything like me, you get hot easily in the summer and these warm spring days, you need some bright, fun and gorgeous simple dresses! Dress them up or wear them as is! If you want to get even more use out of them, tie them up to the side, with your favorite super distressed denim and some wedges! 

 basic t-shirt dress

From kimonos to vests and flare jeans to maxi skirts, basics are your new go to pieces! You’ll always get the most wear out of them and you’ll have so much fun experimenting with new ways to style them! 

In conclusion, basics…they aren’t basic anymore! When your closet is filled with basics, you have a closet full of options! And what Lotus girl doesn’t love options?!

Post your pictures of Lotus Basics and hashtag them #lotusstyle so we can see your personal fashion!!!


We love this fashion vlogger, Shirley B. Eniang! This great video shows off her favorite basics and how she styles them!


-Ama @ Lifestyled by Ama



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