Weekday to Weekend: Basic Edition

I’ve actually been the most drawn to basic pieces lately; the more elemental the better. Simple black skirt, white tee, black jeans, classic heels. Instead of boring basic, I find them to be building pieces in my closet.

I haven’t done a weekday to weekend combo post in a while so I thought no time like the present right? I decided to post on these basic pieces, like these black jeans. Basic because they are, but instead of using basic in a blah way I like to use it in a elemental way. It’s a basic that let’s you build outfits easily. For instance, these are just skinny black jeans, but they can work for day dressing or weekend slouching. (Slouching is what I do on the weekends, not sure what you fancies get yourself into but my plans do not include heels.) 

I also see a bright future for skinny black jeans this fall. The possibilities are endless. I mean I can pull these off easily for a meeting or for running around during the day and then for the weekend, I can throw on my sneaks, tee and go… to the grocery store, the coffee shop or my couch. Because that’s about as exciting as our weekend gets. (Although I did watch Beyonce last night at the VMA’s and immediately started bedazzling a onesie.) 
Bedazzlement aside, as you can tell black and white pieces are pretty much my go to for basics this fall. What is on your shopping list for fall? Basics or trendy?
Weekday look:
Weekend look:
c/o Old Navy Blouse (around waist)

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  1. I would pick basics over trends any day. I love both looks and I am also slouching on weekends, yup no heels for me.


    08.25.14 · Reply
  2. Mica says:

    the embellished tee in the first outfit is stunning! πŸ™‚

    I think basics are great – with a few statement pieces to add some interest now and then. But comfortable, basic items are what I wear the most, you can remix them so easily.

    Away From The Blue

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  3. Christina Storm says:

    Love this look!
    The Style Storm

    <3, Christina

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  4. Great look. Really like the Holy Chic tee:)

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  5. Sasa Zoe says:

    Love both chic look<3


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  6. Adorable looks.


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  7. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    beautiful! πŸ™‚ i adore these two tops and you look smokin'

    ladies in navy

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  8. Jessica says:

    I'm currently "building my wardrobe" and one of the first things I added was a pair of black skinnies! They are my go-to for everything πŸ™‚

    26 and Not Counting

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  9. Kendi Lea says:

    good call! i wear black pants year round!

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  10. Love these looks! And I'm a major fan of skinny black jeans. They're the perfect pair for a dressy night or a casual night. SO great for fall!

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  11. Love your first look!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
    Come by! Weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up

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  12. Dress To Cook says:

    Simply perfect πŸ™‚

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  13. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    loving the basics on you! so cute


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  14. Black jeans are definitely a must have! You're casual look is definitely one I see happening in my life soon;)
    xo Adri

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  15. Natali says:

    Wonderful two outfits! First one is so casual and works perfect for many occasions!

    Second one is having a great sporty vibe and is more for laid-back days/ weekends when you don't have much going, just want to go for a walk or beer πŸ™‚


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  16. Carlee says:

    Old Navy skinny jeans are the best! I love 3 pairs and love them all.



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  17. Julie says:

    I didn't realize how versatile black skinnies were until I bought a pair. Now I love them! Being jeans, they're perfect for dressing down, but the black makes them a little classier for evening. Great looks!

    xo Julie

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  18. Nia Lawa says:

    Tres chic

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  19. Jessica says:

    Versatility, thy name is black skinny jeans. Love!

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  20. I'm obsessed with my black skinny jeans! I can wear them with anything, and it keeps the outfit classy!

    Simply Sabrina

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  21. Sarah H. says:

    I had a pair of black jeans once but I felt like I constantly had to lint-roll them. Maybe I live in a really linty house or something. Might have just been the particular fabric of the jeans though. I might still get another pair and just live with it, because you have clearly proven to me that black jeans are awesome.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  22. love love both of the shirts! these outfits are so great, look so comfy and really relatable, feels like I can pull something like this off! love simple looks like these!


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  23. Tamara W. says:

    I love that first top and those sneakers! I definitely do not wear heels on the weekend ;).


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  24. both outfits are adorable but the weekend look is so adorable with those sneaks!


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  25. Vann girl says:

    Both outfits are great. I want that tee!

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  26. Emma says:

    WHAT. I literally bought those exact jeans about 3 minutes before reading this post. Get outta my head, Kendi! πŸ™‚

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  27. Katharina says:

    love the weekend-outfit. ❀︎
    Katharina // ktinka

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  28. Such a cute embroidered top!

    xo Jenny
    ❀ Tsangtastic.com

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  29. gorgeous looks kendi!

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  30. Nice basic pieces. The embroidered top is very pretty.


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  31. Very cute outfits – well done!


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  32. loving both these looks! especially loving that lavender blazer!!

    xoxo, Elena Michelle

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  33. Shoshana says:

    Both are excellent looks. I think the weekday may be my favorite ensemble. I love the blouse with all the perfectly contoured burnout pattern. Really lovely. You look great.
    http://www.stylegonerogue.com (new post today)

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  34. SarahLagen says:

    I just got the 'Holy Chic' tee shirt and I love it!! It is so fun and perfect to wear all of the time!

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  35. Sera Guffey says:

    I love that Holy Chic shirt!

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  36. Megan says:

    i lately bought topshop skinny jeans and cubus skinny jeans and think that both are great and also bought some C&A pants

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  37. Lovely t-shirt! Great summer outfit:-)




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  38. nikki says:

    gorgeous photos! that purple blazer is amazing!



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  40. Nuko says:

    Hi..did you loose weight? You look great.)))

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  41. Rebecca says:

    I love that first outfit! The lace top is gorgeous, and I like that you styled it simply – that allows it to really stand out.

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  42. kelli says:

    Great pics! I agree with you! There is nothing better than black skinny jeans and a cute white tee! I am looking at both basics and trendy this fall. Super excited!


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  43. Mel says:
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  44. Indian Savage says:

    So amazing easy chic outfit

    I really love it


    Maggie D.

    The Indian Savage diary Fashion Blog

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  45. Sara says:

    Basics are always on my life. I love that Piperlime top!

    Style for the Seasons

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  46. Rach says:

    I am obsessing over your beaded top!


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  47. Kasey Stricklin says:

    Looove that Kate Spade bag in the top pic!

    Kasey {preppylove}

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  48. Randa Joiner says:

    I love the second outfit! The shoes look so comfortable

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  49. Jessica says:

    I love both your looks, simple yet elegant!


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  50. Such a fun graphic tee!
    xo Tia | http://www.bigcitytyro.com

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  51. Neeltje says:

    Really great photos and a lovely outfit! x


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  52. Michele says:

    I'm with you! I could live in black skinnies. They go with everything..


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  53. I'm a basics girl, forever and always. It's just too easy and you look so GD good. Why mess with that? Love both of these looks, Kendi!

    XO Alison

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  54. Margery Ho says:

    Simple yet stunning! Love it!


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  55. That 'holy chic' top is so brilliant! I'll definitely have to get my hands on one too!

    XO Greta | flourish-blog.blogspot.com

    08.27.14 · Reply
  56. lolawants says:

    I love that Holy Chic tee! I was thinking about getting one myself, but some of the reviews said the tee was see-through. Is that your experience too? Do you have to wear a cami underneath?

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  57. Basics with a little bit of trendy. For example black pants, but waxed or with distressing. Fun ways to add a little fall and holiday! I also want to snag those sneaks.



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  58. Loving that purple cardigan/blazer and the skinnies!


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