I'm the kind of person who doesn't do basics very well. If I could choose, I'd be shopping for colorful, sparkly one-of-a-kind pieces all the time. Buying basics (and by that I mean timeless pieces that remind me of stuff I already sort of have) has always bored me a little bit.
However, I do wear a lot of basics. I'm not the kind of person who plans my outfits religiously weeks in advance or anything, so a lot of the time, basics is what I reach after early in the morning when I really don't want to be thinking of anything clothing related at all.
So how do you solve this puzzle of not liking shopping for basics while loving wearing them?
I do it by shopping in bulk for all sorts of basics I could possibly need once or twice a year.
That way, I can shop for stuff I actually enjoy shopping for, during the rest of the year and still manage my wardrobe every morning.
For the past few years, my shopping trip while on a basics hunt has included a rather long visit to American Apparel (a store I don't visit regularly otherwise) and by the looks of their website I think I will be going there this year again.
Now the question is... does a circle scarf qualify as a basic or not?
(pics from American Apparel)