September 15, 2015

It's Basic Season

As autumn approaches, so does “basic season.”  This idea of being basic has escalated and taken on it’s own culture.  This epidemic of being basic can strike anyone at anytime.  You just have to fit a few criteria that I have observed.

First, you have to love coffee.  Or at least pretend to.  As long as your cup has the green siren logo plastered on it, you’ve fooled everyone into thinking you’re drinking a fancy, complicated, coffee drink.  But for those of you who are truly basic, you know it’s pumpkin spice season, and you’ve lost count of how many pumpkin spice lattes you’ve had this September.  

Secondly, you are basically a professional photographer with an iPhone.  Instagram is your platform; your stage, if you will.  You have to have the right audience who will applaud you.  After the stage and audience are set, basics always have an unrivaled costume (the filter).  Your photos are always edited to perfection — no matter what app you use.  Presenting your perfectly plated food or your OOTD on Instagram is your favorite hobby, besides actually selecting your OOTD.  Oh, and don’t forget to conjure up a creative caption that will set your post apart from the rest.

Lastly, you have to love everything about your fall wardrobe.  Your fashion choices play a key role in your identification as basic.  Starting at the top: your love for sweaters runs deep, specifically oversized ones.  The more it looks likes you made a killer find at Goodwill, the closer you are to being basic.  And naturally, your favorite sweater is meant to be paired with leggings and boots.  The leggings-boots combo is not one to be messed with in the lives of those who are basic.  Finally, in true basic fashion, you accessorize with fall-loving scarves that tie your entire outfit together. 

To those of you who could be labeled as basic, you are not alone.  And no matter what anyone tells you, there is nothing to be ashamed of.  In fact, I am not ashamed; I am the first to admit that I am basic.  I love coffee, actual coffee.  I haven’t gotten my first pumpkin spice latte yet because I’m too stuck on my summer favorite, peach green tea lemonade, that’s going out of season.  But you better believe the moment those chilly temps hit, I’ll be the first in line for my PSL.  As far as Instagram, we can all pretend we don’t care, but we know deep down we do.  And we all know we’ve been shopping for fall wardrobe staples since last fall.  Our eye never goes blind for a good sweater or pair of boots, no matter what the weather.  

Don’t hide your passion for fall; embrace it.  Break out your boots, fire up your Instagram, and go get that coveted PSL knowing that I am behind you, and I am cheering for you.  So to my fellow basics, raise your siren cup and join me in celebration for our favorite time of year. 


  1. So cute, this simple cozy outfit is perfect for cooler days.

    ~xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  2. basic and casual is always a good idea! :)



    1. We think so too, Isa! Thanks for reading!

  3. Love this fall look
    So chic and laid back
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    1. Thank you! I love fall and all the chic and comfy combos is brings!

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    1. Thank you Anne! I totally agree! Just checked your blog and can see you love the comfy basics too! Thanks for reading:)


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