We talk a lot about the basics of a great wardrobe around here. But I think people often get stuck on the idea of basics, thinking they aren’t that interesting. Or perhaps you tend to just throw on the first tee and jeans you can find in the closet and run out the door {yes, I’ve been there too.} I agree that doesn’t make for the most exciting of outfits. But in fact, basiscs are the perfect way to let your individual style shine through. You just have to put your back in to it a little.

Team Apartment 34’s recent trip to wine country is the perfect example. We all donned the ultimate summer wardrobe basic – tees and tansks, but we were anything but short on personal style. I love how everyone’s individuality was perfectly epitomized in each look.


The equation is pretty simple. Your favorite tee or tank combined with a stellar standout style-statement {say that three times fast!} will make your basic totally unique. It’s all about how you layer. That could include things like chic booties, ripped jeans, a cool necklace or an eye-catching bag. Or a combo of all of the above!

For example, I love how Bianca’s ripped jeans take her Racerback Tank to a whole new level. Ashley’s hat and military style vest makes her simple black tee feel fresh. And Jessica, in her cute cropped jeans and canvas sneakers, is classic.

With a foundation of simple tees & tanks, your summer looks immediately become no brainers. They’re really more like a blank canvas for you to get as creative with as you like! We’re curious, what’s your favorite summer staple these days?



>  Old Navy Racerbank Tank

> Old Navy Striped Tee

> Old Navy Canvas Sneakers

> Old Navy Rockstar Cropped Jeans

> Madewell Romper

> One Teaspoon Ripped Denim

> Chloe Wedges

> Mirrored RayBans

> Clare Vivier Tote

original photography for apartment 34 by Aubrie Pick 

This post was sponsored by Old Navy. Check out Old Navy’s

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