Dress without Stress with Basics

Today’s millennials are going back to basics. While past generations favoured more outlandish styles and designs, the current generation appreciate the simplicity and beauty of classic pieces. As such, a millennial’s wardrobe is often found with pieces that are versatile – clothes that go from day to night, giving her tons of options and bang for the buck.

An off-shoulder top, paired with denim shorts, sneakers and a pair of sunnies for good measure, you’ll get a Sunday brunch outfit. Take the same top and pair it with a mid-length skirt and a pair of heels, and presto! You now have a classy ensemble for a wine tasting event or an office attire when you swap the skirt for culottes.


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Fashion trends may come and go but classic pieces and basic are forever. Ladies, here are the basic essentials you need to keep your eyes peeled for and never have that ‘I have nothing to wear, I hate everything’ moment again.



Despite the casual look, they are not sloppy and are extremely versatile. Wear them as base pieces to help tone down statement extras. A classic striped shirt should be a mainstay in your closet as well.



Every woman should have a basic, dress-it-up, dress-it-down button-down. It’s a workwear classic that’s polished and professional – and if you tire of the same one, look for a style with a baggier cut to spice up your look.



An everyday essential. It makes getting dressed for parties or work easy since it’s timeless, goes with everything, and won’t ever go out of style.



Ladies, you need to have at least one little black dress or a versatile dress in your arsenal. Depending on the occasion, finish the look with sandals, sneakers or heels.



From thin cashmere to durable cotton, to heavy wool knits, there’s a cardigan out there that will perfectly fit your needs. Be it denim or a classic black leather jacket, they are a necessity for the closet.



It’s worth paying extra for jeans that actually fit and flatter – hype up your wardrobe with a frayed-edged jean. Avoid unflattering suit pants and try some slimmer, ankle-cut trousers or play it up with flared culottes.


Delicate fine jewellery

You’ve owned your share of statement jewellery, but a gold or silver necklace with a simple pendant is the kind of thing you can wear every day for the rest of your life.

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Style is a private conversation between the wearer and the clothes, so we’d like to know – what are your go-to basic fashion formulas?



About the brand

Playdress is a fashion retail and manufacturing brand whose styles cater to versatile and confident women who switch between “Play” and “Dress Up”. The flagship outlet carries its’ essential streetwear shirts designed to reflect trends, pop and local culture under the Y&J label.


Visit Playdress & Y&J’s Suntec flagship store at the North Wing, #01-444/445/448