Back To Black - 5 Essential Basics

With each fashion season, waves of new and creatively designed clothing enter the market. But have you ever wondered, how am I going to style these unique pieces without looking too much?

Fret not! The answer lies in the basics, and nothing can beat having black basics in your closet. Here are five must-have black items from YISHION in preparation for those lazy ‘fit days and to pair with funkier clothing pieces.

1. Long-Sleeved Knit Top

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Nothing can go wrong with a black top. While short-sleeved tops work too, the long-sleeved version adds an extra touch of elegance for days you don’t want to feel too casual. A knit material is the cherry on top – since knit is stretchy and often has unique ribbed patterns, it’s both comfortable and fashionable! You can always opt for a cropped version if you prefer showing more skin. 

 Regular Long Sleeve Solid Colour Mock Neck T-shirt (Black)Regular Long Sleeve Solid Colour Mock Neck T-shirt (Black)

Why not try a knitted top with a mock neck collar? This will go well with denim, cargo pants, long vintage skirts, denim shorts, or any other unique pieces in your wardrobe. If you’re looking for a warmer alternative, opt for a turtleneck version instead.

Styling Tip #1: Layer a sweater vest over the turtleneck top for a more interesting look!

 2. Joggers

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These days, joggers come in every fit and form. However, before you purchase them in multiple colourways, remember that every wardrobe needs plain-coloured joggers. Black joggers are a closet staple: They don't get stained easily, are effortless to wear and will give you an edge to your overall ‘fit. 

Solid Coloured Wide Leg Sweatpants with Elastic Waist (Black)
Elasticated Waist Jogger with Unique Tag and Button Details (Black)

Joggers can come in varying styles – namely, with and without elasticised ankle hems. If you prefer a more casual formal look, opt for ones without the elastic as these can be worn as slacks too. If you prefer a more street style look, elasticised joggers cinch at your ankles to show off more of your shoes’ designs. Otherwise, enjoy the versatility with adjustable drawstring cuffs – totally up to your mood!

3. Long Pleated Skirts

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Long black pleated skirts are a must-have basic for all those who lean towards a more alternative dressing style. Long pleated skirts, especially black coloured ones, take on a demure image and fall into a moody, dark academia type aesthetic. Since the weather is taking a cooler turn, why not give this a go?

High Waist Long Maxi Pleated Skirt with Slash Pocket Details (Black)High Waist Long Maxi Pleated Skirt with Slash Pocket Details (Black)

The perfect maxi pleated skirt for the end of year season. You can pair it with a simple graphic tee, a basic black top or even a blouse for those formal party occasions. Style it with your choice of footwear – dress it down by wearing sneakers, or you can jazz it up by wearing a pair of strappy heels or chunky loafers. 

4. A-Line Mini Skirts 

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It’s time to give mini A-line skirts their own limelight! When made in black, these A-line skirts give a cool city girl aesthetic that pairs well with fitted tops. They look especially good with Y2K inspired tops and are a basic necessity for this aesthetic!

A-Line Asymmetrical Skirt

Our A-line skirt comes with a fun twist – an asymmetrical cut-out waistline, perfect for all the Y2K fits you want to try. Throw on a fitted graphic tee, black shoulder bag and a pair of chunky loafers or boots, you’re good to go!

Styling Tip #2: If you want an even more “Maddie from Euphoria” look, you can choose blouses with cut-outs and wear a pair of strappy heels.

5. Pinafores

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This closet basic is for those who want to achieve that soft-girl aesthetic but still retain some edge to their look. What’s more, the vibes of your outfit can change depending on what you layer under the pinafore, the options are endless! Pinafores are a great choice for layering in warmer seasons as you can simply wear a short-sleeved tee underneath. Feel cold? Just wear a long sleeved top instead.

Mini Poplin Pinafore Dress with Unshakeable SloganMini Poplin Pinafore Dress with Unshakeable Slogan

Maximum cuteness with minimum effort! Pair this pinafore with any of our other graphic tees and sneakers, and you’re all set for a day out! (Psst, this pinafore is also part of our Doraemon collection!)

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