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How to Style Basics with Gal Meets Glam

by Julie Chiem


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Basics are the foundation of every great outfit. No matter what trend is hot and happening now, you can count on a classic piece as a safe bet to balance any look. Julia Engel from Gal Meets Glam shows us just how to get it right. See how she takes her basics from work to weekend, mixing her favorite staples with the top trends of the season.

For work, create a chic and sophisticated look with a structured blazer. Paired with a flirty skirt, it polishes up the whole outfit.


A cozy cardigan with a tee and jeans are classic layering pieces perfect for off-duty weekends. You're guaranteed to wear them in heavy rotataion.


Find a flattering pair of black jeans. No matter what's on the agenda, count on it to work for day and night. Style it with a fun statement top to elevate the look.


Nail a fun and flirty weekend look with a cold shoulder top tucked into a classic mini skirt.


"My wardrobe staples include basic pieces that stand the test of time. In my closet, you'll always find a denim skirt, white blouse, striped top, cashmere sweater, long cardigan, a classic blazer, and always dresses. I can't forget the accessories. My favorites are go-to flats, a neutral bag, pumps, booties, and a trench coat. Shop my selects below and visit Gal Meets Glam daily for more fashion inspiration!"