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NIC+ZOE: Back to Basics

A crisp white button-down, black ponte pants, a classic sheath dress. Basics can be so…basic. But that doesn’t mean boring has to follow. There’s no collection better than NIC+ZOE’s Essentials to show you that stylish staples can pull any fashionable outfit together. Our fashion experts work with four classic pieces to build ensembles ready for the office, weekend fun and evening excitement. Because going back to the basics shouldn’t ever be dull.

  1. Fall 4 Way Cardigan: NIC+ZOE’s versatile cardigan is the epitome of an essential. What’s your pleasure? You can wear it tied, wrapped, twisted or draped open to fit whatever mood you’re entertaining.
    Work: Wear this solid cardigan wrapped atop dress pants or a pencil skirt for a classic look that takes you through the day, from meetings to water cooler chat.
    Weekend: Leave it open and casually pair it with your favorite jeans, riding boots, patterned scarf and a playful T-shirt, and you’re ready to relax your way through the weekend.
    Evening: When this sweater is twisted at the waist, it adds a bit of flirt. Pair with a pair of slouchy casual pants with pointy heels or a girly skater skirt for a fun evening outfit.
  1. Drapey Denim Shirt
    A sophisticated take on denim, this basic from NIC+ZOE is a no-brainer full of style and super soft versatility. It also hits the right note with today’s hottest fall trends.
    Work: There’s no reason why denim can’t be workplace friendly. Just don a tailored blazer, dress pants and classic heels, and you’ll have a professional combo.
    Weekend: On the heels of stylish celebs like Beyoncé and SJP’s recent styles, pull double denim duty by pairing this button-down with complementing jeans. The lighter the denim shirt color choice, the darker the jeans you should wear. Slip-on sneakers or loafers complete the look.
    Evening: Pair with sleek dressy sweatpants (the fall’s hottest oxymoron trend), a stunning tiered chain necklace and leather booties for a rocker chic vibe sure to turn heads.
  1. Solid Twirl Dress
    This elegant sleeveless knit is easy breezy to wear and style. The fun fit-and-flare silhouette gives it a feminine twirl as you move through your day or night.
    Work: Keep things timeless by topping this lightweight basic with a tailored blazer. Finish the look with a pair of classic heels. For a little extra flare, try out subtly patterned or textured tights.
    Weekend: Fall outings like pumpkin patch visits or latté with the girls call for casual put-together looks. Don riding boots, tights and a colorful cardigan with the Solid Twirl for everyday style.
    Evening: Consider this dress a canvas for wild patterns and statement jewelry. Try a pair of fabulous heels (think animal print) with a complementary oversized clutch. Toss on a giant chunky necklace and a bundle of bangles, and the night is yours.
  1. Modern Blouse: Every closet needs a polished button-down top. NIC+ZOE’s Modern Blouse fits the bill with a feminine rounded hem and wide cuffs.
    Work: A powerhouse of fashionable style, this blouse is perfect with ponte or tweed pants. Add a patterned scarf and brightly colored heels to show you mean business.
    Weekend: Keep things casual without sacrificing style with the latest weekend trend – overalls. Tuck this blouse into your denim favorites with fancy pointy toed flats or fabulous pony hair slip-ons.
    Evening: Channeling the sexy menswear trend, pair with cropped black tuxedo pants for a sleek silhouette. All you need is sky-high heels, a chunky necklace and a fun clutch for a downtown-chic vibe.

Whether you’re meeting with a client, hitting the latest hotspot for dinner or strolling the city on a Sunday afternoon, a good staple piece can tie any outfit together. Because, as all style savvy women know, fantastic style is essential. NIC+ZOE’s Essentials collection is here to help, with easy wardrobe foundation pieces that should be in every fashionista’s closet!