BASIC TALK BLOG

  1. Why sustainable fashion matters

    by Charline Catteeuw

    “Is it really democratic to buy a t-shirt for $5, a pair of jeans for $20? Or are they [fast fashion brands] taking us for a ride? Because they are...
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  2. Founder Fred's relationship with denim

    by Charline Catteeuw

    A girl's relationship with her favourite jeans is a serious one. For Fred, the higher the waist, the better - Her mantra when it comes to wearing d...
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  3. Self-love series I: Confidence

    by Charline Catteeuw

    An exploration of self-love, and all that comes with it.  Everyone’s definition of confidence is different. But where does confidence come from?  I...
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  4. Jeans that fit are jeans that last

    by Charline Catteeuw

    As continually consuming beings, we are conditioned to believe that we need to follow the “latest high-street trends” in order to stay in the know ...
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  5. The Wild One Jeans. Dare to be one of a kind?

    by Frédérique Lessard

     The Denim Basic You Will Be Wearing in 2019 Dare to be one of a kind? Get out there with these open leg flare jeans. High waisted and fitted arou...
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  6. SAFE HOME: BASICS FOR SELF-LOVE

    by Ari lesbasics

      Hi, I am Fred, owner, and designer at LES.BASICS, Since I am in self-isolation as well as the rest of the world, I decided to take that time to p...
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  7. Keeping a capsule wardrobe when you travel a lot

    by Charline Catteeuw

    When you’re on the road a lot, the daily decisions to make can quickly become overwhelming. What to wear and how to pack shouldn’t add to that list. 
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  8. Become more conscious in the new year

    by Charline Catteeuw

    The new year is all about breaking old habits and reactions and making new resolutions for a happier, healthier life. In times where we tend to be ...
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  9. Do you, and only you

    by Charline Catteeuw

    Oscar Wilde once said (with his usual wit) “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” And it seems like we hear the statement “just be yourself” coming from every corner, so much it leaves us wondering what in the world that even means.
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  10. How what we wear empowers us

    by Charline Catteeuw

    Fashion is so much more than just clothing. The power of it is real, and we’re giving you our top keys to amp up your confidence and empower yourself through what you wear.
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  11. Basics for all seasons

    by Charline Catteeuw

    Transitioning your wardrobe in between seasons can cause quite a few style conundrums - When the weather is both warm and chilly within the same ...
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  12. Be more with less - Mastering the art of a minimalist wardrobe

    by Charline Catteeuw

    Trust us when we say you don’t need a full walk-in closet in order to be considered fashionable. At Les Basics, we’re firm believers in minimalism - at its essence, the idea of “less is more”. Read on to find out our keys on mastering the art of minimalism in your wardrobe and reaching ultimate style perfection.
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