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When it started looking like Melbourne was going to be allowed out of lockdown, I decided I needed a nice casual clothes update.

I bought some pieces from Basic State and I kid you not, every single time I have worn them, I have been asked about them.
I wanted some nice, complete outfits for my day-to-day attire that would look a bit more put together than the mismatched pieces I’d been slothing around in at home during the restrictions, and I’m guessing a heap of other women are looking for the same thing.

If Basic State isn’t on your radar, they’re an online store that specialises in everyday fashion, which is perfect for mums because they stock the stuff we want to live in- clothing that is beautiful quality, wearable and EASY.

I purchased from the Clé Organic Basics range which is crafted from 100% pure organic cotton. I got the Camila Lounge Pants in White (I’m in XS which is an 8-10) and the Logo sweater in Rosé (wearing XS).
These pants are the PERFECT weight as we transition from Spring into Summer. They’re incredibly light and oh so comfy- keep in mind that, being white, you do need to wear skin coloured underwear underneath them but this pair of pants seems to be the item garnering the most comments- everyone loves them.

I also got the Logo Sweater in the shade Luxor and I think this is my favourite piece- I will live in it.

I have since teamed up with Basic State to share another beautiful, organic Australian brand- Lulu Organic Cotton Essentials.
This brand makes super soft pieces in sizes 8-22. The styles are designed in Melbourne and made with GOTS certified organic fabrics.
The cuts are perfection- effortless, comfortable fashion that can be mixed and matched.
Once again, these pieces are the perfect weight for if you want something on your arms or legs but don’t want to feel hot.
They come in dreamy pastel shades which look great as a pop of colour against white, as well as neutrals if pinks and blues aren’t your thing (but they most certainly ARE my thing!). The nutmeg, grey, white and black options will appeal to neutral lovers.

Wearing Lulu Organic Essentials Miami Tank in White, Laguna Lounge Pants in Rose Quartz, New Jersey Sweater in Rose Quartz and Cass Leather Flatform Sneakers in White Leather.

The Cass Leather Flatform Sneakers are the perfect white sneaker and look great with any outfit- I’m wearing them in every shot. Being leather, they will also mould to my feet.
Here’s a closer looks via a video I shared on Instagram.

The perfect combo for meeting friends for a coffee, taking the kids to the park, running errands, school drop offs or any other mum-activity you can think of where you need easy, wearable style. Wearing Laguna Lounge Pants in Robot Blue, Miami Tank and the Cass sneakers.

These pieces are so comfy and I love that there are singlet, tee, and longsleeve options in each colour. You can pair them together if you love a matching set, pair with white pieces or other neutrals from your own wardrobe.
Another absolute favourite of mine is the Lulu Organic Essentials Melrose V Neck tee which I’m wearing here in Rose Quartz with the matching Laguna Lounge Pants.
The neck, sleeve design and length of this tee are so flattering on and this is easily the best quality tee I have worn in years- mainstream brands do not compare.

Thats my little wardrobe update! It felt so good to clean out my wardrobe and replace items that bought me no joy with these dreamy pastel pieces. I now feel like I can grab an outfit and go without having to think too much about it, and they’ll have me covered for school drop offs in 2021!

By Tara Alexander