Because being basic is boring.

I think it's safe to say that the "Basic Betch" theme was anything but basic for us 5x5 girls last week. Our mission for this whole FDFW fashion project that we've created is to really just provide inspiration. In today's fast-fashion world, it's so easy to think "I have NOTHING to wear" when you're starring into your massive closet full of clothes. Believe us, we've been there. But through Five Days Five Ways, we've forced ourselves to rethink how to repurpose. We love taking on the challenge with crazy printed items or silhouettes that are a bit more daring, but last week's basics-theme was also surprisingly super fun—and difficult. But hopefully, you had as much fun as we did following along all week and feel a little bit more inspired to try out some new ways to sport that LBD, classic blazer or basic tee that's been sitting in the back of your closet now.

If you missed any of the "Basic Betch" challenge over on Instagram last week, check out the full recap here. And join us as we pledge to never go basic ever again :)

(And huge, huge, huge thanks to Ashley Herrin with t.e.l.l. new england for taking all of Cass and Erin's photos this week. It's been such a blast shooting with Ashley and we are so excited for more fun in weeks to come!)

Cass' black J. Crew Blazer

Erin's black Urban Outfitter's LBD

Jess' black high-neck cropped tee

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