Lately I have been noticing that it is hard to find the basics.
Simple, comfortable, beautiful ballet flats. Take the random things on the toe, they are not going to distract me from a not great flat.
Staple dark jeans. That have a great fit.
Simple is so much better than overdone.
The best way to demonstrate your skills, and set yourself apart from the rest, is to take something simple (an omelet if you're a chef, for example) and do it better than everyone else.