This LA-Based Brand is Your New Go-To for Luxe Basics

Calvin Rucker gives your comfiest pieces the couture treatment.

Calvin Rucker Always and Forever Dress, $485; Until You Come Back to Me Top, $265; Smooth Trousers, $295
Calvin Rucker Always and Forever Dress, $485; Until You Come Back to Me Top, $265; Smooth Trousers, $295
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The design duo behind celeb-approved brand Calvin Rucker firmly believe that basics should be sleek, provocative and versatile. In other words, anything but basic. In fact, Joie Rucker and Caroline Calvin admirably aim to fuse the casual pieces of their two-year-old line with the spirit and passion of couture.  

(Kerris Dorsey: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America, Kelly Rowland: Digital/Bauer Griffin, Shanae Grimes: FameFlynet Pictures)
(Kerris Dorsey: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America, Kelly Rowland: Digital/Bauer Griffin, Shanae Grimes: FameFlynet Pictures)

It's no surprise that celebs have flocked to the brand's edgy-meets-femme aesthetic. Actress Kerris Dorsey rocked the brand's distressed leather pants with a graphic tee and booties to effortlessly chic effect. X-Factor judge Kelly Rowland elevated the line's graphic bomber with hoops and smokey eye makeup. Shanae Grimes opted to attend Coachella in style by matching denim cutoffs with a Calvin Rucker lace top and menswear-inspired loafers. 

Calvin Rucker Hold On Sheer Sweater, $285; Spider Skirt, $265; Love Me Jeans, $335; Angel Baby Maxi, $395; Santa Monica Peasant Blouse, $285; Back to You Blouse, $265
Calvin Rucker Hold On Sheer Sweater, $285; Spider Skirt, $265; Love Me Jeans, $335; Angel Baby Maxi, $395; Santa Monica Peasant Blouse, $285; Back to You Blouse, $265
(Source: Madison Los Angeles, Forward by Elyse Walker)

Although Calvin Rucker is best known for its sophisticated denim, the Spring 2015 collection features a range of upgraded summer staples ideal for a trendsetting gal on-the-go. Tailored blouses ($88–$365) and easy dresses ($350-485) are ideal for your nine-to-five, while the sexier sheer tops ($88–$365) and distressed bottoms ($128-385) are perfect for happy hour.

Ready to step up your basics? Shop Calvin Rucker at Madison Los Angeles and FWRD

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