32 Summer Basics That Are Also Low-Key Trendy

Trendy basics for summer



As far as my wardrobe goes, I'm a lot more fun in the summer. In the winter, I wear a lot of neutrals and sweaters, whereas during the summer, I fill my wardrobe with color, pretty prints, and lots of trends. But that's not to say that I don't also shop for basics when it's warm out—I just try to keep them interesting.

For this fun (keyword) shopping roundup, I found 32 pieces that are versatile enough to pass as basics but that are also low-key trendy, including a two-tone cardigan, a pair of sweatshorts with ruffle accents, and a seamed white T-shirt, among other items.

I don't know about you, but I'm currently feeling an urge to shop that I haven't felt in a while. As the world slowly starts opening back up and making plans has become a thing again, I've started thinking about outfits to wear to places besides the grocery store and for mirror selfies. So with that, scroll to shop the low-key trendy basics that I'd wear out in the world all summer long.


Not your average white tee, folks.

A blazer is a basic, but this season's It color is not.

Balloon jeans are the definition of low-key trendy.

Fun fact: I just ordered this.

I enjoy this pop of color.

I fully expect these to sell out soon.

Take note of the trendy split hem.

Say hello to your most comfortable summer dress.

I think this cool seersucker top might be my next purchase.

Excellent use of shoulder pads.

I can think of so many ways to wear this easy shirt.

Started as a trend and stuck around.

Carhartt is quickly becoming the new throwback It brand.

These fit so well—I tell everyone to buy them.

If you're brave enough to wear jeans in the summer, they might as well be as cool as these.

You should probably prepare yourself for these to be sold out everywhere soon.

I'd consider swapping bike shorts for this.

Polo collars are the trend that keeps on giving.

Subtle (but impactful) asymmetry.

All of your other white T-shirts are about to get jealous.

Details such as the Peter Pan collar take this basic to trend territory.

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