I Consider Myself the Aficionado of Basics Shopping—Here's What to Try Now

I Consider Myself the Aficionado of Basics Shopping—Here's What to Try Now


@symphonyofsilk; Uniqlo U Tailored Jacket ($90)

While I will test out a few noteworthy trends each season, my wardrobe is primarily comprised of basics. My day-to-day uniform basically consists of a simple silhouette featuring items like jeans or joggers, tees and knits, and easy jackets. If I do incorporate those more statement-making pieces, it’s often with accessories. Given my adoration for all things basics, I sort of consider myself an aficionado of basics shopping since it’s basics that often make up the bulk of my cart when I am in fact shopping.

On that note, I’ve been bookmarking a solid range of basics while doing research that I think you might be particularly into if you’re looking to add a fresh item or two into your offering. The picks in question are all highly versatile and could easily mix and match with other forward pieces in your wardrobe.

Keep scrolling to check out the basics and trend-forward basics that could be worth testing out now, separated by category.

Ribbed Knits

While a standard sweater will always work, it's all about the ribbed knits this season for a trend-forward basics option. Pair one with everything from jeans to skirts to joggers.

Slouchy Blazers

When it comes to polished staples, the blazer continues to reign supreme. This year, consider a slouchier silhouette for a modern vibe.

Relaxed Tees

Need a fresh tee? Well, here you go. The more relaxed versions are particularly noteworthy right now to bring ease and effortlessness to any outfit.

Straight-Leg Jeans

While just about any denim style could be considered a staple given the versatile nature, it's still all about those straight-leg styles in any wash.

Loungewear Staples

Those loungewear picks (sweatshirts, joggers, and the like) are more or less essentials in many wardrobes these days to be worn as sets or mixed and matched.

Neutral Dresses

A simple dress in a neutral hue is ideal to dress up or down this season. Pair one with sneakers and a jacket or with heels and pretty accessories.

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