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    29 Stylish Basics You’ll Wear For Years

    As Taylor Swift says, "These will never go out of style."

    1. A cotton button-down shirt you can dress up or down depending on the day while still feeling comfortable and cool, even if it's hot outside.

    Model wearing white shirt with sleeves rolled up

    2. A pair of Chelsea boots designed so you can walk 500 miles (and 500 more) in them.

    Model wearing black Chelsea boots with a half-inch heel, rounded toe, elastic panel on either side

    3. An open cardigan you can throw on at night when it gets a little too chilly for whatever outfit you've decided to wear.

    4. A basic short-sleeve T-shirt dress to slip on in the morning when you don't feel like trying and just want to be comfortable...but still cute.

    5. A chambray shirt you can throw on with a skirt, black jeans, or even just blue jeans (hello, Canadian Tuxedo!) to have a sophisticated outfit with minimal effort.

    Model wearing button-down blue chambray shirt

    6. A pair of mid-rise skinny jeans that'll be your go-tos for basically forever. You simply can't go wrong with a great pair of blue jeans.

    Model wearing low-rise skinny jeans in blue

    7. Bike shorts you can wear to work out — or just in your everyday life because they're super comfortable and match with everything.

    Model wearing the bike shorts that stop around mid-thigh in black

    8. A fitted white T-shirt you won't have to worry about stretching out after a few wears. This baby will be with you for the long haul.

    9. A pair of Ray-Ban Aviators that have stood the test of time for a reason: they really are as great as people say they are.

    Ray-Ban Classic Aviators in green

    10. A classic trenchcoat you actually can't go wrong with. It will match with everything in your closet and make you feel extra chic when you put it on. Trust me.

    11. High-rise black jeans so versatile and comfortable you may end up saying, "Leggings? I don't know them."

    Model wearing the black skinny jeans showing the high-waist and back pockets

    12. Adidas superstar sneakers that have more than 22,000 5-star reviews raving about how amazing they are. Yes, you read that right — 22,000.

    adidas superstar shoes with three black stripes on either side

    13. A denim jacket you'll find any excuse to wear because it'll go with basically everything you own.

    14. A pair of black leggings that'll take you from your workout to meeting your friends for brunch. Honestly, we're so lucky that the athleisure trend is still going strong.

    Model wearing black leggings with hand in the right pocket

    15. A jumpsuit to have on hand for nice occasions where you need to look nice, but still want to be comfortable all night.

    Model wearing the jumpsuit with a double-v neckline, wide legs, and a removable tie belt around the waist in olive

    16. A vegan leather jacket that I swear will instantly make you feel about 100 times cooler and more put-together the second you put it on.

    17. A boatneck striped shirt with nautical vibes anyone can pull off, even if they're not on a boat.

    Model wearing three-quarter sleeved shirt in navy stripes

    18. A bodycon dress you can wear in a dressy or casual setting, so it's always a good idea to have at least one at the ready in your closet when you just can't decide what to wear.

    19. A longline blazer designed to make any outfit feel super professional — yes, even just jeans and a T-shirt.

    Model wearing boyfriend blazer with one button closure and welt pockets on either side

    20. A short-sleeved shirtdress in a classic style you can throw on when you want something timeless to wear.

    Model wearing woven-fabric shirtdress with marbled buttons down the front, an adjustable tie waist, and pockets

    21. A pair of oversized gold hoop earrings — even Gretchen Wieners would approve if you wear these every single day.

    Model wearing the oversized hoops face to the side to illustrate the size, which is about the same diameter as a cup

    22. A classic LBD to keep in your closet for whenever you need a look that will help boost your confidence a bit and accomplish whatever you need to get done.

    Model wearing scoop neck tank swing dress

    23. A cross-body tote you can toss the essentials in (phone, wallet, keys, lip blam) without worrying about weighing down your shoulder.

    Model wearing cross-body purse with front flap over their shoulder in brown

    24. A ballet flats perfect to slide on and add a finishing touch to any outfit, knowing that your feet won't hurt at the end of the day.

    25. A one-piece swimsuit that'll make you feel like a million bucks the minute you slip it on.

    Model in deep v-neck one-piece bathing suit in black

    26. A dress with the classic style Diane von Furstenberg perfected for a reason: a wrap dress makes you feel confident and ready to take on whatever comes your way.

    27. A pair of Birkenstocks that prove that being comfortable and cute *is* possible.

    Model wearing Birkenstock footbed sandal with two side buckles across the top in metallic silver

    28. A bomber jacket to add the finishing touch to any outfit. Seriously. You'll find yourself reaching for this basically every single day during spring and fall (and maybe even summer or winter, depending on the weather).

    Model wearing bomber jacket with contrast zippers on side pockets and elastic around the neck, sleeves, and waist

    29. A pair of Spanx faux leather leggings with thousands of 5-star reviews because they really are THAT comfortable and worth it. You might end up wearing these at least once a week.

    The queen of basics applauding your choice to invest in great pieces:

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