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    38 Stylish Basics To Add To Your Wardrobe

    When it comes to good basics, versatility is key 🗝

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A pair of straight ankle Levi's jeans that'll last for many seasons to come. These ribcage jeans also happen to be TikTok-famous for being cute as heck on every body type!

    a reviewer poses in the ripped black  jeans
    a different reviewer shows the back view of the blue jeans

    Promising review: "I was nervous to wear these at first because I usually only wear skinny jeans and don't branch out much with fashion trends. I like to stick to 'safe/boring' styles. But after trying them on and testing them out, I discovered they are LITERALLY my favorite pants. I can literally wear them ALL different ways. Strappy heals, flats, loafers, vans, booties, you name it. I am SO pleased and I feel so confident wearing them. They fit my waist like they were tailored just for me. I have an hourglass figure and I LOVE how high and fitted the waist is. I ordered my usual size in Levi's and they fit great. A nice hug, but nothing uncomfortable. These pants are SO on trend right now. I encourage anyone to give them a try...you'll be pleasantly surprised!!" —Spades

    Get it from Amazon for $47.63+ (available in sizes 24–44 and 10 colors).

    2. An overall jumpsuit to take a casual T-shirt to the next level. It even comes in a shorts version so you're covered in the summertime!

    a reviewer wears the black jumpsuit with a shirt underneath and a beige hat
    a reviewer wears the tan jumpsuit at the beach

    Promising review: "These overalls are cute and comfy. I wore them in a casual setting, I received a bunch of compliments. I plan to dress them up a bit and wear to work too." —Tia Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–3X, in 24 colors, and two styles).

    3. A sophisticated tweed blazer truly worth the investment because it can make any (*literally* any) outfit a head turner. I mean, have you ever seen a plain white tee and blue jeans look so chic? This needs to be a closet staple!

    model in the black blazer with blue jeans and a white tee
    a model in pink
    Mango

    Get it from Mango for $129.99 (available in sizes XXS–4X and in two colors).

    4. A versatile oversized sweater vest with the option to wear it solo in the spring, over a turtleneck in the fall, and lots more. And when there's a fashion item that makes leaps between seasons, that means you'll need it in every color.

    person wearing the gray vest in three different ways
    Amazon

    Promising reviews: "This was totally oversized! It looks so cute on! The quality feels nice and washed nice too! Will buy again!" —Ashley Joseph

    "This sweater is beautiful and classy. I wore this for a virtual interview and it was warm and cute with a bright white button down blouse underneath. This sweater is so chic, you can wear it so many ways. I love it!" —Tania

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 18 colors/patterns).

    5. A pair of hypoallergenic hoop earrings that are sure to be in your weekly rotation because they go with *everything*. They've got over 27,000 5-⭐️ reviews, so clearly...people are obsessed.

    a reviewer wearing the gold hoops
    a reviewer holds the hoop for a better view

    Promising review: "This is probably the fourth piece of Pavoi jewelry I’ve purchased now, and it will definitely not be the last. I continue to be extremely happy with their products. These are such a great size, the width of the hoop is really nice and substantial. Overall the quality is great, they honestly look like they are gold rather than gold plated, and have a nice weight to them (they don’t feel flimsy). They also are very elegant looking, and can definitely be worn for more dressy occasions as well as casually. It’s so pleasantly surprising each time to see the quality is so great given the price point is so affordable. These are fun, and a perfect addition to my jewelry collection just in time for summer!"  —Leslie R.

    Get them from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in four sizes and in six metal types).

    6. A pair of Superga platform sneakers to keep things cute and simple. These Amazon favorites come in TONS of everyday colors like black, white, gray, and an adorable rose (which is a very light pink).

    A reviewer posing in the white platform sneakers
    a different reviewer poses for a mirror selfie in the white sneakers

    FYI: These sneaks tend to run a little big, so many reviewers suggest sizing a half size down!

    Promising review: "These black platform Superga sneakers are very comfortable, and are true to size. Definitely what I was looking for. The platform is just the right amount of height. Enough to give me the extra height I wanted without looking silly...These look perfect with my split-hem flared leggings. The sneakers feel good on, feet are supported, and the width is true as well. They are well made, durable, and are on trend. I am super happy with this purchase." —No Name Please

    Get it from Amazon for $26.76+ (available in sizes 5–10 and 30+ color combos).

    7. A high-waisted pair of wide-leg pants that look super classy and professional, but feel like you're walking around in your lounge clothes. TL;DR: These will be their new go-to fancy pants.

    Reviewer wearing the pants in lilac with a black belt
    a reviewer wearing the pants in beige

    Promising review: "These pants as so comfortable and flowy! I stepped outside of my usual skinny-jean outfit to try this style — and I never want to take them off! They are great casual pants for work, and can be dressed up for the evening with a fancy shirt and heels. They are as comfortable as pajamas, without looking like it." —Nash

    Get it from Amazon for $23.79 (available in sizes 1XS–3X and in 24 colors).

    8. A floral wrap dress featuring the perfect hidden pockets on each side. After every compliment you receive (and there will be many) you'll want to shout, "and it has pockets too!"

    Promising review: "This dress fit me amazingly, it’s adorable and I will be wearing it to an upcoming wedding. Seriously so comfy as well, the material, the pockets, it’s breathable. Just love everything about this dress."  —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes 14–26 and in 10 colors).

    9. A button-down blouse because you can wear it on its own, as a beach cover-up, as a light layer — really, the options are endless. It's a classic piece you need in your closet no matter the season.

    a reviewer wearing the white top tucked in and buttoned up
    reviewer in midi floral dress wearing the white shirt as a cover-up

    Promising review: "Great for hot summer days and spring layering. This blouse just flows. I got pink and the color is just lovely. Easy care, great fit, and right price. What's not to like? I'm getting a second top." —AVO

    Get it from Amazon from $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 31 colors).

    10. A pair of high-waisted denim shorts to let your legs be totally free of tight, constricting jeans. These ~jorts~ (you know... jean shorts) will be the first thing you grab as the weather gets warmer!

    a model poses in the light wash denim jeans
    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned small biz with a huge selection of trendy clothes and accessories!

    Promising review: "Perfect high rise, super comfy and love the longer length which looks great rolled up as well!" —Lil

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $84.99 (available in sizes 2–10).

    11. AND a pair of drawstring shorts so comfy you may fall asleep in them every now and then. And I think you've scored if you found a pair of shorts that work for running errands, days at the beach, and accidental naps at home.

    A person wearing a burnt orange top and black shorts
    A person wearing a white top and blue shorts

    Promising review: "I LOVE these shorts. They are so comfortable and they fit perfectly. I want them in every color!!" —AM.

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 29 colors).

    12. lovely sundress made with lightweight fabric that's perfect for the hot weather we're all anticipating. It's got pockets, comes in a ton a different colors, and is a gorgeous length that can be dressed up or down.

    reviewer wearing the dress in white, with hands in the pockets
    reviewer wearing the striped dress

    Promising reviews: "LOVE this dress! It looks exactly like the picture and is very [pretty]! The pockets are deep and super handy. Very comfortable and I love that you can dress it up or down. Perfect for the summer in hot, humid weather! Going back for more colors!" —Haley

    "Found this dress through a BuzzFeed article and couldn't resist the white sunflowers. The material is stretchy and just fits your body so well. I didn't have any problems with it being see through. The length is cute, the buttons are fake so they stay uniform all the way down, and it's stretchy across the back of the bodice so bigger-chested women would love this. My mom and I have completely different body types and the large fits us both amazingly! Definitely going to try to order as many prints as I can!" —Courtney Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $31.98+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 35 colors/patterns).

    13. Everlane's top-rated cropped pants for a clean look and comfortable feel. The cropped cut is stylish and will definitely make these a new favorite!

    a model poses in the beige pants
    the pants in rust
    Everlane

    Promising reviews: "I could not recommend these pants enough! I have them in two colors because I love and wear them so much...The material is durable and holds up through daily wear and tear. No change in material after washes. They can easily be dressed up for the office or dressed down for weekend errands. I truly believe these are worth the money." —hhodge

    "I own two of these pants, and I always get compliments on them and the color. They hold up well after washes, retain their shape after wearing them all day, feel sturdy yet flexible, and are overall so worth the price. These are a must own, especially for curvy girls!" —sverma

    Get it from Everlane for $98 (available in sizes 00–20 and in four colors).

    14. An embroidered button-up blouse that has gorgeous ruffle details on the collar and sleeves. Easy to style during spring, summer, and anytime you just want to look cute as heck.

    a model wearing the blouse in yellow
    Simple Retro

    Simple Retro is a woman-owned-and-designed small biz with a passion for vintage and retro clothes ranging from the '50s to the '80s. Eighty-seven percent of their workers are women and they ensure ethical factory working conditions.

    Promising reviews: "This is a perfect, relaxed, and versatile blouse. Love the color and fit of this top. This blouse is perfect for a casual look. Soft fabric and nice material and the color is just as pictured. Would def get in more colors!" —redwoodbird

    "I love it a lot! Nice quality. Lovely shirt and great color. The material is so soft and is embroidered really well. A must-have staple item for your wardrobe as it goes with everything and can be dressed up or down!" —mireia__arpa

    Get it from Simple Retro for $49.99 (originally $54.99; available in sizes S–3X and in six colors).

    15. A classic denim jacket with no fancy frills, but that brings all the effortless style you can imagine — the key to easy styling.

    a reviewer poses in the jacket in Paris
    another reviewer poses in the light wash jacket

    Promising review: "The denim has a slight stretch...so I steamed it to relax the material and it ended up being a perfect fit! I can even layer with a light hoodie underneath.... Bonus Feature: I LOVE that there's so many pockets! (six total pockets: two chest, two side, two inside) The inside pockets can fit an iPhone X with case." —Kristianna B.

    Get it from Amazon for $62.65+ (available in XS—XL).

    16. A pair of platform sandals that'll give you some extra height without the tiresome wearing-heels-all-day feeling. This time around we're wearing outfits with these cuties, and not just our standard flip-flops.

    reviewer in white platform sandals while sitting on deck
    reviewer in same sandals with a tan shade

    Promising review: "These shoes are absolutely amazing! They're perfect for spring and summer weather. So unbelievably comfortable, you'll never want to take them off. Seriously, I'm about to buy all of the colors so I can just wear these shoes!" —Morgan

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in many colors).

    18. An everyday shoulder bag for putting all of your essentials in one stylish, vegan-leather place. This purse is tiny but mighty and can fit everything you need.

    a model wearing the black handbag with a tan suit
    the white and brown handbags
    JW Pei

    JW Pei is an Asian-, family-owned brand with minimalist purses that are made with sustainable vegan materials.

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (available in 12 colors) or straight from JW Pei for $59+ (available in 24 colors/patterns).

    19. A silky satin midi skirt with an elastic waistband so there are absolutely no worries about comfort or fit. 

    A model wearing the skirt in dark olive
    a reviewer wearing a bright green version

    Promising review: "Wow I honestly had low expectations, but love this skirt! It became a staple in my closet and I’m not one to wear colors or many prints. So silky and smooth, so comfy. Got so many compliments. The band doesn’t dig in and doesn’t look awkward. I can’t wait to get it in different colors." —Daria Z.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.83+ (available in sizes XXS—5X and in 17 colors and patterns).

    20. A slouchy cardigan that's a cute basic you'll get tons of wear out of. Reviewers rave that it's super lightweight and comfortable.

    a model wearing the slouchy gray cardigan
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Adorable oversized sweater/cardigan. Sweater feels like good quality, is soft and comfortable. The sweater fits true to size for the oversized look...I personally think that the length is perfect to wear with high waisted jeans/skirts, or even lower rise jeans and a belt. I am so happy I ordered this sweater and would definitely recommend it! I’m hoping to purchase in another color too." —Jaclyn Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in women's sizes S–XL and 13 colors).

    21. A stylish midi tank dress perfect for those with a minimalist closet (or anyone who needs a few more good staple dresses). The material is stretchy, comfortable, and surprisingly thick according to reviewers!

    the beige dress being worn by a reviewer
    reviewer posing in the black dress

    Promising review: "I was a bit skeptical about buying a bodycon dress from an unknown... but am soooo glad I did. The fit is amazing. I can dress it up or down (think New Years Eve, or a beach party). It is really that cool and versatile... This is an all season, all event dress... This dress will work for a variety of body shapes. Cons: Sorry, can't think of any." —Susan R.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.80 (available in sizes XXS–3X and in five colors).

    22. A puff-sleeve mini dress that's comfort and style wrapped into one. The square neck and empire waistline are droolworthy details. You'll be obsessed!

    a reviewer wears the dress in green
    a different reviewer posing in the white dress

    Promising reviews: "The dress is really cute and honestly, the fit is amazing... The length is nice and the color is as well! The sleeves are long and you can definitely wear is as an off-the-shoulder dress." —Kai

    "This dress is so adorable! I have looked everywhere for a dress in this style that will actually hold my cup size but won't be too boxy... I bought this dress for wedding dress shopping and it would be great for any time of the season or occasion. The material is nice and light and just *chefs kiss* perfect." —Ashlyn

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 10 colors).