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    27 Basic Pieces Of Clothing You’ll Wear Again And Again

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    1. Scoop neck t-shirts made from a super soft material (100% supima cotton) that will stay soft — even after being thrown in the wash 907 times.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are probably the best t-shirts I've ever purchased, and I am a true t-shirt connoisseur). The length is perfect, the fabric is just right (not too thin or thick), and the fabric has just the right amount of stretch. Plus, the neckline is also perfect and not too deep...and I'm pretty busty, so that's important." —beth1307

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $20 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 16 colors).

    2. A knit maxi dress so comfortable, you'll be temped to wear it in lieu of your pajamas...

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    Promising review: "This dress ROCKS. It's super comfortable and can definitely be dressed up or down." —alexandrannm

    Get it from Nordstrom for $38.90 (originally $52, available in sizes XS-XL and in seven colors).

    3. Black mid-rise skinny jeans you can pair with literally any freakin' top in your wardrobe. Magic exists, and these pants are proof.

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    Get them from Warp + Weft for $98 (available in sizes 14-24 and in 18 colors).

    4. A chic bodycon dress stolen from the closet of Victoria Beckham. You know, from her Posh Spice days.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Should I wear the little Amazon dress, or should I wear the little Amazon dress?

    Promising review: "This dress is absolutely gorgeous! It's not too loose or too tight. I got so many compliments on it! Ladies, get this dress — you won't be disappointed." —Sharon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 18 colors).

    5. High-waisted denim shorts (with the perfect amount of stretch) you'll want to wear all summer long. Warm weather, we had missed ya.

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    Promising review: "These are SO SOFT AND COMFORTABLE! I love these shorts and have been wearing them every day since they came in. The color is easy to match with tops and they have a good amount of coverage, as well." —Anon

    Get them from American Eagle for $31.46 (originally $44.95, available in sizes 00-18).

    6. An off-the-shoulder wide leg jumpsuit perfect for both casual dates or oh-man-I-have-to-wear-heels-and-a-clutch events.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "YOU NEED THIS. It feels like I'm wearing pajamas, and the jumpsuit is just so cute. I've gotten a ton of compliments on it already. Cant wait to get it in more colors!" —Tia Batson

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in three colors).

    7. High-rise skinny jeans in a classic dark blue wash that you could (hypothetically) wear every day for the rest of your life and it would be totally fine.

    click.linksynergy.com

    Get them from Nordstrom for $39 (available in sizes 24-31).

    8. A fitted blazer that is a saving grace for "I've overslept AGAIN!" mornings. Just put on a tee, your favorite jeans, this blazer, and you're good to go.

    www2.hm.com

    Get it from H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes 0-18 and in four colors).

    9. A button-down henley top that will make you hate laundry day even more. The idea of having to part with it (even when it needs to be washed) will be too much...

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Meaning you'll want to wear it all the time/will never want to take it off.

    Promising review: "This is a comfortable, casual top! It's very lightweight and breathable." —Gina Hines

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 17 colors).

    10. A ribbed wrap top to give your wardrobe that perfect pop of lipstick red. This is the ideal statement (but still easy-to-wear) piece.

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    Get it from & Other Stories for $49 (available in sizes 2-12 and in two colors).

    11. A lightweight duster cardigan you may want to keep in your freezing cold office this summer. WHY IS IT that the AC can never be just right?

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I had accidentally left my favorite duster on a park bench, and I just KNEW that I would find a good replacement on Amazon. And I did! THANK GOODNESS I didn't have to search long. The material of this is great and it was delivered right on time." —Silverrob

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 10 colors).

    12. A stretchy maxi skirt you can pair with your favorite tee, denim jackets, and flip flops for a casual-but-still-stylish-as-hell ensemble.

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    Promising review: "This skirt is so lovely, very comfy, and it looks beautiful with flip flops, a tank top, and a jean jacket!" —Connie8

    Get it from Nordstrom for $28.90 (originally $44, available in sizes XS-XL and in five colors and petite sizes).

    13. A racerback tank made with a moisture-wicking fabric to keep you cool and sweat-free whilst you go for jogs, you active person you!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are great! I bought them because I needed actual gym clothes instead of just wearing old t-shirts to work out in. The fabric is great and even if I'm sweating a lot, it barely shows." —MSmurf

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 16 colors).

    14. High-rise yoga pants that are great for yoga, sure. But they're also great for running errands, lounging around the house, grabbing coffee, etc.

    anrdoezrs.net

    Promising review: "I bought two pairs of these over a year ago, wear them all the time, and they still look and feel great. Most of my pants get holes worn in them from my thighs rubbing together, but these never have. Worth every penny!" —Lolabelle

    Get them from Old Navy for $29.99 (available in sizes 1X-4X).

    15. A quilted bomber jacket that instantly transforms any boring old outfit into one that is extremely trendy in an "I didn't even have to try" way.

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    Promising review: "This jacket is pretty darn cute! It's so simple but has just enough personality to stand out." —AK090208

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 20 colors).

    16. A jersey v-neck tank top that is great for layering underneath a blazer or cardigan. Or, you know, you can wear it by itself.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've been trying to find a comfortable, soft tank for the last 6 months. The quality of this feels so high-end, it's amazing! Get it while you can." —DM

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $20 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in two colors).

    17. A midi dress perfect for year-round wear. Bring it to the beach! Wear it with leather in the fall! Pair it with tights in the winter! Versatility is your friend.

    click.linksynergy.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress! I get so many compliments on it, and I love wearing it for everything from running errands to going to summer grad parties." —sambbb

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49 (available in sizes XS-XL and in three colors).

    18. A stretchy denim jacket so classic and timeless, your great-great-great-grandchildren will probably want to wear it.

    amazon.com

    "It's vintage." —my great-great-great grandchildren.

    Promising review: "I've been looking for the perfect denim jacket since the beginning of this year, and I think I've found it! It is much stretchier than I expected and on the thinner side. This is a classic jacket that was made well and I fully expect it to last." —Marisa

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in two colors).

    19. A swing t-shirt dress to solve all "what the HECK should I wear to this summer barbecue?" dilemmas.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Psst, this has pockets.

    Promising review: "I love this! It's so cute and comfortable, plus the length is great and doesn't make me feel like I'll be flashing someone if I bend over. I've already put another color in my cart!" —Kenna

    Get it from Amazon for $18.88 (available in sizes S-XL and in 15 colors).

    20. A cold shoulder tee that may as well be called a "versatili-TEE." This pairs well with shorts, leggings, jeans, skirts, and whatever else your creative noggin can think of.

    anrdoezrs.net

    Promising review: "This is a versatile tee that can easily be worn with dress pants for work or with jeans on the weekend. Plus, the material is very soft. This is a great addition to my summer wardrobe." —ams430

    Get it from Torrid for $34.90 (available in sizes 10-30).

    21. A button-up shirt for all the young professionals out there who are trying really, really hard to curate a capsule wardrobe.

    anrdoezrs.net

    Get it from Express for $49.90 (available in sizes XXS-XL and in four colors).

    22. A denim skirt that can be worn with your favorite band tee and some sunnies in the summer OR with some tights and booties in the winter.

    www2.hm.com

    Get it from H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes 0-14 and in three colors).

    23. A sleeveless v-neck dress made from a 👏 ridiculously soft 👏 jersey material that you will never want to take off.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this dress! I'm working on a 'capsule wardrobe' and this fit the bill. It's lightweight and can be dressed up with scarves, a shrug, a cardigan, or a blazer. It washes very nicely, and I love that it folds up and doesn't wrinkle. An excellent buy!" —THE IslandGirl...Sharon

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in sizes 1X-7X and in two colors).

    24. A racerback jumpsuit available in seven colors AKA prepare your wallet, because you'll want to purchase them all.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This jumpsuit is to die for, and I absolutely LOVE it! It has the perfect amount of stretch, lays very nicely on my curves, and the length is pretty long (so you may need to get it hemmed)." —Kimberly Hannum

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in sizes S-XL and in eight colors).

    25. A hooded faux leather jacket with a moto-inspired design to give your look some edge.

    click.linksynergy.com

    Get it from Free People for $168 (available in sizes XS-XL and in two colors).

    26. Mid-rise ankle pants that are professional enough for both 9:00AM business meetings and after-work happy hours.

    anrdoezrs.net

    Promising review: "These pants are perfect for so many occasions. I bought them specifically for work, but they work well dressed up or down. These are excellent!" —mollakoala

    Get them from Express for $79.90 (available in sizes 00-18 and in seven colors and in short, regular, and long lengths).

    27. A midi skirt with POCKETS. Pockets, I tell ya! Need I say more?

    bit.ly

    FINE, I will! This midi skirt comes in six gorgeous colors, drapes beautifully, and has belt loops.

    Promising review: "This skirt is so perfect! It's light, airy, and it has pockets! I want it in every color." —Briana

    Get it from ModCloth for $59 (available in sizes XXS-4X and in six colors).

    And if you're looking for some basic kicks to wear with these versatile finds, check out our picks for the best everyday sneakers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    With these clothes? HELL YEAH I AM, KATE.

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