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    29 Clothing Basics You Should Buy Because It's About Time You Replaced Them

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    1. A pair of super opaque high-waisted leggings to replace your favorite pair that have a giant split in the crotch.


    Promising review: "Wow! I was extremely skeptical of these leggings considering they’re a 'one size fits all' type of deal. I am 5'5" and curvier. I was worried they were going to be too tight or see-through. However, that’s not the case! They are not see-through even after three washes so far. They are extremely soft and comfortable. The only thing I noticed is they are more of a muted black compared to some of my other leggings but it’s barely noticeable. I liked them so much I ordered a second pair. Def would recommend!" —nichole campton

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes and in 22 colors).

    2. A pack of adjustable strap stretchy undershirts so you always have a comfy, fresh layering piece available.


    Promising review: "I was skeptical about these camisoles. I wear camis under my shirts every day and usually go for the more spandex-style ones. I am so glad I gave these a try. They are completely different than camis I normally buy. They’re more cotton than spandex and don’t cling to your body the same way. However, I’ve found that I love this model. They’re so soft and comfortable. I have fibromyalgia and have problems with uncomfortable clothes so these ended up being amazing. They’re the right length to wear under shirts and they’re not too loose so they don’t get all bunched up. And having them be cotton-based, I actually find fewer problems with my shirts riding up over them. I highly recommend these. I hope to purchase more colors of these in the future." —Nicole D

    Get them in packs of two and four from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 14 set options).

    3. A pair of stainless steel plated hoop earrings, because the ones you keep on buying from Forever 21 are constantly tarnishing., Amazon

    I've had these for over a year and have yet to see them tarnish — and I wear them at least three times a week.

    Promising review: "I love these earrings. I purchased three other pairs of earrings with these and these are my every day favorite pair to wear. It's been about three months and they have not tarnished one bit. Stainless steel is what I have been looking for. The clasp is still holding tight too. Totally recommend if you are looking for some hoops!" —Andrea

    Get them from Amazon for $9 (available in three metals).

    4. A set of lace trim hipster undies that'll totally have your booty covered but not too much.


    Promising review: "I am a personal trainer who loves her squats and booty workouts. These fit my hips nicely but my cheeks pop out more than I would like (I should have ordered a large instead of a medium); my husband disagrees though and loves them, ha! So for the ladies with larger assets you may want to order up a size, otherwise, these are comfy, cute, and soft! I'm 5'4" and 140lbs." —Angie

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in three color sets).

    5. And while you're at it, a set of breathable thong underwear to help you avoid the dreaded panty line.


    Promising review: "I work out a lot and it gets so annoying wearing regular laser-cut panties that get stuck in areas they shouldn't. I bought these last week to wear specifically for exercise, and they are great! The cotton is very breathable and I no longer have to worry about wedgies. If you order these, you may want to go up a size just to be safe. Other than that, they serve their purpose well." —Megan Gossett

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in four color sets).

    6. A sturdy casual belt so you can, quite literally, pull your look together.


    Promising review: "I love this belt. It is incredibly versatile and can be worn with a wide variety of outfits. It fits well and stays in place perfectly for all-day wear. It holds up well to a lot of wear and is very stylish. I highly recommend it." —Jennifer L. Gorczynski

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97+ (available in sizes 27"-48" and in 12 colors).

    7. A ruched crew-neck T-shirt dress that'll look amazing dressed up with heels or down with your favorite sneakers.


    Promising review: "Really cute dress! The one I received is not lined but the material is soft and not very see-through. I wore nude colored undies and you couldn’t see a thing. I’m 5’2”, 125 lbs., and the small fit perfectly — although it does ride up a little when you walk. If you are looking for a slightly looser fit then size up. The ruching on one side does wonders for shaping my waist and the pink color is gorgeous! The price is just right and much cheaper than other versions I’ve seen online. There are other versions from different sellers on Amazon at $20-$22 but the quality on this one is excellent and I’m glad I ordered it." —MizLis

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in seven colors).

    8. A pack of traceless hair ties, because with the way you keep on losing these, you can never have too many.


    Promising review: "I have long, thick hair. I have tried everything to keep my hair back but ended up with numerous ponytail holders. Not only did the ponytail holders have a tendency to break (sometimes mid-workout), but they also left my hair damaged and dented. The hair coils (I do couple them with a single ponytail holder, loosely fastened) keep my hair in place, even in the most intense workouts!!! Additionally, my hair doesn't get dented, knotted, or broken during my sweat sessions. I was skeptical about this product, but am back for a second (but certainly not last) order!!" —Katie E Ward

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.99.

    9. A pair of faux-leather flats designed with a rubber sole so you can be comfy (and slip-free) all day.,

    Promising review: "Definitely worth the money for a leather flat dupe! True-to-size with no break-in period since they're not real leather but feels just as smooth. No toe cleavage and no weird noises when you're walking. I wear between a 7 and 7.5 and bought the 7.5 in these to be on the safe side." —Matt

    Get them from Amazon for $17+ (available in sizes 5-13 and in six colors).

    10. A pair of classic but super versatile ankle trousers you could actually wear every day of your life — work, errands, even on a night out with heels.


    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by these pants! I’m a teacher so I need clothes that are stylish yet comfortable and can move with me throughout the day. As soon as these gems arrived in the mail, I tried them on. The first thing I noticed is that the material is higher quality than I expected. They don’t feel cheap or flimsy. The tapered leg is flattering as it gives the illusion of making your legs look longer and slimmer. The waist is comfortable and I like the button and hook fastening that leaves the front without lumps. I’m buying these again in another color." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $15.90+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in nine colors).

    11. A pair of super comfy black ankle booties to throw on all the time — and if black is not your thing, they come in 52 colors!!! FIFTY-TWO!, Amazon

    Promising review: "I have purchased two pairs of Soda Ankle Booties —

    one in khaki and one in black. I LOVE them! I am a size 10.5 and I have plantar fasciitis which causes me to have foot pain in most shoes I wear. These booties are the only attractive shoes I can wear to work all day that don't leave me in agony when the workday is over! I buy a size 11 and insert a pair of Dr. Scholl's into them to give me additional cushioning but they are so great. Enough heel to look good, not so much that they further harm my arches. I would highly recommend these booties to anyone looking for a great shoe at an amazing price!" —SarahK

    Get it from Amazon for $11.07+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 52 colors).

    12. A pack of basic, plain T-shirt bras you'll need. You know you need new bras, I know you need new bras. Honestly, we all need new bras.


    Promising review: "These bras are absolutely the best thing EVER!!!!! I am in LOVE with them. They're all I've worn since I got them! I got my regular size, 36D, and they fit perfectly. I have to tell you, I haven't been this comfortable in a bra since I don't know when. I'm sure many of you have heard that 'most women wear the wrong size bra' and I heard more detail about that a bit before I purchased the lace version of these, that we usually wear too small a cup and too loose a band. When I ordered these I made a gamble and ordered a 36D instead of 36C. Best decision of my life. I have since learned that I am definitely a D and not a C. Moral of the story is, ladies, if you haven't played around with your bra size, do so, it can make SUCH a difference! These are such an incredible deal and in my experience good quality." —Kisses A

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 30A-44DD and in 61 colors).

    13. While we're at it, a machine-washable seamless and wireless Hanes bra that has a very comfortable four-way stretch fabric, adjustable straps, and is totally tag-free.


    I have these bras (I'm normally a 38DD) and the large is amazing! I can't run a marathon in them, but they hold everything up and together comfortably. I even sleep in them only 'cause I forget I'm wearing it! The sizing chart only goes up to D but I've had success despite my bigger cup size — probably because I am on the smaller side of a DD.

    Promising review: "I love this bra! I am four months pregnant and have ever-changing swollen and tender breasts. This bra can be used for sleeping in or wearing around during the day. It provides medium support so can be worn for some light exercise and yoga. It is so soft and flexible it feels almost like I have nothing on but at the same time provides enough support to keep my swollen, painful boobies in line without squishing them. It is also stretchy enough to go up a cup size without changing bras. Order based on the rib cage size to get the perfect fit. The cups and shoulders are adjustable enough to accommodate several cup sizes and/or broad shoulders. It also has snaps in the straps that allow you to cross them in back for more support or different styled tops (and they are also the most understated snaps, right above the cup). Even though it is not technically a nursing bra, it would work well. Keep in mind that it has zero padding." —Andie and Brie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.02+ (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    14. And since we're doing this, a pack of moisture-wicking seamless medium-support sports bras so you can get your sweat on in not the same bra you wore the day before.


    Promising review: "I am a 40D, so I ordered the XXL. When I took the bra out of the package, it looked tiny so I didn’t think it would fit. But it actually fit perfectly! The fabric is extremely stretchy, so it can stretch as much as needed. Nowhere does the bra dig into my sides, as so many other bras do. It really is the most comfortable bra I’ve ever used! I wouldn’t recommend this bra for high-impact workouts. I’ve been using it for low-moderate impact workouts though and it’s been great!" —bighpfan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and in six colors).

    15. A badass faux-leather moto jacket to channel your inner rock star while you layer up responsibly.


    Promising review: "This leather jacket exceeded my expectations! The quality is amazing! I usually wear an XL and it fits perfectly! Very impressed with the price for this buy!" —Amy S.

    Get it from Amazon for $38.88+ (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    16. A pair of cashmere-blend lined leather gloves designed specifically so you can text your little heart out without ever having to take them off.


    Promising review: "Like most other reviewers, I am EXTREMELY PLEASED with these gloves. They are as soft as butter and warm to boot! I have pretty small hands, but not tiny — the 'one size fits most gloves' are typically a little big on me and long in the fingers. Based on other reviews, I ordered both the medium and small sizes of these gloves. The small were a much better fit. For reference, I wear a small size in lab gloves (can wear XS, but don't like a super tight fit). I am so impressed with these that I'm planning on purchasing another pair for my mother-in-law." —Liz G.

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 10 colors).

    17. A simple, fresh, and clean cotton T-shirt — I'm telling you, nothing can be more refreshing than a crisp tee styled with your favorite pieces.


    Promising review: "I'm 5'8 and usually a size 14-16 (1X) top and this 2X shirt was just loose enough to be casual without being baggy. I purchased both black and white as basic staples for my wardrobe. These are great for pairing with shorter jackets, jeans, or skirts and also for layering. The white tee is not sheer if worn with a skin-colored bra, and even paired with a black bra, the outline is just barely visible. These tees are cut straight up and down and fit basically like a men's undershirt, so if you are looking for something that is more of a boxy fit, this is ideal, but not if you want a shirt that's tapered at the waist." —MahNaz

    Get it from Amazon for $4.96+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 14 colors).

    18. A lightweight knit pullover sweater that'll replace that pilling piece of fabric you call a sweater.


    Promising review: "I just got it recently and I love it so much. It's extremely soft and the fabric is nice feeling. It's sort of see-through but I'm not too worried about that. It goes nicely with my shorts and jeans, and also some of my skirts. The fit is awesome! I ordered medium and it's loose and flows nice. It's also pretty baggy, which I like. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase." —Ghoul

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in sizes S-XL and in two colors).

    19. A pack of brand new, no holes at the toe, crew socks — I'm not gonna explain to you why you need new socks.


    Promising review: "This might sound funny, but I am so thankful that I found these socks. They are thick enough to give me some warmth in the winter, but thin enough to wear with my dress shoes. Usually, I would wear a nice trouser sock...sort of a pantyhose thickness, but that's just not warm enough in my office. My shoes are not fitted for thick socks, but these are a fine smooth knit that fits nicely. I've worn and washed them and they are holding up like new." —Kim

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in seven sets).

    20. And don't forget to update your athletic socks 'cause your sweaty feet live them and they need a renovated home to come to.


    Promising review: "Got these socks last week as I needed a good new set of running socks for my half-marathon training. The tab at the back comes up high enough to protect my ankle from any chafing and the arch support is great on these. I’d be a little hesitant to wear them in the summer for running because they are pretty thick, but otherwise, they’re awesome. I’m a size 7.5 and got the set that fits sizes 5-10, but they are a little on the long side. There’s a little excess length to manage at the bottom of the sock but once they’re on, you don’t really notice it." —Sarah Williams

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $14.99 (available in nine sets).

    21. A pair of ultra-comfortable cuffed sweatpants designed with an elastic waist, pockets, and a stretchy material — you will literally live in these.


    Promising review: "I have bought several of these pants because they are the most comfortable things I've ever owned. I'm not a fashionista, but I'm aware that wearing sweatpants out of the house is not universally accepted, despite the majority of us doing it. However, I feel confident wearing these with a T-shirt or tank top whilst going out and about and looking put together. I also got these because I have a tough time finding pants that don't push on my bladder too heavily like the jeans or slacks that I wear to work. I have interstitial cystitis and these pants are soft and fit well enough that I need not worry about any issues arising in that department. I'm not the biggest fan of all of the designs, but I'm sure there's a design out there for everyone. Or you can get the plain ones. Whichever works for you." —Featherpin

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S-3X and in 73 colors).

    22. An oversized denim jacket for layering over a comfy pair of leggings when you just don't wanna put any effort into your look but want to make it seem like you did., Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this jacket! I am usually a size 10-12, 5’7", and it’s very hard for me to find jackets that fit well because I have a wide back and wear a DD bra. I went through a bunch of the reviews and decided to get a large. Honestly, I could have gotten a medium. But the large is good! You can def wear a sweater underneath it. Go down a size when ordering!" —Betsy

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 14 colors).

    23. A stretchy romper bodysuit that'll be a great layering piece for all your dresses, oversized sweatshirts, or skirts.


    Promising review: "'One size fits all' items NEVER fit me. However, this tiny catsuit fit my big body with ease. Haha! At first, when I opened the package I laughed and said this must be for a child but surprise, surprise, it fit. Slid into it like it was specifically designed for me. I am a size 14/16 with 40DDD breasts and it fit without pinching or squeezing any part of me. Great material, very light, and extremely opaque. I bought this to wear under a sheer shawl and I am very happy with this purchase." —Patrice Morris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in one size and in three colors).

    24. A set of super adorable short pajamas that, honestly, with the right shoes, could be a very cute outfit.


    Promising review: "Nice fabric, light but not flimsy. Buttons are sewn on firmly and it has an elastic waistband with a drawstring. If you are debating between sizes go with the bigger size. I did and it worked out just fine. Very pleased. Happy with my purchase." —LOU and adriana marinaro

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in men's sizes S-XXL and in four colors).

    25. A linen-blend cardigan to help you stay warm during the arctic AC months without too much bulk.


    Promising review: "These Halogen cardigans are amazing! I have purchased several of these for work and the quality is amazing. They're very lightweight, they have pockets, and they have petite sizes. Tip: lay flat to dry and avoid putting in the dryer." —Tanyya

    Get it from Nordstrom for $68 (available in sizes XS-XXL, petite sizes XS-XL, and in two colors).

    26. A pair of fitted high-waisted flared jeans — who knew jeans could be so va-va-voom?

    Promising review: "I wasn’t going to write a review since these jeans already have so many positive reviews but after trying these on I had to write one! They’re much longer than I expected (which I love! Being 5’10" it’s hard to find jeans that are long enough). They really make my butt pop! 😂 Highly recommend!" —Real & Michelle Fontaine

    Get them from Amazon for $26.51+ (available in sizes 1-15 and in 16 colors).

    27. An adorable little lightweight raincoat to help you battle all those fall showers.


    Promising review: "I bought this raincoat in both small and medium to see which one fit best. I'm 5'9", 125 lbs., and wear a size 2 or 4 in women's when it comes to shirts/coats. Overall, the medium fit best. I was able to wear a hoodie/sweater under the small (and button it up, too!), but my problem was the arm length. The arm length of the medium was great — it goes about an inch past my watch/wrist. I've worn the raincoat out on several rainy days (not heavy/flooding rain) and it worked great, kept me dry." —Linsa

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 11 colors).

    28. A pair of their uber-popular 311 Shaping Skinny Jeans designed with a mid-rise and a medium amount of stretch for a perfect and comfy fit every time you slip them on.


    Promising review: "These jeans are so soft! And so stretchy! I can't get over how great they feel and how great I feel in them! Some of the reviews mention that they aren't super skinny at the bottom, and that's definitely true, more of a straight cut. I ordered a size up and I haven't taken them off since they arrived. The dark blue is a really nice color and I LOVE that there isn't any contrast piping. The gray ones are equally as comfortable but I think the color may be a little out of my comfort zone, especially with the whisker effect." —MacysPlusEnthusiast

    Get them from Levi's for $39.99 (available in sizes 24-34, plus sizes14-26, in up to four lengths, and up to eight colors).

    29. And a classic cotton button-up you'll look totally polished in and can use for nearly any event in your life — work, going out, errands...the list goes on and on and it all depends on how you style it., Amazon

    Reviewers point out that if you're on the bustier side make sure to size up and they also note that this isn't a wrinkle-resistant shirt, so make sure to steam or iron it before wear. I'm a 36DD and the XL worked great for giving me a loser button-up shirt look.

    Promising review: "This shirt definitely fits as expected. I am 140 lbs, 5'4", and I usually wear a medium. I took a risk since so many people said they run small, but it fits perfectly — don't listen to the reviews saying otherwise! I even have a large chest, which can be an issue, but there's no pulling in the chest area. Quality material and very comfortable." —Alanna Edwards

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 22 colors).

    IRL footage of me screaming at my shopping cart.


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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