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    27 Basics From Amazon So Timeless You'll Wear Them Again And Again

    "What on earth am I going to wear?" —extremely not you, now that you're equipped with these classic-fitting coats, shoes, and tees.

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    1. A standard faux-leather moto jacket you'll have to save for days you're feeling especially social, since everyone who sees you will be like, "Um, WHERE did you get that??"

    A model in a black zip up faux leather jacket with an asymmetrical front zip closure and belt at the bottom

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this jacket! It's very nice quality for the price and is much softer than other pleather jackets I've had in the past. It was also warmer than I was expecting, so that's a definite plus. It does run small, I'm typically a small/medium and the large fits me well with room for a sweater underneath. I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for a more affordable alternate to the leather jacket look." —Maya Shaw

    Price: $19.99+ (available in women's sizes S-XXL and 26 colors)

    2. A pair of skinny jeans to effortlessly style with shoes in any season, whether it's a sneaker summer or an "I'm never taking these Ugg boots off" winter.

    Model in a pair of high waisted, dark denim skinny jeans

    Promising review: "I ordered these jeans as I am in between sizes and did not want to go the Lane Bryant $70 route. They arrived quickly, and fit perfectly! I was so shocked and I absolutely love these jeans — bought in all the colors now, you can't go wrong with the price. They are a normal jean fabric with just the right amount of stretch. They wash really nice and don't stretch out terribly if you wear for a full day. I bought the Long length which I was impressed to find to begin with and they are in fact long length. Very impressed and in love with these jeans and I am a diehard LB girl for jeans typically as having to have Long length not easy to find. Would highly recommend for the price and comfort." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $20.34+ (available in women's sizes 14-30 in Short, Regular, and Long, as well as four colors)

    3. A windproof fleece-lined softshell vest perfect for when you need warmth but don't want any added bulk — a true closet staple for walkers or runners on brisk, windy days.

    Model in a blue zip up vest with pockets and a high collar

    Psst — it's also water-resistant, and has pull ties at the neck and waist to tighten it further and keep the wind out.

    Promising review: "I ordered an XXL and couldn’t be happier with the vest. The fabric is substantial but not stiff and I love that the bottom and neck are able to tighten in the wind. The inside fleece lining is very soft. Two things that made me really love this vest is that its cut is shaped but not tight and the shoulders are rounded at the top so as not to stick straight out like military epaulets. I think this is a terrific purchase for a very basic but necessary garment in the Pacific Northwest." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $34.99 (available in women's sizes XS-XXL and 13 colors)

    4. A knit beanie made from 100% cotton so soft and warm on your noggin that it will quickly become your new standard for quality hats.

    Navy knit beanie with rolled cuff

    Promising review: "Best beanie I've ever had. These are the first beanies that don't cause my sensitive neck skin to break out. So far, they have not stretched out of shape as I feared they would. Very snug and warm!" —P. Colbert

    Price: $15 (available in five colors)

    5. A lightweight merino wool quarter-zip sweater to solve all your strategic layering woes for good — this is a perfect go-to for days when you need a little bit of extra warmth.

    model in a black quarter zip sweater

    Promising review: "Love this brand! High quality and amazing price! I have all colors, wear them all winter with a vest on top... love love love!" —Hector Gonzalez Aguirre

    Price: $41.89+ (available in men's sizes XS-3XL and nine colors)

    6. A lightweight crewneck tee with a relaxed fit, because every wardrobe needs that *closet's kiss* perfect T-shirt to round it out, and this one's just the ticket.

    A model in the white t-shirt

    Promising review: "I am always looking for t-shirts that fit well and look higher end. These shirts are great. The fabric is soft. They wash well and last forever. Highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $13.50+ (available in women's sizes 1X-6X and four colors)

    7. A cozy mock neck sweater in a classic oatmeal heather color that is so soft and cozy it will quickly outrank all the other sweaters in your closet.


    Promising review: "Oh my goodness, this is the softest, snuggliest, warmest sweater I own now. It is a gorgeous blend of oatmeal heather but I can’t get over how SOFT it is! I could wrap up in it and snuggle myself (ha) in the couch all day. I can’t wait until it’s cold enough to wear it, but for now I just throw it on occasionally when I get chilly. The craftsmanship is excellent, no loose threads and no pilling so far. I have not washed it yet, so I can’t report on how it performs there. I’m always a little afraid to wash sweaters, though they all must be washed at some point. It looks great with jeans, dress pants or a brown suede skirt (luckily I already had one). I got a M because I wanted it oversized, so use the size chart to determine how you want it to fit. I’d really like to get this in several different colors. It’s my favorite sweater in the closet and I know it’s going to get a ton of wear." —djNC

    Price: $53.60+ (available in women's sizes 0-10)

    8. A zippered fleece you can use as a jacket or layer as a comfy base with a coat, making it the sleeper hero of every season.

    Model in a gray full zip fleece jacket with pockets and a high collar

    Psst — reviewers love this jacket, but mention you may want to size up!

    Promising review: "I am so pleasantly pleased with this fleece jacket by Amazon. It's a nice compact micro-fleece making it great for using it as an under layer for my soft shell jacket. I live in the North East where is COLD for months on end. Zipper is nice, seems like it should hold up well. It's cozy warm. Overall at this point I am very happy." —D. Foss

    Price: $25.53+ (available in women's sizes 1X-6X and seven colors)

    9. A pair of polarized cat-eye sunglasses, because truly, what is a more timeless trend than quietly judging people from behind your oh-so-chic lenses?

    Black polarized cat eye sunglasses with gold rims

    Promising review: "These are the best sunglasses I have bought in a long time. I’m usually a shady deal gas station type of girl for like $5. But for the price of these sunglasses it’s amazing: polarized lenses and UV 400. Yes and yes you can’t go wrong with these." —Rachel O'Neal

    Price: $20.99 (available in four styles)

    10. A two-pack of relaxed fit V-neck tees perfect for layering under flannel in the cold and tossing over bike shorts in the heat.


    Promising review: "These shirts are surprisingly nice. The fabric is of ideal thickness — not too thin, not too heavy. The colors look just like the photos. Was looking for a nice 'clean-look' tee — would buy again in more colors." —OliveDandelion

    Price: $17+ for a two-pack (available in women's sizes XS-XXL and 14 styles)

    11. A single-breasted shawl collar pea coat to reliably tie together all of your "yes, I am a professional" type outfits.

    Promising review: "I love this coat!! It will be a great weight and warmth for transition seasons like fall and spring. For me, it fits true to size. The style and fit of this coat is drop shoulder and a boxy cut (which is what I wanted). It also has a wide shawl lapel. I tried it on with a light weight knit sweater and still had room to move comfortably, even in the back and arms. The knit is similar to a tweed rung knit and is nicely lined. The workmanship quality is excellent. It looks very luxe!" —L

    Price: $78.90+ (available in women's sizes 0-16 and five colors)

    12. A pair of high-quality high rise performance leggings, because why get leggings compressive enough to exercise in and leggings cozy enough to chill in when you can get a legging that does BOTH?

    Model in a pair of gray leggings

    Promising review: "Really like these tights, I needed some to work out and at first I thought they fit tight but they actually first just right! I love the compression and the thickness is great. The price is awesome compared to others I came by, thank you!" —fatima

    Price: $12.52+ (available in women's sizes 1X-6X and three colors)

    13. A mid-rise jean with a casual-yet-professional vibe you'll always be grateful to have as an option on those days when you can't decide what to wear.


    Promising review: "In this house, three generations of women have tried these jeans, and we were astounded to find that these jeans look great on all three of us... and we don't have even close to the same body types. I hope they keep this item stocked up. We each want several more pairs in our respective sizes. Soft, comfortable, with just the right amount of 'give' to the fabric. So pleased with these jeans, they get our highest recommendation." —BargainQuest

    Price: $11.24+ (available in women's sizes 24-32 in Short, Regular, and Long, as well as 16 colors)

    14. A silky V-neck midi slip dress so versatile that your closet is basically salivating with all the potential — cute little T-shirts underneath it in summer! Thick patterned tights in winter! Flats when you're in a ~mood~ and combat boots when you're in a MOOD! You catch all my drifts.

    Model in the black version of the mid-length silky dress

    Promising review: "Spring and summer staple! Love this dress. Doesn't feel or look cheap, which considering the affordable price could have easily been a possibility. The fabric has a silky appearance and doesn't have that tell tale shiny polyester look. I ordered the hot pink and black colors and they fit perfectly. Dress this little baby up with strappy stilettos, a leather jacket and some great jewelry for a perfect date night dress or jean jacket and trainers or sandals for a casual day time look. You won't be disappointed." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $49.90 (available in women's sizes XXS-3X and eight colors)

    15. A fitted baseball cap that comes in so many colors you're bound to find your signature one and put it to good use on days you need a little shade (or a little downtime from dealing with your hair).


    Promising review: "Needed some hats so I got three of these in different colors. Am thrilled with them because they are not 'tall' baseball caps: i.e., the kind that have space between the top of the hat and your head even when the hat is pressed all the way down on the back of your ears. These are just perfect." —Anna

    Price: $13 (available in 16 colors)

    16. A classic long belted coat you'll be especially grateful for in transitional weather — it's thick enough to keep you warm, but lightweight and versatile enough not to overheat you.


    Promising review: "Everything was as advertised. I liked the style and weight of the coat. I also liked that the sleeves fit snugly around the wrist." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $85.07+ (available in women's sizes 00-18 and four colors)

    17. A sherpa-lined denim jacket with an old school vibe that makes it a forever kind of staple, especially since it'll keep you warm as heck.

    model in dark denim button up sherpa lined jacket with collar

    Promising review: "Absolutely digging this. Not only is it my first jean jacket, but it is perfect for cold weather, working, reaching, stretching, pop collared or not, buttoned up or not, sleeves rolled or not — somehow this one jacket is fulfilling what four other jackets could not. It does have some weight to it, but I find that helps with not only the quality/durability but also warmth. I'm not melting in this thing but I can also bear through surprisingly cold conditions and still be comfortable. I'm talking primarily high thirties and up. Usually doesn't get/stay low thirties or below here but for the 40- to high 50-range, this is invaluable." —Th3G3ntl3man

    Price: $56 (available in men's sizes XS-XXL and two colors)

    18. A pair of white lace-up sneakers so you'll always have something trendy and comfortable on hand to pair with all your favorite jeans and dresses.

    A model in the white lace up sneakers

    Promising review: "These shoes are soo comfortable! I would use these for a full day of walking right out of the box. I have had no issues with these. The sole feels like memory foam and feels like walking on clouds! I was a little worried about getting these because I am not a huge fan of platform shoes. But they are not super high platforms and are super cute! One of my favorite pairs of shoes." —Tessa

    Price: $55.76+ (available in women's sizes 5.5-11.5 and three colors)

    19. A lightweight cardigan, aka a "just in case" cardigan — you know, the kind that takes up almost no space in your purse, but is extremely handy to have at the ready if the temperature drops.

    A model in a black button up cardigan

    Promising review: "Color, size, fit, and fabric are wonderful! First bought it in red then in camel. They are comfortable to wear with no wrinkles. Not too hot even in summer. Perfect for an indoor appointment when you need a sleeve as well as a good layering option." —Kathy Evans

    Price: $27 (available in women's sizes 1X-6X and six colors)

    20. A soft-brushed flannel button-down with a cozy but structured fit to make it a cold weather staple from fall through spring.

    A model in a grey heathered button down long sleeve flannel shirt

    Promising review: "I've been on a flannel tear this year. I bought a Signature 1933 Chamois shirt from LL Bean (which is awesome and very thick) and a flannel shirt from Bonobos. On a whim I decided to give this a try as well. Happily, it holds its own against the other two at a fraction of the price. It is very comparable to the Bonobos shirt, but I like quality and heathered color better. It's a different beast from the LL Bean shirt, which is almost thick enough to be a coat — I can't always wear a shirt that warm. The material of this is really soft and just a pleasure to wear. I would order another if I liked the green and didn't already have the other two in gray. I highly recommend this shirt." —Dish Soap

    Price: $30 (available in men's sizes XS-3X and Medium Tall-XL Tall, as well as five colors)

    21. An affordable Chelsea boot that'll play nice with pretty much all of the denim you own and then some.

    A model in a pair of camel ankle height chelsea boots

    Promising review: "They were a little snug out of the box but after a few days broke in great — Chelsea boots can't be laced tighter so you really want something that's not going to stretch out to be too loose. It's a shorter heel block than most boots but that was exactly what I was looking for. Note, the sole is thin leather with some grip at the front and back, so they're not the grippiest. Overall, very happy, look great, feel great, and broke in nicely. I feel they punched above their price point a lot." —Ethan

    Price: $48.49 (available in men's sizes 7-12)

    22. A standard silk neck tie tot prove your closet staples don't have to be boring — this comes in so many fun prints you may be tempted to get one for every day of the week.


    Promising review: "I thought I would try this brand because I really liked the idea of sky blue dots on red rather than the usual white. The tie is well made, the fabric is heavy enough for the tie sit nicely on a dress shirt, and the colors are rich and deep. Another feature of the tie is that the when tied, the part of the tie that sits on one's shirt has a different design on it (an attractive strip.) It adds a lot to what is already a fine looking tie. I will purchase more ties from this company in the future." —Kindle Customer

    Price: $21.72 (available in 16 styles)

    23. An elegant cashmere sweater you can — praise be to the laundry gods — put in the washing machine without sacrificing any of its shape or softness.

    Model in a black cashmere crewneck sweater

    Promising review: "This is an elegant and simple black cashmere sweater that feels good and looks good. It's a more slim-fitting design that is made to be worn. It isn't itchy or uncomfortable in any way and it stays nice even after repeated washing. It looks good with everything from jeans to skirts but I prefer it with slacks." —LifePathin4D

    Price: $42.30+ (available in women's sizes 0-18 and five colors)

    24. A super soft short-sleeved terry dress set to become your new warm weather staple — a particularly handy one, since it also transitions well with cardigans and jackets when it's just a lil' chilly.

    Model in above-the-knee length grey heathered short sleeved dress with crewneck

    Promising review: "This dress is great. The material is soft, drapes well and is thick without being heavy. The dress is cool and comfy in our hot humid July summer, but I also anticipate wearing this in the fall with a jacket or cardigan. I got it on sale so it was a great deal. I'll be looking out for price drops to buy other colors." —Kindle Customer

    Price: $28 (available in women's sizes 1X-7X and three colors)

    25. A slouchy sweater so you'll always have a quick, easy outfit option — you can easily elevate it by tucking it into something high-waisted, or go for a more casual, loose weekend look with leggings.

    A model in a white sweater with slight balloon sleeves and a crewneck tucked into pants

    Promising review: "A true MUST own sweater. Love the trendy pattern and comfort while being high fashion for winter season with cute leather leggings!" —Kate E. Smullen

    Price: $49.90 (available in women's sizes XXS-3X and five colors)

    26. A silky slip skirt, because it escapes nobody's attention that this simple little number never seems to go out of style.

    a model in a black silky mid-length skirt

    Promising review: "Finding a good dupe is hard. But 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 such 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.

    Price: $44.90 (available in women's sizes XXS-3X and 14 colors)

    27. A sophisticated pair of buckled mules that aren't just an excellent staple, but are also *wayyy* more comfortable than more expensive brands, so you'll actually put them to good use.

    Reviewer image of black mule shoes with a decorative metal buckle on the top of the foot

    Promising review: "I found out about these shoes because one of my favorite bloggers recommended them. I'm a high-heels girl, but wanted something professional to change into at the office for days that I'm just not feeling it. I was pleasantly surprised! They are ultra-comfortable, they stay on my feet, and have next to no signs of wear after walking around the office, the grocery store, and even a neighborhood walk down the street. I get compliments on these all the time. They are very cute and basic and go with many different types of outfits, in addition to office attire. I may have to get a backup pair before they are all gone." —Etain

    Price: $23 (available in women's sizes 5-13 and in black and brown)

    When you get so excited about your new basics you accidentally try them all on at once:


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