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    29 Elevated Basics You'll Want To Wear Basically Everyday

    Crop tops, slip skirts, summer dresses, and more — all with little touches that set them apart.

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    1. A slip skirt you can dress up or down with a tee and sneaks or a blouse and heels. Either way you're gonna be leaving the pants at home, so that's a huge win.

    2. A striped retro tee, because there's no reason that your warm weather basics should be boring. Patterns rule, and that's all there is to it!

    3. A crop top with ruffle sleeves and a large bow at the back that has the rest of your crop tops shaking with jealously. "How do I get a bow...?" they're asking themselves, regretting all of their decisions up to this point.

    4. A cotton dress with a smocked bust, tiered skirt, and puff-sleeves that will have you living out all of your cottegecore fantasies.

    5. A 100% cotton wrap-top loungewear set with comfy capris to elevate your relaxation game and stay cool (and ~cool-looking~) all season.

    6. A knitted houndstooth sweater vest that's the perfect crossover of trendy and mega-comfortable.

    7. A pencil skirt with a cool midi length and super stretchy material that turns this former office staple into an everything staple.

    8. A tie-front top that can be worn two different ways if you're looking forward to summer so you can finally shed some layers. This super crop will help you do just that with any pants, shorts, or skirts you have.

    9. A pair of durable, snag-proof opaque tights that will be your go-to layering piece under dresses and skirts — and will actually last for more than one season!

    buzzfeed shopping editor wearing gray tights with a sweatshirt dress

    10. A handkerchief skirt to put a Y2K twist on your stash of matches-with-everything skirts.

    11. A pair of cotton twill trousers with an elastic back so you can finally own a "real" pair of pants that are as comfortable as your favorite sweats. Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, you're sure to find a pair that will spark your imagination when it comes to putting together fun warm weather 'fits.

    the pants in red

    12. A ruched crop top that you can cinch as high or low as you like, so the length falls just so. That'll come in handy since you'll be pairing it with basically everything in your closet, and can adjust the top accordingly.

    13. A casual midi dress with a high-low hem that I can already picture you wearing to the farmer's market every Saturday morning to see what ripened this week. Put some flowers in those big pockets while you're at it!

    14. An asymmetrical midi dress that's available in short- or long-sleeve styles *and* round- or V-neck necklines, so your new favorite basic meets your every need.

    15. A bustier-inspired tank for anyone who's into the corset look but wants to be able to wear it for more than, like, five seconds before it gets uncomfortable. Thankfully this best-of-both-worlds tank is nice and stretchy.

    16. A pair of high-rise bike shorts that you'll find yourself reaching for to wear during workouts and hang outs in equal measure. I'm slowly replacing all of my leggings *and* regular shorts with bike shorts and have no regrets.

    17. A short-sleeve jumpsuit with trendy wide-legged bottoms, a waist tie, and short sleeves that's perfectly structured yet soft. The perfect all-in-one outfit.

    a reviewer wearing the jumpsuit with wedges and a purse

    18. An ombre maxi dress with a gorgeous color that turns a run-of-the-mill tank dress into a veritable work of art.

    19. A wrap dress with ruffled sleeves and edges and an adjustable waist tie so you have the perfect summer dress on deck for any friend picnics, walks, and hangs.

    20. A boxy cotton Oxford shirt to rock at work or over a swimsuit on the way to the lake...or honestly both on the same day. The daylight lasts a lot longer now, so you can def fit a quick swim in after 5 p.m.

    21. A strapless corset top that has boning and zip-back closure for a true corset look without the whole "taking an hour to lace up" debacle.

    22. A one shoulder crop top with — get this — a built-in bra, so you can rock a statement top without having to first convince yourself to throw on a strapless underwire monstrosity underneath.

    model in pink one shoulder crop top with built-in bra

    23. A pair of wide-leg palazzo pants, because I'm officially challenging you to only wear pants that could be described as "breezy" this spring and summer.

    24. A super cute V-neck tee with ruffle sleeves so even when you just want to wear shorts and a T-shirt you'll still be flaunting a fun little detail.

    25. A pair of faux leather high-waisted leggings because leather pants are in, but like...who has the inner strength to wear actual leather pants all day? These are the perfect piece for meeting the trend halfway.

    reviewer wearing the faux leather leggeings with open toe booties, T-shirt and blazer

    26. A swinging V-neck dress in a variety of fun patterns and solids so you can opt for your own level of ~bold.~ Whichever you choose, pair this dress with some dainty jewelry and your fave sandals and you're in your summer uniform.

    27. A black puff-sleeve top with a sweetheart neckline and smocking on the lower back so you always have an elevated top to pair with your fave jeans, trousers, or skirts.

    model wearing top in black

    28. A faux-leather jacket, because it's a closet staple. Once you get one, you'll wonder what you ever did without it on cool summer nights and breezy fall days.

    a reviewer wearing the black leather jacket with black pants

    29. A ribbed henley tank with a few snaps so you can customize your neckline just the way you like it, all summer long.

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