The Best Basics for the Best Prices

What’s worth the price and what’s not?

It’s easy to get caught up in the latest trends. It’s definitely more fun to buy a pair of shredded jeans and a party dress than it is to buy basics, but those basic pieces are essential. We’re all getting to that age where our closets should be stocked with some strong basics, rather than some cheaper trendy alternatives. These pieces don’t have to be boring; rather, they can still encapsulate your own personal style. Here is a compiled a list of the best basics to refresh your closet.

A White V-Neck Tee

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This may seem like an obvious choice for the best basics list, but it’s a classic that has withstood the test of time. It’s time to step up those cheap old tees laying at the bottom of your drawer and replace them with higher quality, long-lasting ones. The v-neck style is especially flattering on all body types while looking great day to day. Brands like Gap and Uniqlo offer a variety of fits and materials.

Dark Wash Jeans

All our closets are stuffed with every type and style of jeans imaginable (not to mention 100+ pairs of leggings), but the most important pair in our closet should be a great dark wash pair. A classic dark wash skinny jean can be flattering on everyone. You can be dress this essential up or down, leaving room for lots of outfit options for day and night!

An Everyday Jacket

Those of us who chose to endure the cold at a northern school already have a marshmallow-like coat for the below zero temperatures. No matter the temperature, but we all need a classier coat that has two purposes: warmth and style. Whether you want to rock a jean, leather, motto, trench, or suede jacket, this type of coat is something you should invest in. It instantly amps up a casual outfit on a lazy day and can be more appropriate to wear to certain events than a huge parka.

The Every Occasion Dress

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Of course the LBD is a classic, but a dress that exemplifies your style will be a perfect basic. This should be a dress that is a perfect fit for your body and can work for every occasion. This dress doesn’t have to be expensive or extravagant, but make sure you feel confident and comfortable because that’s how you know it’s the perfect dress for you. A great fit will make it a classic and something you’ll always go back to in your wardrobe (Reminder: it’s okay to be an outfit repeater!).

By Allie Lewandowski