16 Anti-Basics I'm Eyeing to Jolt Me Out of an Outfit Lull


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So I might have overinvested in basics—sue me. I got so eager about filling my closet with wardrobe basics like plain tees and tanks that I completely ignored those more exciting pieces that actually make an outfit, and now I'm finding myself bored of my closet. Don't get me wrong. I don't regret buying into so many basics, since I know they'll always be useful, but one thing is clear: I'm in desperate need of a closet revival.

Luckily for me (and for you, too, if you find yourself in a similar situation), I have just the thing that will bring my closet back to life and make getting dressed exciting again. Our very own Who What Wear collection is stocking plenty of the anti-basics I'm currently craving, like printed sundresses, puff-sleeve tops, and plenty of bright colors to go around. I can already tell these under-$40 pieces will jolt me out of my outfit boredom, so keep scrolling to shop them all.


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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.