13 Items That Made Me Rethink Buying Basics

Is it just me, or have low-key wardrobe staples been getting a bad rap as of late? In a season where maximalistic animal prints are the order of the day, it's all too easy to dismiss basics as being too, well, basic. I momentarily fell into this trap, too, until I remembered one thing: I freaking love a plain T-shirt. It's what gets the most use in my wardrobe, it makes my leopard-print jeans wearable, and it offers supreme versatility (need I remind you of a little thing called layering?). I'll let you in on a little secret: Splendid makes the best classic tees (sidenote—I also can't resist its ultra-soft sweatpants). The fabrics are soft and luxurious, and the fit is honestly worth writing home about. Keep on reading for my favorite picks from the brand's classics collection.