13 Items That Made Me Rethink Buying Basics

classic t-shirts

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.

Shop Classic Tops

Layer this top under all your dresses as the temps drop.

This tee has that perfect slouchy fit I dream of.

If you need me on a Sunday morning, look for the girl in this classic long sleeve thermal paired with vintage boyfriend jeans.

Another super-soft T-shirt I'm adding to my classics collection.

Don't worry—that gray turtleneck also comes in a fun striped option that makes me want to plan a trip to Paris ASAP (just saying).

I never knew I needed a plain red tank until I saw this one.

Somehow I didn't own a simple white long-sleeve crew neck, and I'm really not sure how I got dressed without it.

This sweatshirt + some cozy sweats is my ideal Netflix and chill outfit.

But I'm also really into this sweatshirt; the cowl-neck collar is just plain awesome.

This top is the happy medium between comfortable and work-appropriate.

Shop Matching Sweats

These are my new go-to travel pants, and I'd also wear them with plain white Converse as pictured.

A super-cozy pair of gray sweats to match that new cowl-neck sweatshirt of course.

Thank you, Mean Girls, for always making me immediately think of Regina George when I wear camo pants. Anyway, that won't keep me from investing in these joggers one bit.