Where would we be without our trusty sartorial staples? They ground our outfits, they’re the building blocks of our wardrobes, and quite frankly, they’re hardest-working items we own. And for this reason, we like to talk a lot about the best basics to invest in here on Who What Wear. We have our go-to brands and retailers we love to shop for great basics (Everlane, Vince, H&M, etc.). Amazon also happens to be high on our list for affordable everyday essentials! Music to our ears. Below we’re highlighting some of the absolute best Amazon basics we guarantee you’ll wear for the rest of your life! From the best white tees to nude lace bras and black leggings, you won’t regret buying these 11 timeless basics.
White Tank Top
Throughout the summer, white tanks are an easy choice to pair with shorts and midi skirts, and in the cooler months, they act as a great layering piece under cardigans and sweaters. These Hanes tanks have a slightly higher neckline and ribbed texture for a modern cool-girl look.
For the gym, for yoga, for lounging and running errands, you’ll be reaching for these comfortable high-rise shape leggings time and time again.
We wear this pair with flats, heels, sandals, boots, tees, blouses, and everything in between—undoubtedly they’ll become one of the hardest-working items in your closet. Bonus: These Levi’s have a little stretch for utmost comfort and versatility.
Neutral Crew-Neck Sweater
A beige, black, or gray crew-neck sweater will never go out of style. It’s easy to pair with jeans, pants, and skirts alike.
Black Slip Skirt
A slip skirt can add instant sophistication to our basic tops, and is easy to wear with sneakers or sandals during the day, and with heels at night. Unquestionably, the unsung hero of our closets!
Gold hoop earrings are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. A small to medium size will take you from desk to drinks.
Black Ankle Boots
From summer to fall, our trusty ankle boots look chic with dresses and jeans alike. This mock-croc pair looks way more expensive than its price tag.
Camisole Tank Top
Made with super-soft cotton fabric, this camisole top is a perfect layering piece under dresses, sweaters, and cardigans in cooler temps and looks minimalist-chic when worn alone with jeans. Either way, you’re sure to wear this forever.