As someone who shops both for their job and out of a passion, you can bet my mom, friends, and sisters regularly hit me up for everything from special occasion pieces to the best basics. More often than not, it's the latter because while trends and statement pieces are important for a well-rounded wardrobe, essentials are the backbone. No closet would be complete without them.
Of course, the better your basics, the better your outfit, so with new brands and pieces coming out every day, it's a category one could perpetually strive to improve—and strive we do. From tees, tanks, jeans, sandals, leggings, and more, below are the summer-ready pieces I currently love and constantly recommend to my friends. Ready to shop my finds? Keep scrolling.