5 Comfortable Basics That Are Actually Really Cool Right Now

It’s recently come to my attention that a lot of the basic items that the fashion world is dubbing "cool” right now are not just quite casual but comfortable, too. From my favorite new legging trend that’s changing the way I dress to the denim style Hailey Bieber is obsessed with to the random sock style everyone is wearing, it seems like feel-good fashion is in, and uncomfortable, restrictive pieces are on the way out.

As some of us are spending more and more time in our homes for the foreseeable future, such a shift couldn’t have come at a better time. With that, to see all five of the "cool” basics in action and shop my top picks for each along the way, just keep scrolling.



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Kudos for a matching sweatshirt, bonus points if you throw on a blazer.


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Sweats have never looked this chic.

Shop sweatpants:

Tube Socks


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In more random news, tube socks are having a major moment, and I'm here for it.


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They'll look great with all your dad sneakers and, of course, sweatpants.

Shop tube socks:



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Note: Slits (in the front or side) are key.


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Read all about this comeback here.

Shop leggings:

Knit Sets


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There's nothing I'd rather lounge in.


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Oh, and they make for great selfies.

Shop knit sets:

Baggy Jeans


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This trend has me wondering why I even own all those super-tight pairs anymore.


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Throw on a spring-y sweater, and you're done.

Shop baggy jeans:

Next: 49 under $49—a dream spring shopping list.


Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.