My Closet Is Full of Trendy Basics, and My Fall Favorites Work for Everyone

Basics are the foundational pieces in many of our wardrobes. This is especially true for Dana Marie—the inspiring influencer who consistently posts chic outfit ideas on her feed. While she certainly opts into trends each season, it's the elevated and trendy basics that are often the heroes in her wardrobe. Here, we're talking about those versatile staples that have forward design twists and are in modern silhouettes.

Marie shared with us a list of the items she's particularly into for fall. The pieces in question help create her chicest ensembles, and she thinks they really could work for everyone due to their easy-to-style nature.

Keep scrolling to check out the best trendy basics, complete with visual and shopping inspiration. 

Leather Pants


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"You cannot leave out leather pants for fall. This is a staple that elevates anything. My Aritzia and Abercrombie fits are affordable, supple, and formfitting."

Knit Dress


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"A knit dress, of course, and a pair of boots work every time."

Longer Skirt


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"I love the dimensions a pleated one adds to an outfit, and having it in leather is even better."

Relaxed Jeans


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"A super-relaxed look is an absolute favorite of mine. Anything you wear with them creates a look that is automatically chic."

Next, check out more standout picks.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.