These 27 Luxe-Looking Basics From J.Crew, H&M, and Gap Have All of My Attention

27 Chic Luxe-Looking Basics From J.Crew, H&M, and Gap Lena Farl French Outfit Idea Striped Sweater

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Spring is on my mind and I am dead set on getting my closet in order. My main goal is to update my usual basics for luxe-looking options that will help me achieve the coveted rich-girl vibe I am striving for. That said, I recently hit up some of my favorite retailers that are guaranteed to offer chic elevated basics that fit the bill—including J.Crew, H&M, and Gap—and I was not disappointed with the selection.

After a bit of in-depth perusing on each site, I came up with an array of standout pieces that can be easily mixed and matched and worn for many seasons to come. Think classic button-down shirts, polished tops, timeless stripes, cool jeans, elevated outerwear, and more. Keep scrolling to check out 27 luxe-looking basics that have all my attention this season. Good luck picking just a few.




Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.