I Swear, These 31 Amazon Basics Will Make You Look Like a Fashion Person

When it comes to building your wardrobe, basic pieces play a crucial role; they’re the foundation of every trendy outfit, they inevitably become your go-to season after season, and they are your closet’s most versatile items. Simply put, basics are the building blocks of creating iconic looks. Think pairing a simple white tank with the season’s must-have denim—the baggier, the better this spring—and bold, statement-making accessories. If you scroll through Instagram and start studying your favorite style icons, you’ll soon notice that behind every trendy look lies a basic that is doing most of the work, balancing the outfit—the secret is out. 

As someone who thrives off basics, like a true minimalist, I’ve spent the last several years (yes, years) curating the perfect assortment of basics that define my wardrobe. The best part about basics is that they actually live up to their name; a basic is basic, meaning you aren’t reinventing the wheel when investing in these staples; a cardigan will always be a cardigan, and a black biker short won’t be changing any time soon. Amazon has become my one-stop-shop in finding affordable, editor-approved quality basics. To be completely candid, I only shop on Amazon for basics now. Ahead, discover the 31 basics that will undoubtedly make any outfit look like a fashion expert styled it for you.

Say hello to the most versatile style item ever—period. 

The sporty sandal is loved by the fashion industry. 

Styling tip: create a monochromatic look with a cream tank.

I love how this shirt can be easily elevated by pairing with a silk trouser or err more casual by draping it over a swimsuit as a cover-up. 

Repeat after me: retro rectangle sunglasses are a must. 

I'll let you in on a little secret: opt for men's sweaters and shirts on Amazon for a more relaxed, oversized look.

The "shacket" is this season's latest addition to fashion's basic wardobe. 

If this past year proved anything it's that sweatpants are on-trend. 

Behold, the chicest length for an ankle sock. 

Up your hair clip game with this little gold treasure. 

It doesn't get more basic than this—in the best way. 

Another comfort item making a statement this season. 

If you don't know where to begin in building a basic jewelry collection, start with a classic tennis bracelet. 

Blazers are fashion's favorite basic—hands down. 

I love styling this with a straight-leg pair of jeans and a strappy heel for an elevated sporty look. 

Bored of your blue-wash denim jacket? Add a classic white jacket into the rotation. 

You can never have too many gold hoops—ever.

This cardigan comes in a range of colors, and I just added the bubblegum pink one to my cart.

These made quite the return this season, so it's definitely time to reinvest. 

My personal favorite, I live for a basic, canvas tote, no matter the season. 

Up next, discover the 25 fashion finds we're obsessing over right now. 

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