The Coolest Fashion People Wear These Elevated Spring Basics, Period


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Basics are the true workhorses of a wardrobe because of their highly versatile nature. Unlike super-trendy items, basics can be mixed and matched with many different pieces to create stylish outfits. While there are classic basics like white tees and straight-leg jeans that are no-fail and will always be considered "essential," the coolest fashion people will also be reaching for other elevated basics this spring. 

These silhouettes have that versatility aspect and also feel quite forward and modern. And yes, many of my favorite fashion follows are already incorporating the elevated basics in question into their noteworthy spring looks.

Keep scrolling to check out the basics style-setters will be reaching for this season. You'll also find visual inspiration and shopping recommendations if you want to add one of the pieces to your spring wardrobe.

Blue Striped Shirt


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A button-down shirt is a certified wardrobe staple. This season, it's all about a blue-striped silhouette—a modern classic that's effortlessly chic.

Tailored Blazer


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Super-oversize cuts are still on-trend, but tailored styles with a cinched-in waist are proving to be a fashion-person favorite.

Cargo Pants


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If you're looking for an update to your go-to trousers, consider a cool pair of cargo pants for a fresh vibe.

Maxi Skirt


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A maxi skirt is impossibly elegant and can be dressed up or down for different occasions. 

Trench Coat


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You can't deny the power of a trusty trench coat to elevate any ensemble because of its polished nature.

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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.