I Rarely Invest in Basics, But These 30 Actually Make Sense to Me

I am what some would consider the opposite of a practical shopper. Instead of investing in all the quality basics that will ensure I have a well-rounded wardrobe, I prefer to throw down for the latest and greatest trend or It product. As someone who writes about the importance of building a strong wardrobe via investment basics, I could see how the aforementioned statement might seem hypocritical, which is why I am writing this story. I finally spent some time searching for basics that didn't come from Amazon (my guilty pleasure), and the pieces I discovered actually allowed me to understand the beauty of a well-made basic. Groundbreaking, I know. 

While I am all for a cheap thrill here and there, when it comes to the pieces in your closet that you will inevitably wear the most, spending a little bit more on the quality and shape of said items is always worth it. At least, that's what I'm learning now. Ahead, discover the 30 investment basics I am eyeing now. From vegan-leather trousers to the perfect white T-shirt, each item below is worth the splurge. I promise. Once you see this stunning versatile and timeless lineup, hopefully, the concept of splurging on something will make a little more sense to you, too. 

The Frankie Shop's button-downs are quickly becoming must-have items among the fashion set. 

Little black shoes that will never go out of style. 

I've never met someone who bought a pair of Agolde jeans and regretted it. 

Get ready to wear this purse with just about everything. 

If you're not living in a breezy white summer dress right now, you're doing something wrong. 

This suit will have everyone bombarding you with compliments. 

No one will ever guess this dress costs what it does. 

Everyone needs a great pair of vegan-leather pants in their wardrobe. 

I could easily fill this entire story with Totême pieces. 

If you're going to splurge on a sultry knit, make it Jacquemus. 

Totême always churns out the most stunning basics. 

I am convinced loose, '90s-inspired jeans will never go out of style. 

I am fully convinced that investing in this perfect white T-shirt will change my life. I said what I said. 

This dress is the definition of elegance. 

Let me tell you—these jeans are worth every penny. 

Investing in an ACNE Studios suit is something I have been contemplating for a while. I have a feeling the time is now. 

I would wear these pants alone or as a suit with the blazer. 

These are both interesting and versatile. What's not to love? 

This black dress is both stunning and timeless. 

Trendy enough to make a statement and functional enough to wear season after season. 

Ribbed pants can look elevated no matter what so long as you invest in the right pair. 

There is no greater convenience than owning a quality black bodysuit. 

As someone who wears black crop tops on repeat, this particular item is a no-brainer. 

From the rich color to the ribbed texture, this top is the definition of an elevated basic. 

These flats are both cool and practical. 

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