5 Stunning New Basics I Plan on Living in Next Year and Beyond


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There are basics, and then there are stunning basics, and thanks to the newest Who What Wear Collection drop, you get the latter. Now, if you're in need of some simple turtlenecks and sleek trousers, we've got 'em, but what I am here to gush about today are five basics that are versatile, on-trend, and 100% worth the purchase. Basically, they are the basics of all basics and deserve their time in the spotlight here today. 

But wait; there's more. Although I am calling out my personal five favorite new basics, the newest Who What Wear Collection drop is filled with many more. Below, you'll get a first peek at these stunning new products, modeled by our very own editors. There's no doubt in my mind that their styling will convince you to add many new pieces to your cart.

1. Knit Corset


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This knit corset is the cool basic I didn't know I needed. The trend elements of the corset detailing make this feel so forward, but as far as versatility and comfort go, this is one of the best basics I've added to my closet in quite some time. 

2. Cardigan & Skirt Set


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Matching sets are always a good idea since they provide a foolproof outfit time and again. This lettuce-edge detailing and mossy color had me weak in the knees, but now that I've already worn my green set to death, it's time I invest in the gray as well. 

3. Backless Dress


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I've been on the hunt for a basic dress that packs a big punch, and this new backless number will do just the trick. From the front, it looks like a very expensive casual midi dress, but from the back, it looks like a party. 

4. Thin Scoop-Neck Sweater


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The thin nature of this sweater makes it 10 times more intriguing and also made me realize I don't own anything like it. While the black is an obvious choice as far as basics go, the green was a no-brainer as I was adding all my stunning new basics to my cart. 

5. Drop-Waist Midi Dress


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This dress is all about the details. From the sleek bodice to the perfectly cascading skirt, this is the kind of dress you'll wear and rewear for years. 


Shop more stunning new pieces from Who What Wear Collection:
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Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.