Sorry to the Basics in My Closet—These 2023 Updates Might Replace You


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Do you ever start shopping and realize that you don't just want one or two items but suddenly crave an entire wardrobe overhaul? Same. On a recent perusing of the new arrivals section on of my favorite sites, I came across so many strong pieces that I started envisioning a whole new wardrobe with these chic updates. More than anything, it was the wardrobe basics that really caught my eye and made me consider replacing the very versions in my own closet to start off 2023 on a strong note.

These aren't just your plain T-shirts or basic leggings. No, the new closet updates I'm about to showcase here each have something special about them that sets them apart from the basics you could find anywhere else. Think trendy relaxed jeans, '90s-style LBDs, and even elevated-looking cargo pants that are taking over my heart (and cart). Yep, I'm crushing big time on these simple but impactful finds and I think you will, too. Scroll down to shop them all.

Up next, nine items that make basic leggings look extremely 2023.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.