These 5 Simple Outfits Are Made Up of the Basics Fashion Editors Love

If you were to look into our wardrobes, you’d uncover two key sections. Of course, there’s going to be a spot dedicated to those trendier finds. But on the flip side, you’re bound to uncover a solid grouping of simple and next-level basics. It’s these staples that are the true anchors in our closets to help balance out our looks. On that note, we thought we’d highlight a few outfits we’ve been wearing in our day-to-day. The key to the ensembles in question is that they’re all made up of the elevated basics we, your trusty fashion editors, love.

Keep scrolling to uncover a range of outfit ideas to consider for the season. As a preview, you’ll find everything from an easy look featuring an A+ denim cut to a forward silhouette with a gorgeous knit front and center. Oh, you’ll also see a ton of inspired shopping picks if you’re interested in adding a fresh fall piece into your offering.

Cardigan + Tank + Straight-Leg Jeans


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A coordinating tank and cardigan set is an elevated basic that pairs flawlessly with a range of items, including those trusty straight-leg jeans.

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Blazer + Tee + Trousers


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This is one uniform our fashion team consistently wears on repeat with the tee, trousers, and blazer for a touch of polish.

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Trench + Bodysuit + Ripped Jeans


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You can't go wrong with a trench coat. It's classic and always chic. It looks great over a simple and stylish look of a bodysuit and distressed jeans.

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Ribbed Knit + Cropped Trousers


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We love a good two-piece outfit that's easy and forward, including this ensemble with the ribbed knit and cropped trousers.

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White Tee + Neutral Skirt


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Here is another chic two-piece outfit with a white tee and skirt. If it's cooler outside, simply toss on another great outerwear basic like a denim jacket.

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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.