23 Non-Basic Basics That Won't Bore You to Death

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Not too long ago, while working on my weekly new arrivals story, I came across this belted blazer by Anine Bing. Intrigued by it, I thought to myself, That’s the kind of thing you can wear every day without getting sick of it. A non-basic basic, if you will. I’m sure you can guess what happened next, but in the interest of clarity, I’ll just tell you… I pitched a story, of course!

I figured that if this lovely jacket exists, there must be more pieces like it that can mesh seamlessly into one’s existing wardrobe but also take things up a notch—and I was right. From jeans and T-shirts to blouses, shoes, and totes, there are a lot of such pieces, and I’ve rounded up my favorites here for you today. Just keep scrolling to shop my picks of the 23 most stylish non-basic basics you can but right now.

I’m obsessed with white T-shirts, and this might be my new favorite.

Spring—aka block-heel-sandal-season—is coming. Buy these now.

This will look so good tucked into high-waisted jeans too.

Why wear basic pants when you could wear these?

Even your jean drawer deserves an upgrade every so often.

Little details make a simple bag stand out.

This is the kind of thing I dream about at night.

I might just have to buy these myself.

Whether for workouts or the weekend, you deserve these.

The button-down shirt has come a long way.

Everything is better in tie-dye.

In case you’re sensing a theme here, belts make a big difference. 

You could probably wear these with every single outfit you own.

We all need a little neon in our lives (and spring wardrobes).

You can never go wrong with anything Jacquemus.

I’ve never been this excited over a black tote.

The easiest way to incorporate the beige trend into your wardrobe.

Bike shorts will be everywhere this spring—why not wear a pair that will stand out?