I'm Making No Mistakes This Summer—38 Basics I Know I Won't Regret Buying


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If you're anything like me, you probably have summer on the brain right now. Typically, the first thing I shop for when a new season is upon us is versatile basics. Then, I watch to see what trends actually stick before selecting statement items that pair well with my basics. I've been combing through all my favorite retailers to find standout picks that really win me over, and I had to share. 

While Summer is usually the season I struggle to shop for most, I know having the right foundational items in my wardrobe will ensure I start the season on a good note. I'm currently planning for lightweight denim, linen pants, breezy blouses, and simple dresses. I found all this and more hiding at Nordstrom, H&M, J.Crew, Shopbop, and more. I did the work to find the good stuff. The best part? Many of these items can be worn year-round, not just when it's 90°F and counting. Keep scrolling to kickstart your best (and most versatile) summer wardrobe yet. 

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Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.