Yep, I Just Found the 25 Best-Reviewed Summer Basics at Nordstrom and Shopbop


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Basics are the anchors in many of our wardrobes (mine included). After all, it's those simple items that act as the building blocks to balance out some of those trendier pieces. Sure, you may have a range of go-to styles already, but if you're on the hunt for some fresh summer basics, I'm here to showcase a smattering of the best styles. And by best, I mean those top-reviewed basics at some of our favorite stores—Nordstrom and Shopbop.

So if you're shopping at the moment, keep scrolling to uncover summer basics (separated by category) that have four stars and above. I also included an actual customer review for each basic as well.



Jeans and Shorts


Simple Slides

Easy Dresses

Next, check out the exact closet staples worth buying from H&M, Nordstrom, and Madewell.

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.