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.
"Needed a basic white tank to wear every day that wasn't revealing. Love the crew neck, the shoulders are broad enough to wear a regular bra comfortably and not have the straps show. The white fabric is slightly sheer so a skin-colored bra is needed to be worn. Other than that—great fabric and worth the price!" — cocoloco2
"I love this shirt and it has served me well, but some work has gone into the relationship. First, if you prefer a crisp clean look, be prepared to use your iron. If not, you can easily have a beachy-chic, rumpled look right out of wash. It IS a heavier weight than you'd think looking at it. Like a lightweight canvas tote bag? Nevertheless, I'm happy with my purchase. I like to iron mine, cuff the sleeves two times, then tie it high around my waist and wear it with high-waist pants in an attempt to achieve a look similar to Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday." — Green_Gates
"I rate these highly—they are versatile and can be a classic forever from the cut and color. Your circulation doesn't get cut off in this stiff fabric. It has give and effortlessly works if you style it right." — thepaperdoll
"I am so happy I bought these! I was going to by a pair more than twice the price but decided on these to see if I even like the long short look on me. Totally obsessed. The fit is perfect and I love how they are not tight around the knee. I am a 27 and bought the 27." — Anita239
"These white jeans are awesome! They fit great and are not sheer. Love the button fly! Great length for spring/summer. I would definitely repurchase in a different color—love Madewell denim." — mscmitchell
"I love this tee! Perfect boxy fit. Not super see-through but have not tried it on with a black bra yet for the ultimate test. The sleeve length is great. Can tuck in the front for a cute look." — DallasDenae
"Lovely dress with quality material and well made. The cut and fit is perfect for work and evenings. Nordstrom's buyers do it right. Also the customer service is stellar. Thank you." — DebbieKennard1020