While it’s obvious that basics, like solid-colored button-downs and tailored blazers, are the building blocks of any wardrobe, knowing which ones to invest in isn’t quite so clear. After all, how do you pick the best white t-shirt out of the thousands of options on the market? That’s where we come in: We’ve compiled the top essentials—based on fit, quality, and our tried-and-true favorites—to make sure you have the most functional wardrobe possible. Scroll through to shop the best of every basic!
Manolo Blahnik BB Suede Ankle-Strap Pumps ($645) in Purple
Anine Bing Distressed Jeans in Dark Grey ($199)
Petit Bateau Women’s Long-Sleeved Tee in Striped Tube Knit ($153)
American Apparel Unisex Fisherman’s Pullover ($78) in Natural