I'm All About Basics That Aren't, Well, Too Basic—42 Styles Currently in My Cart


(Image credit: Courtesy of House of Dagmar; Pictured: House of Dagmar Collarless Blazer ($560))

My everyday outfits are generally made up of a smorgasbord of basics. Where would I be without my trusty oversize button-downs, straight-leg jeans, beige blazers, and black ballet flats? While my classic staples will always be reliable, since I wear them so often, I like to shake things up in the staples department and often look out for basics that come with interesting details or trend-forward silhouettes that feel fresh and, well, not too basic!

Below, I'm sharing a number of styles that I'm eyeing for the new season that feel fashion-forward and unique but are still versatile in nature. These are the type of pieces everyone will ask you about when you wear them, and you'll reach for them time and again. Keep scrolling for my favorite trend-forward basics for every budget.

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.