9 Trends That Have Now Become Fashion-Girl Basics

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We’re all pretty familiar with the concept that trends come and go. They can pop up once, never to be seen again, or they can return every few years—much like the recent resurgence of animal print. Every once in a while, however, one manages to break the cycle and not only continue its upward trajectory but actually earn wardrobe-essential status. A basic, if you will (at least among the fashion set).

These are the pieces that slowly update our arsenals to feel more current, likely pushing something out on its way in. The reason we’re here today is because while recently taking inventory of my own wardrobe, I noticed that there are quite a few “new basics” not only in my rotation, but in countless other girls I see both in real life and on Instagram. Just what are they? To read about all nine, see them in action, and, of course, shop them, just keep scrolling.

1. Straw Totes

And not just for spring and summer! Fashion girls love to style them in fall and winter for cool contrast, too.

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2. Oversize Blazers

They really do give any outfit that instant cool factor.

3. White Shoes

Once the unexpected choice; now among the most common.

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4. Vintage-Inspired Jeans

I truly can't even begin to imagine my wardrobe without these.

5. Bodysuits

Once we realized how perfectly tucked they looked, there was no going back.

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6. Tiny Bags

The smaller, the better—if you ask me.

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7. Slip Skirts

Whether plain or printed, they're in every fashion girl's wardrobe.

8. Strappy Sandals

Or as I like to call them, floss heels.

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9. Bike Shorts

I think bike shorts are not only the new leggings, but the new denim cutoffs, too.