A Definitive List of Every Wardrobe Basic Your Closet Needs in 2022
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We talk a lot about basics on here, so if I'm starting to sound like a broken record, I swear it's for good reason. Sure, they can be boring to shop for and loathsome to spend money on, especially versus something trendier and more exciting, or maybe you just straight up forget to buy them, but skipping out on too many basics leaves holes in your closet that you'll end up filling with random one-off purchases (speaking from experience here).
We've covered the trendier basics on the market that are having a moment currently, but today, I'm sitting down to create one comprehensive list of the standard, classic, and timeless basics you shouldn't skip when shopping. I know that my closet felt scattered until I invested in the right pieces and replaced my older, outdated ones. So consider this your sign to build an A+ foundational wardrobe and see how much easier it becomes to get dressed in the morning.
Ahead, discover (and shop) my definitive list of the best basics you'll need for a strong wardrobe in 2022 and beyond.
The pants you'll end up wearing with just about every top.
If you had to add any basic to your wardrobe this year, make it an oversize button-down.
What "basic ankle boot" means in 2022. And I mean basic in the best way.
An investment for sure but one that will continue to pay off for years to come.
The perfect vintage fit is hard to come by in shorts.
Chunky loafers may have ruled in seasons past, but now (and always) it's about the classic penny loafer.
Staud's bags always look like they should cost way more than they do.
If fashion people aren't wearing jeans, they're wearing loose trousers.
Cardigans you can wear as tops will pull double duty.
Big leather jackets may be trending this spring, but they're a forever item.
The perfect match to trousers, jeans, and leggings alike.
I own these and can attest that they're peak luxury.
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