The 18 Spring Basics That Are Anything But Boring

I feel like I've spent a large proportion of my fashion career hunting for the perfect basics. It might sound ridiculous, as you'd think a white tee or pair of jeans would be the easiest thing to purchase, but the reality is that the simplicity makes it so much harder to hide behind as you can't get away with bad quality or a poor fit. It can be even harder on the high street, and finding staples for less isn't an easy task. Enter hush.

Best Hush basics


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It might not be a brand you're familiar with, but it's one of those "fashion editor secrets" when it comes to well-priced, versatile wardrobe essentials. From boilersuits and shirts to shackets and blazers, hush has everything you need to build a sturdy grounding of basics that will last for many seasons to come.

Highlights include the Nellie quilted jacket, which was made to be worn with white jeans and sneakers at the weekend. I also have my eye on the Pippa jumpsuit, with its boxy fit and retro zip-up detailing. So much goodness, so little time. Scroll down to see and shop my full edit of hush staples.

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Everyone's wearing padded jackets this season.

White jeans aren't just for summer, you know.

A trench will look good for many years to come.

Wear these for work, weekends and weddings. 

Style with chunky boots for '80s vibes. 

A leopard print shacket is a future classic.

A crew-neck knit is never a bad idea.

The perfect white tee does exist. 

We'd throw these together with a blazer and roll-neck.

A timeless gem if we ever saw one.

Wear now with a roll-neck now and then with sandals and sunnies come summer. 

"Dad" sneakers are the shoe style to love right now.

Khaki is an off-beat alternative to monochrome. 

Cardigans are having a moment, and we're so on board. 

A modern way to wear skinny jeans. 

Neon hues are going to spike this summer, FYI.

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