My closet is lined with everything from investment buys to everyday staples, but trendy fashion basics are what really fuel my everyday outfits. I’m talking about everything from oversized button-down tops to two-tone polos to basketball sneakers that I’ve been living in, but I could go for some fresh upgrades. That’s why I’m eyeing all of the cool pieces on the fashion set at the moment.
Their picks range from wide-leg ivory jeans to logo socks to cropped sweater sets—all cool takes on the pieces you might already own, but with fashion-forward twists that make them feel very of the moment. So, what are the pieces that I think are worthy of adding to your shopping cart right now? Ahead, I’m breaking down the best trendy fashion basics that have earned a spot on the cool girl’s shopping list. Consider these the repeatable pieces you’ll want to wear over and over again—all with a fashion insiders’ stamp of approval.
There was a time when cardigans were considered a “grandpa” piece, but they’re now firmly cemented in the fashion-insider wardrobe. This season, it’s all about the cropped silhouette in anything from saturated shades to versatile neutrals.
Remember when no-show socks were the only socks to wear? That’s certainly no longer the case because now it’s all about highlighting a pair of tube socks with your sneakers. Brands finishing them with logos are taking them to the next level.
A staple last season (but possibly even bigger this year), chunky rubber boots are the winter shoe to own. What’s great is that they’re equal part practical and cool, so you don’t have to sacrifice any level of comfort.
Thanks to brands like Celine, preppy blazers are back in the fold and bigger than ever. They’re still oversized like many of the blazers we’re seeing on the market, but a bit more tailored and finished in classic fabrics and prints like Prince of Wales checks.