I Think These 5 Specific Basics Will Enhance Your Wardrobe

When it comes to the true backbones of a wardrobe, basics reign supreme. These simple items act as foundational pieces to help balance out trendier picks in a look. You probably have a range of go-to pieces in your closet. You know, items like straight-leg jeans, crew-neck sweaters, and the like. Well, there are a few fresh basics that I think would be worthy additions to your assortment because they really do help enhance your wardrobe even more.

The modern basics in question are all extremely versatile and could easily be mixed and matched with other basics or even statement-making picks to create those well-balanced ensembles. As a preview, I’m talking about sleek tailoring picks and chic knitwear.

Keep scrolling for more insight into these top-notch basics, complete with visual and shopping inspiration.

1. Oversize White Button-Down Shirt

The best white shirts for women

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@basicstouch

The fashion crowd has been wearing oversize white button-down shirts on repeat this season. That ideal silhouette instantly brings a modern twist to any type of look.

2. Loose Trousers

The best trousers for women

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@greceghanem

A pair of straight-leg or wider-leg trousers feels particularly forward. You can easily dress up a pair with a blazer or blouse or keep it low-key with just a simple tee.

3. Relaxed or Boxy T-Shirt

A classic T-shirt will never fail, and it's always a front-runner in the basics category. That said, a boxier or looser cut feels very right-now and is incredibly versatile.

4. Slouchy Blazer

The best blazers for women

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@fakerstrom

The slouchy blazer is one piece that always makes my list as a must-try basic given its chic, polished, and of-the-moment vibe.

5. Knit Tank Tops

A knit or ribbed tank is a nice update on its own like here or layered under any jacket or sweater.

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