As fashion editors we can be guilty of neglecting the 'sensible' foundations of our wardrobe, and dedicating our attention (and spending money) towards more exciting purchases, such as dresses for weddings or party shoes. However every now and then our collection of staples deserves a little TLC too, whether that's a new pair of leggings or loungewear that we will actually be excited to wear. The thing about basics is that even though they might be simple and practical, you need to pay extra attention to the design and detailing to ensure they will last and elevate your outfits. A poorly fitting T-shirt or sagging pair of leggings can really change the whole vibe of an outfit, and so can require an extra attention to detail.
Gilly Hicks is a brand that focuses on underwear, loungewear and activewear, and sits alongside the loved American brand Hollister. While these pieces might have an off-duty feel, they can be really handy for working from home or cosy January evenings. We are always impressed by its offering but have put together an edit of 16 items that really stand out, including brown leggings, a ribbed sweatshirt and a knitted romper. Whether you're looking to upgrade your yoga look or invest in some more comfy pieces for nights on the sofa (hello fluffy slippers), scroll down to see and shop our 2022 Gilly Hicks basics edit.