There are plenty of adventurous trends to experiment with this summer (see tie-dye and neon), but it's helpful to remind ourselves of the reliable, and not to mention versatile, basics that are the building blocks of any sustainable wardrobe. True, they don't get the heart racing quite like a shimmering metallic skirt but these "boring" pieces look chic and minimal when worn alone and allow statement pieces to really shine. Although the same staples reappear every summer, if you need to restock or just want to add another key piece to your wardrobe, we've found 13 items that you'll be wearing forever. From white tank tops to denim shorts and strappy sandals, take a peek at how to style them this season and shop our favourite picks below.
Where you're using a white shirt as part of a cool office outfit or a poolside cover up, there are plenty of ways to wear this ultimate versatile piece. Our favourite is taken from the Jenna Lyons school of styling by pairing it with a statement skirt.
This may just be the most versatile skirt you'll own (leopard print is a wardrobe staple these days, after all). The more adventurous might like to wear it with a clashing print but a plain top works too.
While denim shorts are perfect for more casual affairs, you'll want a chic alternative for more stylish soirées. Step into some flowy high-waisted slightly longer-length linen shorts—preferably belted at the waist to add polish to your look. Opt for a neutral shade for the ultimate versatility.