Your closet has seen its fair share of trends come and go. Some trends graduate into wardrobe essentials, but the basics—that perfectly worn-in white tee, your favorite jeans, and go-to black pumps—are forever. You can rest assured these key pieces will never go out of style or lose their street-chic appeal. Simply put, they’re the building blocks of a perfect wardrobe.
Even if you already have a majority of the products listed ahead, chances are a few of them may need a refresh. Because if there’s anything we know about basic wardrobe essentials, it’s that you will wear them on repeat—as you should.
So whether you’re looking to start over or simply wish to update an old favorite, shop our picks below for the basics every wardrobe needs.
It doesn’t get any more classic than a white T-shirt. The best styles are super soft and have a relaxed, lived-in fit. While a crewneck cut is a no-brainer, a V-neck style works perfectly as a canvas for layering necklaces.
When you feel like your tote bag is too big but your clutch is too small, a medium-size crossbody bag is a perfect solution. In an attention-grabbing color, this portable handbag packs a (stylish) punch.
When you need a break from your heels, neutral-colored flats serve as the ideal substitute. Straddling the line between dressy and casual, this functional footwear style pairs perfectly with tailored trousers or a midi dress.