12 Beautiful Basics That Will Make Your Wardrobe Feel Complete

June 26, 2020 at 05:00AM

Personal style is something that is always evolving, but one thing that will remain consistent are the classic basics that form the foundation in your wardrobe along the way. There comes a point in one’s style journey when basics no longer become the “boring” items in one’s closet but the necessities. 

Today, we are here to show you the 12 classic basics that can help when getting dressed each morning. While some of the 12 basics ahead might not look beautiful in nature, they are crucial for creating a beautiful and well-rounded look, no matter what season we’re in. From the perfect house dress to a white T-shirt, take the time to read through the classic basics that can make even the most disgruntled of wardrobes feel brand-new. 

If you’ve been searching for the perfect dress to wear indoors this summer, let me suggest a roomy maxi. The loose silhouette allows for maximum comfort while providing a more dramatic look when paired with short heels and a statement bag. It really is the dress that can do both. 

You might be wondering how lingerie can affect your personal feelings toward your wardrobe, but let me tell you it absolutely can. Having at least a few lingerie sets on hand can make you feel all kinds of put-together. Wearing matching lingerie sets is for no one but yourself, and you will be surprised how empowered you feel just by having this be the first thing you put on your body in the morning. 

Whether you’re wearing these easy slides around the house or looking for shoes that will complete any summertime look of your choosing, taking the time to find the perfect pair is worth it. Lucky for you, the work is already done down below. 

White summer dresses are a vibe, and there is no denying it. From milkmaid to simple camisole styles, having at least one go-to white summer dress on deck will ensure you are prepared for a plethora of summertime activities that may come your way. 

While ribbed tanks might not seem exciting to you on their own, they often serve as the gateway to a beautifully well-rounded look. Since this basic is one we tend to wear out, take this time to double-check the status of yours, and if it’s time to invest in a new one, we’ve got you covered. 

In a similar vein, the power of a white T-shirt can only shine if it is, well, white. And for the record, I think a crisp white tee is a beautiful sight indeed. 

Women have been wearing leggings as pants more and more throughout the past few months, and honestly, we’re into it. This comfortable and classic basic will always be in style, and thanks to the fashion girls on Instagram, we will officially never run out of ways to style them. 

This top is cool, right? But this section is actually about the pants. Pleat-front trousers are the answer to making any top or blouse look 10 times chicer, not to mention 10 times more expensive. 

Slip dresses are and have always been one of my favorite basics. This versatile dress can help you achieve multiple kinds of looks—from formal to extremely casual. 

Pearls are the definition of classic. While pearl necklaces might be trending right now, they are also the kind of basic that will always come in and out. 

Blazers are relevant year-round, and yes, even in the summer. Throw them over a bra top, ribbed tank, or a T-shirt for the perfect lightweight jacket solution. And from personal experience, there is not one blazer I have purchased that I regret buying. And that’s a fact. 

Last but not least, structured frame bags. Even if a purse is not the most frequented accessory in your arsenal at the moment, there will come a time when they will never leave your arm again. And when that time comes, equip yourself with a slightly vintage-inspired frame bag. This classic shape feels timeless but looks modern.  

Next up, the summer outfit ideas we love.

Author Lauren Eggertsen | Whowhatwear
Selected by CWC

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