The 9 Brands Fashion Editors Always Buy Their Basics From

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If you asked any fashion editor which part of their wardrobe got the most attention, it would probably be basics. Forming the essential groundwork for all outfits, these hard-working buys may fade into the background, but they can be surprisingly hard to get right. After all, the lack of adornment or distraction means there's more emphasis on perfect fit and quality fabrics—essentially, there's nowhere to hide.

Everyone has their preferred brands for the different basics in their wardrobe: for example I always go to Arket for white T-shirts and crew neck knits. There are, however, a handful of brands that are widely regarded as failsafes in the basics department, both at high-street and designer ends of the market. So, I did a bit of a poll amongst my fellow editors to find out which brands they turn to again and again for those perfect jeans, boots, roll neck knits or Breton tops.

From Raey's luxurious cashmere and Toteme's trending tailoring, to COS's enviable outwear and Uniqlo's minimalist separates, scroll down to see and shop the best brands for wardrobe basics.

1. Raey

Raey Recycled-Yarn Cotton-Blend T-Shirt (£85)

Raey Angel Organic and Recycled-Cotton Bootcut Jeans (£140)

Raey Recycled-Cashmere Blend Roll-Neck Sweater (£325)

2. Arket

Arket Oversized Pima Cotton T-Shirt (£25)

Arket High Waist Linen Trousers (£69)

Arket 2021 Long Down Puffer Coat (£225)

3. Marks & Spencer

Autograph Wool Double Breasted Coat (£179)

M&S Collection Leather Chelsea Chunky High Leg Boots (£69)

Autograph Pure Cashmere Textured Jumper (£79)

4. Vince

Vince Wool-Blend Track Pants (£390)

Vince Ribbed-knit tank (£125)

Vince Cashmere sweater (£390)

5. Uniqlo

Uniqlo Women Uniqlo U Trench Coat (£130)

Uniqlo Women Uniqlo U High Rise Regular Fit Straight Leg Jeans (£35)

Uniqlo Women Uniqlo U Crew Neck Sweatshirt (€25)

6. Toteme

Toteme Herringbone Wool-Blend Blazer (£565)

Toteme Organic Cotton Shirt (£270)

Toteme Barrel Organic High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans (£230)

7. Kin

Kin Knitted Midi Length Dress, Grey (£89)

Kin Oversized Poplin Shirt, White (£55)

Kin Waxed Cotton Coat, Green (£115)

8. ME + EM

Me+Em Flannel Adjustable Waist Slim Barrel-Leg Pant (£175)

Me+Em Merino Cashmere Off-Duty Jumper (£225)

Me+Em Cotton Twill Jumpsuit (£250)

9. COS

Cos Long Sleeve Wool Top (£45)

Cos Belted Wrap Coat (£190)

Cos Mohair Blend Oversized Sweater (£89)

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