I'd Skip Every New Trend in Honor of These 5 Basics

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As a fashion editor, I get such a thrill discovering fresh trends. That said, when it comes to my personal wardrobe, my offering tends to skew on the simple side with a hefty assortment of basics. When I do go for it a bit more, it's usually in the form of statement accessories. With all that in mind, I thought I'd bring you a curation of the specific basics I think could be true sartorial heroes in a wardrobe.

If I'm being totally honest, I'd probably skip every new trendy item coming out in honor of the pieces coming your way. I just couldn't give them up and truly think they are the backbone of a modern wardrobe. They're all extremely versatile and could be styled in so many different ways.

Keep scrolling to check out my favourite wardrobe basics right now that I think you'll be into as well. Actually, I bet some are already go-tos for you. If so, there's a bunch of shopping inspiration below if you want to refresh anything.

1. Camel Sweater

A tan or camel sweater is effortlessly chic in my opinion. Whether you tie one around your shoulders or wear it with your favourite jeans, it just feels so elevated.

H&M Knit Sweater (£25)

Sofie D'Hoore V-Neck Cashmere Sweater (£911)

& Other Stories Mock Neck Sweater (£35)

Everlane The Cloud Turtleneck (£127)

Mango Oversize Knit Sweater (£36)

2. Relaxed White Shirt

A white button-down shirt is classic. Over the last few seasons, the oversized silhouettes have become staples in many wardrobes.

Mango Chest-Pocket Cotton Shirt (£30)

Maison Margiela Long-Sleeve Plain Cotton Shirt (£493)

H&M Cotton Poplin Shirt (£20)

Bella Dahl Double Cloth Buttondown Shirt (£188)

Arket Relaxed Poplin Shirt (£55)

3. Black Blazer

That trusty blazer will always be a go-to. I believe it's one of the most versatile pieces you can own because you can dress it up or down, like with this look featuring jeans and sneakers.

H&M Long Jacket (£35)

Madewell Caldwell Double-Breasted Blazer (£120)

Totême Loreo Double-Breasted Blazer (£480)

Anine Bing Kaia Blazer (£297)

Mango Buttons Tweed Blazer (£80)

4. Black Jeans

Yes, blue jeans are always front-runners, but I also love black jeans in a straight-leg or skinny fit because I think they're quite sleek.

Whistles Stretch Barrel Leg Jean (£95)

H&M H&M+ Mom Ultra High Jeans (£25)

Agolde 90s High-Waisted Jeans (£260)

Mango Ankle-Length Straight-Fit Jeans (£36)

7 for All Mankind The Straight Crop Soho Night With Raw Hem (£200)

5. Relaxed Cardigan

One more sweater I rely on is a loose cardigan to take any simple look to the next level.

H&M Long Cardigan (£18)

& Other Stories Relaxed Long Knit Cardigan (£85)

8pm Long-Length Knitted Cardigan (£409)

Mango Knit Long Cardigan (£60)

H&M Cashmere-Blend Cardigan (£50)

Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2021 fashion trends to know.

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S.

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