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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