32 Basic Pieces Of Clothing You’ll Wear Over And Over Again

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1.

Skinny jeans made from a cozy, stretchy denim that will make even your leggings seem uncomfortable. Plus, they’re available in the perfect dark wash — the kind that looks super put-together even when you are not, in fact, feeling put-together.


Nordstrom

Promising review: “These jeans are extremely soft, comfortable, and stretchy. They feel like jeggings when you wear them but look to others like regular jeans! They are a great, inexpensive, basic pair of jeans that you can wear with anything.” —KaylaDB

Get it from Nordstrom for $39 (available in sizes 24-34).

2.

A strappy two-piece because little black dresses are great and all, but little black bikinis? An absolute necessity.


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Promising review: “Such a cute bikini. I wore it a bunch on my trip to Hawaii. It fits great, the top is very flattering, the bottom had good coverage, and everything stayed put! It dried pretty quickly too, which was great.” —Sue G.

Get it from Amazon for $22.55+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 29 colors).

3.

High-waisted denim shorts that are thankfully cut to be on the slightly longer side, meaning long gone will be the days of worrying if one/both of your cheeks are exposed to the world.


Amazon, amazon.com

Promising review: “These shorts are perfect! They are the perfect length and I was even able to roll them up twice. The quality is way better than expected, and the material has a true denim feel as opposed to being super stretchy. Wish I could give them a 100 stars!” —Mary

Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 0-18 and in two colors).

4.

A ponte boyfriend blazer you can layer over a wrinkled white tee and PRESTO! You’ll suddenly look as if you exude sophistication and professionalism, even if the reality is that you snoozed through your alarm and were almost late for a meeting. Again.


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Get it from Liverpool for $58 (originally $98, available in sizes XS-XL).

5.

A sleeveless tee because humidity has arrived and with it, an endless amount of sweat. Presenting the easiest way to wear as little clothing as possible while still feeling dressed up enough in your stuffy office building. You’re welcome.


Amazon

Promising review: “I originally bought these as lounge shirts, but I can already tell I’ll be wearing them out. Made from a great, soft material, good for larger-chested women, and the length is somewhere between a long tee and a tunic. Could easily be worn with a fancy necklace or dressed down with shorts. So versatile and price is right!” —elleem

Get it from Amazon for $12.50 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in three colors).

6.

High-rise straight jeans that are denim perfection. They’re designed with a touch of stretch and a lightweight fabric that will always fit exactly as they did when you first got ’em — in other words, they won’t shrink in the wash or bag at the knees. Result!


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Psst, go a size down for the perfect fit!

Promising review: “I love these jeans! They do run a tad large so I ordered one size smaller, but the length is spot on the jeans themselves fit every curve. I’d buy one in every color if I had the money! Will definitely shop here again.” —Kathleen S.

Get them from Warp + Weft for $98 (available in sizes 00-24).

7.

A V-neck tee made from a buttery soft material that’ll have you swooning every time you slip it on. Add some stripes, a red lip, and voila! suddenly you’ve just come back from a trip to Paris, freshly-baked baguette in hand.


Amazon, amazon.com

Promising review: “These shirts are amazing! They’re so soft, stretchy, and super comfortable! Plus, they wash great and look crisp. I have four total and plan on buying more.” —nikibeee

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $16+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 27 colors).

8.

A V-neck jumpsuit perfect for any time, any place, and any location. Plus, it’s made with a snazzy wrinkle-resistant fabric that will always look as it were just taken the cleaners. Which it most certainly was not.


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Promising review: “This jumpsuit is heaven on earth and I want to live in it forever. It’s great quality, fits beautifully, is very comfortable, and is easy to take on and off. I also find it breathable which is important since I live in a humid climate.” —haymorg16

Get it from Everlane for $120 (traditional retail for $250, available in sizes 00-16 and in three colors).

9.

A basic t-shirt dress you can hypothetically wear 365 days a year. Pair this with some statement jewelry, your favorite booties, and BAM! You’re now both comfortable and stylish, and it took about 0% effort to get you there.


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Promising review: “Loving this dress! It doesn’t shrink when washed, keeps its color, fits perfectly, and it looks good on! It’s one of those dresses that would look great on anyone. And most importantly – ITS COMFORTABLE!” —Riley Faircloth

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 16 colors).

10.

High-waisted leggings comparable to products from pricier brands, but have no fear! These are significantly more affordable.


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Promising review: “I never take the time to write reviews and I order off of Amazon all the time. I am a Lululemon fanatic and love their Align pants, but can’t afford or rationalize buying tons of them. These remind me of the Align pant so much! They are cut almost identical, but the fabric is a little stiffer. But this isn’t a bad thing; the Align pant is almost too buttery soft, and it pills and gets caught on everything. These have light compression, give a nice booty lift, and are not see-through…even when squatting. I love love love these and am going to order several more! I actually kind of want to cry thinking about how much money I wasted on leggings in the past when these are an excellent substitute for a fraction of the cost. If you’re a Lulu lover, you should really give these a chance!” —Ariel Parker

Get them from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 44 colors).

11.

A rib knit bodysuit that can literally be worn with any difficult-to-match bottom, from that lime green skirt you bought on sale to those trendy culottes that look better on Instagram but OH WELL.


Nordstrom

Get it from Nordstrom for $14 (available in sizes XXS-4X and in six colors).

12.

An A-line skirt practically begging to be featured in your latest Instagram story. Let’s get a runway twirl captured by a Boomerang, shall we?


ModCloth

Get it from ModCloth for $9.97 (originally $45, available in sizes S-4X).

13.

A racerback sports bra comfy enough for sleep, but supportive enough for the gym. Who needs underwire poking into their ribcage? Not us.


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Promising review: “I have always hated bras, but they are a necessary evil for me…so I usually just stick to sports bras. I have struggled to find ones that not only fit right, but have the amount of hold and comfort I need. These are the best of all worlds! They aren’t too tight but give the right amount of support, they fit my cup size perfectly (I ordered the 3XL), and the colors work under all my clothes.” —Rachel Anderson

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in five colors).

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14.

Distressed cutoffs you shouldn’t even put back in your drawer. Just leave it on your floor for the night. The odds of you wearing them yet again tomorrow are…extremely high.


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Get them from Old Navy for $24 (originally $29.99, available in sizes 0-16).

15.

A lace-up mini dress because (and I cannot stress this enough) EVERYONE NEEDS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS. It’s timeless, you can wear it anywhere, and your shoes will never clash. Truly a dream.


Nasty Gal

Get it from Nasty Gal for $16 (originally $40, available in sizes 12-20).

16.

A button-down top you will wear from now until the end of time. To infinity and beyond. Until the cows come home. Until pigs begin to speak, sprout wings, and fly. In other words — it’ll never ever go out of style.


Amazon

Promising review: “I LOVE this! The best shirt I’ve ever worn. I use it as a jacket with short leave shirts or tanks in the summer because it’s cool and works perfectly! I love the slight stretch in the fabric and, for those wondering, it launders wonderfully! It doesn’t shrink or wrinkle if you hang it up right away. It comes out without wrinkles if you hang it up right away. Just perfect.” —BeYouTful

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes 1X-4X and in six colors).

17.

An off-shoulder maxi dress so gorgeous, you’ll struggle to keep it out of the grubby paws of your roommate (who steals your clothes and your food more than your own flesh and blood does).


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Promising review: “Super cute, flattering, and true to size. I like that it can be dressed up or down, although the slit on both sides does give it a more casual appearance. Overall, I’m very happy with my purchase. Love it!” —Ali C.

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors).

18.

A pleated V-neck top ideal for every ~we’re all going out~ event you have coming up this month. Birthday dinner? Karaoke nights? Dreaded high school reunions? Get ready to slay ’em all.


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Promising review: “I absolutely love this blouse. It fits perfectly (I ordered a 3X), and it’s made out of a stretchy material that’s so cute and will go with both dress pants or jeans.” —Linda P.

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes XL-6X and in 11 colors).

19.

A denim jacket that can layered over any and every outfit for instant style and warmth. Wardrobe, meet your newest staple.


ModCloth

Get it from ModCloth for $79 (available in sizes XS-4X).

20.

A basic crewneck tee available in a leopard print, which means it’s actually not basic at all. A fun print + an easy to style silhouette = pure bliss for the person who would like to be trendy, but is constantly running late.


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Promising review: “Love this shirt! The material is soft, the print is great, and it looks professional enough to wear to work. I had so many people compliment my outfit.” —Kaitlyn

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in two colors).

21.

A double-breasted houndstooth blazer capable of taking your outfit from drab to fab in about .7 seconds. Who is chic without having to try? You, of course.


Forever 21

Get it from Forever 21 for $30.32 (originally $37.99, available in sizes 0X-3X).

22.

High-waisted skinny jeans dubbed the ~road trip~ jeans because they’re cozy and lightweight enough to wear while sitting in a car for multiple hours on end. And to that, I say wow.


Madewell

FYI! Reviews suggest going down a size or two for the perfect fit.

Promising review: “These jeans are by far the best, most comfortable jeans I have EVER owned. I bought these the second they became available and I’ve already worn them three times since receiving them — they’re stretchy but not pinchy, feel like jeggings but actually look like jeans, and unlike literally every other pair of high-waisted jeans I’ve owned, they don’t stretch out in the waist. I don’t know how these jeans manage to be so stretchy without stretching out, but they do it. They do run a bit big, so definitely order a size or two down!” —Nordstrom or icedcoftea

Get them from Nordstrom or Madewell for $75 (available in sizes 23-37 and in petite, regular, tall, and taller lengths).

23.

A jersey knit tank dress you’ll be able to quickly throw on when you’ve agreed to meet your friends for lunch at 2:30. The time is now 3:15 and you’ve got to hurry it up.


Amazon

Promising review: “Love this dress! I’m working on a *capsule wardrobe* and this fit the bill. It’s lightweight and can be dressed up with scarves, shrug, a cardigan, or a blazer. It washes very nicely and I love that it doesn’t wrinkle when I fold it up.” —THE IslandGirl…Sharon

Get it from Amazon for $17+ (available in sizes 1X-7X and in four colors).

24.

A maxi dress that has convertible straps meaning — YES — this one dress will be like owning one million dresses. This can be worn as a halter dress, a one-shoulder dress, a strapless dress, an off-the-shoulder dress, and ETCETERA.


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Promising review: “This dress is the best decision that any bride can make for their bridesmaids. My girls looked and felt beautiful inside and out! They all have different shapes and sizes, but they all looked amazing in this dress. It was great to see all the different ways to wear this dress and it didn’t hit their pockets too hard!” —Trish Raffijandi Arcaro

Get it from Amazon for $39 (one size fits most, available in 47 colors).

25.

High-rise ankle pants that are perfect for your nine to five — and if you didn’t finish the last part of that sentence while humming to the tune of Dolly Parton’s finest, then go back and do it again.


Old Navy

Get them from Old Navy for $14.97 (originally $29.99, available in sizes 0-20 and in eight colors and regular and tall lengths).

26.

A sleeveless lace number you’ll never have to worry about re-tucking into your bottom of choice because SURPRISE, it’s a bodysuit and is therefore guaranteed to stay put.

27.

A ruffle wrap dress with a clear destiny. What is the destiny, you ask? It involves being worn to every single thing you have coming up this month, from college friend catch up drinks you dumbly agreed to at the beginning of the week to the dinner date you have with your mom.


Aritzia

Get it from Aritzia for $68 (originally $98, available in sizes 00-12 and in seven colors).

28.

A lace trim camisole for whenever you’re running late, which is pretty much always. Just slip this on, pair it with whatever bottom, throw your hair into a chic messy bun (emphasis on the messy), and that’s it! You’re ready. No one will notice that you were *ahem* 45 minutes late.


Nordstrom

Get it from Nordstrom for $20.98 (originally $35, available in sizes XS-L and in four colors).

29.

An off-the-shoulder cocktail dress guaranteed to get you at least (*AT LEAST*) 95,078 compliments today. Warning: The ego on this thing is already pretty inflated.


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Promising review: “I’m so ecstatic about this dress! It’s beautiful and the material is great. I wore it to a holiday party, and it was a hit!” —Mrs. Abrego

Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in size S-3X and in seven colors).

30.

A button-up top you can truly pair with any bottom, whether it be your trusty denim shorts or the polarizing flare jeans you just spontaneously purchased and aren’t sure if you actually like (but they were on sale so GUESS WHAT you snagged em anyway).


Amazon

Just an FYI that this is designed with a more oversized fit in mind, so order a size down if you prefer something more form-fitting.

Promising review: “I love this shirt! I purchased it in four different colors, each one equally beautiful. The tencel material is luxurious and it washes like a dream. Amazon, where have these shirts been all my life???” —Dahlia Alicia Steensen

Get it from Amazon for $26 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in seven colors).

31.

A distressed denim mini skirt for days/nights in which you don’t feel like wearing your usual uniform of leg prisons. And by leg prisons, I mean pants. Ditch the pants.


Nordstrom

Get it from Nordstrom for $39 (available in sizes 24-32).

32.

A cami top you’ll want to stock up on in all 18 available prints/colors, seeing as how it’s guaranteed to become your new ~warm weather dressing~ uniform.


amazon.com

Promising review: “I just received this top in black and LOVE it! It does not cling and the length is great.” —LM

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 18 colors).

Wearing that black jumpsuit for the third time this week like:


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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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