The 9 Brands I Shop When I Just Want Pretty Basics

These 27 pieces that prove it.

The 9 Brands I Shop When I Just Want Pretty Basics

I'm pretty sure that 75% of the clothing I buy is basics and the rest is statement pieces to wear with the basics. These days, with my calendar basically wiped clear for the foreseeable future, so I'm relying on my collection of basics more than ever, but I also want to buy pieces that are fun to wear and that I'll look forward to putting on when its safe to be out and about a little more. Luckily, I've found nine brands that make the best pretty basics, and I've steadily stocked my closet with them over the years.

Since I live in the South and work remotely from home full time, my style is on the casual side, but I also love fashion and always make an effort to look cool—even if my only activities on a given day could be a Starbucks run and a Zoom meeting. These, my friends, are the brands that I rely on no matter what my schedule may be, and all of the said brands are filled with comfortable, chic, pleasing-to-the-eye pieces. Shop my picks from each below.

Tie-dye as a basic? Why not? Not only is Cotton Citizen's quality very high, but the fit of every piece I've tried is also perfect, and both the solids and tye-dyes couldn't be prettier.

Whenever I'm in need of a particular basic, one of the first places I check is Madewell. The prices are very reasonable, and as you'll see below, the basics are far from boring.

With Reformation, I love that I can get a special-occasion dress and a stylish everyday basic all in one place. The Ref Jeans line, in particular, is chock-full of great denim and knits.

Given how quickly Mango churns out new pieces, I can't believe how good quality they are. Every cool basics trend I see on Instagram is always present and accounted for.

Leset is newer on the scene but no less wonderful. If you want great, high-quality tees and the prettiest knit matching sets you could dream of, this is the brand to shop.

Free People is so much more than just boho pieces (although that's great too, if it's your aesthetic). The brand also has a vast, very stylish inventory of special basics to choose from.

I'm far more willing to spend more on beautiful basics than I am trendy pieces. Enter Vince. I can never get over all the perfect white button-downs and satin slip skirts that I'd wear over and over.

Like Madewell, & Other Stories is one of those brands that I check first when I need something specific, as I know it'll have a pretty version of it for not a lot of money. Stories rarely lets me down.

We Who What Wear editors talk about (and wear) The Line By K a lot. The designs are as good as designer pieces that are three times the price.

Next up, how to wear nine trend-proof items you already own.

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Kim Kardashian Wore the Provocative Underwear Trend Everyone Has Been Trying

Sweatpants styling straight from the Skims queen.

Kim Kardashian Wore the Provocative Underwear Trend Everyone Has Been Trying

The just won’t quit. We’ve been tracking it for almost a year now with nary a celeb that hasn’t tried the look, including Kim Kardashian West, , Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and . And since we’re spending a lot more time at home in right now, it was only a matter of time until the provocative look came for your loungewear. Thankfully, this iteration seems to put a premium on comfort, as thongs have been largely swapped for high-waisted underwear, , and logo briefs. Cut to the that has conveniently come back in style, and you’ve got a pairing that’s quickly taking over Instagram.

As for which underwear brands are taking the spotlight, we weren’t surprised to spot Kim Kardashian West sporting her Skims line paired with sweatpants, and we’ve seen quite a few snaps featuring the Gen-Z underwear disruptor, Parade. We tapped Parade’s cofounder, Cami Tellez, to share her take on the underwear as an accessory phenomenon. “We really believe in the power of color to be therapeutic: a bright pair of underwear during a time like this one can uplift. Personally, it’s been so exciting to see our greater community embrace WFH and Zoom conference calls with playfulness and joy,” said the entrepreneur. We also likely saw a boost in visible underwear imagery since Parade launched an initiative called #paradetogether, which donates $1 to Feeding America for every photo of you in your underwear (Parade or not). Naturally, some of the classic logo underwear, such as Calvin Klein has been a big hit, too, and we’re just waiting for someone to re-create the nostalgic look of visible Tommy Hilfiger underwear à la ’90s Aaliyah. With that, we’ll leave you to scroll through some of the best underwear-and-sweatpants combos we’ve seen yet.

Consider us convinced. We’re purchasing this ribbed set stat.

The Parade panty party is one you want to get in on—trust us.

A all neutral tones look is an elevated way to try the trend.

Nothing says Gen-Z like a gothic font. 

Here’s the Calvin Klein inspo you were waiting for. 

A splash of mint green adds a bit of joy to this cozy look.

If showing off your underthings isn’t quite your speed, you can get the same effect with a layered bike-shorts–and-sweatpants combo.

Alternatively, double-layered sweatpants are an expert-level move. 

Hot tip: Enjoy 20% off these Les Tien sweatpants with code SPRING20.

Looking for more inspiration on how to style sweatpants? We’ve got you. This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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