I Didn’t Think I Needed New Clothes, But Then I Saw These New Basics

After shopping during the holiday season, I wanted to put a pause on buying new clothes for a bit. But after doing market research for a few upcoming stories, there were a few basics I discovered that I thought could be worth considering. The items in question all skew on the affordable side (under $75) and fall in the trend-forward-basics category, so they’re elevated yet still highly versatile.

The specific pieces I’m considering include this H&M coat and these Zara trousers. I also thought you might be interested in some fresh next-level basics, so I pulled together a list of 29 other new basics that might pique your interest.

Keep scrolling to shop the simple pieces in question.

This blouse is flawless with its relaxed fit and longer sleeves.

These trousers would definitely be considered a next-level basic in that they’re elevated but could be styled with many different pieces.

The perfect white tee if you want a perfectly tucked-in look.

The cutouts are a nice touch here.

This bodysuit is just so sleek.

Can’t go wrong with a square neckline.

Talk about a sharp blazer.

Cable-knit sweaters continue to be a go-to among the fashion crowd.

Not your average leggings.

This is one of the key denim silhouettes of the moment.

Miniskirts are reigning supreme.

A beautiful staple.

A two-in-one piece for under $40? Excellent.

So into this longline style.

A beautiful, versatile top.

This bodysuit is basically famous.

Another strong blazer option.

Cute polo.

Okay, yes to this miniskirt also.

Cozy and chic.

Just in case you love a muscle-tee situation.

How fun with the sheer sleeves.

You can wear these jeans with so many outfits.

The ruching detail is a nice touch.

Wear on its own or for layering.

Just throwing in another one of my favorite tees.

The slouchy cut is wonderful.

Fresh shacket.

Very cute.

Next, check out more elevated basics worth trying.