New Classics: 31 Fresh Basics That Might Just Replace My Old Ones

Do you ever start shopping and realize that you don’t just want one or two items but suddenly crave an entire wardrobe overhaul? Because, same. Recently, I’ve come across so many strong pieces in the market that I started envisioning a whole new wardrobe with these chic updates. While trendier picks are usually what I’m excited to jump on, it’s the more classic wardrobe basics that have really caught my eye lately and are making me consider replacing the very versions in my own closet.

These aren’t just your plain tanks or jeans. No, the items I’m about to showcase here each have something special about them that sets them apart from the basics you’ve seen time and again. Think the perfect lived-in ’90s-fit denim, Instagram-worthy Balenciaga mules, and repeatable trousers. I’m fully obsessed with these cool finds and I think you will be, too. Scroll down to shop all my favorite new classics.

’90s supermodel vibes.

I’ve seen a lot of trousers, and these come pretty close to perfection.

Double the layers, double the fun.

Ex-boyfriend shirt. No ex-boyfriend needed.

From the wash to the straight-but-relaxed fit, these have everyday denim written all over them.

You’ve seen the Cagole boots, but have you seen their little sister, the mules?

Simple perfection.

I’m especially into maxi hemlines right now—they’re so sleek and understated.

The start of summer calls for a fresh pair of jean shorts.


Effortlessly cool.

I haven’t worn bodycon dresses in a decade, but this slinky mini might change that.

Replacing my wardrobe basics also includes replacing top-drawer staples with updated versions like this pretty satin bra.

Tube tops are the summer staple I’ll be wearing nonstop.

Fresh denim.

Every closet needs simple mules like these.

This texture though.

I’m hoarding mini skirts as of late and this is my latest victim.

Transitioning all my favorite staples to linen versions right now.

I’m this close to hitting order.

These couldn’t be more classic.

Keep it casual with flats or amp these up with heeled sandals.

Worth buying in bulk.

I love the idea of wearing this over a bra top.

I can’t sing the praises of these enough.

Sporty meets elegant.

And I’d style it like this, too.

A perfect summer top if I’ve seen one.

I’m always in the market for cool minimalist staples like this.

Trust me, these feel so luxe.

Nylon shorts, a baseball hat, and retro sneakers equal my hot-weather weekend uniform.

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