While basics like a white tee, a tailored blazer and button-up shirt have been single-handedly supporting all our outfits, I think it’s time to upgrade them. Don’t chuck them out yet. These wardrobe basics are essential staples for any style even if they aren’t trendy at the moment.
1. Ribbed Tops
These lightweight basics are the perfect transitional pieces for when you want to wear something less casual than a turtleneck. They are super cozy and comfortable, yet trendy and stylish.
If you ask me, this is a dream basic for minimalism lovers like me who like to stay trendy.
2. Tailored loose bottoms
The style emphasis is shifting from cropped and slim, skinny fit, cigarette cut to wide leg, flare, boot cut and straight leg styles. Whether you would prefer denim, linen or knit, make sure you add this new and trendy basic to beside wardrobe essentials.
A great transitional topper and a great alternative to a denim jacket or a classic blazer. Shackets are also great for layering -especially for those who can’t get enough of casual-chic street style.
4. Leather Pants
Here’s another win for street style lovers. The label on leather pants has changed from experimental pieces to versatile basics. Instead of skinny, leggings-style leather pants opt for tailored trousers that have wider-leg fits.
5. Knit Polo tops
Personally, I’ve never been more interested in polos till now. These new polo shirts are usually skin fit, made of knitwear fabric and often cropped. Replacing tacky logos and flashy prints, these trendy wardrobe basics are usually in muted or pastel tones and have modern tailoring.
6. Slip dresses
I am making it official now. Slip dresses are the new LBDs. Or they can be both at the same time.
It’s quite unlikely that you don’t already own one, but if you don’t, you’re missing out on one of the most versatile basics.
7. Ribbed dresses
Knit dresses are comfortable, chic, effortless and one of the most versatile pieces ever. Moreover, Knits, in general, make an outfit look so much more put together. The best basic to have in your wardrobe if you a struggle with looking polished.
8. Baguette shoulder bag
This small and stylish it girl bags may look like a short term trend but they are here to stay. They are the perfect accessory for any outfit. Wear anything from a pastel-perfect knit suit to a patterned dress, this bag makes any outfit look stylish.
9. Blazer with shoulder pads
Sharp shoulders are how you’re going to upgrade the outerwear section of your wardrobe. They are quite versatile despite the statement detail and can be dressed down or up depending on you.
10. Chunky chains
A ‘dramatic’ accessory that can not only spice up a simple look but also make the outfit look five times more expensive. In short, bold chains belong in your wardrobe!
You’ve definitely seen a lot of this popular outerwear on Instagram, Pinterest and/or TikTok, and let me tell you, it’s not going anywhere. Cardigans are no longer boring granny pieces -in fact, it’s a must-have if you’re into softcore/soft girl aesthetic. If you prefer timeless pieces, I’d suggest you opt for minimalist V-neck ones.
12. Chunky boots
Chunky boots are the new footwear basics, probably because it fits well with most styles and aesthetics. Though these trendy shoes are not chic™, they can be styled with other chic pieces very well. However, If chunky boots are not your style, try styling chunky loafers instead.
No surprise here. Mules are practical, way more comfortable than heels and super chic. If you’re someone who loves tapping on long term trends, go for square-toed ones. However, if you prefer timeless pieces, go for pointed ones.
14. Neutral turtleneck
Neutral colours and cool tones of khaki, beige, grey, brown monochrome look in different hues is the most stylish look to try this year. And turtlenecks can never go off-trend -at least not for the next 5 years or so. Hence, comes one of the most trendy wardrobe basics of all times!
Need to upgrade your wardrobe staples for 2021’s versatile fashion? Here are 14 trendy wardrobe basics that won’t go off-trend after one season.