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5 Items That Aren’t Really “Basics” But Should Be

Whether it be for autumn, another season, or year-round, we all know the typical checklist for fashion basics. It includes (but isn’t limited to) tees, jeans, button-downs, trainers, and more. However, there are certain pieces not on those lists that—within my own wardrobe, among our editorial team, and throughout the fashion industry at large—are, at this point, so common and essential they’re due for an upgrade. Sure, they seemed just like regular trends at first, but when something sticks around long enough or makes a big impression within a short amount of time, it deserves to be recategorized accordingly.

As you probably guessed, today, I’m here to show, tell, and sell you on six such pieces. From shackets to sweater sets, these are the cool, new “basics” every fashion person is wearing on repeat. Trust me—you won’t regret investing in these. To see everything that made the cut, learn how they’re being styled, and, of course, shop them along the way, simply keep scrolling.

1. Shackets

Stylish Wardrob Staples

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@dinahansen

I own more of these than I’m willing to admit, so let’s just say they are certainly basics in my book.

Arket Tartan Overshirt
Arket
Tartan Overshirt
£150
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Such fab colours.

Zara Corduroy Overshirt
Zara
Corduroy Overshirt
£30
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Corduroy and this exact shade of green are two of my favorite things, so you know who’s buying this.

& Other Stories Oversized Wool Blend Overshirt
& Other Stories
Oversized Wool Blend Overshirt
$120
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I love this oatmeal shade.

H&M Quilted Shirt Jacket
H&M
Quilted Shirt Jacket
£30
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The quilting and ruffled collar take this to the next level.

2. Knit Vests

Stylish Wardrob Staples

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@basicstouch

You may have noticed that these are back, but in case you were unsure, they don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Wear it alone or over a long-sleeve shirt, depending on the climate.

& Other Stories Oversized Alpaca Blend Vest
& Other Stories
Oversized Alpaca Blend Vest
£75
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The perfect oversize fit.

Arket Knitted Alpaca Vest
Arket
Knitted Alpaca Vest
£55
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This will also look so cool layered under a blazer.

Molly Goddard Bibi Fair-Isle Lambswool Sleeveless Sweater
Molly Goddard
Bibi Fair-Isle Lambswool Sleeveless Sweater
£400
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I’m a sucker for cute knitting.

Madewell Take the Plunge Vest
Madewell
Take the Plunge Vest
£88
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Why not go chunky.

3. Preppy Miniskirts

Stylish Wardrob Staples

Photo:

@laurencrowe88

This piece is all over my feed and slowly taking over my wardrobe. Moreover, it’s actually quite classic, so you won’t regret investing in one.

Alessandra Rich Checked Metallic-Weave Bouclé Tweed Mini Skirt
Alessandra Rich
Checked Metallic-Weave Bouclé Tweed Mini Skirt
£540
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Chains make everything cooler.

The Ragged Priest The Ragged Priest Seeker Skirt
The Ragged Priest
The Ragged Priest Seeker Skirt
£74
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This mixed-print situation is too good.

Reformation Janis Skirt
Reformation
Janis Skirt
£130
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I love everything Ref does.

5. Oversized Blazers

Stylish Wardrob Staples

Photo:

@lindatol_

If it doesn’t look at least two sizes too big, I’m not interested.

Arket Oversized Wool Hopsack Blazer
Arket
Oversized Wool Hopsack Blazer
£135
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The short lapel makes this black blazer feel unique.

The Frankie Shop Olympia Faux Leather Blazer
The Frankie Shop
Olympia Faux Leather Blazer
£315
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The Frankie Shop has mastered the oversize silhouette.

& Other Stories Oversized Wool Blazer
& Other Stories
Oversized Wool Blazer
£165
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This is a cult blazer.

Jacquemus La Veste D'Homme Black Wool Blazer
Jacquemus
La Veste D’Homme Black Wool Blazer
£620
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Just gorgeous.

6. Going-Out Knits

Stylish Wardrob Staples

Photo:

@thevisuelofgrace

Don’t call it a jumper—it’s so much more than that!

Jacquemus Le Cardigan Alzou Cropped Mohair-Blend Cardigan
Jacquemus
Le Cardigan Alzou Cropped Mohair-Blend Cardigan
£225
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If you haven’t noticed this all over your feed yet, you will now.

Free People Marley Green Stretch-Knit Top
Free People
Marley Green Stretch-Knit Top
£60
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Just add high-waisted pants.

Reformation Glenna Cashmere Sweater
Reformation
Glenna Cashmere Sweater
£150
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It just looks (and probably feels) so luxe.

& Other Storie Criss Cross Wrap Cardigan
& Other Storie
Criss Cross Wrap Cardigan
$85
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So chic.

Next: 8 Fall Outfits NYC Girls Are Actually Wearing Right Now

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