The Best Brands For Spring Basics


A ‘basic,’ meaning anything you can mix and match with splashier pieces like cowboy boots, prairie dresses, boiler suits, and whatever else your trendy heart desires, is seasonal bread and butter, if you will. Having a solid rotation of outfit essentials allows you to hit the refresh button whenever you please, and set your closet up for success. But where to start? We’ve got a few ideas.

 

When seeking out staples like button-up shirts, classic denim, trench coats, and loafers, it’s a smart tactic to steer towards brands that are best-known for them. For example, even though Ganni probably does an awesome printed midi dress, if you’re trying to find super simple, versatile pieces it may not be your first stop for basics. Rather, minimalist labels like the six below are guaranteed to satiate your staple needs, and then some.

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The Brand: COS

This Swedish mainstay is a reliably chic stop for all of your wardrobe essentials. Each piece is crafted from pleasant-to-wear fabrics and the silhouettes lean toward a roomier fit, which means achieving that desirable level of effortlessness is within arm’s reach.

 

 

COS

CHECKED MID-LENGTH SLIP DRESS

$125

COS

WIDE-SLEEVED TRENCH COAT

$290

COS

SLIM LEG JEANS

$115

COS

SEAMLESS VEST TOP

$39

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The Brand: Equipment

The Parisian label that’s been serving up perfected separates since 1976 is the answer to your need for a beautiful blouse, cozy lightweight jumper, or anything else, really.

 

EQUIPMENT

Casual pants

$353$229

EQUIPMENT

James Scholastic Plaid Blazer – Charcoal Multi – Size 8

$528$211.19

EQUIPMENT

Nauman Button-Front Short-Sleeve Linen Dress

$395

KATE MOSS EQUIPMENT

Shirts

$410$307

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The Brand: Everlane

Ah, Everlane. The fashion world’s answer to affordable minimalist separates that miraculously still look expensive. With ever-expanding categories, you’ll be able to check everything off your list here.

 

EVERLANE

Cashmere Crop Mockneck Sweater by Everlane in Mustard Yellow, Size M

$100

EVERLANE

Cotton Shirtdress by Everlane in White, Size 12

$80

EVERLANE

Japanese GoWeave Long Slip Dress by Everlane in Rose, Size 00

$88

EVERLANE

Ballet Flat by Everlane in Caramel, Size 6.5

$115

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The Brand: Frame

Even though the Los Angeles- and London-based label is widely-known for its denim selection, the brand also has a laidback luxe assortment of separates ranging from tailored blazers to crop-flare slacks.

 

 

FRAME DENIM

Colorblock Tee

$95$42

FRAME DENIM

Pegged Jean

$245$172

FRAME DENIM

Sgt. Pepper Leopard-Print Silk Dress

$495$217

FRAME DENIM

Slit Pencil Pant

$240$144

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The Brand: Madewell

If you want to grab a few pieces to help you feel like you’re living in a Kinfolk magazine spread, Madewell should be able to assist.

 

MADEWELL

Small Transport Leather Crossbody –

$128$63.98

MADEWELL

Polartec Fleece Popover Jacket

$118$70.8

MADEWELL

Puff Sleeve Tapered Jumpsuit

$138$99.99

MADEWELL

Boxy Crop Jean Jacket

$168$125.5

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The Brand: Vince

For ultra-comfortable basics that feel indulgent, Vince is your savior.

 

VINCE

Watercolor Marble Shirred-Neck Camisole Dress

$395$339

VINCE

Sweaters

$480$312

VINCE

Rafe Suede Slip-On Pump

$350$175

VINCE

Casual pants

$365$255

 

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