Since I work in fashion, it is very common for my friends (and sometimes even strangers on Instagram) to ask me for some sort of sartorial advice. Sometimes, their questions don’t warrant an entire story on Who What Wear, but after years of listening to my friend’s wardrobe dilemmas, I finally came to the realization that all of their problems revolved around one thing—a lack of good wardrobe basics.
More often than not, when we are shopping in a frenzy, we tend to buy really trendy, eye-catching pieces instead of investing in the basics. I used to do this as well and I found that getting dressed every day was unnecessarily difficult. But after taking the time to purchase the building blocks of a solid wardrobe like sweaters, trousers, and neutral bags, getting dressed suddenly became a breeze. Since most of my friends face this exact issue, whether it be literally not owning any of the basic wardrobe items or hating the ones they do own, this seemed like something all of you could benefit from as well.
Ahead, shop the 11 best basic pieces I think you should be adding to your wardrobe ASAP. And since buying a plain black slip dress might not feel like the most exciting thing in the world, I made sure everything below is under $100. You’re welcome.