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21 Stunning Basics That Are A Step Above The Rest

21 Stunning Basics That Are A Step Above The Rest

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It’s no shocker that the pandemic has changed the way we upgrade our closets. With most of our work being done at home and very few social events to attend, this new way of life demands us to turn our wardrobe into a more simplistic, minimalistic one. Essential pieces that barely got any wear are now at the forefront of our rotation. Not just to anchor your bold, statement-making pieces, but as a fundamental outfit choice. This necessity has brought about a major shift of trends in everyday fashion as we redesign our wardrobes to complement the current times. Enter: Basics! They not only define comfort but can also look polished and stylish at the same time.

This trend shift is especially beneficial for Autumnal items like chic blazers, classic denim, and warm knits that’ll reign supreme for the rest of the year. And as always, we turned to Nordstrom to look for the best options for our 2020 list of basic fashion essentials. Here are 21 items that stole our hearts, and we’re sure, they will do the same to you.


1. Levi’s Wedgie Icon Fit High Waist Jeans ($98) $58.80

A high-waist and figure hugging silhouette makes this vintage style Levi’s jeans a must-have.


2. BP Joggers ($39)

Cozy up in these joggers that are perfect for Sunday lounging.


3. Topshop Rib Knit Tie Waist Maxi Dress ($55)

This classic rib knit dress is detailed with a tie-waist to cinch and shape your body the right way.


4. Zella Live In High Waist Leggings ($59)

Black leggings are without a doubt a holy grail of the fashion world. Our pick is this moisture wicking pair made with figure sculpting fabric. 


5. Turtleneck Ribbed Top ($19)

Elevate your pair of jeans or trousers with this ribbed turtleneck top that keeps you warm and stylish.


6. Lulus Statement Turtleneck Sweater ($54)

Thick and chunky knit sweater with a funnel neck sweater and trendy blouson sleeves that is sure to keep you looking fab even on chilly nights.


7. Leith Wrap It Up Sweater Dress ($69)

Sleek figure-hugging sweater dress that looks laid back and effortless while breaking the cold – a total must-have.


8. Wedgie High Waist Crop Straight Leg Jeans ($98)

Your search for that flawless high-waist jeans is over. This cropped pair is designed to lift up your backside and show off your curvy figure.


9. Halogen Long Cardigan ($69)

You can’t really enjoy Fall without a comfy cardigan. Our pick is this soft knit linen-blend cardigan that’s so lightweight and pairs well over anything. 


10. Madewell Women’s Walton Colleton Plaid Shirt Jacket ($228)

You won’t want to get out of this super fuzzy and ultra warm menswear inspired oversized jacket in a classic plaid print.


11. Chelsea28 Straight Leg Tie Waist Pants ($79) $29.97

We love these polished pants with knot design that’s undeniably chic. 


12. Topshop Ribbed Cardigan ($68)

Keep your look effortless and trendy with this button-front cardigan that we’ve been seeing all over Instagram.


13. Chelsea28 Plaid Blazer ($99)

Stunningly sophisticated plaid blazer that can take any dull outfit up a notch.


14. Frame Le High Flare Jeans ($215)

70s inspired denim jeans with flares starting at the knee lends retro-chic attitude to your fit.


15. AllSaints Dalby Leather Biker Jacket ($450) $292.50

Add an edge to your street-style looks by layering on this flattering leather jacket accented with silver zippers. 


16. Topshop Pleated Sleeve Sweatshirt ($40)

Amp up the chic factor in this neutral hued cotton-blend sweater with roomy puff sleeves.


17. Tie Waist Military Jacket ($148) $59.97

We love this army inspired jacket that features plenty of pockets and a tie at the waist.


18. Riley High Waist Step Hem Jeans ($198)

Trendy light washed denim with frayed hems that’ll pair perfectly with your fall tops, sweaters, and blouses.


19. BLANKNYC The Nightingale Faux Leather Blazer

Step it up with this glossy finish faux-leather jacket with a double-breasted silhouette that adds a polished finishing touch.


20. Halogen Crewneck Sweater ($49)

An absolute essential, this simple tri-blend pullover is ultra soft and comes in two neutral colors that will go perfectly with all your favorite coats. 


21. Treasure & Bond Plaid Blazer ($99)

Make a sleek impression with this microcheck pattern plaid blazer made with smooth stretch fabric.