18 Editor-Approved Wardrobe Basics | Who What Wear

If I had to take a wild guess, I’d say I’m not the only fashion fan among us who would rather purchase a pair of fun statement shoes than another white T-shirt or pair of black pants. But many pairs of statement shoes and white T-shirts later, I’ve realized that even if I paid an arm and a leg for that special piece that no one else will have, it’s the less-than-exciting wardrobe basics that have become my most loved pieces.

Now, that said, I’m not saying by any means that Gucci loafers or Reformation jeans, for example, are boring. But in general, black loafers and jeans are everyday necessities (in my opinion) as opposed to luxuries (e.g., that lavender fur–trimmed coat that I probably won’t feel quite as passionate about next season).

So, why am I sharing all of this with you? Over the past several years, I’ve come across a number of pieces that may not have been my most thrilling purchases, but I don’t know how I could have lived without them. I can now say with confidence that you should be very excited to buy them, because you’ll probably wear them all the time, too. Keep scrolling to find out why these 18 basics are so very special.