Basics are basically the foundations of our wardrobes. After all, it’s these staples that more or less anchor our looks, with the ability to be easily mixed and matched with those trend-driven pieces that crop up each season. On that note, there are actually a few specific elevated basics that I think pair especially well with some of fall’s most forward items. Essentially, outfit perfection can happen when said trendy hero items are balanced out with the simple pieces in question.
Here, I’m talking about pairings like a timeless white button-down shirt and an of-the-moment sweater-vest or a chic blazer and knit top. To showcase all of this further, I’m highlighting how fashion people are wearing some of my favorite outfit combos below. Keep scrolling for more. You’ll also find a smattering of inspired shopping picks as well in case you’re looking to add something fresh into your rotation.