The perfect white tee, a classic black blazer, those oh-so-comfortable ballet flats—these trusty staples are the building blocks of a perfect wardrobe that make day-to-day dressing infinitely easier. Moreover, they serve as an anchor to statement, trend-forward pieces that we acquire along the way from season to season. But every now and then, these so-called “boring” (but brilliant!) essentials need an upgrade.
We are wearing them a lot, after all—more often than not with our skinny jeans, am I right? I essentially live in some sort of variation of a white tee, skinny jeans, and sneakers on the weekend. Just add a black blazer and pumps for my work week et voilà—I never have to worry about not having anything to wear again. So if you’re looking to update the hardest-working items in your closet, scroll below for some fresh new basics to wear with your skinny jeans that will never let you down.