When it comes to basics, there are two distinct categories: the items that are great to have on-hand for certain occasions, such as a structured blazer, and the items that you can feasibly wear every single day, 365 days a year, regardless of the occasion, weather, or the company you’re keeping. While basics like pointy-toe pumps are certainly great to have, they’re not a true everyday item when it comes down to considering what you can wear seven days a week.
On the other hand, you’re guaranteed to get the most wear out of the basics below, so they’re more than worth the investment. A well-made silk pajama set that costs $178, for instance, has a cost-per-wear of only $3 if you wear it 4 times a week for 3 months—but realistically, this is a classic pajama set you’ll likely hold on to for years to come. Scroll down to shop the fashion and beauty items you can wear every day.