Every wardrobe needs some solid basic pieces. I'm talking a little black dress, a great pair of jeans, a solid sports bra. If you're in the market to add some basics to your collection, you've come to the right place. Because here's the real talk: it's all too common for me to get one of those basic pieces only to discover that it's wildly uncomfortable. If I'm going to be spending a lot of time wearing something, then I better love how it feels.
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So this list is chock full of clothing pieces that check off two very important boxes: comfy as all heck and great basic pieces that you can use throughout your wardrobe. You're welcome, I know I'm providing a seriously important service here. So take advantage and find yourself the perfect piece to add to your collection…that you'll actually want to wear all day long. Let's go shopping!
This Shift Dress is Truly Comfortable and Stylishvia Amazon
Can we just talk about the color of this shift dress for a second?! I am not one to love vibrant colors, but this mustard is a true showstopper. Not only is this dress one of the easiest ways to dress up, but it's also the epitome of comfortable. It doesn't get much better than that. Although I have yet to purchase, you can bet this will be my new wardrobe staple.
These Shorts You Can Wear For Anythingvia Amazon
Jogging? Walking? Hitting the tennis courts? Yoga? These shorts are great for basically any activity you can think of — including channeling your inner couch potato. The drawcord inside the waistband lets you adjust how tightly they fit, and there's even a little pocket on the back where you can stash small items. A good pair of shorts is a necessity for any wardrobe, and these ones fit the bill.
This Kimono Can Be Worn With Your Bathing Suit Or Paired With Shorts And A Teevia Amazon
Kimonos are yet another staple piece that will never go out of style. This striped kimono is perfect for hanging around the house, going out for lunch, and long days by the pool or beach. It's the perfect accessory because it's so versatile and can be worn with absolutely everything for a ton of different looks. Just look how cute it is with her bikini and hat!
Classic Crisp White Shirts Are Meghan Markle's Staplevia Amazon
Another staple in every girl's wardrobe – even Meghan Markle's – is this crisp white shirt.
She found fame on Suits, and Meghan's classic style with a business edge has made white shirts essential for every woman. Get your own so you can channel your inner boss babe.
These Super Fluffy Slippers That Can Be Worn as Sandals, Loved by Megan Foxvia Amazon
Celebrities like Megan Fox have made these super fluffy slippers with rubber soles an on-trend shoe.
You can wear them inside as slippers or outside as sandals and this candy floss pink color that Megan wears is my favorite – check out what a great deal they are on Amazon! Everyone needs a comfy cozy slipper.
These Platform Sandals Are Another Fashion Throwbackvia Amazon
Are you a 90s baby who loved platform sandals when you were younger? If so, I've got good news for you. They're back in style. These platform sandals are a fashion-forward everyday staple. This yellow, in particular, is a statement color that you can't miss, but they also come in a variety of other colors–from neon to neutral.
This Button-Down Shirt Cover Up for A Sexy Beach Lookvia Amazon
Beach cover ups come in all shapes and sizes and if wraps aren't you're thing, then this button-down long shirt is an alternative sexy look.
It's not only beach chic as far as fashion goes, but it covers your shoulders, back, and legs from the harsh UV light. It can also take you to the nearby beach café without having to take a change of clothing.
This Crossbody Bag Is Great For Everyday Usevia Amazon
A solid bag is an important choice for any wardrobe, and I'm a huge fan of this crossbody bag. It's great for traveling and days spent at the mall or grocery store, and super practical for everyday use. Sure you may not be able to fit a laptop in there, but if you're looking for something that isn't too bulky it's the perfect choice.
Because Everything's Better in Leggingsvia Amazon
Listen, if you want to wear these leggings everywhere and anywhere, I'm not here to judge you ... even if you never set foot in a gym. I live in leggings and I make no apologies for it. Who wants to put on regular pants anyway? These leggings are squat-proof. Whether you're doing actual squats or you're reaching into a cabinet for that extra bag of chips, you're covered.
A Workout Tank That Gives You Room To Movevia Amazon
With 15 bright colors to choose from, this workout tank is a great basic for any closet. Reviewers reported that it does run a little small, so make sure to order one size up. With that said, they were still head-over-heels — "I love the cut of this top," wrote one reviewer. "Higher neckline in the front but still has sexy shoulders and a shaped hemline that keeps me from exposing skin at my waistline.
See The World Through Heart-Shaped Sunglassesvia Amazon
These mod heart-shaped sunglasses are classic in red but available in numerous other colors, including tortoise, black, and pink. More than 2,500 reviewers have raved about their purchase, saying things like "amazing quality" and a good way to "make a statement." Even better, the anti-glare lenses can block 100% of both UVA and UVB radiation making them perfectly functional and perfectly cute. And you know you need some shades to protect your eyes, right?
This Reversible Lace Up Bikini Set Is One of a Kindvia Amazon
Each of these bikini sets is slightly different, so you get a one-of-a-kind swimsuit that's also reversible. It's the best way to maximize your collection of bikinis this season without buying multiple pairs.
Although, with this affordable price tag, I did end up buying more than one. Because there's no such thing as too many swimsuits.
Stay Loosevia Amazon
Here's an option for all my loose-fitting clothing gals. This loose workout top is a great piece to throw over another layer. The cutouts on the back add interesting detail in a way that's both classy and subtly sexy. The tunic length is great over leggings, too. Grab it in some basic shades that match everything — black, grey, white and red.
These Wide Leg Pants Are About As Comfy As It Getsvia Amazon
Hello, the late 2010s? Yes, I have a message for you. Gauchos are back and better than ever! These wide-leg pants are the epitome of comfort without looking outdated. In fact, the floral prints are more in style than ever. Why wear jeans when pants like this exist?
Feel Like You're Walking on a Cloud with Thesevia Amazon
These slippers will be the best you ever have, no joke. The bottom is sturdy but plush, and the fur… So. Soft. These are a must-have for lazy weekend mornings around the house. At the price, you might as well pick up a few colors. Don't judge me if you see me walking my dog in them. They can pass as flip-flops right??
Switch Up Your Jacket Game And Get This Colored Leather Jacketvia Amazon
It can probably be said that most closets have at least one leather jacket in them, real or not. I know mine does. But why not spice things up a bit and opt for a colored leather jacket from time to time instead? It's such an easy way to add more color to a wardrobe without being too in your face, plus it's a nice switch from the traditional leather.
These Sandals Go With Every Outfit Possiblevia Amazon
Although I have far too many shoes, I always have a hard time finding sandals that I love. I usually end up wearing beat-up sandals that I've had for years (and regretting it). This year I'm trying to avoid that, which is why I got these sandals. They're just as easy to throw on as a pair of flip-flops, but they make you a little more put together.
A Halter Tank With Adjustable Spaghetti Strapsvia Amazon
You can choose how high or low you want this halter tank to sit by simply moving the slider on the adjustable spaghetti straps — and since the fabric is stretchy, it also gives you room to move. It's so versatile that you can pair it with everything from leggings to skirts, and reviewers loved how it fits true to size.
These Faux-Leather Leggings Are The Epitome Of Glam And Edgyvia Amazon
Faux-leather leggings have taken my Instagram feed by storm, and I finally broke down and decided to get myself a pair. However, I couldn't justify spending $100 on a trend that I wasn't sure that I would like, so I got these faux-leather leggings instead. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and how expensive they look–all for half of the price of the name-brand options. They're so fun to wear with any outfit on days when you're feeling a little edgy.
These Sunglasses Are High Fashion Without The Price Tagvia Amazon
Normally I would steer clear from sunglasses like this, as I find them a little too bulky for my taste. However, I can't get enough of these. They look designer without the price tag and would make a great accessory to wear by the pool with your girlfriends or while lounging on the beach.
This New Trend Will Be Everywhere This Seasonvia Amazon
By now we've all heard that skinny jeans are dead. But, now what are we supposed to wear? The answer: bootcut jeans. Not just your average bootcut jean but ones that end at your ankle, so you can show off your shoe game. Don't know where to start? These high-waisted Levi's are a faded dark blue wash and matched with a pair of strappy heels, you're sure to be on the best-dressed list. It's time to update your jeans, I promise you.
These Sports Bras Will Become Your Go-To'svia Amazon
First and foremost, can we talk about how cute the colors of these sports bras are? I'm obsessed with the pink and purple ones! And that strappy back is such an attention grabber. Oh, and they happen to be super supportive and comfortable, so you don't have to worry about straps digging into your shoulders. Which is basically all I want from a bra.
If You Like Higher Socks, These Ones Are Made With Breathable Cooling Panelsvia Amazon
I like to wear high socks when I go running, and these ones help keep my feet from turning into total swamp monsters. Trust me — Shrek ain't got nothin' on these babies after even the lightest jog in warm-ish weather. But since these socks are made with breathable cooling panels, my skin has room to breathe — and the bottoms are even cushioned for extra comfort.
The Baggy Long Sleeve Sweatshirt With Fun Pocketsvia Amazon
With eight different colors to choose from, you don't have a single good reason not to grab this long-sleeve tee. It's soft and slouchy, making it perfect for lazy days at home. And if you've got a few errands to run? Just shove some cash into one of the pockets. It's a great twist on a plain tee that gives your basics some extra interest.
This Tank Looks Just as Good as the Photovia Amazon
You know how the pictures can sometimes look nothing like the garment you receive? That isn't the case with this tank. Not only is the bright color gorgeous, but the high neckline goes well with just about any body type. And since the back is thong-style, there's no need to even think about panty lines showing.
This Loose Dress Works Great As A Beach Coverupvia Amazon
With a loose fit and split sides, this maxi dress is a stylish way to stay cool on a hot summer day. Dress it up with wedges for a fancy occasion, or even wear it as a coverup during a trip to the beach. Oh, and did I mention that it comes in tons of color options so you can match it to your color palette? Yeah, it's great.
These Shorts That Look Good On Everybodyvia Amazon
Take it from someone with lumpy legs — you can't go wrong with these shorts. Not only are they less than $25, but the oversized fit makes them look great on basically every kind of body. And with the drawstring waist, it's easy to adjust how tight they feel on your hips.
The Cardigan You Can Wear All Summer Longvia Amazon
Most cardigans are too heavy to wear on cool summer nights — but not this one. It's lightweight and stretchy, making it great for warmer weather. And if it's a little too cold outside for comfort? Pair it with a long sleeve tee for some added warmth, or even a pair of boots for a cute boho-inspired outfit.
This Crop Sweater is Great for Any Season
There's something about sweaters that have a particularly put together look. Unfortunately, when it's 90 degrees out I'm not totally sold on the idea of a full on sweater. Lucky for me, I can wear this adorable crop top that gives the vibe of a sweater but is perfect for any weather. Add on layers when it's cold or keep it simple in the summer.
You Do Need a Bodysuit...Trust Me
Hear me out: for a long time I thought bodysuits were for special situations. Or fancy people. Or sexy people. But certainly not for me. I was wrong. A good bodysuit is an incredibly sleek way to make your outfit look put together. Pair it with literally any bottom and you've got yourself the best fitted shirt ever. I love this simple black number as an entree into the world of bodysuits.
Stock Up On the Comfiest Shorts
Here's one of my wardrobe hacks: when I find a basic piece that I love, I buy it in bulk. This three pack of shorts is a perfect example. They've got pockets. They're super soft. They come in a variety of colors. And at less than $15 per short, they're a great way to fill out your wardrobe.
This Shirt Has the Cutest Cut Outs
A solid t-shirt is great, but a solid t-shirt that has a little something more to it is even better. This tee takes all the things you love about a t-shirt (easy to wear, comfy, great with any pants) and adds some extra flavor with uber cute cut outs on the sleeves. Pair it with jeans, leggings, shorts...pretty much anything.
A Slouchy Tee For the Relaxed Look
Speaking of variations on a plain t-shirt, this one is one of my absolute favorites. It has a soft, slouchy fit that can easily turn into a nice off the shoulder look plus a little pocket detail. You can wear it around the house chilling, or pair it with some cute shorts for going out with your friends. We stan versatility here.
This Uber Flattering T-Shirt Dress
The best dresses in the world are the ones that are somehow both comfy and also structured enough that they look on point. This dress is one of those. It's made of t-shirt material so you know you're going to love wearing it, but it also has a great belt so that you don't end up looking shapeless. Absolute perfection.
A Plain Tee That's a Little Bit More
A basic tee shirt is a great element of any wardrobe, but I have to admit: sometimes I get a bit bored with solid colors. That's why this tee is the perfect option for a staple that's also fun. The graphic doesn't overwhelm the shirt so you can still pair it with just about anything, but it makes you feel like you've done just a little bit more with your outfit. And isn't that what we all want?
The Best Romper Around
I am a firm believer that every wardrobe should have at least one solid romper. This is that romper. It's lightweight and breathable, which is a must have for any all in one piece, it comes in plenty of colors to match your style, and the belted waist makes it look great on anyone.
Fun and Flirty Shorts You Won't Want to Take Off
When I think of my dream shorts I want something that's super fun, incredibly comfortable, and easy to pair with any top. These shorts hit all of those marks and more. With a high waist and adorable buttons up the front, they look fancy and feel casual, which is the pairing I want in everything I own.