Basics With a Twist—Shop Fresh Takes on Wardrobe Essentials


Photo: Courtesy of Gabriela Hearst

Basics with a twist are usually tough to find. The term basic is often associated with predictable, boring garments, but that’s not always the case. The wardrobe staples on our radar have a subtle allure that quietly commands attention. Case in point: the well-thought-out blazer designed by Gabriela Hearst. The tailored piece has a belt that extends from the lapels, wraps around the back, and fastens at the waist. A closer look at The Row’s immaculate trench coats certainly is warranted as we head into fall. The label put a smart twist on the classic cover-up with exaggerated lapels beneath the collar and an oversized sash perfect for cinching the waist. Of course, those aren’t the only two brands cleverly creating basics with a twist.

Ahead, you’ll discover a total of 18 designers turning standard-issue T-shirts, trousers, and tank tops into elevated everyday essentials. Escape the clutches of fashion boredom, and shop the refreshing wardrobe staples below.

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