We’re one month into 2022, and with a new year comes the need for a wardrobe refresh if you haven’t done so already. While you might be tempted to splurge on the trendiest, of-the-moment items (totally with you there!), I’m inviting you to browse some of the best new basics that are on H&M, Amazon, and Zara. These items—from knits to loafers and everything in between—will never go out of style, and you’ll be surprised just how versatile they are when you get creative with layering and accessorizing. Also, just think about the cost-per-wear value you’re getting out of them!
If you naturally lean toward a more minimal wardrobe, the 30 new basics below are definitely for you. And for the trendy shoppers, you can definitely pair your bright checkerboard prints and chunky Y2K jewelry with any of these pieces, too. Since all these items are from your fave affordable retailers, we think your wallet will be happy as well with your decision to go back to basics.