There are basics, and then there are trendy basics, and I’m here to talk about the latter, but you already knew that from this story’s title. While I do think that every wardrobe needs its standard-issue white tees and blue jeans, today I’m here to rant about the basics that are a little more forward, a touch cooler, and 100% worth buying. Since I wear my basics constantly, I’m always on the lookout for trendier ones to update my closet with and I’ve landed on nine such versions that I already know will feature regularly in my 2022 wardrobe.
Below, you’ll find the trendy basics I can’t help but obsess over right now purely becuase their cool factor is on par with how versatile they are—and that’s not always the case when it comes to basics. So continue on to get a glimpse of the staples I’ll be incorporating into my ensembles all year long and, of course, shop my picks for each.