"Love Your Outfit" Compliments Are Correlated to These 3 Chic Basics

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Our biggest priority when putting together a “perfect outfit” is to create a look that truly leans into our own unique styles. Of course, an ensemble that also happens to be comfortable is a bonus—so is one that garners a compliment or two from our inner circle. On that note, during one of our recent team meetings, the convo eventually led to a shopping discussion about the fall pieces we’re all particularly loving. Interestingly enough, there were three elevated basics that received the most praise given the fact that, when paired with other chic items, they often inspire those “love your outfit” compliments.

Here, we’re talking about next-level versatile items that are simple yet fashion-forward and will garner those A+ reactions. If you’re intrigued and looking to potentially add a fresh staple into your mix for the season, what’s coming your way might be of particular interest. Keep scrolling to check out the three compliment-worthy trendy basics in question, complete with styling and shopping inspiration.

1. Sweater-Vest

"I immediately fed into the sweater-vest trend and picked up this nude one and have already styled it in so many ways. My friends complimented me on how I paired it with a summer dress to transition into fall, and they added one to their carts right away. It technically counts as a basic, but I think it elevates any outfit immediately." — Yusra Siddiqui, Assistant Market Editor

Shop sweater-vests:

H&M V-Neck Sweater Vest ($18)

Zara Ripped V-Neck Vest ($50)

Who What Wear Collection Knox Sweater-Vest ($115)

Scoop Wine Red Cable Knit Sweater Vest ($26)

Mango Knitted Vest With Print ($50)

The Drop Camille Cable Sweater Vest ($45)

Urban Renewal Vintage Solid Button-Down Sweater Vest ($45)

Staud Joker Vest Bordeaux Argyle ($245)

& Other Stories Oversized Knit Vest ($69)

2. Tailored Trousers

"Trousers have been noticeably missing from my wardrobe, so I was on the hunt for a pair and immediately gravitated toward the slouchy, comfortable styles that have been popping up for fall. I've been living in this relaxed (but tailored) style because it makes me feel a bit pulled together, even if I'm just wearing it with a simple T-shirt. And every time I put them on, I always get questions about where they're from." — Kristen Nichols, Senior Fashion Editor

Shop trousers:

Who What Wear Collection Norah High-Waisted Trousers ($155)

COS Regular-Fit Tapered Pants ($135)

Free People Lyla Fall Trousers ($128)

Eloquii Faux Leather Flare Leg Trouser ($100)

Zara Wide Leg Menswear Style Pants ($70)

Nordstrom Wide Leg Flannel Pants ($89)

Topshop Wide Leg Pleat Trousers ($86)

Mango Cotton Wide Leg Pants ($100)

H&M Slacks ($20)

3. Chic Crew-Neck Sweater

"A simple crew-neck sweater is definitely my favorite go-to basic in my closet. Whether I am throwing it around my shoulders or tucking it into my favorite trousers, I have found that, although simple, a good sweater can really make or break your look." — Lauren Eggertsen, Senior Fashion Editor

Shop crew-neck sweaters:

Everlane The Oversized Alpaca Crew ($100)

BlankNYC Horizontal Cable Crewneck Sweater ($50)

BP Rib Crop Crewneck Sweater ($29)

Open Edit Crewneck Crop Sweater ($49)

Astr the Label Pointelle Puff Sleeve Sweater ($88)

Who What Wear Collection Christine Sweater ($135)

Vero Moda Padded Shoulder Sleeveless Sweater ($49)

Paige Elizabeth Sweater ($249)

Madewell Seagrove Pullover Sweater in Stripe ($65)

& Other Stories Fuzzy Knit Jumper ($149)

Next, The 5 Simple Fall Trends I Like Best Are All Available at Nordstrom Now

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated

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