Introducing the New Generation of Fashion-Girl Basics

Bobby Schuessler

When you think of basics, a few key items probably come to mind like white T-shirts, skinny jeans, and the like. Well, "trendy basics" have also been cropping up as updates and alternatives to those classics. Here, we're talking about those items that are still versatile in nature but have a slight fashion-forward twist. In fact, we covered a sampling of said pieces recently, and as we've been spotting on IG over the last few months, there's actually a new generation of those fashion-girl basics that are chic, comfortable, and worth noting.

To showcase these next-level basics, we rounded up a bit of visual styling inspiration and product recommendations in case you're shopping around. Keep scrolling for an introduction to these chic yet simple items.

1. Asymmetric Tanks

There's been quite a resurgence of one-shoulder tops as of late. In the basics realm, it's the neutral tanks that are reigning supreme.

Michael Lauren Atwood One-Shoulder Tank ($49)

Leith One-Shoulder Bodysuit ($39)

LNA Ribbed One Shoulder Top ($72)

2. Short-Sleeve Cardigans

It's no secret that cardigans of all silhouettes have been trending. At the moment, those short-sleeve styles are the front-runner among the fashion crowd.

Reformation Hope Organic Cotton Cardigan ($90)

Free People Little Cutie Cardi ($27)

Everlane Short-Sleeve Cardigan ($65)

Lucy Paris Amelie Puffy Sleeve Cardigan ($87)

3. Split-Hem Leggings

Of course standard classic black leggings will always remain a timeless basic, but it's the split-hem styles that continue to increase in popularity.

NYDJ Slit Hem Leggings ($65)

SweatyRocks Split-Hem Leggings ($20)

Lysse Split-Hem Leggings ($98)

4. Muscle Tees

It seems like you can't cruise over to a fashion person's IG page and not see a muscle T-shirt or tank. The silhouette is cool and a nice update to classic tees (which, of course will never go "out").

Bella + Canvas Muscle T-Shirt ($15)

Madewell Recycled Muscle Tank ($35)

Veronica Beard Jean Dree Muscle Tee ($57)

5. White Jeans

In no way should you put aside your blue or black jeans, but cream and white denim are definitely incorporated into the chic looks of many fashion people.

Levi's Ribcage Wide Leg Jeans ($98)

Citizens of Humanity Amelia Vintage Flare Jeans ($208)

Good American Good Flare Jeans ($123)

6. Slouchy Blazers

As we've highlighted, oversized blazers could be considered a top fashion-girl basic. In fact, many are starting to wear as alternatives to blouses (like showcased here).

Topshop Marled Open Front Blazer ($75)

Treasure & Bond One-Button Blazer ($99)

Madewell Dorset Blazer ($168)

7. Denim Midi Skirts

If it's a cool skirt style you're in the market for to wear now or to try later, make it a chic denim skirt in a midi length.

Mango Midi Denim Skirt ($60)

One Teaspoon Rocko Long Length Skirt ($98)

Slink Jeans Long Denim Skirt ($88)

Next, check out the closet basics that will never go out of style.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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