With the summer months fast approaching and the weather heating up, having a few basics on hand that you can easily style on-the-go is a must.
By basics, we mean those go-to, less of a statement, tee's and tanks that you can effortlessly layer, wear by themselves, or dress up with some fun accessories. Now although basics are a dime a dozen and a lot of stores have sections where you can find a great deal of basic pieces, unfortunately you're never guaranteed great quality. In fact, more often then not, you'll find 2 for 1 deals with tanks and tee's that last you one wash before they start pilling or the color starts washing out.
The way we see it is a great basic will last you a lifetime - so if you invest in a great basic now, it'll save you money in the long run. This is why it's important to shop for one that isn't only a great price point but has longevity. In this article, we're helping you sift through the plethora of online store and looking at some of the best places you can grab basics, that are both price conscious and great quality.
Garage Clothing (based out of Montreal, go Canada!) has been around for a while, but recently they've been stepping up their game when it comes to basics. Comparable to Brandy Melville in that they are always on trend and have super comfortable clothing, Garage has a wide selection of basics that are great quality and more on the affordable side. Each basic also come in many variations, so if you find a tank you really love, odds are it'll come in 5+ colors and a selection of patterns - perfect for stocking up on your fave pieces.
Aritzia has been getting quite the hype lately - especially with celebs like Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner sporting a number of their pieces. Yet, their basic section is still highly underrated. From tanks and tube tops to biker shorts and classic jeans, they have a number of basic pieces that we would argue are the best quality on the market. Although their basics do come in at a higher price point than your average store (but still affordable!) - you'll be purchasing pieces that will last you years - trust us.
When we think of comfy basics we think of Aerie. On the borderline of casual everyday and loungewear, Aerie has a huge selection of super comfy basic pieces that never go out of style. From hoodies to tanks, to sweatpants and even basic dresses, they offer very inclusive sizing and styles, making it an ideal place to shop for all shapes and sizes. What's more, they're always having sales and promotions - meaning you're always getting great quality at an affordable price.
With a whole section dedicated to loungewear Free People has a great selection of timeless basics. Similar to Aritzia, Free People has phenomenal quality, being super durable and sewn with intricacy, the pieces you buy will last you a lifetime. Although the price point is higher than your average store, they've gone above and beyond by providing a "Basics Under $50" tab on their online store - so you don't have to blow your budget on quality basics.
Nordstrom is basically our go-to for any type of clothing. Again, at a higher price point, the piece will last you ages. In-store, they have a whole section dedicated to basics and lounge wear so you don't have to compromise on style. What's more, they have a phenomenal return policy so if the pieces aren't working for you, you don't have to worry about being stuck with them forever.