25 Best Basics for Spring

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It’s March! Not only is it March, but it’s also finals week 😦 Today the only final I had to endure was AP Psychology, and hopefully it went as well as I think it did. Anyways, let’s not stray from today’s topic. Everyday Spring gets closer, and, since my Spring posts won’t be here for another 2 weeks, I wanted to give you a little Spring inspo to keep you as excited as I am!


How to Dress for Spring

 As you clear out the old and make way for the new this spring, think about pairing down, and focusing only on the essentials: the fashion, accessories, and beauty items that simplify your routines. Things above the fray of seasonal trends. The Cut searched far and wide to find spring basics that stood out for their overall quality and value; pieces that will stand the test of time and become reliable wardrobe staples for years to come. Starting at as little as $15, our picks include the perfect sheer nail color, a plain-white poplin button-down, a great go-to bag to carry into any situation, and the perfect lawn dress to wear both day and night this summer. Click through our slideshow below to see the many simplified solutions for your spring closet.

The Sheer Nail

Photo 1 from The Sheer Nail

The perfect shade to help you recover from nail-art exhaustion. $15

The Simple White Button-Down

The Simple White Button-Down

The slightly rolled sleeves of this classic poplin button-down make it the perfect top in warmer weather — and a good piece to layer in colder months, too. $50

The Substantial Sandal The Substantial Sandal

 Do away with fllimsy footwear of summers past and opt for comfort and practicality with these sturdy sandals. $90

Classic Shades Classic Shades

 These sunglasses combine two classic trends: frameless bottoms and Wayfarer-style wings. $145

The Luxe Tee

The Luxe Tee

 An easy (and weather-appropriate) way to dress up a pair of jeans this spring. $130

Weekend Denim

Weekend Denim

The kind of jeans that feel like a weekend in and of themselves. $225

The Shoulder Bag

The Shoulder Bag

 Keep with simple black but go with a structured crescent moon shape in this modern update to a saddle bag. $565

The Ladylike Flat

The Ladylike Flat

A traditional style in a not-so-traditional metallic shade. $228

Barely There Beauty

Barely There Beauty

For that clean, barely there look that still affords skin protection, go with a good tinted moisturizer, like Shiseido’s broad-spectrum formula. $30

The Whitewash Look

The Whitewash Look

A pair of white jeans that, with a little fraying and wear-and-tear, make your whole outfit a little less precious. $200

The Stacked Sandal

The Stacked Sandal

The perfect stacked leather heel that will work with any color or look this spring. $60

The Matte-Red Lip

The Matte-Red Lip

Sometimes all it takes is a solid red lip to look polished. $26

The Everlasting Wallet

The Everlasting Wallet

Everlane’s wallets are made in the same factories as Comme des Garçon’s leather goods, which are known for their long-lasting color. We love the shade and practical design of this sky-blue calfskin. $115

Streamlined Lingerie

Streamlined Lingerie

Don’t sacrifice comfort for sexiness. Instead, choose this set for a quick lingerie update. $80

The Varsity Jacket

The Varsity Jacket

Layer it over a dress on balmy but chillly spring nights. $118

Solid Ring Flair

Solid Ring Flair

We like how these pavé stones are all but hidden, except to the wearer herself. $145

The Soft Racerback

The Soft Racerback

Super-soft and light, this is the perfect tank to layer under cardigans, blazers, and denim jackets on weekends and date nights this spring. $40

The Basic Bikini

The Basic Bikini

An unfussy and simple two-piece look to pack for future getaways. $20 a piece

The Simple Cuff

The Simple Cuff

Consider this the foundation of your wrist stack: a bracelet that hugs the curve of the wrist to minimize jangling. $95

The Wrap Dress The Wrap Dress

 In a buff peach color, this dress perfectly embodies the kind of simplicity we’re after this spring. $100

The Modern Trench

The Modern Trench

 A staple in any spring wardrobe, but with cool, updated hardware. $160

The Carry-All Backpack The Carry-All Backpack

 For those who need function a little more than form, here’s the perfect bag for carrying the essentials on longer commutes and trips. $92

The Lawn Dress

The Lawn Dress

 The most forgiving garment to wear on sultry summer days and nights, this dress is also the best departure from the long, flowing goddess dresses from last summer. $50

The Subtle Sneaker Game

The Subtle Sneaker Game

 Tone-on-tone swooshes make for an understated take on sneakers. $115

Chambray

Chambray

Wear this by itself with sandals or over leather leggings for a more avant-garde take on chambray this spring. $40

The Midi-Skirt

The Midi-Skirt

A staple that works in the office as much as it does on the weekends with sandals. $655

**All credit to Veronica Misako Gledhill

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