While the words “basics” and “staples” may not set your pulse racing like this season’s buzzier trends (sheer skirts and sequins comes to mind), there’s a reason we talk about them so often here at Who What Wear. Basics are the bread and butter of our wardrobes—versatile, effortless, easy, and chic—and lucky for us, they’re having a moment in the spotlight for fall/winter 2023.
One of the prevailing messages on the runways was wearability—with an emphasis on elevated basics as well as fresh silhouettes and wearable color trends that are easy to style within your daily ensembles. This plain-speaking styles may appear “boring”at first glance, but it’s really all about the way you wear and style them that make the big difference. Take one gray hoodie and pair it under a camel coat with leggings and you have a Miu Miu look that’s cool and commuter-ready.
Today, I’m highlighting some of the staples we editors here at Who What Wear are fully endorsing in our daily wardrobes this new season—many of which we have already been wearing and loving most of the year. From button-downs to ballet flats, keep scrolling for our unapologetic love for the basics.