When it comes to clothing, a great basic is anything but basic. Sometimes it can feel impossible to find the right white t-shirt or perfect pair of leggings. It needs to be affordable, so you don’t get depressed when you inevitably spill something on it. And so you can buy more than one. It needs to be fashionable enough, with a few details that make you feel fashionable but classic enough that you can wear it next season, too. So imagine my surprise when my latest find came from Amazon Essentials.
All I’ve been wearing during quarantine are button-down shirts. They’re comfortable enough to wear everyday, but I still feel polished. Even if I’m wearing sweats on the bottom. I started with Amazon’s white shirt, and then proceeded to buy one in blue, navy with white polka dot, and a different shade of blue with stripes. They even have them in flannel, which I scooped up for fall.
The shirts were only the first step. Amazon Essentials is packed full of affordable, comfortable, just stylish enough basics. Long-sleeve t-shirts that hit me at the right length and don’t feel too clingy. They even have French-inspired striped ones. If you’re working out at home, or even just lounging, then there’s a treasure trove of pieces for you. Sports bras and the perfect stretchy pant to wear on long walks. The perfect pair of activewear leggings. Save the money on your apparel and put it towards a new digital workout membership instead.
Last year, the Amazon hooded jacket went viral. This year, my money’s on their packable, quilted puffer jacket which is perfect for the dropping temps. They have one in a heavier weight, if you need it. If puffers aren’t your speed, then this oversized but still structured button-front coat in a rich navy might be tempting.
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