fashion Linen pants, plus 9 other basics you need to add to your wardrobe this spring. Basmah Qazi

This season, there’s one thing we know with absolute certainty: that classic silhouettes are having a moment. With the rapid rise of ‘quiet luxury’, people are gravitating towards staple pieces that stand the test of time.

While trends are fun, they’re not always the most versatile, and frankly, no one wants to spend money on clothing and accessories that only last one season. So, as someone who considers herself a bit of an expert in capsule dressing, I have a few important rules that I always follow before hitting ‘purchase’.

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Rules for buying basics.

  1. The best basics are not only practical but also stylish. Each item should elevate your look with minimal effort. 

  2. Your chosen basics should work with most of your wardrobe, and you should easily be able to dress them up or down.

  3. Lastly (and most importantly), invest in pieces that fit well.

With spring well and truly here, it’s the perfect time to start planning out exactly what basics you’re going to buy for the coming months. From the perfect plain white tee to the most comfortable strappy sandals, here are the core pieces and accessories we recommend this season.

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