Spring Basics That Are Far From Basic

From white tees to ’90s denim, V’s rounded up the best pieces to bring you into spring.

When it comes to buying basics, more and more consumers are shopping carefully. Whether you’ve got sustainability or closet space in mind, it’s almost always better to have one piece that fits perfectly, rather than multiple versions that are never quite right.

With spring officially here, V has rounded up a collection of those perfect pieces to help you transition out of your parka and into lighter, looser fits.

Be it Eterne’s cult-favourite tank top, Guest in Residence’s cashmere vest, or SLVRLAKE’s low-slung, wide-leg jeans, these simple garments make for solid building blocks in any wardrobe.

Tanks and Tees

Little Ribbed T-Shirt by Sunday Best

As someone who wears a plain white tee almost every day, I can confirm: this one by Sunday Best is (as the name would suggest) the best. It’s not too cropped, the fabric is thick and soft, and the sleeve cuts at the perfect length.

Sunday Best

$25, www.aritzia.com


Espera Ribbed Organic Cotton-Blend Jersey Tank by Totême

Totême is known for making high-quality classics and this black tank is just that.


$105, www.netaporter.com


Selma Long Sleeve Top by The Line By K

The Line by K makes basics with a bit of additional interest. This long-sleeve is perfect for the person who isn’t ready to let go of their winter turtlenecks.

The Line by K

$95, www.thelinebyk.com


Raw Cut Cotton Tank by Source Unknown

The raw hem on this cotton tank makes it causal and elevated, simultaneously.

Source Unknown

$48, www.sourceunknown.com


Rib Tank by Eterne

Beloved by fashion it-girls like Hailey Bieber, you can’t go wrong with this simple rib.


$70, www.eterne.com


Transitional Layers

Black Denim Oversized Jacket by Tibi

Tibi is known for being understated yet perfectly tailored. This denim jacket will never date.


$575, www.tibi.com


Layer Up! Vest by Guest in Residence

This cashmere vest is the perfect piece to layer over a simple tee or to wear it on its own as the weather warms up.

Guest in Residence

$245, www.guestinresidence.com


Beige Michigan Jacket by Carhartt Work in Progress

This workwear-inspired is the perfect lightweight layer for spring evenings.

$230, www.ssense.com


Winona Cardigan by Réalisation Par

Wear this over your favorite spring dress for a girly look or pop a few buttons to make it a crop top.

Réalisation Par



$120, www.realisationpar.com


Double Collared Knit by Source Unknown

An easy way to hop on the preppy trend.

$145, www.sourceunkown.com


Classic Denim

High Rise Loose by Re/Done

These re-worked vintage jeans are the ideal straight leg pair.

$275, www.shopredone.com


Joni High Rise Loose by Denim Forum

This ’90s shape will remind you of Rachel Green’s best looks. Plus, they come in three different lengths.

$110, www.aritzia.com


Danielle Stretch Jean by Khaite

Favored among the fashion set, Khaite’s jeans are tailored and timeless.

$440, www.khaite.com


Mica Low-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans by SLVRLAKE

If you’ve been hesitant to try out low-rise denim, these SLVRLAKE jeans are a perfect gateway.

$290, www.netaporter.com


Nila Long Denim Skirt by Reformation

Long denim skirts allow you to change up your usual routine, without straying too far from your comfort zone. This one by Reformation comes in blue and black denim, and the offset button keeps it playful.


$168, www.reformation.com


Everyday Accessories

Park Tote Three Bag by The Row

Ludicrously capacious.

The Row

$1,790, www.therow.com

Marianne Bracelet by LIÉ STUDIO

This Copenhagen-based brand makes an array of jewelry pieces that bring a sophisticated element to your everyday.


$400, www.liestudio.com

Gazelle Shoes by Adidas 

A simple way to bring in a pop of color.


$100, www.adidas.com

Valentina Oval Sunglasses by DMY by DMY

Worn by Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid, these are equal parts contemporary and classic.


$265, www.dmybydmy.com

Medium Nylon Crescent Bag by BAGGU

For meeting a friend for brunch, walking the dog, and everything in between.


$52, www.baggu.com

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