It’s no shocker that the pandemic has changed the way we upgrade our closets. With most of our work being done at home and very few social events to attend, this new way of life demands us to turn our wardrobe into a more simplistic, minimalistic one. Essential pieces that barely got any wear are now at the forefront of our rotation. Not just to anchor your bold, statement-making pieces, but as a fundamental outfit choice. This necessity has brought about a major shift of trends in everyday fashion as we redesign our wardrobes to complement the current times. Enter: Basics! They not only define comfort but can also look polished and stylish at the same time.
This trend shift is especially beneficial for Autumnal items like chic blazers, classic denim, and warm knits that’ll reign supreme for the rest of the year. And as always, we turned to Nordstrom to look for the best options for our 2020 list of basic fashion essentials. Here are 21 items that stole our hearts, and we’re sure, they will do the same to you.
A high-waist and figure hugging silhouette makes this vintage style Levi’s jeans a must-have.
Cozy up in these joggers that’s perfect for Sunday lounging.
This classic rib knit dress is detailed with a tie-waist to cinch and shape your body the right way.
Black leggings are without a doubt a holy grail of the fashion world. Our pick is this moisture wicking pair made with figure sculpting fabric.
Elevate your pair of jeans or trousers with this ribbed turtleneck top that keeps you warm and stylish.
Thick and chunky knit sweater with a funnel neck sweater and trendy blouson sleeves that is sure to keep you looking fab even on chilly nights.
Sleek figure-hugging sweater dress that looks laid back and effortless while breaking the cold – a total must-have.
Your search for that flawless high-waist jeans is over. This cropped pair is designed to lift up your backside and show off your curvy figure.
You can’t really enjoy Fall without a comfy cardigan. Our pick is this soft knit linen-blend cardigan that’s so lightweight and pairs well over anything.
You won’t want to get out of this super fuzzy and ultra warm menswear inspired oversized jacket in a classic plaid print.
We love these polished trousers with hints of utility design that’s undeniably chic.
12. Ribbed Cardigan
Keep your look effortless and trendy with this button-front cardigan that we’ve been seeing all over Instagram.
13. Plaid Blazer
Stunningly sophisticated plaid blazer that can take any dull outfit up a notch.
70s inspired denim jeans with flares starting at the knee lends retro-chic attitude to your fit.
Add an edge to your street-style looks by layering on this flattering leather jacket accented with silver zippers.
Amp up the chic factor in this neutral hued cotton-blend sweater with roomy puff sleeves.
We love this army inspired jacket that features plenty of pockets and a tie at the waist.
Trendy light washed denim with frayed hems that’ll pair perfectly with your fall tops, sweaters, and blouses.
Step it up with this glossy finish faux-leather jacket with a double-breasted silhouette that adds a polished finishing touch.
20. Crewneck Sweater
An absolute essential, this simple tri-blend pullover is ultra soft and comes in two neutral colors that will go perfectly with all your favorite coats.
21. Plaid Blazer
Make a sleek impression with this micro-check pattern plaid blazer made with smooth stretch fabric.