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From the perfect T-shirt to jeans that go with everything, we've gathered 20 basics that won't let you down. Click through to shop them all now.
"I stock up on Uniqlo cashmere every winter. It's totally affordable, comes in every single color, and makes the best layering piece. Also, their men's turtlenecks are slouchy, cozy perfection—every lady should own one." - Jayna Maleri, senior fashion writer
"My Rag and Bone navy blazer has just the right amount of stretch—and these great patch pockets! I don't have to stress about anything falling out of them."  - Anne Keane, fashion director
"Uniqlo turtlenecks—the plain cotton ones. I wear them constantly in the winter: under button-downs, dresses, sweaters or on their own. And they're $12!!!" - Hayley Phelan, fashion features editor
"Rachel Comey's Mars booties are the best boots. I wear them every day with everything." - Laurel Pantin, market editor
"Wolford bodysuits! They are an essential, especially for pairing with a pencil skirt so there is no awkwardly-bulking shirt and you look neatly styled. They aren't cheap, but they're definitely a solid investment." - Alexis Bryan Morgan, executive fashion director
"I have two short, perfectly fitted longer-than-a-peacoat double-breasted coats from A.P.C.—one in black, one in camel—that I seriously got 100,000 years ago and cannot be beat, no matter what the situation. They make me feel like Brigitte Bardot, and I've worn them so much that I had to replace the linings (so much more fun, now that they're lined in turquoise silk)! I wear them with jeans, I wear them with ballgowns, and no coat ever looks chicer." - Jean Godfrey-June, executive beauty director
"Basics can mean a lot of different things—something you buy in multiples, something every closet should have—but for me, basics are those workhorse styles that'll go with anything and that you feel good wearing even on the most rushed of mornings. I love KAIN for their tees and tanks and tops and dresses. Simple, clean, well cut and super flattering, their pieces go with basically everything in my closet—but they never feel boring." - Verena von Pfetten, executive digital editor
"I could wear a J.Crew men's v-neck cashmere sweater every day of the winter, seriously! (I might need a few more colors than I currently have, but….)" - Jean Godfrey-June, executive beauty director
"I will never ever get rid of my J.Crew blue popover button-front. It will have to disintegrate first!!" - Anne Keane, fashion director
"When I first fell in love with London, I also fell for a guy (OK, store) named Kurt Geiger. I saw this pair of boots at the UK favorite, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to commit. In the end, they were all I could think about and I bought them online the day I got home. I'm not misusing the word 'literally' when I say I literally wore them 95 percent of the time last winter and am very much looking forward to wearing them this season as well. They go with everything. Strong closet staple. These are the exact boots—I'm considering buying a second pair, no joke." - Kristie Dash, assistant to the editor-in-chief
"I love a good sale, but when it comes to beauty products, I spare no expense. I cannot leave my home without slathering on La Prairie's Anti-Aging Day Cream. Its so refreshing in the mornings and has the SPF I need for the day—definitely worth the splurge." - Adrianna Barrionuevo, associate fashion credits editor
"Wolford makes the best tights—my favorite is the 'Velvet de Luxe 66'—it's totally matte, really soft and comfortable and—although pricey—lasts for years." - Liz Kiernan, special sections director
"When it comes to jeans, I should get the award for owning the most Paige denim. Their styles fit like a glove and despite my shorter frame, they never need hemming! The Verdugo is my go-to—it fits and feels like leggings, comes in all shades and prints and has a crisp look. I live in these and wear a pair to work at least twice a week!" - Adrianna Barrionuevo, associate credits editor
"My staple-for-all-seasons is a James Perse tee. Their relaxed V-necks have the perfect fit—a little longer in the body and slightly more fitted on top with a slightly rounded neckline. And the material? The softest cotton in the world. I pick up a few new ones every year and wear them more than anything else in my closet." - Leigh Belz Ray, deputy editor
"I live in circle skirts—seriously, I probably wear one at least three times per week. When I feel like my wardrobe's begging for a new one but I don't feel like shelling out the cash for a designer version, I just pick up American Apparel's short gore skirt in a different color (the company regularly releases the style in new shades). You can hand-wash them, they're only $58 a pop, they match absolutely everything and I swear I get more compliments on them then on my pricier skirts. Plus, you can't beat the 'swish factor.'" - Elana Fishman, senior digital editor
"My black Bass loafers make it into the rotation at least once a week, all year round. In fact, I just had them resoled. They're comfy, go with almost everything and have a polished-tomboy vibe that seems to make even my messiest ripped-jeans-and-T-shirt outfits look a little more grown-up." - Jenna Gottlieb, senior fashion writer
"Equipment blouses are pure perfection! Lightweight, comfy and super cute—what's not to love? The best part is that they come in almost every color under the sun, so there is something out there for everyone." - Adrianna Barrionuevo, associate credits editor
"This cashmere hat from COS is my favorite basic. Now that it's available online in the U.S. from Opening Ceremony, if I didn't still have the one I bought the last time I was in Berlin, I'd buy another. It's the perfect amount of slouchy, cozy and warm. Also, the band is loose enough to not give you hat head!" - Karen Wilson, senior digital producer
"American Apparel makes the best leggings: they come in over 20 colors and in every possible fabrication and length, but the 'Cotton Spandex Jersey Legging' is my favorite—it's incredibly comfortable, flattering and doesn't lose its shape." - Liz Kiernan, special sections director
"Alexander Wang loafers: they're modern and cool but comfortable!" - Anne Keane, fashion director