A well-stocked wardrobe consists of a mix of basics, work essentials, and evening options. Wardrobe basics are truly the building blocks that form your personal style. Tanks, leggings, tees, and blazers are the pieces in your closet that typically get the most wear time and are constantly in rotation, which means quality and design should be the top priority.
While investing in staples isn’t as exciting as splurging on a fancy new top for a girls night out, it’s actually a smarter purchase considering the cost-per-wear breakdown. To reboot your selection of clothing basics, we chatted with Kourt’s stylist, Dani Michelle, to share where she finds top-notch options. Shop her picks plus a few of our favorite brands below.
Helmut Lang Slashed Seamless Tank
“I’m really into Helmut Lang tank tops (another staple you’ll find in Kourt’s closet). With asymmetry, razorback, silk, slits, piping, or stretch, each of their basics have a fashion twist. It’s all in the small details that make them stand above the rest.”
Alix Gracie Asymmetric Stretch-Jersey Thong Bodysuit
“I adore Alix bodysuits because they have really interesting cuts, incredible stretch, and the colors are really sharp.”
Fleur du Mal Luxe Plunge Bra
“I love this simple silk bra by Fleur du Mal. It’s silk and seamless under your clothes, while the plunging shape makes an exposed bra seem more of an addition to your look.”
Commando Perfect Control Leggings
“My favorite clean black legging is by Commando. It has no horizontal seams so the whole leg is a clean matte line. It also incorporates shapewear into the waistband so you feel a bit of suction when you wear them. From casual to dressed up, they are the perfect basic black legging.”
Rick Owens Virgin-Wool-Blend Cady One-Button Blazer
From sleek blazers to fitted tanks, Rick Owens is a solid designer in Kourt’s outfit rotation.
Bottega Veneta Square-Toe Open Mules