Basic perfection


Is it just me or does everybody else have issues finding a good basic white tee?

Every new season marks the beginning of what I like to call “the hunt of the basics”. It consists on checking on the quality of your old basics to then realise you eventually have to rebuy most of them.

But why do we have to buy pieces that are supposed to be the solid basement of our closets over and over again instead of just investing in high quality ones that rarely age?

The appeal of every perfect basic staple, like this sleek white top from COS, remains in its simplicity and durability.

A basic’s simplicity allows you to combine the piece in endless ways. A flattering neckline that strengthens your assets, a sharp silhouette and a monochrome hue will ensure seamless integration into your wardrobe.

Durability depends not on how much you spend on the piece, but on the quality of the yarns and the tailoring. Make sure you inspect other similar pieces in store before purchasing in order to identify messed up yarns or finishes that may screw your new basic in the short term.

I’m currently emptying my closet and leaving in just those pieces I love and have really good quality. I’ll be selling off the rest on ebay real soon!

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