At RP, we’re a big believer in basics. We know that every bold and fabulous thing in our closets—statement earrings, a shimmery maxi skirt, printed block heels—becomes a 1000x more distinctive and functional when styled with a classic, versatile, and high-quality wardrobe staple.
As you probably already know, I get a lot of my favorite basics from Amazon. There have so many affordable and versatile choices, and their quick shipping options make it super easy to tweak and refresh my wardrobe each season. I always find elevated styles at a great price, building off of those basics to show off my unique pieces like jewelry, prints, shoes, and accessories.
If your closet needs some chic new basics for the new year, check out my Amazon favorites for home, office, gym, and weekend!
Amazon Basics for Working from Home
Working from home can feel like a bit of a style struggle these days. Give your lounge-y wardrobe a lift with these affordable yet luxe-looking basics!
Home office or not, I’m a huge fan of a matching loungewear set in a comfy yet semi-structured material. This crop top and jogger set from Amazon hits just the right balance of cozy and quality—not so soft that it falls apart after one wash, but not so thick that I’m sweating through every conference call. It’s also ideal for petite ladies: the crop hits at the perfect point in my midriff without feeling skimpy on my frame. It’s everything you need to upgrade your workday, even if you never make it off the couch.
For shuffling between laundry loads and PowerPoint presentations, treat yourself to this posh and fluffy pair of faux-fur slippers. My favorite colors are pink and leopard print (duh!).
Amazon Basics for the Office
Office essentials are all about classic cuts and versatile layers. I like to invest in feminine pieces that still feel functional, such as pretty blouses, flattering skirts, and an elegant capsule of shoes to pull everything together. These are my Amazon picks!
I love the color selection for this frilly long-sleeved blouse: all the lights, darks, and neutrals are covered, but there’s also bright and stylish hues to add a pop to your other wardrobe basics. Choose two or three of your favorites to mix and match with any skirts, jackets, pants, and denim pieces in your closet.
I love finding a chic but comfortable pair of pants for the office. These faux leather joggers are roomy, relaxed, and breathable, but still cinch in my waist and complement my footwear. I can pair this trouser style with strappy heels, mules, or cute sneakers and always feel smart, feminine, and polished.
For office-appropriate footwear with a little height, opt for classic pumps in a soft or neutral hue. I love this mid-heel pair from Naturalizer: it’s an ideal basic for everyday wear, after-work drinks, and office parties.
If you don’t have a black blazer in your wardrobe, you’re missing out on all kinds of chic office outfits. I love how this boxy menswear silhouette adds contrast to a girly blouse or waist-cinching skirt, especially when layered for fall and winter dressing.
And finally, lend a little shimmer to your workweek with gold and silver jewelry—subtle enough for everyday wear but stylish enough to elevate your accessory game. I love how these classic hoop earrings feature faux diamond accents along the front of the hoop and inverse of the back for all-around sparkle. Your stylish colleagues will take note!
Amazon Basics for Everyday Wear
A casual wardrobe consists of a lot of basics by nature, but in some ways it’s the trickiest to put together. To keep your go-to styles from looking cheap or frumpy, look for unexpected details and classic construction—the easiest way to make a weekend ensemble look more expensive than it actually is.
One of my all-time casual essentials is a sweater dress. This turtleneck knit style is only $35 and works with nearly any pair of boots or leggings in my closet. Throw it on for errands, a brunch date, or just feeling cute and comfy around the house—you’ll be so grateful for the oversized silhouette and cozy knit. (Plus, pockets!)
Spring is coming up fast, which means I’m stocking up on lightweight outerwear in classic patterns. This Sherpa-style jacket is the perfect layering piece and looks so chic for an easy weekend outing.
You know I stan designer bags, but I’ve been looking for a more casual option for day trips, family vacations, and weekend errands. This quilted tote style is chic, affordable, and functional, and looks custom-made to complement all of my favorite cool-season outerwear.
Amazon Basics for Date Night
I think basics for date night are all about what makes you feel classy and comfortable. Even if I’m wearing something new and snazzy for a night out with Drew, I always incorporate a few basics to make my outfit look timeless and put-together.
Dresses are by no means required for date night, but I really love how easy it is to primp them up for dinner and a show. This printed chiffon frock is relaxed, feminine, and ruffly—so romantic on its own but super easy to accessorize with heels, jewelry, and a purse.
Speaking of accessories, click the links to shop these fab Betsey Johnson pumps, this easy-to-style clutch, and these striking geometric sunglasses—all the basics you need to make date night feel chic and glitzy.
Amazon Basics for Working Out
I’m a firm believer that the success of my workout regimen depends on how cute I feel in my outfit. Whether I’m exercising at home or heading to a class, I’m always way more energized when my sportswear is worthy of a #fitspo mirror selfie.
First, every workout capsule needs a stylish but comfy sports bra. This longline style features a flattering bust design, soft construction, and a great selection of colors. Plus, anything with a little padding gets a huge yes from me!
These high-waisted leggings are an exceptional designer dupe from Amazon. They’re only $40; they’re comfy and flattering; and they don’t do that annoying see-through thing when you bend over. I’m sold!
2021 fitness resolutions give you a perfect excuse to upgrade to a stylish gym bag. This quilted design is the ideal size and looks so elevated with your new workout gear.
I’m loving my Amazon finds for the new year and I hope you too find chic and stylish basics that you love! I honestly think there’s no better way to diversify your wardrobe potential than with a few classic upgrades and versatile accessories. What are some of your go-to pieces for home, office, and weekend wear? I’d love to hear about your favorite wardrobe essentials and how you style them in the comments below!