The Surprising Brands That Have the Best Basics

If there’s one question I’m constantly being asked as a fashion editor, it’s “Where can I find the best white T-shirts?” White tees, after all, are a simple piece of clothing that require a decent amount of research. Friends and acquaintances also seem to always be looking for the best wardrobe basics in general, and my answer never changes: Start by looking to your favorite denim brands. They might not be the first places you think of when you’re on the hunt for everyday essentials, but trust me, these brands won’t disappoint.

Denim powerhouses like J Brand, Paige, and Citizens of Humanity have extended their product lines to include everyday basics every wardrobe needs. The natural extension into non-denim clothing only makes sense, as these staples are worn on repeat with jeans. Ahead, I’m sharing the best denim brands with the absolute best selection of quality clothing basics. Keep reading for the best sweaters, tees, and camisoles that have been hiding at your favorite denim brands all along.