It’s Time To Refresh Your Basics

Our splurge & save guide for kicking off a new season thoughtfully. Our splurge & save guide for kicking off a new season thoughtfully
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We’re inching towards fall, when stores reset and unveil all sorts of new, beautiful clothes and accessories to tempt us. But before you start adding new colors and trends to your closet, we’d like to make the case for taking stock of all the dependable pieces in your wardrobe.

The T-shirts you live in, the jeans you depend on, the sweaters you love... the elements that provide the foundation to your daily outfits and actually get worn a lot.

If you’re anything like us, you probably hold onto these wardrobe staples a little bit too long.

We get it, sometimes it’s hard to get super excited about shopping for a “basic” (or worse, trying to replace something you love).

But here’s the reality: If you wear it a lot, it will need to be replaced because NOTHING ruins your look like clothing that’s worn out.

Those pit-stained T-shirts? Ill-fitting jeans? Stretched out sweaters? Yep, all of that.

In today's edition of the STS newsletter, we wanted to share the things we’re stocking up on ahead of the new season to give our closet the refresh it needs.


James Perse (Splurge). If there’s one reason this brand has had so much staying power, it’s because of their perfect T-shirts—the cut, the fabric, and the way they wash and wear so well are all part of what makes them special.

For the fall, we’re trading in our linen and jersey blends for classic cotton. This assorted pack is what we like to call “Brilliant at the Basics.”

James Perse Women’s Classic T-Shirt Gift Set

ASOS (Save). In our Six to Sunday history, we’ve done a number of T-shirt fit tests and—to our own surprise (and delight, given the price)—ASOS is a winner time and again. Petites, tall, big chests, you name it.

ASOS Ultimate T-Shirt With Crew Neck
ASOS Curve Oversized T-Shirt
ASOS Ultimate Slim Fit T-Shirt With Long Sleeves

Ballet Flat

Margaux (Splurge). The shoe conundrum is real. You want cute, but you crave comfort. You want quality, but you don’t want to be price gauged. One of our favorite shoe brands is Margaux, a company whose mission is to make beautiful, comfortable shoes, and they are crushing that goal.

They use natural materials, gorgeous colors, and with 55mm of padding, your feet are cushioned and supported for all-day wear. We recommend buying one ½ size up.

Margaux The Demi

J.Crew (Save). The classic design is the hallmark of J.Crew, and they have maintained their consistency for decades. This canvas-lined leather ballet flat is a great option.

J.Crew Zoe Ballet Flats in Leather


Mother (Splurge). A great pair of jeans is, for most of us, the holy grail. And denim is one of those items that, if purchased in a classic enough cut and color, you will wear into the ground and have in your wardrobe for years. And then the math makes sense because the price per wear for a pair you adore is more than worth it.

Look no further than the cult brand Mother. We don’t know one woman who hasn’t fallen in love with the quality and perfect amount of stretch. Our favorite cuts this season? The Tomcat wide leg and Rider ankle flare.

Mother The Tomcat Roller
Mother The Mid-Rise Rider Ankle Jeans

Madewell (Save). We’re long-time fans of Madewell denim and for a good reason. They make tons of different styles, they love a high rise, the denim often has a bit of stretch in it (hallelujah!), the weight is just right (not too heavy, not too light), and most come in petite, tall, plus, and standard sizing.

Heading into fall, we’re eyeing the Decatur Wash which will go with just about everything in our wardrobes. Did we mention we’ve sold dozens of these since first featuring them way back last spring?

Madewell The Perfect Vintage Jean


Ministry of Supply (Splurge). We can find little error with how the Ministry of Supply makes this classic staple. We’re obsessing over the 100% recycled, wrinkle-resistant fabric that has a slight stretch and a hidden bust button (diminishing all fears of the dreaded peek-a-boo moment). In an ever-so-slightly oversized fit, this shirt is a dream for most body types and styling preferences.

Ministry of Supply Women’s AeroZero Oversized Shirt

Gap (Save). Thanks to a renewed design focus, this heritage brand is looking better than ever this fall. We have raised our eyebrows noticing the new “PROJECT GAP” line, and it’s spilling over to classics as well. We think they’ve hit it out of the park with their latest button-down, which comes in black and white, tall, standard, and petite sizing.

Gap 100% Organic Cotton Perfect Shirt

They’re also doing a version of the VERY on-trend cropped style:

Gap 100% Organic Cotton Cropped Shirt


Negative Underwear (Splurge). They call this underwear “Whipped” and for good reason. It’s buttery soft, high-waisted, and beloved by their customers and the Six to Sunday team included. Worth every penny.

Negative Whipped High Rise

Third Love (Save). Smooth, stretchy, seamless. Win-win-win.

Third Love Comfort Stretch Thong 3 Pack


Bombas (Splurge). The transition to wearing real shoes again calls for a sock refresh, and Bombas makes some of our favorite no-show socks. Get a multi-pack and save yourself the mismatched, can’t find the socks you want conundrum.

Bombas Women’s Lightweight No-Show Sock 4-Pack

Hanes (Save). Dependable and well-made, you cannot go wrong with Hanes.

Hanes Women’s 6-Pack Invisible Comfort Ballerina Liner

All products featured on Six to Sunday are independently selected by our editors and contributors. We may get paid commissions on products purchased through our links to retailer sites. However, we recommend products based on our independent research and point of view, and the decisions we make regarding the products we feature on our site are always driven by what we believe our community will love, first and foremost.

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