Basics are the building blocks upon which street-style-star wardrobes are built. And while basics have a reputation for being, well, basic, snoozy separates and accessories aren鈥檛 exactly going to get you noticed. Translation: It鈥檚 officially time to upgrade your closet essentials. And don鈥檛 worry: If vampy fashion trends and neon winter styles aren鈥檛 your thing, there are plenty of ways to turn heads without making a scene (think: sharp silhouettes, architectural details and cool twists on classic design elements). This week鈥檚 edition of The Edit has sights set on giving your arsenal of basics a boost, so ready that pointer finger and get to clickin鈥.


1. Pixie Market White Ruffled Sleeve Top ($82): Plain white tees are about to get WAY more interesting thanks to bold ruffles and a boxy silhouette. So what does that mean for your wardrobe? Basically, you never have to worry about your tee-and-jeans routine feeling sub par ever again. Day or night, this bad boy packs plenty of It-girl vibes.


2. Waven Johan Patchwork Longline Kimono Coat ($151): When you鈥檙e ready to shed your hot-and-heavy outerwear for layers on the lighter side, this patchwork stunner is your best bet. Layer it over printed flares and a rib knit sweater for a throwback look, or take it for a test drive with patent trousers and an edgy architectural bag.


3. Topshop Pleated Rib Knitted Midi Dress ($80): Hello, work dress of our dreams. Desk-to-date-night dressing becomes a cinch when you style it alongside sleek ankle boots and gemstone drop earrings. The only thing missing? An earthy smokey eye and berry pout that looks drop dead gorgeous day or night.


4. & Other Stories Neon Knit ($85): Bold and bright color are going to be BIG this year, and the timing couldn鈥檛 be better. Tackle your style resolution to lead a more colorful life by adding this neon knit to your lineup stat. Go all-out by teaming it with a leather midi skirt and pumps for the office, or play it cool for off-duty shenanigans with patched denim and statement sneakers.


5. Zara Multiposition Leather Bucket Bag ($119): New year, new bag, baby. We鈥檙e big fans of pieces that know how to pull a little double duty, and this structural handbag is no exception. Whether you sling it over your shoulder or rock it as a tote, it鈥檚 guaranteed to take your ensemble to the next level.


6. H&M Conscious Straight Regular Jeans ($40): Denim is taking a trip down memory lane this year, so skip the skinnies and stick these classic straight jeans at the center of your ensemble. Dress 鈥檈m up with slingback pumps and a jacquard blazer, or dial them down for the weekend with a souped-up sweatshirt and faux fur coat.


7. 脺terque Jumpsuit With Contrast Belt ($159): Your LBD days are officially over. Instead of blending in with the crowd, assert your sartorial prowess by stepping out in this scene-stealing jumpsuit again. Layer it over a simple turtleneck or sheer blouse RN, then rock it solo with a sharp pair of stilettos and a sassy red pout once the temps start to climb.


8. Charles & Keith Lace-Up Texture聽Heels ($49): They say there鈥檚 nothing like a classic 鈥 well, we don鈥檛 know who they are, but they must not have crossed paths with these bad boys, because, girl, they鈥檙e downright dreamy. And at $50 a pop, you can鈥檛 afford not to 鈥 come spring, their styling potential will reveal itself to be endless.


9. Reformation Sorrenti Pant ($178): Suiting stripes dominated the runway during the Spring/Summer 鈥17 shows, and we can鈥檛 think of a better way to slay those boss-lady goals this year than with these power pants on hand. Off-duty, they鈥檙e the perfect match for your arsenal of band tees and patent ankle boots, but they鈥檒l straight-up stun at the office with a down-to-business blouse and a can-do 鈥榯ude.


10. Free People Open Dolman Jacket ($148): A tailored black blazer can inspire that forever kind of love, but that won鈥檛 stop you from living life in technicolor. With pops of pink, this boxy dolman jacket is the hot ticket your work wardrobe has been missing. Expect to be the topic of conversation by the water cooler when you layer it over high-waisted trousers, metallic slides and sleek drop earrings.


11. Eri + Ali Mayfair Midi Skirt ($168): You really can鈥檛 fault a classic black pencil skirt, but we鈥檇 still rather wear this flirty tiered midi any day. Bust it out for date night, pairing it with chandelier earrings and a vintage clutch FTW.


12. Cluse La Roche Leather Strap Marble Watch, 38mm ($179): Despite good intentions to get to work 鈥 and just about everywhere else 鈥 on time, things just never seem to pan out. While a chic timepiece doesn鈥檛 actually guarantee you鈥檒l change your tardy ways, the genuine marble and sleek leather strap on this sophisticated watch are just too good to pass up.


13. Mango Textured Wool Blend Coat ($120): A girl鈥檚 got to have options, right? Bright outerwear is the ultimate remedy to mid-winter wardrobe blahs and seemingly endless strains of gray days. This bottle green beauty is no different. Dare to be different by teaming it with bold neon hues or high-shine metallic pieces.


14. Urban Outfitters Futuristic Monocut Round Sunglasses ($24): Rims are overrated. Usher your throwing-shade game into cutting-edge territory by adding these monocut sunnies to your sartorial routine, stat. The only thing missing? A don鈥檛-mess bomber jacket and patchwork denim.


15. COS Shirt With Lace-Embroidered Hem ($99): Put that style know-how on show by putting this embroidered button-down at the heart of your on-the-job #OOTD. The graphic nature of the lace panel lends an otherwise understated piece an ultra-modern feel. Further the fashion-forward vibe with ankle trousers and flatform Oxfords.


16. Zara Tri-Color Ballerinas ($26): Laying low doesn鈥檛 have to mean saying sayonara to your style. Slip on these color-block ballerinas for an early morning coffee date or an afternoon of errand running and watch as everything from joggers to bohemian maxi dresses take on a street style-approved edge.

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