Basic. It's a seemingly harmless word that pops up time and time again. Most often it's used to describe the clothes even a staunch minimalist keeps in their closet: fitted button-downs, unassuming trousers, the perfect white T-shirt. You know, basics. But for a certain shopper — those who prefer all things maximalist — it's a word to avoid at all costs. That's where the affordable spring basics from Massimo Dutti come in; whether you pull from a capsule wardrobe each morning or spend an hour sorting through just your jeans, Zara's sister brand has something for you.
The thing is, having a collection of well-made basics in your wardrobe makes your statement pieces shine that much brighter. You could pair anything you want with sculptural, trendy cinched trousers or a fringe-trimmed western jacket; but a simple — and basic — white cotton button-down will let those pieces have all the attention they deserve. And it doesn't hurt that the shirt is marked down to $49.90 from its original $79.90 price thanks to Massimo Dutti's Mid-Season Sale.
Massimo Dutti's basics are far from boring, too. If you need a little extra something with your button-down, but don't want to overwhelm your outfit, look for one of the brand's subtly-detailed pieces; like this 100 percent linen shirt with ties accenting the cuffs.
For only $69.90 and with such a seemingly low profile, this is a staple you're guaranteed to keep coming back to. It'd look great with jeans of any color thanks to the soft, neutral linen; you could tuck it into a simple black pencil skirt and still have a certified outfit thanks to the feminine ties at the sleeves. And because of the material, you can wear it throughout the year — the lightweight linen won't be too constrictive once summer turns the temperatures up.
And those are just two white button-downs; Massimo Dutti has so much more to offer. Keep scrolling for ten stylish, closet-completing basics — tops, bottoms, and accessories — you can find at Massimo Dutti for under $100.
Striped Textured Weave Shirt
Silky and simple, this classic shirt can be easily dressed up or down depending on your mood.
Darted Cropped Fit Chinos
Don't underestimate what the right pair of tailored trousers can do for your wardrobe.
Vertical Ribbed Cape Sweater
Have you ever dreamt about a flowing, cozy sweater that will still accent your curves? Look no further than Massimo Dutti's Cape sweater.
Likewise, images of a hoodie you can spend all day lounging in may dance through your head. Grab this stylish, cream-colored one that doesn't skimp on the details.
Douple Hoop Earrings
"Simple Gold Hoops" could be the "Little Black Dress" of the jewelry world. Nevertheless, keep this pair on-hand for when your outfit needs a subtle, sparkly boost.
Photo Print Lyocell/Cotton T-shirt
Having a soft, comfy shirt for the weekend is essential; and this one is made from sustainable TENCEL Lyocell.
Top With Buttons, Black
A basic black top is the perfect companion for patterned skirts and busier jackets.
Black Topstitched Cropped Fit Jeans
You probably already own a pair of black jeans. But this pair hits two trends — they're cropped with a loose ankle — you may be missing, all for the $49.90 sale price.
Ribbed Polo Shirt With Buttons, Cream
The classic Polo neck and ribbed details give this easy-to-wear shirt a '60s vibe.
Black Nappa Leather Belt With Contrast Buckle
Do you only remember you need a simple, black belt as you're getting dressed in the morning — then instantly forget when you walk out the door? Here's a sign to invest in this versatile one.