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Spring Basics from Amazon

One of my frequently asked questions from readers is how I put together an outfit. If you think of a well styled outfit like a puzzle, you might be surprised to learn that most of the “pieces” that make up the final look are classic, staple wardrobe items. These pieces are foundational clothing items that I reach for over and over again like a great pair of jeans, a tank top that I can layer under things, or a neutral shoe that goes with everything. Today, I’m sharing some of these spring basics from Amazon that are the building blocks to creating a chic and timeless outfit. I always make sure to have a variation of these on hand because they make putting together a stylish outfit a breeze.

Spring Basics from Amazon


1. V Neck Camisole Top

A white tank like this v neck camisole is a great layering piece. I have worn them tucked into skirts, under a denim jacket or blazer, or layered them under a top that shows too much cleavage to add a little more coverage. It’s available in a ton of different colors, so something for everyone.

2. Short Sleeve Blouse

A simple black top can be paired with so many different bottom options like denim shorts, jeans, olive utility pants, chinos, etc. This v-neck, button-down blouse is a step up from a classic black tee, making it easy to dress up if needed. You can’t go wrong with black, but it’s also available in some nice prints.

3. Short Sleeve Boat Neck Tee

A white tee shirt is another classic wardrobe staple that I think every woman needs in her closet. I like that this tee has a boat neck, giving it a unique and unexpected twist from the typical crewneck. It’s a great basic shirt for around $20 dollars!

Jackets and Sweaters

4. Denim Jacket

This Wrangler Denim Jacket is one of my favorite purchases from last year. It is so versatile, and I have worn it with dresses, jeans, and shorts. I wore it often throughout the fall and winter, as well. I’m wearing a large, and I still had room to add a lightweight sweater under it.

5. White Blazer

A white blazer is one of those essential pieces that everyone needs in their spring and summer wardrobe. It LOOKS so effortlessly chic and stylish over a sundress, tank, blouse, or tee! The white is gorgeous but it’s available in several others.

6. Open Front Cardigan

Cardigans aren’t just for the fall! They are wonderful for chilly spring mornings and cool summer nights. They’re also great to wear over a dress to a location like church or the funeral home where you’d like to add a little coverage.

Dresses and Jumpsuits

7. Maxi Dress

A black maxi dress is a blank slate. It would look great under a graphic or basic tee that is tied up in a knot or with a denim jacket. You could add one of my favorite rattan belts or a colorful necklace. A v-neck looks flattering on almost everyone, too.

8. Swing Dress

A lightweight dress like this sleeveless swing dress looks just as cute paired with sneakers as it does with a cardigan and a heeled sandal. It’s a very cool dress made from Viscose. If it’s cool where you are, pair it with a denim jacket. Once it gets hot, you can wear this as a dress or even a cover-up.


9. Denim Short

If you live where it is hot during the spring and summer months, you need a pair of denim shorts in your rotation. I love wearing mine with flowy blouses, tees, and tanks! This pair from Democracy is a 7″ length, which I think is a sweet spot between too short and too long. If you do prefer a longer short, they also have a 13″ Bermuda option.

10. Denim Jeans

You can find me wearing jeans all year long. A great pair of jeans, a pretty top, and a casual sandal is one of my favorite combinations for summer. There are many different popular styles and washes of jeans right now, but go with whatever style makes you feel your best.

11. Chino Short

Chino shorts are comfortable, versatile, and stylish. I love their classic style and the fact that they can be dressed up or down. Chino shorts have been a fashion staple for many years, and this classic and timeless style never goes out of fashion.


12. Braided Flat Sandal

When I am shopping for sandals, I typically look for a neutral shoe that I can pair with many different outfits. This tan braided pair will look so cute styled with dresses, skirts, shorts, or pants! They look stylish and are very comfortable.

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How pretty is this metallic polka-dot skirt? It would look great with a pretty top and cardigan. If you want to dress it up, add some statement jewelry. Want to be casually elegant? Wear it with a denim jacket and some cute sneakers. Going for an edgy look? Throw on a pair of booties!

Here’s a pretty blouse in a great floral print, but it’s all about the sleeves for me. This is available in 18 different prints and is just $20 dollars. It has a bit of stretch, which I always appreciate. If you’re worried about it being too tight, size up one size.

This is one of my favorites. Look at those sleeves! I think the print is so cute, but it’s available in a few more. It’s 100% polyester and machine washable, which is always a plus. It’s hard to believe, but this is just $25 dollars.

Are you ready for Spring? Let me know which of these cute items you are adding to your wardrobe!

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  1. sue koren says:

    We all need to update our basics now and then!

  2. Jenniffer Groski says:

    I love your Amazon Basics posts!! Need to get new basic ts and tanks for sure.

  3. Thank you for sharing these. I get overwhelmed with Amazon and it’s nice to have someone who has narrowed down the choices!

  4. Thank you for sharing affordable clothing for those of us who are on limited income.

  5. I didn’t know Amazon carried the Democracy brand. I’m going to check out to see if they have pants.

  6. A lot of nice basics thx

  7. I am so ready for spring clothing. Thanks for putting together ideas Tania.

  8. Linda Shearer says:

    Thank You for posting. i love the Amazon essential T shirts especially for working out. I have to get a pace maker soon and some of the soft button shirts will be perfect until my scar heals. It is very hard to sort through all of amazons “ stuff”. Thank You for posting.

    1. Good luck on your surgery. I hope you are up and going soon.

  9. Thanks for all the ideas! I love shopping at Amazon. Reasonable prices and great fashion.

  10. Thanks for showing all these Amazon options. I am itching for spring to get here!

  11. A bright white cardigan is a must in my wardrobe for spring and summer. Public areas like restaurants with air conditioning are a bit chilly and I always take a cardigan to throw over my shoulders.
    Do women still wear those
    “dohickeys” that hold your sweater on their shoulders?

    1. I’ve not seen any of those in a long time.

  12. Great options, love the democracy shorts, democracy pants and shorts fit good.

  13. Love the choices in this post. Thank you for helping. I like those floral blouses.

  14. Thanks for sharing the Spring Basics. When I look in my closet, I have most of those pieces. I guess that means I don’t need to shop. Ha! I wonder how that will go….

  15. Thanks for sorting through all of the Amazon choices. I get overwhelmed shopping at Amazon. This gives me a starting point for some good basic items.

  16. Robbie Jackson says:

    I love the sandals – they’re in my Amazon cart! I look forward to your blog everyday!

  17. Crystal Tingle says:

    I ordered the braided sandals. They came in today and I love them. I am packing for a cruise and I plan to wear these sandals with several dresses and a several pairs of shorts. I am going to be wearing these sandals in most of my cruise pictures. Lol
    By the way, my husband and I are celebrating 40 years of marriage!

    1. Congratulations!!! 40 years is a long time, and you deserve a nice cruise.

  18. So many options. Thank you for your blog!

  19. Thank you for bringing Amazon clothing options to our attention.

  20. Thank you for sharing Amazon basics. I could use the V- Neck Camisole in my wardrobe. What size did you order? I am vacillating between the medium or large.

    1. I almost always size up to a large in a cardigan since it will be layered over another top.

  21. This is such a good post! I was thinking this the other day when I pulled out a brand new jacket which I thought would go with everything and then to find out, nothing went with it! I have too many pieces but they don’t make an outfits

  22. Ginger Hiller says:

    I love seeing so many options at Amazon, along with the various brands that you trust. I don’t know which one inspires me the most. Oh, another great Joe story! I bet he’s going to be more careful and keep his eyes completely open around his plane from now on.

  23. Can’t get the target link to open
    Would love to check out those shoes!

  24. Deanne Hope says:

    I like the post but I saw your white blazer below in your items and it says 25.90 but when you click on it is actually 74.90? How do we get that price?
    I have been wanting a white blazer for spring/summer.

    Deanne Hope

    1. Deanne, something is wrong with the pricing widget. I don’t usually show the prices since they can change from size to size and from color to color. I picked don’t show the prices, but it shows anyway. I’m sorry for the confusion.

  25. I bought the 8. Swing Dress and I was disappointed in the quality. Of course, it was inexpensive but the fabric was very thin and the dress had no shape. Have bought many other items you recommended, but this one was a miss for me.