15 Luxury Basics To Step Up Your Summer Sunday Style

When we think of our "Sunday Best," a flower-studded jumpsuit and a floppy-brimmed hat don't always come to mind. Because let's face it: It's common knowledge the average 9-5er's weekend wardrobe is usually jeans and a T-shirt. It's the only thing that sounds comfortable after five days of pantsuits and heels. Frankly, the idea of wearing anything on a summer Sunday that doesn't slip right on and off sounds utterly terrifying. But if you're the fashion obsessive who's looking for a little something more, what's the alternative?

Enter: luxury basics. The term has been thrown around for years now, but it requires a bit of thinking. The word "basic" doesn't exactly negate its predecessor, "luxury." Rather, it lets the wearer know that it's just as comfy as, say, a Hanes white tee, but made of the best quality fabric. Ahead are our picks for go-to summer Sunday style for when you want to feel a little fancy — but can't fathom putting on anything other than your trusty separates. Because while they may not be office-appropriate, they're pieces that will hold your closet together for years (and lazy days) to come.
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Linen so soft you'll never want to wear anything else.
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A dress you can sport with pretty much anything, so pair this with the sneakers on the next slide.
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Sure, there are a lot of white sneakers out there. But save yourself the trouble and just get these.
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Let this slip dress be your go-to for brunch.
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Black turtlenecks aren't just for French girls. Throw this over just about anything and you're road trip ready.
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A summer wardrobe (or any wardrobe, really) isn't complete without a denim jacket. Sure, you could go vintage, but why not start your own legacy?
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For when you want a little height (or you wore sneakers the day before and it's just time to switch it up).
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The kitschiest zip-up for those breezy summer nights.
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To add a little color while still remaining minimal, look to a calm blue carryall to hold all of your summer necessities.
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Trench coats don't always have to be khaki and your rain parka doesn't always have to be green. This is our favorite blend of the two.
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Leather can be basic, too. This skirt hits the sweet spot if you're having trouble deciding between the mini or the tea length.
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Business in the front, party in the back.
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Need a jean that'll work for practically every situation? This one's just a no-brainer.
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Photo: Courtesy of Barneys New York.
For when your regular old-aviators are just a little too mainstream.
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Board shorts to run in and even sleep in — is there anything more comfortable?

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