‘Interesting’, well cut basics?

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MadameSapphire Thu 22-Jul-21 07:24:45

Always drawn to statement pieces and patterns, but need to find some good quality (but not really expensive) basic pieces in plain colours. Any ideas, lovely people? Particularly tops - for example, I’ve noticed a few tees with a tie-waist which I think look lovely and flattering. And, fit-wise, would like close fitting but not skin tight, so the material drapes a little... TIA.

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Juancornetto Thu 22-Jul-21 07:40:18

Meemlabel had some lovely interesting tops but they're not cheap

lotsofchooksnducks Thu 22-Jul-21 07:42:28


GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Thu 22-Jul-21 07:47:55

Following as I'm after the same but I need colours. The Meem ones suggested above are gorgeous but all in dark/drab shades that wash me out.

AvantGardening Thu 22-Jul-21 07:57:12

I have no suggestions, I’m just place marketing

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Thu 22-Jul-21 09:15:48

Iris & Ink at the outnet sometimes have interesting basics - they've definitely had tie waist t-shirts in the past. Also yes to Cos, maybe Arket, some brands at Wolf & Badger (the mention of Meem Label made me think of this).
Also yesterday I saw a nice v-neck ruched t-shirt at Whistles.

MadameSapphire Thu 22-Jul-21 13:11:26

Thanks so much for the suggestions so far - some great ideas of where to look that I hadn’t thought of! 😊

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ArseInTheCoOpWindow Thu 22-Jul-21 13:28:18

Cos. Great quality and cut

ArseInTheCoOpWindow Thu 22-Jul-21 13:30:23

I’ve never seen Me before. I love the styles, but everything is sludge coloured. At least Cos do colour.

fiorentina Thu 22-Jul-21 14:53:11

Cos or Arket. Kin at John Lewis is good for this too.

ArseInTheCoOpWindow Thu 22-Jul-21 14:57:38

Kin is a bit too fond of viscose with mean little hems.

Dreamingofwalden Fri 23-Jul-21 18:10:43

I really Bajuken for fit and comfort. They are an ethical company too. Not the cheapest but there is a sale on at the moment and their tops are great.

VerbenaGirl Fri 23-Jul-21 22:50:26

REW have some great pieces.

Squiz81 Fri 23-Jul-21 23:00:30

I like this company rapanuiclothing.com/product/relaxed-fit-t-shirt/

I have a few of their T-shirt’s, the leggings, knickers and raincoat. All great quality.

JMAngel1 Sat 24-Jul-21 07:13:34


Thanks for linking Meem - those clothes are so up my street!

Damsel Sat 24-Jul-21 07:50:48

@Juancornetto Thank you for the Meem recommendation. Never heard of this brand before & love their stuff.

NeedWineNow Sat 24-Jul-21 08:22:31

@Juancornetto thanks for the Meem link. Not a company I know but love some of the dresses.

Pigtailsandall Sat 24-Jul-21 09:08:34

I just bought a t-shirt from Muji, it's slightly cropped with wide sleeves. Great basic but a notch dressier than a basic tee.

Also got 2 t-shirts from the Jigsaw sale, one v-neck, one crew neck. Really lovely and slightly heavier material so I think I can get away with wearing them to work. They also had a nice black haired top which I was eyeing.

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