It’s funny to think of wardrobe basics as being “dated.” Isn’t the fact that they go with everything and never go out of style the whole point? Well, we’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but some basics do, in fact, have a shelf life. Don’t worry. Some—like white T-shirts, skinny jeans, and sneakers—are definitely safe. But we couldn’t help but notice recently that others, like crossbody bags, have fallen out of fashion-girl favor.
To be honest, we were a bit shocked when we realized that some of these basics were fading away, based on their immense popularity up until recently, but the fact of the matter is that people get bored. Yes, many basics are supposed to be “boring,” but we’re human, and maybe there are only so many times that we can Instagram cropped flare jeans before we just get sick of seeing them on ourselves (speaking from personal experience).
Keep scrolling to find out which seven basics are becoming obsolete and to shop the pieces that are replacing them.