29 Clothing Basics For Fall 2015 Because Normcore Lives On

If you were a fan of the laid back stylings, neutral color palettes, and sneakers that took over last fall season with the insurgence of normcore, you’re in luck because the back to school fashion forecast is calling for a 100 percent chance of basics styling and the normcore recurrence could be even stronger than its debut. Crop tops are transitioning to cozier fabrics for sweater weather, denim is relaxed and loose fitting, all white sneakers will live long past Labor Day, and knits are getting a sexy Christian Grey style makeover. Fall is, once again, for basic babes and normcore lovers. 

What does this mean for your wardrobe as the temps begin to cool? For one, the leaves will be the most colorful aspect of the changing season as everything from staple pieces to trend silhouettes are set to range from white to gray to black (maybe a heather oatmeal if you’re a rebel!). Baggier boyfriend-esque shapes are back in a big way, both on top and bottom. Also, expect to see loads and loads of layering.

Whether you're pairing your relaxed ensemble with a backpack full of school books or simply transitioning your wardrobe for work and weekend jaunts, here are 29 staples pieces that will have you living that normcore life. Get your basic on. 

Bright White Sneakers

So fresh and so clean with all white everything!

Superga Cotu Sneaker, $65, Nordstrom

Bright White Sneakers

A classic Adidas is basically the definition of normcore footwear. 

Superstar Foundation Shoes, $80, Adidas

Bright White Sneakers

Our beloved Keds with a modern twist.

Keds Double Up, $50, Keds

Bright White Sneakers

A sweater that easily pulls over, a boyfriend jean that easily pulls up, and a monochrome sneaker that slides right on.

Perf Leather Slip-On, $60, Vans

Bright White Sneakers

Taking a page out of Gigi Hadid’s basic lady style with these plussed up Vans. 

Premium Leather Old Skool Zip, $75, Vans

The Slim Boyfriend Jean

Skin tight skinnies are on their way out and the slim boyfriend is taking over.

The Slim Boyjean In Hatfield Wash, $128, Madewell

The Slim Boyfriend Jean

Move over gender stereotypes. These jeans aren’t just for the boys anymore. 

Plus Size Slim Boyfriend Jeans, $80, jjill

The Slim Boyfriend Jean

A classic Levi in a light wash is basic in all the right ways.

501 Jeans For Women, $88, Levi

The Slim Boyfriend Jean

Light washed and loose fitting — that’s basic, baby.

Women’s Plus Boyfriend Skinny Ankle Jeans, $43, Old Navy

Cropped Sweaters

‘Tis the season for shrunken sweaters.

Gracie Knit, $28, Brandy Melville

Cropped Sweaters

Shorter sweaters and longer layering pieces make for the perfect pair. 

Marled Cropped Sweater, $27, Torrid

Cropped Sweaters

Normcore isn’t totally without its frills. Get girly with your basics by choosing a cropped sweater with a fancy trim. 

Kimchi Blue Lace Trimmed Cropped Sweater, $39, Urban Outfitters

Cropped Sweaters

Even cardis are cropped and just waiting to be layered over a tank or tee.

The Dream Of The Crop Cardigan In Black, $30, ModCloth

Cropped Sweaters

The ladies of Clueless called. They want to borrow your sweater. 

Nasty Gal Sergeant Pepper Crop Sweater, $21, Nasty Gal

Cozy Co-Ords

Co-ords get cozy this fall with knit fabrications in basic colors and patterns. 

Ayisha Oversize Grid Brushed Knit Jumper Monochrome, $20, Missguided
Lyzzie Grid Brushed Knit Midi Skirt Monochrome, $24, Missguided

Cozy Co-Ords

Monochrome separates in comfy materials can be dressed up or down with a switch of the shoes or a swap of accessories. 

Open Knit Top, $53, Eloquii
Studio Open Knit Midi, $75, Eloquii

Cozy Co-Ords

Matching sets are sweater weather ready and easily paired with your basic bright white sneakers for the most up-to-date laid back look this season.

Casey Knit Scoop Neck Crop Top Grey, $30, Missguided
Madelynn Knit Midi Pencil Skirt Grey, $30, Missguided

Basic Babe

The plain white tee lives on. This season, crew necks will steal the spotlight. 

Classic Knit Tee, $8, Forever 21

Basic Babe

For an all-over relaxed look, choose a tee with a fit as loose as your favorite of-the-moment denim.

The Slouchy Cotton Slub Crew, $28, Everlane

Basic Babe

Crop tops are not solely reserved for the summer months. Swap out the lightweight cotton version for its ribbed counterpart and layer under a sweater. 

Always On Ribbed Crop Top, $32, Nasty Gal

Basic Babe

Because a gray crop top goes with everything this season.

Plus Size Ribbed V-Neck Crop Top, $10, Charlotte Russe

Normcore Stripes

There are few things a basic girl loves more than her stripes. 

Cuffed-Sleeve Striped Tee, $13, Forever 21

Normcore Stripes

This season, stripes are mainly of the black and white variety, making them the normcore pattern of choice. 

Deck-Striped Tee, $50, J.crew

Normcore Stripes

Darken up your neutral palette with a stripe based in black.

Simplicity On A Saturday Tunic In Black Stripes, $30, ModCloth

Normcore Stripes

Sure, a crew neck is the tee du jour, but a loose fitting boat neck is a staple layering piece. 

French Sailor’s Shirt, $35, llbean

Slouchy Sweaters

A slouchy cardi keeps your midriff warm when worn over the seasonal ribbed crop and helps keep coats in the closet as long as possible when paired with a long sleeve striped tee.

BDG Parker Cardigan, $59, Urban Outfitters

Slouchy Sweaters

Marled fabrics add texture to your all basic, all the time wardrobe and, bonus, match back to the variety of white, gray, and black tops you now own. 

Women’s Plus Marled Boyfriend Cardigan, $38, Old Navy

Slouchy Sweaters

Super soft fabrics and colors complement the lighter wash jeans that are pushing their way to the forefront this season.

Talula Lenox Sweater, $85, Aritzia

Slouchy Sweaters

Cropped in the front, longer in the back, this is basically the mullet of slouchy sweaters (in a good way).

Sejour Telstar Plus Size Long Cardigan, $69, Nordstrom