Lately I've been fascinated with the idea of simplifying my wardrobe. It's not that I still don't occasionally blackout and spend $150 on ASOS (I do), but I am actively trying to be more thoughtful about building a wardrobe of long-lasting basics. This is something that's new to me — and honestly, it's strangely rewarding. Instead of haphazardly filling my wardrobe with items I know I'll be donating or selling in a year, I take the time to save and invest in things that will last. I do a little bit of research or I simply take a bit to think about if I will wear something more than once before I hit the check out button. I'm saving money, wearing more comfortable clothing, and feel more in tune with my personal style than ever.
But as someone who shops for mostly plus size clothing, finding those investment pieces and well-made basics is not easy. There are trendy brands or fast fashion (and often boring) basics, but true investment pieces are few and far between. Even if they're not as easy to find, those brands are out there, though. And everyone deserves to be able to build a wardrobe of pieces that they can love for years at a time, so here are 11 of the best plus size basics to invest in today.