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The best shops to buy every basic from a classic white T to the perfect jeans

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Have you ever wished you could get some shopping recommendations direct from the Stylist magazine fashion team, aka Alex Fullerton, Lucy Reber and Kitty McGee?

Not only do the team have a wealth of knowledge about the best new brands to look out for, they also have their finger on the pulse of where to find the best quality clothes and accessories at affordable prices.

So we decided to pick their brains about under the radar and unexpected places to buy fashion staples, from a classic white shirt to a pair of summer leather sandals.

These are their exclusively recommended picks - head this way to give your staple wardrobe a refresh.

Classic white shirt

palmer harding

“Palmer Harding used to only do men’s shirts, but now they have expanded their line to include women. The way they source the fabrics and do the cut makes for the ultimate, chic boyfriend shirts.”

Prices from £180, www.palmerharding.com

Jeans

jeans

"Donna Ida offers all the best jean brands, alongside her own brand IDA, in her two London boutiques and online store. Her website offers a denim clinic and live chat service to help you find your perfect fit, while she also offers a personal fitting service in store. If you can't get to London for a personal fitting service, she will even send you a selection of five pairs to try on, and you only have to pay for what you keep."

Prices from £150, donnaida.com, stores in Chelsea and Belgrava

Night shirt

sleep shirt

“The Sleep Shirt company make the ultimate chic, investment pieces that are worth the price tag.”

Prices from £90, selfridges.com

Basic T-shirt

gap tee

"Gap is the ultimate destination for basic tees as they are super cheap with a good fit and, crucially, they keep their shape. I bulk buy them."

Prices from £8.95, gap.co.uk

Lingerie

bodas

"Bodas lingerie is brilliant for wearing under clothes as the collections have clean lines and, importantly, the bras are supportive without being too harness-y."

Prices from £6.25, bodas.co.uk

Cardigan cover up

mih cardi

"Made in Heaven's chunky cardigans make for slouchy, cool cover ups."

Prices from £175, mih-jeans.com/knits

Leather sandals

ancient greek

"Ancient Greek design pared back, chic sandals and they always get the shape spot on."

Prices from £110, net-a-porter.com

Cashmere jumper

uniqlo

"UNIQLO stock cheap cashmere products in every colour under the rainbow."

Prices from £39.50, uniqlo.com

Casual day dress

cecilie c

"Cecilie Copenhagen is a chic new brand that has recently blown up in popularity. We love their sweet sack dresses."

Price from £200, brownsfashion.com

Cami top

m and s

"For a cami top to wear under sheer shirts, try the M&S Collection series with hidden bra support."

Prices from £9.50, marksandspencer.com

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Smart jacket

Go from boardroom to bar in this very of the moment checked blazer. For extra style kudos wear with a patent leather skirt. £34.99

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Sarah Biddlecombe is an award-winning journalist and Digital Features Editor at Stylist

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