While there are plenty of bold, bright, and compelling trends for the taking this summer (think tie-dye, neon, and metallics), we never want to overlook the reliable and versatile basics that are the building blocks of our wardrobes. This season, our trusty staples are not getting overlooked. In fact, the latest iterations of so-called “boring” basics possess a sartorial strength in their simplicity when worn alone and serve as an anchor when worn with statement pieces. So what are the staple pieces fashion girls can’t live without this summer? From white tank tops to denim shorts and strappy sandals, scroll below for 13 refreshingly modern summer staples to stock up on and take a peek at how cool girls are styling them this summer.