The timeless, go-anywhere pieces you'll want to wear every day.

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While they’re not the flashiest pieces in your wardrobe, lovely, versatile basics can become the pieces you end up wearing all summer long.

Here are a few that are worth the splurge, as they go with everything and are timeless enough to serve you well for years to come. They can also be the foundation of a streamlined capsule wardrobe.

Farinaz Taghavi Joy Cream Shirt ($220 at Farinaz Taghavi, downtown, and Designed in Seattle, this cream cotton shirt with flattering waist darts can be dressed up or down, and is easily paired with skirts, pants and even shorts for a chic daytime look.

Golden Dinosaur Studio Yoked Onesie aka Big Baggy Jumpsuit ($260 at Getting dressed for a date night or garden party is so easy with this jumpsuit that’s made in Portland from raw silk. Simultaneously elegant and comfortable, it’s available in five colors and has a self-tie waist for a perfect fit.

Tommy Bahama Seashore Slub Pullover Sweatshirt ($99.50 at Tommy Bahama). If you need a go-to layering item for summer, consider this locally designed sweatshirt with sporty contrasting stripes. It matches everything thanks to its neutral tone, and can go over or under other items thanks to its light weight.

Freeman Puget Crew ($88 at Freeman, Capitol Hill, and Designed and made in Seattle, this crewneck sweatshirt is a summertime staple that can be worn on its own or layered over a flannel for campfire cool.

Bridge and Burn Roark Denim Chino ($128 at These modern chinos out of Portland have a more relaxed feel and straight leg, making them right at home on the weekend or at the office. Also available in brown denim, camel and charcoal.

More summer basics

• Summer basics that fight sweat, odor and barbecue stains

• Camping and gym clothes you can wear in the city, too