Staples, as the name suggests, hold your whole wardrobe together. They’re the unsung heroes that form the stage on which your highlight pieces receive their applause, so it’s worth making sure that your stage is built properly. We don’t know much about actual stage-building, but we know good staples when we see them, and we’re beginning with Nike basics.

If we think back to the pieces of clothing that have stayed with us longer, we picture battered Nike hoodies with an embroidered swoosh to the chest, or those perpetually comfy tracksuit trousers. It's these pieces that we need to hand whether we're heading out or staying firmly on the couch, and it's these pieces that quietly and faithfully form the base to a successful contemporary wardrobe.

When you’re on the hunt for the coming season’s essentials, Nike’s the best place to start thanks to its all-encompassing offering. From Nike ACG to NikeLab and everything in between, the sportswear giant incorporates style and technical prowess into even the most basic pieces. Consider the stage built for your new-season wardrobe to shine.

Shop the best Nike basics below

Nike ACG Logo T-Shirt

Logo T-Shirt

Logo T-Shirt

$25

Nike ACG

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Nike’s ACG arm is all about function. Standing for All Conditions Gear, you’d be right in thinking that this relaxed-fit tee is a straight winner for the colder months.

Nike Sportswear Shorts

Sportswear Shorts

Sportswear Shorts

$31

Nike

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The temperature’s dropping, but that doesn’t mean that wearing shorts stops, especially when Nike is dangling these Woven Shorts in our face. Breathable mesh lining combines with a lightweight woven body for durability and comfort whether you’re lazing or exercising.

Nike Aerolayer Vest

Aerolayer Vest

Aerolayer Vest

$75

Nike

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Lightweight and water-repellent, the Nike Aerolayer vest is the winter companion we all need. Cold-weather running doesn’t seem so bad with this breathable insulator, and the technical visuals mean it’s good for everyday style, too.

Nike Court Tennis Jacket

Court Tennis Jacket

Court Tennis Jacket

$74

Nike

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Tennis style is the quiet hero of all sports’ style, and we’re celebrating it in full, comfy style with this plush zip-up jumper. A subtle pinstripe pattern sets this cozy piece apart from the track-jacket hoi polloi.

Nike Tie-Dye Hoodie

Tie-Dye Hoodie

Tie-Dye Hoodie

$80

Nike

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It was a summer ruled by the marbling of tie-dye prints, and we loved it so much that we’re keeping it rolling through fall and winter as well. This classic Nike pullover hits different with a new look.

NikeLab Hoodie

Hoodie

Hoodie

$52

NikeLab

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The classic Nike pullover hoodie has been a favorite for decades, and the Swoosh has just upgraded it with the help of NikeLab. Cut from a premium fleece fabric, this essential features an oversized fit that we can’t resist.

Nike Basketball Sweater

Basketball Sweater

Basketball Sweater

$65

Nike

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Nike Basketball joins the staple crew with this staple crew… Crafted from sweat-wicking French terry fabric, it’s kept super clean with a simple embroidered swoosh to the chest.

Nike Sportswear Down-Fill Jacket

Sportswear Down-Fill Jacket

Sportswear Down-Fill Jacket

$146

Nike

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Stop wasting your time searching for a winter coat, it’s right here. Filled with down, this park’s cut short for a more athletic look and more freedom to move. Rugged materials ensure that it holds up to any testing conditions.

Nike Sportswear Tech Pack

Sportswear Tech Pack

Sportswear Tech Pack

$150

Nike

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The Nike Sportswear Tech Pack has been a fan-favorite since its release and the products have seen a lot of evolution over the past few years. These lightweight woven pants feature cargo pockets and engineering to the knees to ensure your movement feels as free as possible.

NikeLab Track Pants

Track Pants

Track Pants

$46

NikeLab

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When it comes to loungewear staples, this pair of NikeLab bottoms is hard to beat. The pastel pistachio palette boasts a live-in, vintage feel thanks to a specialist washing method while the warm fleece construction will probably have you locked in this pair all season.

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