Alabama Chanin Core Essential styles are the building blocks of a modern wardrobe. Traditionally, our Core styles have represented a range of Collection basics. As our designs have expanded over the years to introduce the Leisure collection, the foundations of our wardrobe offerings have grown.

Core Essentials now combine both Collection and Leisure basics in one place on Here you will find our essential pieces for a modern, sustainable wardrobe.


Core Essentials offers basic outerwear, pants, tops, and accessories in a variety of fits, fabrics, and styles. Below you will find a fit breakdown of our most popular tops to help distinguish between each of these styles (from top left).

NEW: The Keyhole Top – After many requests, we have brought back this guest favorite. The top has a boatneck, keyhole details, and comfortable, flattering fit.
Fit: A-line body that is fitted through the bust.
Material: (Ultra-soft) organic cotton medium-weight jersey

The Tank – This top is the perfect layering piece with just enough feminine feel. 
Fit: Slim
Material: (Stretchy) organic cotton rib knit or plush waffle knit

The Rib Turtleneck – A classic, offering everyday elegance with special accents and details along the hem and seams. Available in three sleeve lengths.
Fit: Slim
Material: (Stretchy) organic cotton rib knit

The Boyfriend Tee – Aka the oversized tee. This tee has elbow-length sleeves, a wide crew neckline, and longer-than-normal length.
Fit: Boxy and oversized with a straight cut
Material: (Ultra-soft) organic cotton lightweight jersey

The Essential Rib Top – With a similar fit of our Turtleneck, this everyday top has an ultra-flattering neckline for every body-style. Available in three sleeve lengths.
Fit: Slim
Material: (Stretchy) organic cotton rib knit

The Love Tee – This is your new favorite tee. The tailored design details and material allow it to be styled up or down.  
Fit: Relaxed with a straight cut
Material: (Ultra-soft) organic cotton lightweight jersey


You’ll find Core styles offered in a neutral color palette of Natural, Wax, Navy, and Black. In anticipation of spring, we introduce Lilac and Nickel to a selection of styles. Lilac is a soft, pale shade of violet. Nickel rounds out our neutrals with a pewter hue, with undertones of blue and a soft, metallic finish.

Also find our new The Waffle Top, The Wrap Skirt, and The Crop Pant—a perfect fit for all our Core tops.

Shop all of our Core Essentials here.

P.S.: Look for a new Core Club in the coming weeks.

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    1. Alabama Chanin

      Thank you, Tracy! Currently, all of the pieces that are offered in our Gilded fabric will be offered in Nickle. Also, keep an eye out for the new Collection launch coming soon.