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This classic £14 John Lewis top is the perfect basic for spring

It comes in a choice of five colours.

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Invest in quality basics with John Lewis this spring. (John Lewis / Yahoo Life UK)

Every woman needs a set of basics they can rely on. Whether that's a good pair of jeans or favourite short sleeved tee — it's important to have a bank of classic clothing items that we can reach for again and again, that work for different occasions. Which is why finding a quality long sleeved top shouldn't be something that's overlooked. And luckily for you, we've found just the one.

John Lewis's Organic Cotton Long Sleeve Crew Neck T-Shirt is an affordable basic that features a timeless silhouette with modest sleeves and a crew neckline, and comes in a choice of five colours.

Described by shoppers as a "fantastic basic", and "great value for money", it costs just £14 and is perfect for layering this spring.

This stylish wardrobe basic looks just as good on its own as it does layered with a jumper or cardigan. 

£14 at John Lewis

A dream basic, it's made from super-soft organic cotton that sits comfortably over the skin.

It's the perfect piece for layering underneath jumpers and cardigans, but when the weather gets warmer, it's the ideal top to wear for those spring days when it's not quite warm enough to go without sleeves.

Superb in quality, it stands the test of time, with shoppers saying it washes well and isn't itchy to wear.

Designed in-house, it's cut for a flattering fit that doesn't cling. And the crew neck cut covers your chest without feeling restrictive.

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Perfect for layering, it's designed with a classic crew neckline and long sleeves. (John Lewis)
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This crew neck top is one of the best basics you'll buy all year. (John Lewis)
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It comes in five easy-to-wear colours. (John Lewis)

With no shortage of colours to choose from, it comes in five neutral hues bound to go with a variety of pieces already in your wardrobe, and is available in sizes 8 to 20.

Not limited to wearing just casually, it can be dressed up for work by wearing it with a well-cut pencil skirt or wide-leg trousers. Or an evening out under a leather biker jacket with a floaty maxi skirt and trainers.

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This is a classic staple that'll look great with everything from jeans to maxi skirts. (John Lewis)
This crew neck top is one of the best basics you'll buy all year. (John Lewis)
Made from the softest, organic cotton, this will look good wash after wash for years to come. (John Lewis)

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A great basic that you can have fun playing around, there's no wonder it's selling fast over and currently trending over on John Lewis.

Reviews for the John Lewis top are glowing, with shoppers even buying multiple. The only gripe it seems, though, has to be with the white colourway, where some shoppers have described it as a little see-through. So that's something worth considering before purchasing.

  • "Sooo comfortable! I have 3 of them. Wear them most days when working from home. They wash well. Great value for money!"

  • "Love the colour and the fit, ideal for leisure time. What's not to like!"

  • "Soft and thick cotton with the benefit of being organic and very reasonably priced. Great as a base layer or on its own. The white is a bit see through but as it's not double layered that's not unexpected. Would recommend."

  • "Good quality and easy to keep looking smart — washes and irons well. Nice everyday colour to wear with jeans and casual dress. Good price."

  • "Good buy. A simple, staple, basic item you'd want for your wardrobe. Seems to be good quality in terms of thickness and holding its colour."

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