The semantics is confusing because the fashion industry mixes it up
From when I was a fashion buyer, BASICS are items like: socks, undies, camisoles, layering tees, tanks, black opaque tights, black leggings, nude hose, pj's, etc.
Wardrobe Essentials are often simple in design, but they are not what I understand as "Basics". So when I hear the term being used as a synonym for Essentials, it makes little sense to me. When you say "Statement Basics" it confuses the issue in my head even further.
Of course, I don't expect you to use the same retail/clothing terminology that I do because the fashion industry isn't consistent either. But I needed to share why I am arguing the semantics point on forum threads. Rightly or wrongly, I've been in the Rag Trade for 20 years and certain ways of referring to products stick
I hope that makes sense.