23 Wallet-Friendly Basics That Will Carry You Through Fall and Beyond

I’ve worn my basic white tank top and black nylon shorts more times than I care to admit this summer, so there’s no surprise I’m excited for a change in seasons and a change in my daily rotation of staples. With the cooler weather approaching, it’s time to give the basics in our wardrobes a refreshing update to get us prepared (and looking stylish) for fall and winter ahead. The best part is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money on basics to achieve a chic and expensive-looking ensemble.

Below, I’m sharing a number of wallet-friendly fall staples that are versatile, chic, and you can easily mix and match with other trend-forward pieces to create a modern, autumnal look. From trench coats to cardigans and black boots, keep scrolling for the budget-friendly basics (most under $100) that will see you through the cold-weather season ahead.



It's finally jacket season—and it doesn't get more timeless and chic than a classic trench.

Say hello to your (oh-so-popular) new fall basic—a sweater vest.

We can't get through the cold-weather season without a cozy pair of sweats.

Basic black boots are a fall must—opt for a chunky lug sole pair for a trend-forward look.

The key piece you'll wear on repeat this upcoming season.

Fall's most popular denim silhouette.



Throw this relaxed blazer over all your sweaters, tees, and dresses.

Swap your white tank top for a versatile, long sleeve knit.



Anyone else want to hibernate in this hoodie?



You can't get through Autumn without a cozy cardigan.

Layer said cardigan over this luxe-looking knit tank.

A sherpa-lined denim jacket is an excellent summer-to-fall option.



Ideal to pair with your jeans and sweats alike.

These will make your casual outfits instantly more polished.

Lean into the '70s trend with this sleek suede coat.

Style with similar tonal hues for one expensive-looking outfit.

A classic black turtleneck is always a good idea. Opt for short sleeves while it's still relatively mild.

Layer this over a tissue-thin turtleneck when the temps start to drop.