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As a fashion editor, I naturally tend to rack up a pretty lengthy list of things I want to buy at any given moment. Most of the time, that list consists of basics and a few trendy thrills, but it also includes a few key luxury buys—specifically from "goal" designer labels. If money were no object, I'd have a closet full of serene and minimalistic pieces from brands such as The Row, Khaite, and Totême. But since I do, in fact, have a cap on my shopping budget, I'm looking to emulate this goal aesthetic on a slightly more affordable budget.
Enter this shopping list. While keeping an eye out for specific details like a Western trim on ankle boots or whipstitching on a jacket, I've landed on 26 pieces that fit the overall mood of a cool minimalist wardrobe while still remaining largely wallet friendly. In other words, they only look ultra-elevated. With that, continue on to see the more affordable gems I'm currently eyeing.