I'm All About Cheap Basics and Recommend These 27

I'm All About Cheap Basics—And Would Recommend Buying These 25 Staples


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While I dabble in more statement looks from time to time, the majority of my wardrobe is made up of basics. For me, there’s just something effortlessly chic about throwing on a simple outfit made up of timeless staples. Case in point? My daily uniform of a moto jacket, tee, black jeans, and boots. And while investing in more expensive items definitely makes sense based on the cost-per-wear value, I relish in the fact that a hefty chunk of the basic items I swear by skew on the lower-priced end.

While you might also have a range of affordable staple pieces in your arsenal, a refresh could be of interest to kick off this new season. Yes? Well, if so, I’m sharing 27 cheap but stylish basics I think are worth considering right now. Keep scrolling to elevate your wardrobe for $50 or less.

A simple collared shirt with a little something extra (cue the ruffle details).

The tie accents make this top even sweeter.

This comfortable bodysuit is incredibly versatile.

This lightweight button-down is ideal for those warmer days.

The ruching elevates this basic tank even more. 

A puff-sleeve top isn't necessarily a simple basic but more of a next-level basic for spring.

A polo is classic but also incredibly modern.

Just in case you also need a perfect black tee.

Polka dots are one of those trends that will never go out.

Loving the vintage feel of this ringer tee.

Feeling the coordinating-set vibe.

Shop the matching Knitted Cardigan ($40).

This green hue is basically a neutral because it can go with just about anything.

Layer this cropped cardigan over your favorite tee or tank.

A lightweight cardigan like this just might become your new go-to.

Wide-cut jeans are where it's at.

Yep, joggers are officially a fashion-girl basic at this point.

Dress these timeless black leggings up with booties or down with sneakers or mules.

Because straight-leg jeans are a go-to style.

Leather leggings will amp up any outfit.

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