30 Cheap Basics I'm Buying to Fill Out My Fall Wardrobe

As someone who loves trends (a lot) investing in quality basics is something that I honestly have a hard time doing although I know how it important it is. With that said, I am all for affordable basics that look like they are anything but. My go-to retailers for this exact concept are H&M, Nordstrom, and Mango. These stores have truly got it all from trends to basics, but this fall, it's the affordable basics shopping sprees that I'm prioritizing above all else. 

Ahead, I went through those aforementioned retailers to identify the 30 best cheap basics that are not only timeless, but that will also help to round out my small but mighty fall wardrobe. Once I add a handful of trends to the basics below, I will have the perfectly balanced seasonal wardrobe maybe ever? From simple sweaters to classic boots, get ready to shop 30 cheap fall basics I think you'll need just as much as I do. 


This color makes this classic cardigan feel a tad more exciting. 

Considering buying this in gray and black. 

Chelsea boots are the shoe trend that just keep on giving. 

Layer this over a button-down or wear it alone. Either way, this classic sweater will prove to be beyond versatile. 

In case you need a fresh one. 

Classic and trendy all at once. 

You can never go wrong with a classic trouser. 

Wear these with a pleated mini skirt and white ankle socks. 

No one would ever guess these are $35. 

Go for an all-neutral look when styling these boots. 


Shoulder pads are the 2020 update your basic white tanks needed. 

Chains are pretty much a basic at this point. 

The perfect dress to wear knee-high boots with. 

These chunky stacking rings look like a million bucks. 

In case you're looking to buy into the grunge trend for fall. 

Is this not the chicest tube top you've ever seen? 


Like a T-shirt dress but cooler. 

The price and versatility make these irresistible. 

Sweater sets are both a trend and a basic. And that's why we love them.

I'm sorry, but how cute is this? 

This look is comprised of basics yet somehow still looks so forward. 

Why get one skinny belt when you could get two. 

We love a monochromatic look in the fall. 

Had to sneak one little trend in here. 

Last but not least, this stunning two-tone chain necklace to wear with any of the pieces above. 

Next up, shop the 5 fall dress trends we're about to see everywhere