5 Fall Basics You Can Buy on a Budget and Wear for Years

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good basic is great on its own. As is an affordable find or a truly investment-worthy piece that will last you for years. So, what would one call an item that checks all three boxes? I guess unbelievable is a start, and that’s kind of how I would describe the roundup I’ve proudly put together for you today.

Below you’ll find five categories of classic fall basics with five finds for each, all of which are not only essential for the months ahead but can stick with you for many an autumn to come. And, just as a little extra icing on the cake, every item is under $100—oftentimes well under. If you’re now thinking that this is your lucky day, I simply can’t help but agree, so just keep scrolling to see and, of course, shop all my finds.

Blazers

Sweaters

Dresses

Jeans

Boots

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Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour
Senior Market Editor

Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently senior market editor. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.