46 Cheap and Chic Items That Will Become Wardrobe Staples

46 Cheap and Chic Items That Will Become Wardrobe Staples


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In no way do you need to spend a ton to look chic. In fact, we often call out the gorgeous pieces out there in the market that are cheap but don't look "cheap" in the slightest. Today, we're going to showcase even more items that fall into this category, focusing on wardrobe staples specifically. That's right—we spent a day perusing your (and our) go-to stores to uncover those elevated spring pieces that could easily become essentials in your wardrobe thanks to their versatility.

With all that in mind, keep scrolling to shop 46 cheap and chic must-haves that ring in under $75. You'll find strong tailored pieces, cool basics, wear-everywhere jeans, and everything in-between. Go on and find a new essential (or several) to mix into your rotation.

Tops and Knits

The little heart buttons are such a sweet detail.

There are so many things right about this blouse—the wrap front and puffed sleeves to name a few.

Wear this bodysuit as is or layer it underneath your favorite blazer or jacket.

The perfect white T-shirt is a staple in anyone's wardrobe.

This asymmetrical top with jeans may just become one of your new night-out uniforms.

This knit is classic yet current with the mock neck and puff sleeves.

Yes, this is statement-making, but a printed top like this one with the modern shape could become a mainstay for sure.

Team this versatile top with jeans, a skirt, trousers, or just about anything else.

The bell cuffs bring a little something extra to this striped blouse.

A cool spring basic with just about any skirt silhouette or pair of pants.

A ruched top like this could definitely fit within your going-out repertoire.

Dresses and Skirts

Toss this on, add heels or sneakers, and you're all set.

Leopard print isn't going away anytime soon.

Polka dots are one of those perennial pattern trends that will really never go "out."

Wear this eye-catching slip dress (a classic cut at this point) on its own or with a white tee layered underneath.

This button-front dress would work for a multitude of occasions.

Jackets and Blazers

Add polish to any outfit—even a simple jeans-and-tee fit.

Keep cool (yet warm) in this cargo shacket.

The cord belt adds a forward twist to this classic check blazer.

Pants and Jeans

The seamed detail here adds a sophisticated feel to these leggings.

Flare jeans are an absolute essential this season (and probably for many more to come).

These culottes seriously look far more expensive than they actually are.

Utility trousers you can dress up or down? Done.

Joggers are resurging as a fashion-girl staple.

These high-waisted jeans have just the right amount of stretch.

The split front is such a refreshing design twist.

Shoes and Accessories

You just can't beat classic black pumps.

Oval sunglasses will complete any stylish spring and summer look.