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 perused your (and our) go-to stores to uncover those elevated 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 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

Easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

There are so many things right about this blouse—the wrap front and pearlized buttons 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 just might become one of your new uniforms.

This knit is classic yet current with puff sleeves and a ruffled hem.

Yes, this is statement-making, but a brightly colored 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 floral blouse.

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

An eyelet top like this could definitely fit within your going-out repertoire.

Dresses and Skirts

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.

A linen skirt to wear for work or play.

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 denim fabric adds a forward twist to this classicly cut blazer.

Pants and Jeans

These extra-high leggings offer additional core support. 

Flare jeans are pretty much an 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.

Shoes and Accessories

You just can't beat classic black pumps.

Oval sunglasses will complete any stylish summer look.

White Converse sneakers are absolutely timeless.

Can't forget about the finishing touch.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next, check out more affordable buys our editors are loving.

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