29 Affordable Picks I Think Are Immune to the Trend Cycle

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If you were to take a peek into my closet right now, it would read as a classic fashion capsule with a minimalist feel. I can't help it—a timeless wardrobe gives me comfort and confidence, and I am fiercely loyal. There's something so powerful about the fact that certain pieces can be worn regardless of the year or trend cycle. 

My recommendation is to create a foundation of these closet staples with your personal style in mind and round your wardrobe out with some trendy pieces of the moment. To start, consider perennial options like a black blazer, a crisp white button-down shirt, a tan trench coat, black flat shoes, and sweaters that make a luxe statement.

Many conflate classic styles with large budgets, but you'd be pleasantly surprised to find that classic, affordable fashion exists—so many of these options only look expensive. I often end up doing a double take when I realize a piece is under $150. Ahead, find 29 affordable classic picks to shop now and wear forever.

Next up: I Live For a Good Sale, and These Under-$120 Finds Are Really Impressing Me

Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently an editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.