9 Classic Basics You Don't Need to Spend More Than $100 On

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With the first official day of spring just nine(!) days(!) away(!), it’s time we all get serious about our warm-weather wardrobes. Of course, that can mean different things to different people. Some might need a serious trend overhaul, while others might have that covered but need to re-up on their basics. The latter, of course, is what I seek to help with today.

In honor of the second-best season’s impending arrival (because we all know the top spot goes to fall), I’ve taken the liberty of scouring the internet for the best versions of nine essential basics, all for no more than $100. From trenches and blazers to jeans, tees, and trousers, these are the pieces no wardrobe—whether trendy, classic, or in between—is complete without. To see and shop my picks from all our favorite affordable sites including Topshop, Nordstrom, Revolve, and H&M, just keep scrolling.

Blazers

Turtlenecks

Jeans

Cardigans

Trousers

Everyday Sandals

T-Shirts

Trenches

Button-Downs

Next: nine basic outfits our editors wear over and over again.

Editor-at-Large

Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. 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.