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

Everyone needs a good, black, oversize blazer.

You'll never want to get rid of this classic style.

Turtlenecks

According to Nordstrom reviews, this is a must-buy.

Jeans

Levi's' ultra-high Ribcage style has quickly become an editor favorite.

We'll always have a place in our hearts for Urban Outfitters' jeans.

Cardigans

Covered buttons are a little detail that makes a big difference.

Style with black jeans and you're off.

Trousers

Wear these with anything from ankle boots to sneakers.

Don't be afraid to mix these white pants with darker neutrals and prints.

Everyday Sandals

The beginnings of your next all-beige look.

T-Shirts

For those days you just don't feel like wearing black or white.

Fitted tees are ideal for tucking in.

Trenches

Topshop has mastered this basic on a budget.

Button-Downs