Forever Favorites: 5 Under-$50 Staples That Will Never Go "Out"

As fashion editors, we love a good trend every now and then, but nothing beats our love for solid basics. You can always rely on them, they're easy to style, and they're most likely going to stay in style forever. (Even if they don't, we'll still be wearing them!) Since we prioritize basics heavily, it would only make sense that we released our own options in our collection at Target, all at an under-$50 price point of course. Our editors have already tried them out, and it's safe to say they're good.

Below, you'll find five basics we think will always have a place in your wardrobe and shoppable options from our latest drop of Who What Wear x Target. 

1. Elevated Sweaters


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While everyone owns stripped-down and simple sweaters, it's the elevated and done-up ones you'll be gravitating toward more. Why? The item does the styling for you. All you need to do is pair it with jeans or tailored trousers, and you're set. Whether it's a fun color or a ruffled sleeve, there are so many fun options. 

2. Sleek Dresses


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We're all about statement dresses, but we love our solid-colored, sleek ones just as much. Our version has a knit top and airy bottom, making it perfect for transitioning into the fall.

3. Floral Dresses


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Floral dresses may be reimagined every season, but they truly will always be in style. 

4. Sweater-Vests


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Sweater-vests started to emerge in the past few years, and we don't think they're going anywhere. They're a layering staple that will always be loved by us, especially when it starts to get chilly.

5. Straight-Leg Trousers


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Whether you're for a skinny fit or a wide-leg fit, we can all agree on the happy medium that is straight-leg trousers.

Next, 7 Brilliant Summer-to-Fall Pieces That You'd Never Know Are Under $40

Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.