8 Secretly and Shockingly Affordable Finds Our Editors Wear Nearly Every Day

As fashion editors, we have everything from the best $15 T-shirt to the most coveted $4k bag on our radar. But today we're here to talk about the former. Affordable fashion items that are also amazing are what get us the most excited in life—so much so that we want to tell everyone we know about them. So we're here to divulge some of those affordable items we wear constantly. 

I asked our editors what their go-to surprisingly affordable wardrobe staples are, and now I have a long shopping list of things I need to buy, based on their epic recommendations. From an epic pair of jeans to the perfect tank top from Nordstrom, these fully-vetted finds are sure to become staples in your wardrobe as well—if you choose to snag them.

Keep scrolling for all of the tea on the affordable finds we wear over and over.

Yusra Siddiqui, Associate Fashion Editor
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"I instantly fell in love with these Free People jeans when they were shared in our editor Slack channel, but when someone asked if my jeans were Toteme, I was still shocked. After a full day of wear, I have no complaints. They were comfy, fit perfectly, and brought in a few compliments, which is a mood booster when you're having a hectic workday!"

Judith Jones, Senior Shopping Editor
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"I find myself wearing this effortless, casual white tank top on repeat—especially during spring. It has an easy, relaxed silhouette, and the neckline is super flattering. It's easy to style alone with jeans, or perfect for layering with knits. The best part? It costs just $16. I plan on buying the gray one next."

Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour, Editor-at-Large
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"Whether it's for pilates class, school drop-off, or travel days, I live in these flattering, $26 leggings from Amazon!"

Kristen Nichols, Associate Director, Special Projects
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"I practically live in Uniqlo's U-Neck tees—a design from Christophe Lemaire that combines a soft medium-weight fabric with a perfect silhouette."

Copelyn Bengel, Associate Shopping Editor
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"I find myself wearing these wide-leg jeans at least once a week. They're super comfortable and versatile, plus I sized up to make them slightly baggier and low-slung."

Anna LaPlaca, Editor
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"I'm not sure what kind of magic is woven into the fabric of this tank, but it's the most smoothing and sculpting thing while still being soft and comfortable."

Sierra Mayhew, Associate Fashion Editor
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"I got black wide-leg pants from Zara 2 years ago and nothing else that has come into my closet since has managed to replace them. They're that good. When it comes to wardrobe staples you certainly don't have to splurge and I love an under $50 find."

Allyson Payer, Senior Fashion Editor
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"This Box-Cut Tee was one of the first items Everlane designed back when it launched in 2010, and it was the very first item I ordered. I'm still ordering them, and now you can choose from an array of neutrals and stripes, and with a pocket or without (I always go for without). The fit is just perfect, the length is perfect, the weight is perfect, the price is perfect—you get it, I'm obsessed."

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