Have Enough Basics? These Affordable Anti-Basics Will Light Up Your Life


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Having a wardrobe full of basics is hardly a problem. It means you'll always have something to wear because much of what you own goes with everything. But sometimes you just want something fun, colorful, and, well, non-basic to wear with your multitude of tees, jeans, leggings, and sensible shoes. That's where we come in.

We combed the internet for fun fashion items to wear with all of your favorite basics, and our search was fruitful, to say the least. And when you're not going to wear said items as much as your basics, why spend a ton? So in addition to being fun, these 29 items are also quite affordable. Keep scrolling if you're ready to revamp your wardrobe on the cheap.

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.