17 Upgraded Basics You Don't Need More Than $40 For

What could be better than something that’s as easy to style as, say, your favorite jeans or white tee but is just a lot more eye-catching and unique? I know—17 of them, all under $40, which is precisely what I’ve got for you today and just in time for summer.

Thanks to our very own aptly named and affordable Who What Wear collection for Target, I was able to round up a number of pieces that, as I mentioned, will serve you just as well as your simplest clothes but bring in way more compliments this coming season. Take the above black tank as an example. As someone who tends to live in basics, I can't think of any easier item to upgrade my everyday look. So whether you’re into skirts, dresses, pretty tops, fun pants, or all of the above, simply keep scrolling to see and shop all of today’s finds and get a little summer styling inspiration along the way.

This polka-dot top will make dressing up easy.

The matching pants are a fun alternative to jeans and look just as good as with your favorite basics.

Of course, a matching set is always a good idea, too.

This basic tank alternative literally stopped me in my tracks.

What I'll be wearing on my next car ride to the grocery store.

Another matching moment that is too good to pass up on.

Think little black dress but make it trans-seasonal.

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