The Budget Jeans-and–T-Shirt Capsule: 9 Outfits Under $150 Each

There’s nothing quite as classic as a T-shirt–and-jeans combination. The two are the fashion world’s most laid-back, harmonious couple, and the versatility they offer is unparalleled. A tee and jeans can miraculously translate to everything from the office (dress code permitting) to date night all the way to a weekend getaway. It just depends on how you accessorize them. Looking to dress them up a bit? Go for a pair of the season’s strappy low-heel sandals and a statement bag. Ready to unwind and head to brunch with friends? Grab a tote and cute trainers. It can go pretty much every which way, and that’s why building a capsule collection of pieces around this combination is a smart idea.

Furthermore, if the T-shirt and jeans were to cost, say, less than $50 each, then keeping to a budget of under $150 and building out a perfect outfit would be within arm’s reach. Ahead, we did just that, teaming a classic Hanes white tee and a pair of stylish jeans from H&M. Scroll down to discover and shop the outfits that will keep your spring and summer style feeling fresh.

Silk Kerchief + Beaded Bag + Strappy Sandals

Cat-Eye Sunnies + PVC Tote + Chucks

Crochet Bag + Low-Heel Sandals

Beaded Bag + PVC Sandals + Baroque Pearl Earrings

Woven Bag + Espadrilles + Seashell Earrings

Croc-Embossed Bag + Loafers

Net Bag + Braided Sandals

Belt Bag + Mule Slides

Woven Tote + Flip-Flops

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