26 Under-$50 Pieces I'm Buying to Revamp My Entire Wardrobe

Here at Who What Wear, we have a healthy appreciation for all things high street. Our collective love for Zara has been well documented (see also: The Devils Wear Zara), we clearly do a lot of shopping at Mango, and we can’t get enough of trawling H&M’s trend section for designer-looking finds at budget-level prices. It’s the easiest way to test out new trends and find things that really feel like, well, us. (That leopard-print coat? Definitely. Those metallic cowboy boots? Maybe not so much for this editor.)

In a bid to spruce up our new-season wardrobes and inject a little much-needed fun into the proceedings (in other words, we’re thinking beyond boring old basics), we turned to some of our favorite e-tailers in search of under-$50 pieces that’ll add a punch of personality to just about any look. We’re talking statement bags for a steal, seriously good vintage-looking denim, colorful socks from our favorite Scandi designer, and okay, even a basic sweatshirt or two for you minimalists out there.

Another day, another affordable jumpsuit I’m adding to my cart.

Silk for a steal—that’s what I’m talking about.

How’s this for a statement-making shopper?

Exactly what I’ve been looking for, thank you very much.

Finding good vintage-looking jeans under $50 can be a real slog, but here’s proof that it’s possible.

Tired of Millennial Pink? Agreed—this shade is much more fun.

Taking belt bags back to their less fussy roots.

Transitional weather calls for lighter layers—and topstitching. Plenty of topstitching.

Because I tend to buy a new pair of sunglasses every season.

The stylish way to feed those 4 p.m. bursts of hangry.

…And how much do I need the matching top?

Definitely not tired of tortoiseshell yet. (See also: our earring picks and our favorite tortoiseshell sunglasses.)

More striped goodness to rotate on in.

Yes, this does look a lot like a certain more expensive blouse we’ve seen all over Instagram…

Hitting the gym just got more fun. (Yes, the divisive trend is back and better than ever.)

Is there a better time to stock up on basics?

(Okay, technically I snagged this for under $50 using H&M’s current 25%-off newsletter sign-up discount. Sneaky!)

The easiest way to bring that summer spirit into fall.

Yes, I’ve often said I don’t do sneakers. (All lies.)

Need more budget-friendly wardrobe picks? Check out our under-$100 Carrie Bradshaw capsule wardrobe.