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.
(We’ve lost track of the number of times our editors have sung this white tee’s praises.)
#GanniGirls gone green.
Strappy patent shoes go with everything, no?
The way to wear white after Labor Day.
Striped tees just got more interesting.
Love my hoops; need something different.
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.
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.
How good is this skirt?
…And how much do I need the matching top?
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.