I Love Classic Styles—31 Under-$200 Understated Fashion Finds That Ooze Sophistication


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As a fashion editor, I love putting together an outfit. From browsing through endless virtual retail storefronts to mixing, matching, and layering pieces, creating a visually stimulating outfit can be so much fun. However, looking the part can take a financial toll, especially if your taste aligns with chill, luxurious vibes.

If you've been searching for affordable options to channel understated style and sophistication, then look no further. I've curated a selection of items from top retail hot spots such as Anthropologie, J.Crew, H&M, Nordstrom, and more. You can expect an array of classic styles and accessories along with pretty, elevated basics, all for mostly under $200. Keep scrolling to shop my finds and embrace the luxe look for less.

Associate Shopping Editor
Chinazor "Chichi" Offor is a Georgia-born, Los Angeles–based associate editor and model who has recently relocated from Brooklyn, New York, and joined Who What Wear's West Coast offices. For WWW, she utilizes her love of personal style to dish out shopping advice to the masses.After graduating from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism, Chichi moved to Brooklyn and began hustling to make it in the NYC media world. Before landing at WWW, she spent some time at Vice Media Group, where she helped revolutionize Refinery29's plus-size and inclusive fashion coverage and even co-hosted a summer styling series. Prior to R29, she supported Bustle Digital Group's commerce team and freelanced for various publications.Chichi is a multi-passionate, pop culture–obsessed television and music lover who enjoys a good concert and a yummy meal just as much as she loves analyzing cultural trends and throwing together a solid outfit. After work, you can probably find her bopping around the best L.A. restaurants talking about her latest ADHD-fueled hyper-fixation (e.g., Jesse McCartney's underrated career, TikTok black hole discoveries, and theories on the emo-rock music revival).