While I dabble in more statement looks from time to time, the majority of my wardrobe is made up of basics. For me, there’s just something effortlessly chic about throwing on a simple outfit made up of timeless staples. Case in point? My daily uniform of a moto jacket, tee, black jeans, and boots. And while investing in more expensive items definitely makes sense based on the cost-per-wear value, I relish in the fact that a hefty chunk of the basic items I swear by skew on the lower-priced end.
While you might also have a range of affordable staple pieces in your arsenal, a refresh could be of interest to kick off this new season. Yes? Well, if so, I’m sharing 27 cheap but stylish basics I think are worth considering right now. Keep scrolling to elevate your wardrobe for $50 or less.
A simple collared shirt with a little something extra (cue the ruffle details).
The tie accents make this top even sweeter.
This comfortable bodysuit is incredibly versatile.
The perfect white tee? Check.
This lightweight button-down is ideal for those warmer days.
The ruching elevates this basic tank even more.
V into this boxier cut.
A puff-sleeve top isn't necessarily a simple basic but more of a next-level basic for spring.
A polo is classic but also incredibly modern.
Just in case you also need a perfect black tee.
Classic but statement-making.
Polka dots are one of those trends that will never go out.
Loving the vintage feel of this ringer tee.
Cute cardi? Check.
Feeling the coordinating-set vibe. Shop the matching Knitted Cardigan ($40).
This green hue is basically a neutral because it can go with just about anything.
Layer this cropped cardigan over your favorite tee or tank.
A lightweight cardigan like this just might become your new go-to.
Incredibly sleek tucked into trousers.
A spring staple for sure.
Wide-cut jeans are where it's at.
Yep, joggers are officially a fashion-girl basic at this point.
Dress these timeless black leggings up with booties or down with sneakers or mules.
Because straight-leg jeans are a go-to style.
Flared jeans are gaining steam.
Can't go wrong with true blues.
Leather leggings will amp up any outfit.
Next, check out the basic capsule wardrobe an NYC girl swears by.