46 Cheap and Chic Items That Will Become Wardrobe Staples

Bobby Schuessler
·4 min read

In no way do you need to spend a ton to look chic. In fact, we often call out the gorgeous pieces out there in the market that are cheap but don't look "cheap" in the slightest. Today, we're going to showcase even more items that fall into this category, focusing on wardrobe staples specifically. That's right—we perused your (and our) go-to stores to uncover those elevated pieces that could easily become essentials in your wardrobe thanks to their versatility.

With all that in mind, keep scrolling to shop 46 cheap and chic must-haves that ring in under $75. You'll find tailored pieces, cool basics, wear-everywhere jeans, and everything in-between. Go on and find a new essential (or several) to mix into your rotation.

Tops and Knits

& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Spaghetti Tie Top ($69)

Easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

H&M Ruffle-Collar Blouse ($25)

The ruffle collar is so charming.

Mango Knitted Braided Cardigan ($50)

Guaranteed you'll get so much use out of this braided cardigan.

Naked Wardrobe The Nw Thong Bodysuit ($42)

Wear this bodysuit as is or layer it underneath your favorite blazer or jacket.

Madewell Whisper Cotton Ribbed Crewneck T-Shirt ($20)

The perfect white T-shirt is a staple in anyone's wardrobe.

Mango Polo Style Sweater ($60)

Knit polos are now a certified staple.

Line & Dot Sylvie Sleeveless Top ($65)

This asymmetrical top with jeans just might become one of your new uniforms.

Endless Rose Cropped Knit Cardigan ($60)

We love the versatile hue of this cropped cardi.

1.State Cutout Sweater ($40)

This knit is classic yet current with its chic keyhole.

English Factory Gingham Smocked Top ($70)

Yes, this is statement-making, but a gingham top like this one with its pretty silhouette could become a mainstay for sure.

Madewell Primrose Top ($60)

Team this versatile top with jeans, a skirt, trousers, or just about anything else.

Lipsy Balloon Sleeve Cropped Denim Shirt in Blue ($61)

Mix this in for a fresh Canadian tuxedo look.

Madewell Roster Henley T-Shirt ($55)

A cool henley is a wardrobe must.

Astr the Label Ruched Sleeve Blouse ($55)

The ruching and ruffles bring a little something extra to this floral blouse.

X Karla The Baby Tee ($48)

A cool spring basic with just about any skirt silhouette or pair of pants.

Zara Embroidered Eyelet Crop Top ($30)

An eyelet top like this the perfect addition to your summer repertoire.

Dresses and Skirts

All in Favor Black Satin Slip Midi Dress ($36)

Everyone needs that ideal LBD.

Leith Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress ($40)

Toss this on, add heels or sneakers, and you're all set.

H&M Pleated Skirt ($40)

Chic pleated skirt, anyone?

Re:Named Leopard Midi Skirt ($50)

Leopard print isn't going away anytime soon.

& Other Stories Belted Mini Skirt ($69)

Classic and timeless.

Row A Polka Dot Smocked Long Sleeve Minidress ($29)

Polka dots are one of those perennial pattern trends that will really never go "out."

Mango Creased Dress ($40)

So versatile.

Mango Linen Midi Skirt ($60)

A linen skirt to wear for work or play.

Only Nella Button Front Ribbed Midi Dress ($49)

This button-front dress would work for a multitude of occasions.

Jackets and Blazers

ASOS Longline Trench Coat in Stone ($70)

You'll wear this trench for seasons.

Topshop Clean Crepe Blazer ($74)

Add polish to any outfit—even a simple jeans-and-tee 'fit.

Madewell Passage Jacket ($40)

Keep cool (yet warm) in this cargo shacket.

Bp. Shirt Jacket ($49)

A great shacket has become a closet staple.

Pants and Jeans

Zella Live in High Waist Leggings ($59)

These extra-high leggings offer additional core support.

1822 Denim Flare Jeans ($49)

Flare jeans are pretty much an essential this season (and probably for many more to come).

Mango Pleat Straight Trousers ($60)

These pants look far more expensive than they actually are.

Zara Cargo Jogger Pants ($40)

Utility trousers you can dress up or down? Done.

Zella Live in Jogger Pants ($59)

Joggers are resurging as a fashion-girl staple.

Madewell High Rise Roadtripper Supersoft Jeans ($75)

These high-waisted jeans have just the right amount of stretch.

H&M Rib-Knit Pants ($30)

Lounge in style.

Mango Paper Bag Jeans ($30)

All about the button-front accent.

Shoes and Accessories

H&M Pumps ($25)

You just can't beat classic black pumps.

Urban Outfitters Sausalito Rectangle Sunglasses ($16)

Rectangle sunglasses will complete any stylish summer look.

Shashi Eternal Chain Necklace ($58)

A chain necklace is essential.

Nike Nike Cortez Basic Shoe ($75)

Doesn't get more classic than these.

Mango Croc-Effect Baguette Bag ($30)

This bag will go with just about everything.

Pixie Market Double Chain Necklace ($28)

Wear this double-chain necklace daily.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers ($55)

White Converse sneakers are absolutely timeless.

Mango Strappy Heeled Sandals ($30)

Croc sandals are so sleek.

Madewell Shadow Petal Fringe Bandana ($8)

Can't forget about the finishing touch.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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