I Found 28 Affordable Items to Jumpstart Your 2021 Wardrobe

Allyson Payer
·3 min read

A new year is upon us, so let's start thinking about what we're going to wear during it, shall we? It's hard to really know what 2021 holds for us, but my hopes are high that life will return to at least some semblance of normal at some point. Because of this uncertainty, I'm holding off on committing to big purchases for now and shopping for more affordable items that are a mix of comfortable loungewear and casual-ish things for going out in the world. That includes knit dresses, cozy cardigans, some outerwear, uplifting accessories, and much more.

Whenever a new year is approaching, I use that time to sift through my existing wardrobe, remove the items I don't wear, and assess what I need to add to it. That's a great place to start, as is the handy list I made below. You made it through 2020, so treat yourself. Read on to do so.

Who What Wear Alligator Print Trucker Jacket ($55)

Why yes, this is the jacket pictured above on Claire Most.

Reformation Dixon Waffle Short ($58)

I love a good pair of knit shorts.

Free People Marley Top ($58)

So chic, in an understated way.

Madewell (Re)sourced Cotton Studio Mockneck Sweatshirt in Colorblock ($60)

Unique sweatshirts are always going to be cool.

Casa Clara Lola Slides ($60)

House shoes are a 2020 trend that's here to stay.

Levi's Ribcage Boot Jeans ($98)

Don't worry, the fabric has some stretch.

The Drop Brigitte Chunky Button Front Pocket Ribbed Cardigan ($50)

This one's currently sitting in my Amazon cart.

Lioness Military Minds Long Sleeve Dress ($99)

This comfy ribbed dress also comes in the prettiest blue.

Steve Madden Vesa Clog Slippers ($50)

Another pair of top-notch house slippers.

Everlane The Cotton Mockneck Dress ($50)

Another knit dress I highly recommend.

Nike Sportswear Quilted Jacket ($120)

Future Nike It item? It's very possible.

Topshop Cutout Cold Shoulder Rib Top ($38)

So many compliments to come for so little money.

Mango Nylon Baguette Bag ($26)

Nylon bags are as durable as they are on-trend.

& Other Stories Fuzzy Button Up Cardigan ($99)

& Other Stories sweaters get me every time.

Lele Sadoughi Set of 3 Face Coverings ($34)

One word: pearls.

Zara Crop Top ($40)

Just another great Zara top to covet.

Free People Malibu Solid Surf Set ($78)

Some fresh new loungewear for your consideration.

Urban Outfitters Chloe Cozy Scarf ($24)

For outdoor dining and such.

Lioness Chester Knit Top ($79)

For when you want to look cute but also just want to wear a T-shirt.

Vero Moda Emily Coated Puffer Jacket ($89)

This looks like leather and it's less-than $100. You know what to do.

Donni Mini Sherpa Beanie ($89)

Treat yourself to one of these beauties.

Topshop Sketch Animal Print Mesh Top ($38)

You can never have too many black and white tops.

Birkenstock Arizona Shearling Sandals ($125)

Meet your new house shoes.

Free People Dad Jeans ($98)

Dad jeans are underrated.

Urban Outfitters Skylar Ribbed Button-Front Cropped Sweater ($59)

I'd wear this with the aforementioned dad jeans.

Bass Weejuns Whitney ‘90s Loafers ($120)

These perfect loafers keep selling out.

Le Specs X Solid & Striped Ditch Sunglasses ($59)

All the cool girls on Instagram are wearing these.

& Other Stories Mock Neck Sweater ($49)

You'll wear this for years to come.

Next up, 7 affordable trends that will definitely sell out by 2021.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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