The Under-$100 Basics You Can Wear With Everything

Emily Greenberg

While it's always fun to buy the expensive shoes on your radar or the new statement bag you've been saving for, it's equally important to stock up on affordable basics that are guaranteed to never go out of style. Whether it's a comfortable pair of sneakers or a chic little black dress, trust us when we say that there's truly no limit on necessary wardrobe basics.

Versatile and timeless, these solid pieces are the backbone of any good wardrobe. Mixed in with your more standout pieces, these basics add an essential layer to the perfect head-to-toe outfit. If you're still housing ill-fitting jeans, stained T-shirts, or worn-out sneakers in your closet, it's officially time to make an update. Fortunately, we've rounded up the key basics your wardrobe needs now. Plus, they're all under-$100, so no need to feel guilty about going on a full shopping spree. Go ahead—stock up.

Hanes x Karla The Crew Tee ($30)

There's a reason you see this T-shirt all over our site.

Urban Outfitters x Nike Classic Cortez Sneakers ($70)

As seen on Ashley Olsen, so obviously, they're a must-have.

Urban Renewal Remnants Satin Side Slit Midi Slip Dress ($69)

Slip dresses define simple and chic.

Everlane The Cashmere Crop Mockneck ($100)

Who said basics have to be boring? Add a pop of colour to this classic style.

Levi's Wedgie Straight Jeans ($98)

The jeans with a celebrity following are also under $100.

Urban Outfitters UO Piper Thin Strappy Heels ($49)

For all your upcoming holiday parties.

Madewell Knotted Layered Necklace ($38)

Layered necklaces are an easy way to tie together an outfit.

H&M Jersey Turtleneck Top ($6)

It's officially turtleneck season, and this one is only $6.

Levi's Ex-Boyfriend Denim Trucker Jacket ($90)

We don't even need to explain why this one's essential.

Urban Outfitters UO Baxter Sherpa Hiker Boots ($98)

You don't have to live in cold weather to try the chunky boot trend.

Moon River Tie Side Sweater ($65)

The tie detail makes this sweater a bit more interesting than your regular go-to but still keeps things simple.

Inca Black Padded Velvet Alice Hair Band Headband ($3)

Headbands are officially becoming a wardrobe staple.

James Perse Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt ($85)

Perfect for layering. 

Reformation Aida Dress ($98)

A unique take on the LBD.

H&M Long-Sleeved Satin Blouse ($30)

Pair this with jeans for an everyday look or with trousers for an evening event.

Topshop Clara Suede Shoulder Bag ($55)

There's nothing more versatile than a black shoulder bag. 

H&M Skinny High Ankle Jeans ($40)

Even Meghan Markle wears black skinny jeans.

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