While there is sometimes a time and place to consider investment items, there are many pieces you really don’t need to spend a ton of money on for
chic options. In fact, there are actually specific items the fashion editors at WWW won’t really ever spend over $100 on because the selections under that price point are seriously so strong. And yep, you’ll find further insights on all of that below.
Keep scrolling to check out editor-approved affordable picks, including everything from top-rated basics that could have the power to become true
wardrobe staples to chic layering items that can be paired with a slew of outfits to create forward looks. All of that and more is coming your way, complete with a range of product recommendations.
“I definitely won’t spend a ton of money on white T-shirts. I don’t want to wear an expensive tee and be constantly worrying about getting it dirty. I wear them so often that my tees tend to yellow under the armpits and stretch out at the neckline. That said, you don’t have to sacrifice quality because there are plenty of great options for less than $45 or so.”
“Activewear, in general, is something I never like to spend more than $100 on, but that’s especially true when it comes to leggings. I have over a dozen classic black leggings, and my favorite and most worn pairs rarely top the double digits. I also prefer to save my shopping budget and spend more on non-workout clothes and accessories.”
“Chill fashion caps are really my summer buzz, but I draw the line at going too designer here. Perhaps I have a little bit of a reputation for being forgetful with my things in the summer heat, but there are also so many good options with below-luxury prices. Case in point: the cult-status pick from The Frankie Shop that’s only $36 and popping up on cool girls from New York to Paris and the limited-edition style from one of my longtime fave beauty brands, Summer Fridays (which secretly has some extremely peep-worthy merch). It is just $25 and comes in a beautiful buttery yellow. Even my go-to Nanushka cap is on sale at Shopbop and makes the under-$100 cut, so feel free to twin with me anytime.”
“I honestly don’t think I’ve ever spent more than $70 on a pair of shorts. There are just so many fantastic options out there for more affordable prices. I basically live in Levi’s and Chubbies (so comfortable) in the summer.”
“I love a good tank top. To me, it may be the ultimate basic. I wear a tank top all year long. I layer it during the colder months, and it’s my most worn piece in my NYC summer wardrobe. I’m actually wearing one from Vince right now. You can definitely snag a great tank top for under $100 and even under $80.”
“Something that I have no desire to splurge on is sleepwear. I want to sleep in things that are comfortable, lightweight, and affordable. I swear by these oversize Everlane tees and don’t know what I’d do if the brand ever stopped selling them.”
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