outfits   //   April 2, 2018


the best wardrobe essentials for under $150

H&M Blazer // HANES x KARLA Tee // MOUSSY Jeans // THE ROW Jeans // CHANEL Heels

I love a statement-making look as much as the next girl, but I’m also someone who enjoys the simplicity of having a uniform. The basics (think: the best button-down shirt, a perfect stripe tee, great denim) are what make up the core of any good wardrobe. These are the pieces that are usually well-worth an investment, but that doesn’t you can’t find them on a budget. This H&M blazer is a perfect example. It’s a closet classic that’s been updated in a fresh blue check. It’s the kind of jacket I could easily wear every single day, and the best part is that I scored it for under $50. That’s what you call serious bang for your buck.

In the spirit of spring cleaning, I did a little perusing and rounded up a hit list of my favorite under-$150 essentials you can buy right now. From the chicest trench to a pair of wear-with-everything slides, these budget-friendly basics will give your closet an instant upgrade.

  1. I love the not-quite-white color and cool cut of these high-waisted jeans.
  2. The oversized buckle adds a cool detail to these sandals. The yellow hue is so happy, too!
  3. I live in this striped button-down shirt.
  4. This trench coat is the ultimate steal. It looks a lot more expensive than $70.
  5. There’s nothing quite as basic as a white tee. This is the best one.
  6. Kule’s iconic striped tee has been updated in a new hue for spring! Love.
  7. If you’re looking for a wear-with-everything pair of jeans, check out these $78 favorites from Everlane.
  8. The belt detail is the perfect upgrade to these under-$50 jeans.
  9. I’ve had so much luck with J.Crew lately. Check out this, this (swimsuit season is almost here!) and these.
  10. The little top is sure to become my go-to this summer. Bonus: it’s $25!
  11. Every closet could use a fresh pair of white kicks.
  12. These cropped pants are exactly what I turn do when I’m not in the mood for jeans.
  13. A great pair of gold hoops is a year-round essential. I love the slightly larger size of this pair.

For more, scroll down to shop all my under-$150 favorites.


the best spring buys under $150

the best buys under $150

the best buys under $150

Photos by Kristen Kilpatrick

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