Basics serve as the backbone of every well-appointed wardrobe. While trending items like snakeskin leather pants and pastel fur coats may steal the spotlight (on Instagram and otherwise), affordable basics like seamless turtlenecks, classic outerwear, and timeless footwear often tie these attention-grabbing outfits together.
What’s more, basics are always worth the investment. These classic pieces don’t wax and wane with the trends and remain a go-to no matter what the season. The goal is to build a closet brimming with flattering, high-quality, and affordable basics that will last for years to come, and pepper in few inexpensive trending pieces each season.
Below, shop the affordable basics we’re loving for 2021 and beyond. Your wardrobe (and your wallet) will thank you.