46 Cheap and Chic Items That Will Become Wardrobe Staples

In no way do you need to spend a ton to look chic. In fact, we often call out the gorgeous pieces out there in the market that are cheap but don’t look “cheap” in the slightest. Today, we’re going to showcase even more items that fall into this category, focusing on wardrobe staples specifically. That’s right—we perused your (and our) go-to stores to uncover those elevated pieces that could easily become essentials in your wardrobe thanks to their versatility.

With all that in mind, keep scrolling to shop 46 cheap and chic must-haves that ring in under $75. You’ll find tailored pieces, cool basics, wear-everywhere jeans, and everything in-between. Go on and find a new essential (or several) to mix into your rotation.

Easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

The ruffle collar is so charming.

Guaranteed you’ll get so much use out of this braided cardigan.

Wear this bodysuit as is or layer it underneath your favorite blazer or jacket.

The perfect white T-shirt is a staple in anyone’s wardrobe.

Knit polos are now a certified staple.

This asymmetrical top with jeans just might become one of your new uniforms.

We love the versatile hue of this cropped cardi.

This knit is classic yet current with its chic keyhole.

Yes, this is statement-making, but a gingham top like this one with its pretty silhouette could become a mainstay for sure.

Team this versatile top with jeans, a skirt, trousers, or just about anything else.

Mix this in for a fresh Canadian tuxedo look.

A cool henley is a wardrobe must.

The ruching and ruffles bring a little something extra to this floral blouse.

A cool spring basic with just about any skirt silhouette or pair of pants.

An eyelet top like this the perfect addition to your summer repertoire.

Everyone needs that ideal LBD.

Toss this on, add heels or sneakers, and you’re all set.

Chic pleated skirt, anyone?

Leopard print isn’t going away anytime soon.

Classic and timeless.

Polka dots are one of those perennial pattern trends that will really never go “out.”

So versatile.

A linen skirt to wear for work or play.

This button-front dress would work for a multitude of occasions.

You’ll wear this trench for seasons.

Add polish to any outfit—even a simple jeans-and-tee ‘fit.

Keep cool (yet warm) in this cargo shacket.

A great shacket has become a closet staple.

These extra-high leggings offer additional core support. 

Flare jeans are pretty much an essential this season (and probably for many more to come).

These pants look far more expensive than they actually are.

Utility trousers you can dress up or down? Done.

Joggers are resurging as a fashion-girl staple.

These high-waisted jeans have just the right amount of stretch.

Lounge in style.

All about the button-front accent.

You just can’t beat classic black pumps.

Rectangle sunglasses will complete any stylish summer look.

A chain necklace is essential.

Doesn’t get more classic than these.

This bag will go with just about everything.

Wear this double-chain necklace daily.

White Converse sneakers are absolutely timeless.

Croc sandals are so sleek.

Can’t forget about the finishing touch.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Up next, here’s what to buy from Nordstrom right now if your budget is $100 or less.

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