10 Affordable Fashion Staples – Clothes That Never Go Out of Style
In February, we did a little blog all about the luxury fashion staples that promise to transcend trends. While we know you love to browse some designer sale bargains, we also know that many of our visitors LOVE to shop high street too.
So – in the interest of making everyone smile – and that’s really what we’re here for! – we wanted to recreate our luxury staple blog but instead, source you affordable alternatives from our fave high street label partners at Shop It To Me.
Here, we’ve picked out 10 very affordable fashion staples that promise to never go out of style and transcend all trends – even if they’re on-trend right now!
With this list, you’ve got the basics for a capsule wardrobe but without breaking the bank.
A Classic Leather Moto Jacket
This piece always makes it to any of our must-have or essential lists because of its utter and absolute versatility. A leather jacket will always be a style staple and that’s because you can wear it every single season and you can wear it with ANYTHING and we mean anything.
Wear yours with simple jeans and a tee. Wear it with a going-out dress and heels. Wear it with coordinating leather pants and a sexy top. Wear it with your fave hoodie and sweat pants combo. Wear it with skirts both long and short. Even wear it over fancy evening wear to add a cool edge to your look.
Basically, this is a must.
Faux Leather Moto Jacket | Cupcakes & Cashmere | WAS $150 NOW $105
You can pay around $250-$350 on average for a classic moto jacket from all the big hitters. But this Cupcakes and Cashmere classic comes in beneath that price at $150.
Right now – it’s actually reduced to $52.20 on Shop It To Me so don’t miss out as this won’t last.
This is a very classic fit and shape with super cute side pocket detailing which we love. Plus, it looks so expensive but it’s actually faux leather – which means it’s animal-friendly too! 👍
Straight Leg Blue Jeans
Straight leg jeans are a classic that just so happen to be in style right now. But trust us, they’re not going anywhere.
Finding the perfect jeans for you at the right price can be a lifelong struggle but really, this is the only pair you need in your life.
Vintage Straight Jeans | H&M | $29.99
Thank you, H&M! You’ve made finding the perfect jeans at a very affordable price point SO easy. This fit is perfection and H&M knows how to make jeans that are comfortable so you know you’ll be fine in these all-day long.
If you need to see how they fit on the body ↓
We LOVE these.
Oversized White T-Shirt
Everyone should have several of these in their wardrobes. They’re super easy to style and add a city-chic edge to any outfit. Plus, they’re so comfortable, why not!?
In our luxury staples blog, we mention that a better quality white tee will serve you well because it keeps looking good wash after wash. Plus, a thicker fabric tends to look more luxe.
So, we set out to find you a perfect affordable white tee.
Cotton T-Shirt | H&M | $12.99
And yes, H&M saved us again.
At H&M, t-shirts start around the $4.99 price point. Move your budget up ever so slightly to this $12.99 tee and you can see a real difference. We love this fabric as its much thicker than the slightly cheaper alternatives and the chunky neckline and oversized fit give it a super luxe finish.
Perfection. For $12.99.
Classic Black Tuxedo Jacket
A black blazer is a classic and can be worn to work just as easily as styled with a hoodie which is what makes it a must.
In our luxury blog, we were looking at blazers up to and around the $1k mark so here, we’re making things much more affordable.
Velvet Trim Blazer | Ralph Lauren | WAS $225 NOW $101.25
This classic double-breasted blazer from Ralph Lauren was originally $225 but right now on Shop It To Me, it’s down to $101.25, which brings it right into our ‘affordable’ list.
For a blazer jacket of this style and quality, this really is a great price. A piece you’ll keep and style for years.
A shoe that always feels expensive, penny loafers were adding to our staples list because they’re one of the only shoes that truly transcend trends. This style of shoe will always look good and works for anything workwear or smart casual.
Feather Loafer Flat | Steve Madden | WAS $91.95 NOW $59.90
Steve Madden is the perfect go-to brand-name when it comes to affordable shoes with style and in particular, for loafers. Whether you opt for a statement pair like these or keep it classic with black or tan, these loafers always come in at below $100 and they last like they’re worth much more.
Oversized Cream Knit
A cream sweater with an oversized fit will always serve you well. Not only is it versatile enough to style with a plethora of things from denim to floral skirts and dresses but it’s cozy and comfortable too. Fashion staple at its finest.
Our luxury edit found cream sweaters for upwards of $600/$700. So here, we’re keeping it more price-conscious.
Oversized Sweater | H&M | $29.99
Here, we’ve taken a trip back to H&M. Just because they do knitwear so damn well. We’re obsessed with this slouchy fit and plunging V neckline. Which could be layered beautifully with a lace cami underneath. And it’s only $29.99.
Black Leather Trousers
The new black skinny jeans, black leather trousers are a classic that is particularly big right now too. Leather pants look smarter and more dressed up than denim but they do the exact same job and are just as versatile. That’s why they just had to be included.
High-Rise Faux Leather Skinny | Blank | WAS $98 NOW $60.37
Because we’re looking at affordable fashion staples, faux leather is the way to go when it comes to this pick. You can get a very similar look and just think, it’s now animal-friendly too.
These Blank faux leather skinnies started off a reasonable $98 but right now on Shop It To Me, they’re down to $60.
Chelsea Ankle Boots
Always a staple, the Chelsea ankle boot will forever be in style. You can style them up with anything from tailoring to dresses and once you’ve broken yours in, you can pretty much guarantee that they’ll be your favorite fashion go-to.
Chelsea Rain Boots | Jeffrey Campbell | WAS $59.95 NOW $44.96
You can’t much more classic than these Jeffrey Campbell Chelsea rain boots and we’re obsessed with them.
Black Slip Dress
A ‘90s classic that just never went away, you’ve got to have a slinky black slip dress in your wardrobe! We insist!
Wear it solo or layer it up with a tee or knitwear.
Slip Dress | Topshop | WAS $68 NOW $34
This slinky and slightly oversized midi is a great versatile for layering. A classic piece from Topshop and currently reduced to $34.
Versatile Everyday Handbag
Everyone’s dream everyday handbag will be different depending on what you do. But basically, you’re looking for something that can work with your workwear AND your off-duty looks. It’s big enough to be useful but not too big to be annoying.
Edie Flat Quilted Shoulder Bag | Rebecca Minkoff | WAS $298 NOW $208.60
This Rebecca Minkoff bag is just about right. Plus, it’s a pretty great dupe if you’re a fan of the YSL look. Easy to style, it’s the perfect size for both work and pleasure and styles over the shoulder in a classic yet currently on-trend way. Plus, it’s reduced with Shop It To Me.
So, you see. You don’t have to pay a fortune to grab fashion classics that you’ll keep for years to come. All of these affordable fashion staples make getting ready easy. They’re versatile, timeless and promise to sit along with your trend pieces perfectly.
Which fashion staples do you need in your life?