These 20 reasonably priced fundamentals are particularly good in my guide

Basics form the backbone of every well-equipped wardrobe. While trendy items like snake leather pants and pastel-colored fur coats (on Instagram and others) are in the limelight, affordable basics like seamless turtlenecks, classic outerwear and timeless footwear often tie these attention-grabbing outfits together.

In addition, basics are always worth the investment. These classic pieces do not grow or shrink with the trends and remain a focal point in every season. The goal is to build a cabinet full of flattering, high quality, affordable basics that will last for years and pepper each season in a few inexpensive trending pieces.

Below are the affordable basics we love for 2021 and beyond. Your wardrobe (and wallet) will thank you.


Melinda Martin