Looking for Never-Date, Affordable Wardrobe Basics? I Got You

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Trends come and go; this we know. But an edit of timeless wardrobe basics will have your back season after season and make whatever trends you decide to invest in along the way feel more premium. So it certainly pays to do the groundwork in assembling your collection of wardrobe basics before you invest in anything else.

That said, you needn’t spend a fortune to achieve this wardrobe nirvana, a meeting of truly fail-safe must-haves. In fact, we almost recommend that you don’t. The high street has so many affordable basics for the taking that are sure to make a big impact on your outfits and not your bank balance.

To prove our point, we’ve found the best affordable basics under £50, which we’ve neatly laid out for you by category below. From shirts and tops to trousers and dresses, with a smattering of versatile shoes and accessories to round off your arsenal, being basic has never been so desirable.


H&M Oversized Linen-Blend Shirt (£25)

Marks and Spencer Pure Irish Linen Short Sleeve Shirt (£45)

Violeta Striped Cotton Shirt (£36)


Marks and Spencer Pure Cotton Straight Fit T-Shirt (£8)

COS Boxy Breton Stripe Top (£35)

Arket Ribbed Racer Tank (£15)


Zara High-Rise Straight Jeans (£28)

River Island Blue Straight-Leg Jeans (£40)

H&M Vintage Slim High Ankle Jeans (£25)


Monki Ribbed Cardigan (£30)

& Other Stories Mock Neck Sweater (£35)

Monki Knitted Vest (£20)


Mango Slit Denim Skirt (£36)

New Look Black Shirred Dress (£28)

H&M Linen-Blend Skirt (£18)


ASOS Design Stone Trench Coat (£48)

Weekday Rumi Blazer (£45)

H&M Denim Jacket (£35)


Arket Zip Detail Jersey Leggings (£45)

Hollister Advanced Stretch Ultra High-Rise Jersey Leggings (£17)

Mint Velvet Black Faux Leather Leggings (£29)


H&M Loafers (£18)

Hush Henley Canvas Trainers (£36)

Zara Leather Criss-Cross Sliders (£28)

Next Signature Mules (£46)


& Other Stories Cat Eye Sunglasses (£17)

Banana Republic Leather Trouser Belt (£35)

Weekday Mija Hoop Earrings (£8)

Marks and Spencer Leather Cross Body Camera Bag (£50)

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