ALEX MILL Stripe T-Shirt

I logged a few hours on a plane earlier this week which means I had plenty of time to peruse online. I added more than a few things to my wish list and while there were definitely some splurges on there (this and this), I was pleasantly surprised to come across a number of great buys in the essentials and basics category with price tags under $150.

Below, a quick hit list with 13 favorites – all of which are wardrobe staples and great basics like this $56 button-down that I ordered – along with a full shopping edit at the end.

  1. I’m newly obsessed with Alex Mill. They have great knitwear and chic basics, including this striped sweater which is currently in my cart.
  2. My button-down shirt selection could use a refresh. This one from Everlane is so perfect.
  3. I find a winter-white knit to be a year-round essential (in the summer, it’s perfect with white jeans on chilly nights). This mockneck from J.Crew is a really great under $100 option. (Note: also loving this collared one that rings in at $34 from H&M.)
  4. This Topshop coat looks more expensive than it is.
  5. Because warm weather will return and you’ll need a new swimsuit: J.Crew’s latest striped style is my new favorite. (Tried it on last night and it’s even better in person!)
  6. Every warm-weather wardrobe needs an airy white blouse. This is a great one.
  7. You know I can’t resist a good striped t-shirt. I love the fresh color combo on this one.
  8. Chic set for lounging at home. Love the creamy, winter-white hue.
  9. Love this striped half-zip so much. Currently under $40!
  10. Living in my fleece jackets right now and you simply cannot beat a $49 one from Gap.
  11. I am in the mood to try some new jeans and these might just be the ticket. I love the super high-rise waist and the relaxed cut at the ankle.
  12. In case your sneaker selection selection needs a refresh, there are plenty of new color options here.
  13. Sweat sets are officially an essential now. This bright blue set is a cheery update to the current selection.

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