No Closet Should Be Without These Under-$30 Wardrobe Staples

Now is your chance to spice up your outfits without breaking the bank. Seriously, you don't want to miss out on these affordable finds from H&M, Target, and more.

T-shirts and camis hanging on a clothes rack
Light beige fine-knit sweater with balloon sleeves from H&M photo

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Fine-Knit Sweater

For work, pair this chic balloon-sleeve sweater over a printed button-up to give your outfit a pop of color while still keeping it professional and versatile, (bonus points if you add gold hoop earrings as a finishing touch). If you're just running a few errands or meeting a friend for lunch, you might gravitate toward a more casual pairing, like a classic denim jacket and bootie combo. ($25; hm.com)

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High-waist straight-leg jeans from Old Navy photo

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High-Waist Jeans

An affordable, high-quality pair of jeans can be hard to come by, but right now at Old Navy you can own this pair for only $25. It features a slim, high-waist fit that's comfortable, stylish, and is the perfect complement to cropped sweaters and tie-front blouses (and the raw hem gives it major bonus points). Thanks to the ankle-length fit you can rock these jeans with booties, flats, heels, or sneakers without having to roll them up. Add them to your cart ASAP before they sell out. ($25, usually $45; oldnavy.com)

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Black Chelsea ankle boots from ASOS photo

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Chelsea Ankle Boots

Trends may come and go but your closet should never be without a pair of Chelsea boots. Snag this pair while it's 50 percent off and it might just become your new go-to shoe (not to mention it'll give any outfit some serious edge). Wear these boots with the ankle jeans above and a chunky-knit sweater for a cozy fall and winter ensemble, and as the weather starts to heat up pair them with a printed midi skirt and a sleeveless top. ($28, usually $56; asos.com)

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Plain white organic cotton shirt from ASOS photo

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Organic Cotton T-Shirt

Consider the plain white tee your blank canvas, with the potential to work for hundreds of looks, from laid-back to professional. Plus, since this organic cotton design from ASOS is only $10 we recommend adding more than one to your cart (since you'll probably be wearing it on repeat). For a relaxed (or last-minute) outfit, tuck it into high-waist jeans and accessorize with stud earrings and sneakers. Or layer it with a red blazer to instantly elevate the look for casual Friday at the office—your coworkers might just follow your lead. ($10; asos.com)

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Blue denim jacket from H&M photo

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Denim Jacket

Listen up denim-lovers: This is not a drill. We've found a high-quality jean jacket you need in your closet ASAP and it'll set you back less than $20. Opt into the Canadian tuxedo trend and and wear it with your favorite pair of jeans or swap the denim-on-denim look for a flowy day dress for brunch with the girls. No matter how you wear it you can't go wrong with an amazing deal like this. ($18, usually $30; hm.com)

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Mid block heels in beige from Target photo

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Beige Block Heels

This wear-with-anything block heel keeps selling out at Target and it's easy to see why (don't worry, it's frequently restocked). It features a midi heel that's easy to walk in and won't hurt your feet. Plus, this taupe shade will complement almost anything you put on. The many five-star reviewers say that they wore them for weddings and even after an evening of dancing they still looked and felt amazing. ($25; target.com)

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Ruffled cap-sleeve black mini dress from Forever 21 photo

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Ruffled LBD

If you're still searching for the perfect LBD or are just looking to upgrade your current version, look no further. This bodycon mini dress has chic ruffle details, cap sleeves, and deep-V back that give it some unexpected feminine flair. Accessorize with a red statement necklace and matching stilettos for a night out, or keep it simple with pearl earrings and the block heels above. ($26, usually $32; forever21.com)

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Small gold hoop earrings from J.Crew Factory photo

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Hoop Earrings

If your outfit feels incomplete and in need of a finishing touch, you can't go wrong with hoop earrings. This style is just the right size to make a statement (without feeling too overwhelming) and is available in two finishes (antique gold and silver). Both are on major sale right now, so give yourself more options by adding both to your virtual cart. (from $11, usually $27; factory.jcrew.com)

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