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    29 Splurge-Worthy Basics You Should Just Take The Plunge On And Buy Already

    High-quality, classic pieces you won't regret adding to your wardrobe.

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    1. A Levi's motorcycle jacket that'll make any outfit instantly cooler, even if it's just a T-shirt and jeans.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this jacket!!! I've had several faux leather jackets that fit me okay, but this one fit me PERFECTLY, and it's well made. I think I'm going to order another one just to have it." —Denise

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (available in sizes XS-3X and in 22 colors).

    2. A pair of simple gold hoop earrings you'll get ~hooped~ on real fast and wear almost every chance you get.

    Model wearing the gold hoop earrings
    Ana Luisa

    I've had these hoops for about two years now, and I still love them. Seriously, they're the perfect size; not too big and not too small and are super easy to throw on in the morning when I need a great earring that will match with any outfit. Plus, you can tell they're high quality and will last for a long time.

    Promising review: "These hoops are perfect! They're beautiful, lightweight, and high quality. Plus, they're comfortable to wear and non-irritating to my sensitive ears." —Christine

    Get them from Ana Luisa for $49.

    3. Chelsea boots that are such a classic style you can keep them in your closet and grab them whenever you're not quite sure what to wear but need a sturdy pair of shoes that will look good with just about any outfit.

    Model wearing the boots in black with a wide elastic section on each side and a slight heel
    Thursday Boot Company

    Thursday Boot Company suggests ordering a half size up from your normal size (aka your boot size).

    Promising review: "I love the fit of this boot. My heels don't slide up in them because they have some shaping around the heel inside, the mark of a more expensive boot. They fit right out of the box. I wore them around the house and didn't want to take them off! Walked around Portland and very comfortable, no break-in period. I sized up by a half-size, which I typically do in booties." —Ginger

    Get them from Amazon for $160 (available in sizes 5-11 and in seven colors).

    4. A tie-front jumpsuit you can wear on its own, with a long-sleeved shirt underneath, or a jacket over it. It's all about versatility with this number.


    Promising review: "I LOVE this jumpsuit. I followed the sizing guide, and it fits perfectly — at first, I thought the body would be too short, but it was just right. The fabric is light and drapes well. It arrived ready to wear with no wrinkles. It's a great purchase!" —CoriED

    Get it from Everlane for $120 (available in sizes 0-16 and in black, green, and blue).

    5. A leather tote big enough to fit everything you need to carry around all day without weighing down your shoulder.

    Model with the leather tote bag in black over their shoulder

    Promising review: "I splurged on this bag and couldn’t be happier with my purchase! The quality is amazing. It's a sturdy and stylish bag that will hold up for long time!" —Autumn B.

    Get it from Nisolo for $170 (available in seven colors).

    6. A pair of Dr. Martens boots you can wear in the rain, sleet, and even a little bit of snow without worrying about slipping and falling on your butt...cuz that would ruin your image (especially in these).

    The black lace-up boots with yellow stitching around the sole
    Dr. Martens

    Promising review: "As a teen in the '90s, I've always wanted some. Why did I wait so long? These are the best boots I've ever owned. They are comfortable, sleek, look great in just about everything, and they're iconic. I don't think I'll ever go back to sneakers again." —Amanda Y.

    Get them from Dr. Martens for for $150 (available in women's sizes 5-15, men's sizes 6-15, and in 12 colors).

    7. A pair of Levi's high-rise skinny jeans with that vintage cool-girl feel you've seen everywhere – now you can join the gang.


    Promising review: "Everything about these jeans are amazing! I usually wear a 26 and got a 27, and they fit perfectly. The wash and distressing gave the jeans a vintage feel. A little stiff at first, but after a couple of wears, they are my favorite and go-to jeans!" —Danecort

    Get them from Amazon for $97.70 (available in sizes 24-34 and in 22 colors and styles).

    8. Allbirds wool sneakers made with breathable wool to keep your feet calm, cool, and collected...even if you're not. Plus, when they get dirty, you can just throw them in the washer, and they'll look (and smell) as good as new, meaning you won't need to replace them.

    Model wearing the sneakers with thicker fabric in white, with white soles and laces.

    If you're usually a half size, Allbirds recommends you size up.

    Promising review: "The most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. (And I have a lot of shoes!) My shoes (two pairs now) hug my feet and cradle them as I walk and run. Allbirds take the guesswork out of finding other athletic brands that may or may not fit comfortably, consistently. I love my Allbirds!" —Jessica S.

    Get them from Allbirds for $95 (available in whole sizes 5-11 and in 10 colors).

    9. Sam Edelman loafers you'll want to ~slide~ right on your feet no matter if you're wearing dress pants, jeans, or even a dress.

    The loafers in black with a small gold metal bar across the top

    Promising review: "The heel counter is lined with suede so it is comfortable even after walking a lot. The sole is cushioned easy to wear. I have wider feet, but this shoe doesn't make my feet look big. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a classic loafer." —Tsou

    Get them from Amazon for $129.40 (available in sizes 4-13, wide and in eight colors) or Shopbop for $130 (available in sizes 4-12 and in black or nude).

    10. A double-breasted high-neck coat made with 50% wool to *actually* keep you warm and also *not* look like a marshmallow in the winter.

    Model wearing the below knee-length coat in tan with two rows of black buttons down the center

    Promising review: "This jacket is beautiful — the color is great, the fit is great. Most importantly, this jacket is warm. I live in the Midwest, so cute jackets are fine, but I need something that’s going to stand up to a Midwestern winter, and this one does. I ordered a large. I could have gotten a medium, but the large gives me room for thicker sweaters. 10/10 would order again." —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $135.99 (available in sizes XS-3X and in tan, black, and red).

    11. THE Amazon jacket because WINTER IS COMING (gasps!) and this number will keep you warm and stylish through every temperature drop and snow storm the weather throws your way.,

    Promising review: "THE COAT is the most comfortable coat I’ve ever owned! It’s very warm but not super heavy. I was surprised by how light the coat felt and how warm it kept me. I also love how long it is! The hood is attached and lined with the softest and comfy Sherpa type material. There are several pockets with zippers to keep a beanie, my phone and whatever else I need so I don’t have to carry a purse. I ordered both small and XS, and both fit me but I ended up keeping the small because I like my coats to have a little room to layer underneath and my sleeves to be longer. This is the best coat I've ever owned!" —Toni Wheaton

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in women's sizes XXS-5X and in 13 colors and patterns).

    12. A pair of Madewell black skinny jeans with the ideal amount of stretch in them – they're comfortable enough that you'll want to wear them all day...and the next day...and the day after that...


    I bought these a few weeks ago, and let me tell you, I am OBSESSED. They are SO comfortable. Like comfortable enough that I can wear them all day and then not want to take them off to put on leggings. Yep, that's right they feel like leggings, which is amazing in my opinion. Plus, they don't stretch out in that way where they're too big after a couple wears. In fact, the jeans themselves say to wait up to 10 wears before washing.

    Promising review: "I do not know how to accurately express my love for these jeans. I'd marry these jeans. I'd give my left arm for these jeans. I'd overdraft my account for these jeans. These jeans are unbelievably comfortable and are amazing quality. I wear them maybe 85% of the time, and they still look brand-new a year later. I have yet to find an item of clothing that is as good as these jeans. They make your legs and hips look incredible. Seriously. I cannot recommend this product more." —Liza44

    Get them from Madewell for $128 (available in sizes 23-37 and in petite, tall, and taller).

    13. Calvin Klein black pumps great to keep in your closet for whenever you have a nice event, because they have a cushioned foam insole that will ensure your feet won't hurt after wearing them for a matter of minutes.

    Reviewer photo of the black heels with a pointed toe sitting on top of and in front of the box

    Promising review: "These heels rock! They're so beautiful and very, very comfortable! I wore them all day (10-12 hours) and had no problems!!! They are so worth every penny. I will be ordering more." —Kimberly Wormsley

    Get them from Amazon for $46.75 (available in sizes 4-11 and in 20 colors and patterns).

    14. A white button-up, because there's something about wearing this that says, "I am confident and I will *not* spill anything on this shirt because I am an adult." Plus, this style is such a classic, you'll be finding outfits to wear it with for a loooong time.

    Model wearing the white button-down shirt

    Promising review: "This shirt is well worth the money. It's a little pricey but the quality and fit are worth it. It has a beautiful drape to the material and is well made; it looks and feels fantastic on. I will be buying more." —Htfdgirl

    Get it from Nordstrom for $148 (available in sizes 0-18).

    15. Suede sneakers specifically designed to be super lightweight — in fact, each one only weighs 1 lb each. Plus, they're waterproof, anti-microbial, and have an oh-so-chic look you'll love.

    Model wearing the sneaker-style shoe with brown suede body, white sole, and laces

    Promising review: "I have had my eye on these shoes for quite some time. They seemed minimal, good quality, and a great everyday shoe that I could throw on yet still look classy. Despite my love for them prior to receiving them, they still blew my expectations out of the water. They are all the things I anticipated, becoming a quick wardrobe staple, but are also just so dang comfortable. 'Travel' does not just pertain to their packability, I could totally see myself walking 20,000 steps around Amsterdam with these shoes on my feet." —Kristen K.

    Get them from Nisolo for $130 (available in sizes 6-10 and in five colors).

    16. Spanx faux leather leggings with thousands of five-star reviews because they really are THAT comfortable and worth it. You might end up wearing these at least once a week, even if you never leave your house.

    Model wearing the full-length leggings with a leather-look to them
    Spanx / Via

    Promising review: "I was hesitant to buy as I didn't believe they would look like leather, but a friend said they were amazing, so I gave them a shot. Needless to say, I love them! Perfect control, look like leather and will be adorable with boots! I'm so glad I decided to order!" —coolmom3

    Get them from Nordstrom, Spanx, or Amazon for $98+ (available in sizes XS-3X and XS-XL Petite).

    17. An oversized convertible sweater ingeniously designed with a turtleneck that buttons off *and* buttons down the middle, so it can be worn as a crewneck style, cardigan, *and* a turtleneck. Yes, this one cute sweater really can do it all.


    Vetta is a woman-owned slow-fashion small business that makes versatile wardrobe essentials. They create collections of five items that can be mixed-and-matched to create 30 different outfits. The clothes are made from sustainable fabrics and in responsible factories. This sweater is one of their best-sellers and is made from 99% organic cotton and 1% elastane. Since the turtleneck part can be buttoned-off, you can also wear it on its own as a scarf.

    Promising review: "This was my first slow fashion piece I ever bought, and I couldn’t be happier! This sweater is perfect — it’s a great weight, the perfect length to be both a dress/tunic or an oversized sweater over pants or jeans. It’s cozy while still looking put together, and I love the versatility of it even more. I’m not a turtleneck person, so I don’t use that much, but I wear it as a cardigan or with the buttons on the back. I love it for so many purposes!" —Rachel

    Get it from Vetta for $159 (available in sizes XS-XL and in four colors).

    18. A pair of Rothy flats made out of repurposed water bottles so they're super comfortable right out of the box and won't give you nasty blisters. Plus, they're made to last, so you'll find they look just as good three years down the line.


    That's at least what my coworker, Natalie Brown, has told me. She's been wearing hers for more than three years now!

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Natalie Brown says: "I've owned and loved my one pair of these since 2017, when a few of us first reviewed 'em. They are by far the pair of shoes I wear most often (my Birks come in close second), precisely because — besides being incredibly comfortable, especially once they form to your feet — they're so easy to wash the moment they start to smell. I usually gently hand wash 'em with a scrub brush in my tub because I live in NYC and don't have access to one in my apartment, but I've washed them in a machine several times back at my parents' place and they hold up really well. TBH mine STILL look as new as they did when I first got them, and FWIW I find I can wear mine for a couple of weeks before they get stinky. I'm wearing them right now! And yes, they're made from 100% PCR plastic water bottles — here's some pictures of the process. Oh, and their boxes and shipping are sustainable, too."

    Get them from Rothy's for $125 (available in sizes 5–13 and 16 colors and patterns).

    19. A pair of black leggings that'll take you from your workout to running errands and even just lounging at home. Honestly, we're so lucky that the athleisure trend is still going strong.

    Model wearing black leggings with hand in the right pocket

    Promising review: "These will go down in history as one of the best pair of leggings I have ever purchased. Be it burpees, squats or jumping jacks, these babies won't let you down. The fabric is like butter. I have two pairs and am beginning to get the eyebrow raise from the hubs as they are all I wear, in and out of the gym." —milesfromperfection

    Get them from Athleta for $98 (available in sizes XXS-XXL, XS-XL Tall, XXS-L Petite in seven colors and 1X-3X in eight colors).

    20. A Levi's classic denim trucker jacket you'll find any excuse to wear because it'll go with basically everything you own.

    Reviewer wearing the blue denim jacket

    Promising review: "I was looking for a new jean jacket to have as a staple being I had to finally let go of my favorite jean jacket that I wore for many years!! It wasn’t easy to find one online, however, I came across the Levi Orginal Trucker jacket on Amazon, and I'm so happy I did!! I absolutely love it, and it fits perfectly and can actually be worn in all seasons!! 😊 I highly recommend this jean jacket!! Also, the color is amazing!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $79.50 (available in sizes XS-4X and in 13 colors).

    21. A sheath little black dress otherwise known as your power outfit: when you wear this, nobody will be able to get in your way.

    Model wearing the scoop-neck knee-length black dress
    Banana Republic

    Promising review: "Wow! This has the perfect fit! It's very well made and fully lined. I ordered the 2 Tall, and it looks as if it were made for me. I think if you have more up top, you may want to size up to give room if you choose to wear a bra with it." —Bamit

    Get it from Banana Republic for $51 (originally $129; available in sizes 0-20, 2-16 tall and in black and green).

    22. An oversized boyfriend blazer designed to make any outfit feel super professional — yes, even just jeans and a t-shirt.

    Model wearing the mid-thigh length blazer in black

    Promising review: "This jacket is worth every penny. It appears to be substantial and good quality, and the fit is great. It will undoubtedly be my favorite, most worn jacket. The a$$ -covering length is perfect for polishing tunic blouses and slim pants and jeans." —A. Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $98.50 (available in sizes 0-18 and in eight colors).

    23. A pair of cheetah-print ankle boots that just may be the perfect fall boot. They're comfortable, have a heel that's just high enough, and will make you feel powerful when you walk down the street. You really can't go wrong.

    Model wearing the cheetah-print boots with a brown block heel

    Promising review: "I’ve found every excuse to wear these gorgeous boots! They’re my new 'neutral,' and I’ve received numerous compliments every time I wear them. I even wore them to a wedding and danced for hours with zero pain. Perfect heel height and comfortable. The material is beautiful too!" —Jessi I.

    Get them from Able for $188 (available in sizes 6-10 and in six colors and patterns).

    24. A chambray shirt you can throw on with a skirt, black jeans, or even just blue jeans (hello, Canadian Tuxedo!) to have a sophisticated outfit with minimal effort.

    Model wearing the button down blue denim shirt

    Promising review: "I was looking for a new denim shirt, and I already love Madewell's denim products, so I thought I would give the shirt a try. The material is soft and not too thick. The wash is medium and perfect for pairing with any casual outfit!" —Marie9715

    Get it from Madewell for $75 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    25. Greats sneakers because we're all at a point in which we need to realize that investing in comfortable shoes is basically as important for your body as sleeping. When your feet are happy, you're happy.

    Greats, Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

    I should know because the first time I wore these shoes, I walked 16,000 steps in them. Yep, you read that correctly, 16,000 steps and not a single blister and no foot pain at the end of the day. Soon after that day, these shoes became my new go-tos. They have a classic look to them and really do go with everything. I even took them on vacation with me back in January to Paris, and I wore them almost every day. They didn't look like tourist shoes at all, and I never had any pain while wearing them. The price point is a bit steep on them, but for the quality, I really do think they are worth it.

    Promising review: "This is my second pair of Greats and like the first pair, I get compliments them all the time, great quality, comfortable. I love that they take a few days to "break-in" the leather, and even the break-in days aren't painfully, the leather is just stiffer. Plus, they're fresh white kicks, so they go with everything!" —Claudia D.

    Get them from Greats for $179 (available in sizes 6-10 and in four colors).

    26. A jacket you won't need to be ~per-sueded~ to wear more often. You'll grab this beauty at least once a week.

    Model wearing the suede jacket with a belt around the bottom and zipper in brown

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with this jacket. It looks like a $500 jacket, and it so comfortable. I got the maroon one, and it’s beautiful. I usually wear a small/medium in tops, so I got a medium, and it fits perfectly. I don’t think I would size down. I’ve gotten so many compliments, I wish I could afford another one!!!" —A.K.

    Get it from Amazon for $156.26 (available in sizes XS-L and in six colors).

    27. A Fossil small leather crossbody to fit the essentials and not all the random crap you really don't need to be carrying around with you. It's time to throw away that receipt from something you bought six months ago...

    Model with the crossbody rectangle-shaped small bag across their shoulder with a zipper across the top and upper front

    Promising review: "This purse is well worth the price. It's holding up well after 6 months of daily use. It holds my wallet, small makeup bag, two pair glasses, and a few extras. It also has four compartments that are good sizes for my phone, receipts, and other flat-ish necessities." —glenk

    Get it from Amazon for $75.60 (available in 15 colors and patterns).

    28. Adidas superstar sneakers, a cult-favorite shoe people love because they're stylish, comfortable, and reliable.

    adidas superstar shoes with three black stripes on either side

    Promising review: "This shoe will never go out of style. I’ve been rocking the Superstar since I was a teenager in the '80s, and I haven’t gotten tired of it yet. I wear all brands and types of sneakers, but the Superstar will always be my first true love. Now true you have to find your perfect size, but it’s worth the effort. My regular shoe size varies between 8.5 and 9, but I wear an 8 in the Superstar. No slipping on the heel, my toes are comfortable, and the width is perfect. This shoe is just sneaker chic." —amitchell

    Get them from Champs for $85 (available in sizes 5-11 and in 10 colors).

    29. A wrist watch because it's ~time~ to realize that watches are great pieces of jewelry, even if you still look at your phone when you need to know what time it is.

    Model wearing the round watch in gold with a gold band on their wrist

    Promising review: "This is a lovely wristwatch. While the style is simple and crisp with its classy, uncluttered face, the rose gold combined with fog leather band gives an uncommon look to the watch. The price is good for such quality and sleek design. Equally important is that the watch is keeping time as it should—otherwise, I wouldn't be so free with compliments. I am wearing this watch with pleasure!" —JTC

    Get it from Amazon for $135 (available in 15 colors).

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