7 Affordable Items to Wear All Year Long

These inexpensive picks add flair to your wardrobe—no matter the season.


Loft Fringe Pouch


Eye-catching accessories, like this fringe embellished clutch, instantly transform a humdrum outfit. The laid-back material lends itself to both breezy summer dress and polished office attire—and the two-tone color works year-round.

To buy: $34.50, loft.com.

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Banana Republic Mixed Media Bangle


Add this fun (and seasonless) bracelet to a stack of mismatched bangles to add edge to an otherwise simple ensemble. When wearing the cuff on its own, pair it with delicate jewelry to make just enough of a statement.

To buy: $45, bananarepublic.com.

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H&M Denim Skirt ivory


Try this 70s-inspired A-line style with a billowy tank now and a chunky knit sweater come cooler weather. The ivory shade isn’t as limiting as white, so you’ll have a polished, figure-flattering alternative to shorts well into fall. Also available in blue.

To buy: $50, hm.com.

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Zara Tie-up Leather Ballerinas


A fresh update on the ballerina flat, this tie-up style provides the same outfit-making edge of a strappy, heeled sandal in a supremely easy (and comfortable) form.

To buy: $70, zara.com.

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Mango Open-Knit Sweater Dark Heather Gray


Add this piece to the short list of in-between-season staples. Thanks to the slouchy, open-knit construction, it can be worn over a swimsuit at the beach or with skinny jeans. Come fall, try it over a fit-and-flare dress with booties.

To buy: $70, mango.com.

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The Limited Printed Shift Dress


Paired with summer sandals, this jewel-toned shift dress will become your go-to on warmer days. Come fall, try it with low-heeled booties and a leather jacket.

To buy: $54, thelimited.com.

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Everlane The Knot Sandal


Count on these substantial leather sandals to carry you through the end of the summer season. The chic and strappy design works just as well with daytime shift dresses as tailored pencil pants, and the hardware-free composition means you won’t have to break them in.

To buy: $120, everlane.com.

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