Spring Wardrobe Essentials Under $20

Building your wardrobe with essentials creates a great foundation for you to mix and match and incorporate some of your favorite trends effortlessly.  The outfit capabilities that you are able to create when you have a wardrobe built on essentials can be limitless.


During the Balmain and H&M collaboration, I grabbed a red jacquard shirt that I totally love! However, I can’t wear it, but every so often, and eventually I’ll likely have to retire it completely because it is a trendy and a bold statement piece.  I think it’s fun to play with fashion and incorporate trends into our wardrobes, but a wardrobe built off of trends will have you running into some road blocks as you are trying to get a high return on your shopping investments.  This is not the case with your essential pieces!


Below I highlight some of my favorite essential pieces that you need to have in your wardrobe this spring all from Forever 21. I love going to Forever 21 for my essentials because you can’t beat their prices – none of the items below cost more than $20!  What essential pieces are you looking to add or that you already have in your repertoire for spring?


“The most real of all splendors are not in outward things, they are within us.” – Honore De Balzac


t-shirt 3.90

A V-Neck t-shirt is a must have in your wardrobe.  You can wear it alone or underneath a jacket or blazer, these are a staples in your wardrobe where you can mix and match or wear alone depending on the look you are trying to create.


midi t shirt dress

There is something so easy about a t-shirt dress for spring.  I plan to get several of these in different colors to run errands in on the weekends or when I want a pulled together an easy look.  The cool thing about dresses like these is that they create a blank canvas for you to dress up or dress down.


classic cotton tshirt

I mean, if you don’t have a long sleeved t-shirt in your wardrobe this spring…please go get one.  These are great for layering and look so neat underneath jackets for a casual and pulled together look.  If you wear it alone, roll up the sleeves for a effortless chic look.


tank top

Tank tops are just necessary.  Plain. Simple.


stripe tshirt

Stripes are in this spring.  What better way to rock them them than a long sleeved t-shirt? This is the perfect alternative if you can’t bare the plain one presented above. These serve as a essential with a bit of swag thrown in for good measure.  Layer this underneath your denim jacket for a casual and cool look.


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