The Best Affordable Wardrobe Staples to Buy on Sale Now
From t-shirts to blazers and versatile dresses, wardrobe staples are one of our favorite categories to shop for. Sure, they may not be as riveting as a trendy top, statement shoe, or playful dress, but they're those pieces we wear repeatedly, which equates to the most bang for our buck (that's what I like to call #fashionmath). Besides, sometimes when you strip things down to the basics, the best and easiest outfits are born (like these t-shirt outfits, which I'm rather fond of).
While we're constantly on the search for timeless wardrobe staples year-round, right now is an excellent time to shop for them. Why? It's the season of Summer sales, which means tons of affordable options abound, from versatile dresses and jumpsuits to easy-to-wear layers like cardigans and denim jackets. Even better — and yes, it does get better — is when already-affordable options like stylish essentials from the POPSUGAR collection at Kohl's are marked down even further. In fashion-math speak, that's what I like to call a "no-brainer" (OK, that's not a fashion-math-specific term, but you feel me).
Ahead, check out 14 affordable wardrobe staples on sale from the POPSUGAR collection at Kohl's, including options for curvy shapes. Once you've stocked up, head over to The Outfit Bar at Kohl's, where you'll discover a range of affordable outfit ideas you can wear to work, on the weekends, for date night, and beyond.
A Versatile Floral Dress
Is there anything better than a dress that looks as good at the office as it does for cocktails with friends? We think not. This POPSUGAR Printed Midi Dress ($48, originally $64) unequivocally fits the bill. For further proof, see how I styled it three different ways.
A Lightweight Blazer
Blazers make any outfit look sharper, whether you're styling yours over a slip dress for a polished date-night look or topping off a blouse and pants and work. This POPSUGAR Blazer ($38, originally $64) in a blue-and-white stripe feels modern with everything from jeans to slip skirts.
A Button-Down Shirt
The white button-down is utterly fail-safe, whether you pair yours with tailored separates at work, style one casually with jeans, or wear one open over swimwear on vacation. For a feminine touch, this POPSUGAR Knot-Front Button Down Shirt ($33, originally $44) comes with a playful tie-front detail.
POPSUGAR Plus Size Tie-Front Button Up Shirt
POPSUGAR Plus Size Tie-Front Button Up Shirt ($36, originally $48)
A Straight-Leg Jean
Skinny jeans are ultraversatile, but straight-leg jeans are the silhouette du jour these days. This pair of POPSUGAR Straight-Leg Midrise Jeans ($25, originally $50) is a super comfortable option with a bit of stretch for all-day comfort.
A Little Black Jumpsuit
We all know the little black dress is essential, but in our opion, a little black jumpsuit like this POPSUGAR Tie-Front Knit Jumpsuit ($51, originally $68) is a modern must have. Dress this comfortable version up or down depending on your mood, but fair warning: it's so soft, you might want to sleep in it.
A Sleek Shirtdress
For those days where you want to appear effortlessly polished, a sleek shirtdress like this POPSUGAR Belted Button-Down Dress ($30, originally $60) is the answer, whether you wear yours with heels, sandals, boots, or flats. See how I rocked it two different ways.
A Black Trouser
Don't call them boring! Black trousers, like these POPSUGAR Paperbag-Waist Wide Leg Crop Pants ($50), are a classic with blazers at work, fun tops at night, and casual tees, well, anytime!
POPSUGAR Plus Size Wide-Leg High-Waisted Pants
POPSUGAR Plus Size Wide-Leg High-Waisted Pants ($40, originally $54)