20 closet staples under $20

We’ve rounded up the best of the well-rounded girl’s wardrobe to help you create a complete closet without breaking the bank. Consider it our gift to you for our 20th birthday. Happy shopping!


What are your wonderful wardrobe essentials? Tell us below in the comments! 

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    The Skinny Jeans

    No wardrobe is complete without a go-to pair of jeans. Dark denim will help your favorite pants stand the test of time.

    Jeans—Skinny Low, $10,

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    Strappy Sandals

    Classic strappy sandals are the perfect excuse for a fresh pedicure. As if you needed one.

    Zoey Sandal, $20,

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    The Leather Biker Jacket

    Instantly add an edge to any outfit, whether it’s a floral dress and flats or ripped jeans with your favorite band tee. No motorcycle required.

    Jacket, $20,

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    The Wayfarers

    The ultimate accessory for any look, whether it’s formal or casual. Rock a classic black pair or one in your favorite color. We’re partial to tortoise shell.

    Classic Wayfarer, $10,

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    The Crossbody Purse

    Mary Poppins knew the advantages of having a big bag to carry all her things. Try one that has a shoulder strap to keep your hands free for everything else, like texting, holding hands with your crush or picking flowers. 

    Crossbody Bag, $20,

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    The Sundress
    Every girl needs a light sundress to throw on when you want to dress up a little. This frock has a fun print and pockets to make it work for almost any occasion.

    Sundress, $12,

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    The Wrap Scarf

    No matter the weather, a printed scarf in a pretty hue is always a cute addition to any outfit.

    Time to accessorize scarf, $20,

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    The T-Shirt

    A little glitter gives a basic tee a major style upgrade.

    Rock ‘n’ Republic Glitter Tee, $15,

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    The Statement Necklace

    The possibilities are endless for these eye-catching accessories. Pair one with jeans and a T-shirt to add a touch of glamour to an everyday look or add some extra sparkle to an evening dress.

    Spring Potpourri Bib Necklace, $18,
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    The Ballet Flats

    These versatile and comfy slip-ons are always on pointe. Go for basic black, then wear them everywhere.

    Flats, $17,
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    The Pullover

    A little lace adds feminine flair to a comfy pullover sweater.

    Lace Shoulder Pullover, $15,

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    The Little Black Dress

    Elegant, simple and classic. There's a reason 1D has a song about this wardrobe staple. For evening, wear with heels and bright jewelry or pair it with a light jacket for the day. 


    Black dress, $16,

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    The Chambray Shirt

    The chambray shirt goes perfectly with leggings and sneakers or you can dress it up with a lace skirt or patterned shorts. Either way a chambray shirt is definitely one thing you need in your closet. 

    Canyon River Blues women's chambray camp shirt, $17,

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    The Chain Clutch

    Perfect for an evening out when you need just the essentials with you. Remember the important three: phone, keys and lipgloss.

    Clutch, $15, 

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    The Black Pumps

    A good pair of heels adds instant glamour to any outfit.

    Pumps, $13,
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    The Button-Down

    Polka dots give a touch of sweetness to a traditional button-down. Wear it over a t-shirt, layer it up with necklaces or rock it alone.

    Button-down Polka Dot Shirt, $15,

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    The Diamond Studs

    Diamonds are a girl’s best friend for a reason. Day or night, these sparkling studs add a twinkle to anything you pair it with.

    Simon Frank Stud Earring, $15,

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    The Lace-Up Sneakers

    Whether or not you play a sport you can give your look an athletic feel with a cute pair of sneakers. Try kicks in bright solid colors or fun patterns—sporty chic!

    Retro Lace-Up Sneakers, $17,
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    The Denim Jacket

    You can never have too much denim in your life. This iconic piece can be worn with almost anything to instantly create a casual cool look.

    Arizona Highland Denim Jacket, $10,

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    The Booties

    These adorable booties are an easy way to dress up any outfit. Pair them with jeans or a pair of denim shorts to give your outfit a little extra edge. Psst: They also play well with dresses!

    Booties, $15,


by Victoria Garcia and Jill Robben | 2/1/2016
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