Some of My Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

June 4, 2024

Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

While I am certainly one to mix high and low pieces often, a lot of my wardrobe is also made up of under $200 staples that work hard for me every week. They are versatile and reliable and pieces that I always feel good when I put them on.

I really truly believe your closet should be full of pieces that make you get excited to dress up. And while I love investment pieces, I also understand everyone’s budget is different.

Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

Today I’ve fully updated this post that rounds all these pieces up in one post. It is freshly updated with newer purchases so if you’re looking for some affordable pieces to refresh your wardrobe as we head into a new season, this post should help.

I do my best to keep this post updated several times a year. (With seemingly everything getting more expensive these days I am always amazed how much items I have owned for several years have gone up in price when I go to re-link them years later!)

If an item isn’t linked it means it is either not under $200 or it is no longer available. And if it is available it will be found in The Shop

A lot of these pieces come from my favorite places to shop. If you have any questions about these pieces feel free to drop it in the Comments section and I’ll get back to you!

MM.LaFleur Textured Tweed Jacket and Silk Tank | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

This washable silk tank by M.M.LaFleur is such a favorite.

It travels well and is perfect for layering under my favorite little jackets and cardigans. 

Size M.

Sezane Sweater Jacket | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

This chic sweater jacket (Sized up to a L).

I own this in a variety of colors now!

La Ligne gingham midi dress | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

My Sezane basket bag.

J.Crew Linen Dress Summer Outfit

This 90s inspired linen shift from J.Crew (size 8)

On sale for under $200 and this darling Madewell tote.

J.Crew Linen Midi Dress Summer Outfit

This beautiful midi dress from J.Crew (size 8).

Meghan Donovan in the South of France

This throw on and go linen maxi dress from Dissh.

Size 8.

go to one piece swimsuit

My go to one piece swimsuit.

Size 8.

linen crop top | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

This linen crop top (size L) from Reformation and this hat.

I also have this linen cropped top from Reformation. Size L.

Madewell Linen Pants France Spring | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

These Madewell linen trousers (size 6).

I also own and love these Abercrombie linen trousers (size 29) and this pair by Gap (size 28). All are great!

Black Hill House Dress | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

This Hill House dress (M), this J.Crew raffia clutch and these Sezane earrings.

Vuori workout dress | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

This Vuori workout dress (L).

Crochet for Spring Outfit

This brilliant Amazon Fashion crochet dress.

Wearing a M. 

Sarah Flint Perfect Sandal | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

 This lace blouse – wearing a M.

(it is paired with this fancy lace Nap dress (S)).

Amazon Dress | Things in My Closet I'll Be Wearing this Spring

Amazon dress

The Amazon dress that garnered more swipe ups on Instagram than I have ever gotten. It’s great! Wearing a size M. Comes in so many colors! I wore the black so, so much last year. A lot of you guys got the navy and raved about it.

summer espadrilles | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

These espadrilles. Summer favorites for years and years. 

Sezane Will Jacket | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

The Sezane Will Jacket which is the perfect lightweight, casual layer. Wearing a M.

Paris Outfit in Fall - Aritzia Trouser

These camel trousers (size 8).

Faherty oversized linen button down

This Faherty oversized linen button down I love as a cover up (size L but you could take TTS) and these great pull on linen pants (size M).

Meghan Donovan of Paris, Perfected

This Mango tweed blazer.

This season’s iterations are here. I have the M.

French Girl Style Striped Tee I wit & whimsy

Sam Edelman Classic Saddle Loafers.

(Available in other colors, too!)

And the Sézane Colette Marinière Striped Tee.

I am wearing a size M. Comes in a variety of colors.

Commando faux leather leggings | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

Commando faux leather leggings (size M).

Black Levi’s straight jeans

Black Levi’s straight jeans.

Wearing size 28. And this jacket from Mango. I found a similar style – the perfect lightweight layer.

And I also love my Levi’s 501s, 501 Crops and Wedgie Straight jeans. I wear 28 in all.

Veja Esplar Logo Sneakers I wit & whimsy

Veja sneakers.

Vuori Joggers

My beloved Vuori joggers

Softest things ever. I wear a S.

Related: All My Vuori Favorites.

Paris Fall Outfit - Slip Skirt with Leather Jacket and Sarah Flint Boots

This J.Crew slip skirt that is so versatile.

I own it in three colors now! I sized down to a Small.

Sam Edelman lug boots | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

These Sam Edelman lug boots.

They are waterproof and got so much wear last year all Fall & Winter. They sold out early in the season but they are restocked for now so grab ’em if interested.

Ann Taylor ankle pants | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

These Ann Taylor ankle pants.

They are my go-to black pant. I’m wearing a size 6. They now make a curvy fit pair, too.

This hooded rain coat that’s so practical (S).

Jenni Kayne Everyday Sweater | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

Jenni Kayne Everyday Sweater (M).

I own the pretty Camel color, too.

AYR French Fry Stripe Tee | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

AYR Striped Tee.

Wearing shade French Toast in a M.

Lou & Grey Joggers | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

The oh so soft and cozy Lou & Grey Joggers (Size S).

Sezane Gaspard Sweater | Wardrobe Favorites Under $200

Sezane Gaspard Sweater.

Size Small. Can be worn frontwards or backwards. I own multiple colors. Such a great year round staple. If you’re between sizes, take your regular size.

Black Converse in Paris Outfit

My black Converse.

Ann Taylor Spring Try On I wit & whimsy

Levi’s Wedgie Jeans.

Size 28. Under $100.

White Button Down I wit & whimsy

Sezane Button Down.

Sized up to a size 40 (US 8).

MM.LaFleur Tshirt

The M.M.LaFLeur Leslie Tee

Thick, beautiful fabric and I love the fit of it. Wearing a M.

Wardrobe Favorites Under $200, Everlane Spring Picks I wit & whimsy

The Everlane Alpaca Crew in size M.

Amazon Fashion The Drop Sweater Dress Styled I wit & whimsy

This knit sweater dress (M).

Amazon The Drop Knit Dress

This knit dress (L).

Everlane Cheeky Straight Jeans I wit & whimsy

Cheeky Straight Jeans from Everlane.

Size 28. And this tee – size L.

Alex Mill Striped Tee

This striped tee (L).


J.Crew Slip Dress in Paris

This slinky slip dress (8).

J.Crew Lady Jacket Stripes Spring Outfit

A striped lady jacket.

Sized up to a size L.

Styling a Linen Button Down Shirt

This linen button down (8) and these denim shorts (28).

Classic Outfit I Veronica Beard Plaid Blazer in Paris

This cashmere layering tee

Perfect for under my collection of blazers. Size L.

affordable and chic sunglasses

These affordable and chic sunglasses.

Eyelet Midi Dress

This belt that elevates any dress.

J.Crew Trousers Paris Outfit

My very favorite drapey trousers.

I get so much wear out of these! Sized up to an 8.  So many of you have written to me to share how much you love them, too!

And this sweater I have bought now in the taupe color, too.

Size down! Wearing a S.

Summer Outfit featuring Linen Pants and a Knit Tank

This affordable blazer – size M.

Mango tweed jacket with jeans

This Mango tweed jacket I get so much wear out of.

This year’s similar style is here and here.

Hill House Nap Dress | Things in My Closet I'll Be Wearing this Spring

*The* Nap Dress.

Wearing a S.

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Hope you find some affordable pieces you’re excited to add to your own wardrobe rotation! And you can always shop more of my closet HERE. Don’t forget to visit the Under $100 category for more great budget-friendly finds I’ve curated.


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  1. Kate S. says:

    Wearing my J. Crew sweater blazer today! Love this round up!

  2. Marianne says:


    You are my favorite blogger for practical pieces. I just love the sezane sweater. How is the sizing? Have you seen the other colors in person? They look beautiful!

  3. Sarah M. says:

    I recently discovered your blog and LOVE IT SO MUCH!! The best find of this year 🙂 I’ve been looking at all your jeans reviews and I’m curious: if you could only get ONE jean from Agolde, would you recommend the Toni or the Nico? I know you love both, but I wanted to start with the one that you think is the most loved/versatile in your closet. I read the descriptions and reviews for both, and am so torn. Thank you in advance!!

    • Meghan says:

      Yay – welcome, Sarah and thank you for the kind words! I’d say the Toni over the Nico just because the Toni are a bit more comfy and great for everyday wear given the ankle crop means they can go with SO many types of shoes! Let me know if you end up getting them!

  4. Judy Holmes says:

    Thanks – a great round-up of basics that look more expensive than their price tags! It pays to develop a good eye for style!

  5. Prithvi says:

    Love everything in this list! Especially the Sezane lacy tops!!

  6. L says:

    Love this round up and your stuff all around! I appreciate that you put this list together and it’s not fast fashion! Between the Sezan striped top and the ayr, if you only had to pick one, which would you start with?

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