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    31 Splurge-Worthy Basics You Should Just Take The Plunge On And Buy Already

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    1. A faux leather jacket that'll make any outfit instantly cooler, even if it's just a plain white tee and jeans.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "THE BEST PURCHASE I HAVE MADE ON AMAZON THUS FAR! It's super comfortable, but most importantly, I can raise my arms and be comfortable. Very good vegan material, durable, flexible, not shiny, looks like real leather, zippers are legit. I might buy a second one just in case they stop making it. I love this faux leather jacket so much! I’m so happy!" —Tina

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (available in sizes XS-XL in 10 styles and 1X-3X in nine styles).

    2. A pair of earrings you'll get ~hooped~ on real fast and wear almost every single day.

    Ana Luisa

    I've had these hoops for about a year now, and I still love them. Seriously, they're the perfect size; not too big and not too small and are super easy to throw on in the morning when I need a great earring that will match with any outfit. Plus, you can tell they're high quality and will last for a long time.

    Get them from Ana Luisa for $49.

    3. A pair of Chelsea boots designed so you can walk 500 miles (and 500 more) in them.

    Thursday Boot Company

    Promising review: "Everyone - EVERYONE - at the place I work wears some type of Chelsea boot, ranging from the flashy to the more functional. I wanted something that was both sleek and professional as well as sturdy for walking 40 min in the rain every day, and these shoes fit the bill perfectly! Time will tell, but so far they seem to be waterproof as well as slip-resistant. I normally wear a 7-7.5 and sized up to an 8. It's roomy enough for thick socks, but close-fitting enough without. No ankle-chafing either! I'm very pleased with these shoes!!" —Danielle

    Get them from Amazon for $160 (available in sizes 5-11 and in black, brown, and brown suede).

    4. A tie-front jumpsuit you can wear on its own, with a long-sleeved shirt underneath, or a jacket over it. It's all about versitility with this number.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I love this jumpsuit. The color is amazing for spring or could even double for a holiday party with the right accessories!!! I love an outfit that can be used all year round!! I bought a 6 and an 8, I went with the 8. I said true to size because I am always between a size 6 and a size 8, the only reason the 6 didn't work was because of length, so if you are tall, go a size up, if you are not, then go with normal size. It is very flattering all around!" —karenmarie1156

    Get it from Nordstrom for $99 (available in sizes 0-18 and in black, white, and red).

    5. A leather tote big enough to fit everything you need to carry around all day while making you feel professional and not like a total bag lady.

    Nisolo

    Promising review: "I splurged on this bag and couldn’t be happier with my purchase! The quality is amazing. It's a sturdy and stylish bag that will hold up for long time!" —Autumn B.

    Get it from Nisolo for $168 (available in five colors).

    (Psst... Get 20% off your purchase with code BUZZFEED20 when you order before November 28th!)

    6. A pair of Levi's skinny jeans with that vintage cool-girl feel you've seen everywhere – now you can join the gang.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Everything about theses jean were amazing! I usually wear a 26 and got a 27, and they fit perfectly. The wash and distressing gave the jeans a vintage feel. They were a little stiff at first, but after a couple of wears, they are my favorite and go-to jeans!" —Danecort

    Get them from Amazon for $98 (available in sizes 24-32).

    7. Allbirds Wool Runners made with breathable wool to keep your feet calm, cool, and collected...even if you're not.

    Allbirds / Via instagram.com

    If you're usually a half size, Allbirds recommends you go a size up. Plus, they're machine washable.

    Promising review: "The most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. (And I have a lot of shoes!) My shoes (two pairs now) hug my feet and cradle them as I walk and run. Allbirds take the guesswork out of finding other athletic brands that may or may not fit comfortably, consistently. I love my Allbirds!" —Jessica S.

    Get them from Allbirds for $95 (available in whole sizes 5-11 and in 18 colors).

    8. A coat made with 50% wool to *actually* keep you warm and also *not* like a marshmellow in the winter.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This jacket is beautiful—the color is great, the fit is great. Most importantly, this jacket is warm. I live in the Midwest, so cute jackets are fine, but I need something that’s going to stand up to a Midwestern winter, and this one does. I’m 5’6 and 160lbs, and I ordered a large. I could have gotten a medium, but the large gives me room for thicker sweaters. 10/10 would order again." —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (available in sizes XS-3X and in tan, black, and red).

    9. A pair of loafers you'll want to ~slide~ right on your feet no matter if you're wearing dress pants, jeans, or even a dress.

    Shopbop

    Promising review: "The heel counter is lined with suede so it is comfortable even after walking a lot. The sole is cushioned easy to wear. I have wider feet, but this shoe doesn't make my feet look big. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a classic loafer." —Tsou

    Get them from Shopbop for $120 (available in sizes 4-12 and in black or nude).

    10. A Gal Meets Glam Fit and Flare Midi Dress so gorgeous, people will compliment you every time you wear it. And when they do, you'll smile and say, "Oh, this old thing? Thanks!"

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "This is a must-have for any wardrobe. It's so beautiful. It fits perfectly and is so flattering on. I’ll be wearing this for years to come."—MirandaP

    Get it from Nordstrom for $178 (available in sizes 00-20 and in black and navy).

    11. A down jacket to keep you warm and stylish through every temperature drop and snow storm the weather throws your way this winter.

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    Promising review: "THE COAT is the most comfortable coat I’ve ever owned! It’s very warm but not super heavy. I was surprised by how light the coat felt and how warm it kept me. I also love how long it is! The hood is attached and lined with the softest and comfy Sherpa type material. There are several pockets with zippers to keep a beanie, my phone and whatever else I need so I don’t have to carry a purse. I’m 5’7” 120lbs and ordered both Small and XS, and both fit me but I ended up keeping the small because I like my coats to have a little room to layer underneath and my sleeves to be longer. This is the best coat I've ever owned!" —Toni Wheaton

    Get it from Amazon for $107.09+ (available in sizes XXS-5X and in six colors).

    12. A pair of black skinny jeans with the ideal amount of stretch in them – they're comfortable enough that you'll want to wear them all day...and the next day...and the day after that...

    Madewell

    I bought these a few weeks ago, and let me tell you, I am OBSESSED. They are SO comfortable. Like comfortable enough that when I get home from work I don't even want to take them off to put on leggings. Yep, that's right they feel like leggings, which is amazing in my opinion. Plus, they don't stretch out in that way where they're too big after a couple wears. In fact, the jeans themselves say to wait up to 10 wears before washing.

    Get them from Madewell for $128 (available in sizes 23-37 and in petite, tall, and taller).

    13. A white button-up because there's something about wearing this that says, "I am confident and I will *not* spill anything on this shirt because I am an adult."

    Grayson

    Promising review: "This shirt is well worth the money. It's a little pricey but the quality and fit are worth it. It has a beautiful drape to the material and is well made; it looks and feels fantastic on. I will be buying more." —Htfdgirl

    Get it from Nordstrom for $148 (available in sizes 0-18).

    14. Spanx faux leather leggings with thousands of five-star reviews because they really are THAT comfortable and worth it. You might end up wearing these to every holiday party you're invited to this year.

    Spanx / Via instagram.com

    My coworker Heather Braga just bought these and says, "I just splurged on these and I don't know why I waited so long! They're super soft on the inside, edgy on the outside, and just freakin' fabulous."

    Get them from Nordstrom, Spanx, or Amazon for $98+ (available in sizes XS-3X).

    15. A crewneck sweater you'll grab in the morning when it's cold outside and you can't even fathom thinking about putting together an outfit and just need something you know you'll look good and feel great in.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if I'd like this on me. I was afraid it might be overwhelming since I'm petite. I ordered it in a small, and it was perfect! The sleeves are so cute and add style to it. It's so soft and more versatile than I anticipated. I will definitely style a couple of different ways. I love it." —Shaz27

    Get it from Nordstrom for $69 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in nine colors).

    16. A pair of Rothy's made out of recycled materials because buying quality products can still be good for the environment.

    Rothy's

    These are some of my new favorite shoes. A few of my coworkers have been obsessed with Rothy's for years now, and they convinced me to give them a try. Let me tell you = they are right. These shoes so comfortable and stylish. The pink color is great because it's a bit different than a nude, but still goes with a lot of different things I have in my closet. And the wool does actually make them warmer than regular flats, so I can wear them longer in the city. Plus, one of my coworkers has had her flats for over three years and she says they look just as good as new, so I know that these will last for a very long time.

    Get them from Rothy's for $195 (available in sizes 5-13).

    17. Ray-Ban sunglasses because it's finally time to accept that buying cheap sunglasses isn't really worth it when they break almost immediately afterward.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are lightweight and do not squeeze my head behind my ears, which would give me a headache with other sunglasses. These are worth the money and are my favorite glasses. They have great sun protection, and I think they look good." —Judy Meeker

    Get them from Amazon for $143 (available in two styles).

    18. Lululemon Align leggings that feel like butter when you slide them on and realize you don't have to suffer through just adequate leggings ever again.

    Lululemon

    Promising review: "I used to think why would anyone want to spend $100 on a pair of leggings, but omg now I know why. These are the softest leggings I have ever owned. You can't even see through them, plus they don't give you a camel toe. I don't think I can go back to any other leggings. I wish I had sized down instead of getting my regular jean size. I've had them for a week and have been wearing them non-stop. I'm definitely going to order more." —ALENATHAO

    Get them from Lululemon for $98 (available in sizes 0-14 and in 16 styles).

    19. A pair of Dr. Martens boots you can wear in the rain, sleet, and even a little bit of snow without worrying about slipping and falling on your butt...cuz that would ruin your image (especially in these).

    Dr. Martens

    Promising review: "I love these boots!! I did get blisters on the back of my ankles when I first wore them, but I did walk about 20 blocks in them, and these boots do need to be broken in! I also have wide feet. I wear a 10 and purchased a size 10 women's. As I always say, BEAUTY IS PAIN!! They are sooooo worth it!! The soles are super durable! Highly fashionable, girl get u a pair!!" —Mama's Mood

    Get them from Amazon for $139 (available in sizes 5-15 and in 27 styles).

    20. A classic denim jacket you'll find any excuse to wear because it'll go with basically everything you own.

    Everlane

    Promising review: "It’s THE perfect denim jacket, period! The quality and fit of this jacket are just perfect! It’s dressy, it’s casual, it looks great with a pair of jeans, a skirt, a casual floral dress, anything! My favorite is wearing it to the office on Fridays. I’ve gotten so many compliments!! Gracias, gracias Everlane!!" —Ana L

    Get it from Everlane for $88 (available in sizes XXS-XL and in five colors).

    21. A blazer designed to make any outfit feel super professional—yes, even just jeans and a t-shirt.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This jacket is worth every penny. It appears to be substantial and good quality, and the fit is flattering. It will undoubtedly be my favorite, most worn jacket. I am 5'4'' / 140, and the 8 fits like it was made just for me. The a$$ -covering length is perfect for polishing tunic blouses and slim pants and jeans." —A. Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $98.50 (available in sizes 0-18 and in black and navy).

    22. A turtleneck sweater so cozy, you better watch your back because all your friends (and probably even you mom, TBH) will try and steal it behind your back.

    époque évolution

    Turtlenecks are really the bread and butter of winter. This one is made from merino wool, so it will keep you warm, even when the temperature drops to below zeros. Plus, the colors are neutral, so you can pair it was as so many different bottoms.

    Get it from Époque Évolution for $198 (available in sizes XS-L).

    23. A pair of ankle boots that just may be the perfect fall boot. They're comfortable, have a heel that's just high enough, and will make you feel powerful when you walk down the street. You really can't go wrong.

    ABLE

    Promising review: "I’ve found every excuse to wear these gorgeous boots! They’re my new 'neutral,' and I’ve received numerous compliments every time I wear them. I even wore them to a wedding and danced for hours with zero pain. Perfect heel height and comfortable. The material is beautiful too!" —Jessi I.

    Get them from Able for $178 (available in sizes 6-10 and in six styles).

    24. A chambray shirt you can throw on with a skirt, black jeans, or even just blue jeans (hello, Canadian Tuxedo!) to have a sophisticated outfit with minimal effort.

    Madewell

    Promising review: "I've been looking all over for a simple jean shirt that isn't too thick, and viola this is it! I can layer for the fall/winter and rock it in the spring/summer. I felt it ran slightly small, so I suggest sizing up." —NHWN

    Get it from Madewell for $65 (available in sizes XXS-XL).

    25. A jacket you won't need to be ~pre-sueded~ to wear more often. You'll grab this beauty at least once a week.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with this jacket. It looks like a $500 jacket, and it so comfortable. I got the maroon one, and it’s beautiful. I usually wear a small/medium in tops, so I got a medium, and it fits perfectly. I don’t think I would size down. I’ve gotten so many compliments, I wish I could afford another one!!!" —A.K.

    Get it from Amazon for $153.02 (available in sizes XS-L and in 10 colors).

    26. A LBD otherwise known as your power outfit: when you wear this, nobody will be able to get in your way.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This dress is just downright beautiful. I get compliments every time I wear this dress. The style of the dress is flattering." —savvy shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $89.98 (available in sizes 2-16).

    27. A pair of Greats white sneakers because we're all at a point in which we need to realize that investing in comfortable shoes is basically as important for your body as sleeping. When your feet are happy, you're happy.

    Greats

    Promising review: "I was hesitant because of the price pint, but I am glad I got these sneakers! They are comfortable and yet classy. They are also a little different, so they stand out in a beautiful way. I am glad that I took a chance and purchased them. Go for it; you will enjoy them. Now order a pair." —Ann D.

    Get them from Greats for $179 (available in sizes 6-10 and in five colors).

    28. A crossbody to fit the essentials and not all the random crap you really don't need to be carrying around with you all day. It's time to throw away that receipt from something you bought six months ago...

    Fossil

    Promising review: "This purse is well worth the price. It's holding up well after 6 months of daily use. It holds my wallet, small makeup bag, two pair glasses, and a few extras. It also has four compartments that are good sizes for my phone, receipts, and other flat-ish necessities." —glenk

    Get it from Amazon for $108 (available in 15 styles).

    29. A shirt you'll be ~plaid~ to have on Saturday when you're running errands and don't want to look like you just rolled out of bed (even if you did).

    Flag & Anthem

    This shirt is one of the softest I have in my closet. I was honestly so shocked when I put it on, but it was so cozy and looked so nice on. It's great to wear with jeans and a jacket for a casual everyday look.

    Get it from Flag & Anthem for $59.50 (available in sizes S-XXL).

    30. A wrist watch because it's ~time~ to realize that watches are great pieces of jewelry, even if you still look at your phone when you need to know what time it is.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a lovely wristwatch. While the style is simple and crisp with its classy, uncluttered face, the rose gold combined with fog leather band gives an uncommon look to the watch. The price is good for such quality and sleek design. Equally important is that the watch is keeping time as it should—otherwise, I wouldn't be so free with compliments. I am wearing this watch with pleasure!" —JTC

    Get it from Amazon for $129 (available in 15 styles).

    31. And a cashmere sweater that'll have a ~soft~ spot in your heart for years and year and years.

    Frances Austen

    I love this sweater. It's so simple yet looks great with a pair of jeans. I hate wearing bulky sweaters in the winter, but sometimes you really do need something to keep you warm, and this is the guy for the job.

    Get it from Frances Austen for $395 (available in sizes XS-L and in five colors).

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