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    Updated on Jul 21, 2020. Posted on Jul 21, 2020

    45 Things You’ll Probably Wear More Than Once For Every Dollar You Spend On Them

    Is it worth it with $1 per wear? Extremely likely.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    This list has a mix of items in men's and women's sizes.

    1. Spanx high-waist leggings that'll smooth out those assets (if you care about that) for all sorts of photo ops without stretching out over time or the band rolling down during workouts.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed, Spanx

    This was me hiking last summer in Santorini posing for a photo op. It felt like a looong hike (I don't hike often, OK?). Despite POURING In sweat and walking up pretty steep inclines, my leggings did not bunch or roll. I've worn them what I guess is 50+ times since both for running errands in my hood and for actual workouts. They're super comfy, wash well (I send them out for wash and fold laundry service, which can be rough on clothes), are seamless all over, and flatten the look of my stomach (if that's a concern) without making me feeling like I'm in sausage casing. They're my nicest pair of leggings and honestly I could wear them almost every day in quarantine. And if anyone is wondering, I bought an Oreo ice cream sandwich and wine at the end of that picturesque hike.

    Get them from Spanx for $78 (available in women's sizes XS-3X).

    2. Or a pair of budget-friendly high-waist leggings in case you're looking to buy in bulk when it comes to comfy almost-pants. I've got you ;).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow! I was extremely skeptical of these leggings considering they’re a 'one size fits all' type of deal. I am 5-foot-5-inches and curvier. I was worried they were going to be too tight or see-through. However, that’s not the case! They are not see-through even after three washes so far. They are extremely soft and comfortable. The only thing I noticed is they are more of a muted black compared to some of my other leggings but it’s barely noticeable. I liked them so much I ordered a second pair. Def would recommend!" —nichole campton

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes and in 44 colors).

    3. A designer-inspired T-shirt that'll help expand your wardrobe pastabilities. Also it's a smaller (but tastier) investment than an actual Gucci shirt.

    closeup of the print on the shirt of the writer wearing it. The print look like the double G Gucci logo except with the word "Gnocchi" instead of "Gucci"
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    This is from a collection of pasta-theme shirts designed by artists (this one's by Mickey J. Ellis) to raise money for the employee fund that helps out hourly-wage workers at Pastaio restaurants (who, like many, have been affected by closings as part of COVID-19 precautions). I saw this and HAD to have it for myself. It's made of super soft fabric that's thick enough so you won't have to worry about your bra showing through (in case that's a concern) and the printing is great quality. FYI, this is printed to order (yay to less waste!) in London so you won't get it in 48 hours, so just be patient!

    Get it from Pastaio for $36.39 (available in unisex sizes S-XXL).

    4. Hammered hoops you'll find yourself reaching for often because there's just something transformative about putting on a pair of hoops. If you know, you know.

    large copper tone hammered texture hoop earrings learning against a marble print jewelry dish
    thepinklocket / Etsy

    FYI, this shop full of gorgeous jewelry is a Black woman-owned business!

    Get them from thepinklocket on Etsy for $32.

    5. A pair of stretchy bike shorts that'll become part of your WFH, working out, lounging, *and* just-about-anything-else rotation. You'll probably want to buy both colors from the jump.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great quality, great material, non see through, lightweight, very comfortable. The cotton is very soft and the fit is flattering from all angles. The elastic on the waist is secure enough for running, without being too tight or uncomfortable. Great use for working out or loungewear; however, my only complaint is they do get a tad bit loose in the leg as you wear them when running, so they may ride up a bit in between your thighs when you run. For me it is not bothersome and I have ordered multiple pairs." —Aisha

    Get them from Amazon for $7.19+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in two colors).

    6. An iconic pair of socks to help commemorate an important night in history. Get ready for the onslaught of compliments for when you wear these bbs!

    light pink socks design with "Never Forget" on it and cartoons of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake wearing matching denim outfits at an awards show
    Boo Socki

    Get them from Boo Socki for $14.99.

    7. A Staud bag in a croc-embossed leather style you can grab atm for 65% off its original price! When the bag is this beautiful, you'll wanna carry it often.

    Moda Operandi

    (I just bought this bag in a brown snakeprint style myself from Moda!)

    Get it from Moda Operandi for $88 (originally $250).

    You can also grab this bag in three solid colors from Nordstrom for $250.

    8. A merino wool T-shirt that, yes, may seem too fancy for your daily rotation but is so incredibly soft that you'll find every which way to wear this anti-wrinkle, fast-drying, temperature-regulating, AND odor-resistant shirt.

    person wearing soft red short sleeve T-shirt that has no wrinkles
    Unbound

    I too once thought that I didn't need a merino wool T-shirt in my rotation, but then I put one on my body. It's so soft! And I didn't feel like a sweaty mess either. My brother *also* had the chance to accidentally give one of these shirts a go when my laundry got mixed up with his in quarantine. He too is a big fan now and once I gave him the go-ahead to wear it 'til the next time I see him he texted "THIS IS SOFT." And we call that the Walt Lilly stamp of approval.

    Get it from Unbound for $68 (available in seven colors and men's sizes S-XXL).

    9. A pleated skirt to transform all those tops you've been feeling meh about lately into wardrobe stars.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought this for a trip to Italy and was AMAZED at the high quality. I’m a curvy girl and would normally get an XL, but after reading reviews about stretchy waistband opted for the L and it was a perfect fit. It hangs beautifully and is very flattering. Highly recommend." —Dr. Shanelle

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in 10 colors/styles and women's sizes S-XXL).

    10. A three-pack of washable bra liners for those super sweaty days because it's pretty, pretty gross when you peel off a bra to only find it heavier with sweat. That's stop that little trend with this.

    person wearing the bra liner with a black lacey bra
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first, and although it does bunch up/not lay perfectly flat, that slight discomfort is WAY better compared to the moisture problem it solves. I don't seem to sweat as much, when I do it absorbs wonderfully. When I forget to put it in my bra, I regret it. I don't get as itchy and have rashes anymore. Wonderful product, super grateful for it." —heather raven

    Get them from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in three sizes).

    11. An cute mini dress with a sweetheart neckline you'll be sweet on all summer into fall.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is soo cute and the material is great for how cheap it is! I was so impressed by the quality. I ordered a size bigger than normal and I probably could have gotten my normal size but I wanted to have it a little longer so I could wear it to work!" —Gracyn Herman

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in 26 colors, in short and long sleeve, and in women's sizes S-XXL).

    12. An adorable rain jacket with a drawstring hood, full zip, and pockets to keep you going, even when it seems that the sky is just dumping sheets of water on your head. Psst, this is perf for super muggy days, but could layer well in colder temps.

    model wearing the blue and gray jacket
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This jacket is exactly what i have been needing. We live in an area that gets muggy and is pretty wet, it's not fun to wear anything thick but you gotta stay dry! This little jacket keeps me dry, blocks the wind and is not overwhelming warm on muggy days. I could have gone with a small, but the medium allows for a hoodie underneath on a cooler day. I'm going to get a ton of use out of this jacket! It is very well made and does not feel like it will fall apart." —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $23.98+ (available in 14 color combos and women's sizes S-XXL).

    Also check out a packable rain jacket for $9.99+.

    13. And a pair of sneaker-style rain boots in both hi- and low-top options you'll come to rely on for those days when it's a 30% chance of rain and you 100% don't want to ruin your good suede ankle boots OR sweat it out through wellies. Plus! If it doesn't end up raining, it's NBD.

    model wearing black low top sneakers with white laces
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought these for an event, when the weather report kept saying it was going to rain the whole time. Rain boots would have been great, because the mud was DEEP, but at the end of the day, the shoes never got stuck in the mud, and my socks were dry. They are also super cute, which is a bonus. Everyone thought I was crazy and just wearing regular shoes :)." —SarahJoy

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 14 colors/styles and women's sizes 6-11).

    14. A button headband specially made to not only keep hair out of your face, but a mask securely on your face without rubbing your ears.

    The B Mill Co / Etsy

    My colleague Marquaysa Battle included this clever headband in a roundup of gifts for healthcare workers. Someone gave one of these to her friend who's a nurse, who loved it! She's found it also super helpful to keep mask strings from irritating her ears.

    Promising review: "Thank you so much!!! The headband is great and saves my ears during a long shift!!! It's great quality and it arrived fast! <3" —StePHaTron

    Get it from The B Mill Co on Etsy for $15 (available in eight prints).

    15. A shirt with some bite (or pinch? IDK) that Maluma wore on Insta recently and I hope to see you wearing on YOUR Insta someday soon. More outfit pics, plz.

    person wearing a light purple button up short sleeve shirt with a print that has a person sitting on a purple scorpion and &quot;emotional promise made&quot; print on it
    John Garduno

    Get it from Broken Promises Co for $31.95 (available in men's sizes S-XXL).

    16. A midi dress you can wear just about anywhere you wanna look nice while covering a bit, like a work video call, baby shower, brunch with your grandma, a job interview.... Also it has pockets!!!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is EVERYTHING!!! I got compliments all day long while wearing it! The material is so soft and stretchy and comfortable. It’s just like the Old Navy Luxe material! I ordered a size XL. That’s my normal size and it fit perfectly!" —my5nardis

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in 29 colors/styles and women's sizes S-XL).

    17. A show-stopping ring that'll prompt countless "where'd you get that?" queries. And you SHOULD tell 'em because everything from this line is *so* great that it's a public service to fill folks in on it.

    two gold tone rings with a criss cross design
    Oma The Label

    The brand Oma The Label was created by Neumi Anekhe, a Black woman working as an NYC-based stylist who saw a void in the jewelry industry. Her collections can sell fast, so I recommend following on Instagram for info on drops.

    Get it from Oma The Label for $59+ (available in two widths and sizes 6-8).

    18. A tie-dye maxi dress you'll wanna constantly lounge in at home, then show off in public.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased this last-minute for a weekend road trip. Loved the fit, lots of compliments! I'm 5-foot-5 and wear a size 16, ordered an XL." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 25 colors and women's sizes XS-XL).

    19. Classic smoking slippers with soft leather lining and a cushioned interior. ICYMI, you can wear these at least half the year (depending on your location!) and they'll be a strong go-to when you have approximately 27 seconds to get dressed. (Whether that schedule is fault or not is *your* business.)

    pair of black leather smoking slipper flats with rich brown bases
    Nisolo

    Get them from Nisolo for $136 (available in three colors and women's sizes 6-10).

    20. A snazzy top for when you wanna look cute but keep comfy.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Loved this shirt!! Was worried it would come up and show my stomach but it sat just right at the waist of my jeans and actually kinda hugged the jeans enough to stay in place. This is a great buy! Wore for a day at the casino in Vegas! Could be dressed up with cute jean skirt and wedges or down with shorts and flip-flops." —brittnie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 43 styles and women's sizes XS-XXL, 0X-4X).

    21. An adaptive pair of bikini undies that hook on the side to help you get dressed a little bit easier.

    person wearing a pair of white bikini underwear with clasp at the hip that&#x27;s like a bra hook
    Aerie

    Get them from Aerie for $4.99 (available in women's sizes XS-XXL).

    Check out all of Aerie's adaptive underwear and accessories.

    22. Earring lifters that'll discretely keep those door knockers (and much smaller, equally stylish earrings!) from looking like they're slumping out of your ear. Here's to wearing those heavy earrings you love much more often!

    back view of floral-shape earring lifts, then a before pic with an earring that looks like it&#x27;s going to fall out and an &quot;after&quot; pic of the earring upright
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Life-changing. I made the mistake of gouging my ears as a teenager and they’ve never fully closed. I’ve always not been able to wear normal earrings without them hanging or falling off. It looks gross. I’ve tried the mesh sticker types but these earring backs work fantastically and are reusable. Easy to take on and off. Stay in place. I gave a pair to my aunt just because I had to have someone else see the magic that is these earring backs. Don’t hesitate to purchase." —Lauren Ahdoboop

    Get three pairs from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two color combos).

    23. A leopard wrap skirt you can pair with every dang top in your closet!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    I own a designer version of this skirt that I paid ~$100 more for and can vouch for the versatility.

    Promising review: "This skirt is amazing! I found through a blogger and have to say this has been one of my favorite purchases lately. The fit is great and perfect to toss and and head to brunch. Absolutely suggest this!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in five colors and women's sizes S-XL).

    24. A wireless bra that'll actually give you some shape and lift (yes, it's possible *without* a wire!). Those underwires might start collecting dust in the back of your drawer.

    person wearing a light brown wireless bra that looks like i has the coverage and support of a traditional wired bra, floral pattern on band
    Aerie

    Is it just me or is public sentiment realllly turning against wire bras?!

    Get it from Aerie for $22.47 (available in four colors and sizes 30A-40D).

    25. A BuzzFeed Multiplayer shirt with the #1 question I have IRL and also in video games. Wearing it might just broadcast out your canine-friendly intent. If only dogs could read shirts! (Or maybe they can and just aren't letting on to it. Eh? Ehhhhh???!)

    blue short sleeve T-shirt that says &quot;but can I pet the dog?&quot; with a cartoon dog wearing sunglasses
    Shop BuzzFeed

    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $21.99 (available in five colors and unisex sizes S-3XL).

    26. A gorgeous link necklace that'll hold its own or play a supporting role with other necklaces.

    model with scoop yellow neckline and the small link gold necklace with a choker-like fit
    Baublebar

    Get it from Baublebar for $42+ (available in gold tone or 14K gold vermeil; check out a larger link version for $48+).

    27. An oversized denim jacket as a prime layering piece for a used junk car's amount of mileage.

    reviewer wearing the jacket over a hooded sweatshirt with leggings
    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in four washes and women's sizes S-L).

    28. A Fjallraven backpack that comes in 15 colors so you can find your perfect hue to call your own then constantly use.

    model with back facing camera carrying a light blue backpack
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I’ve never owned a Fjallraven anything before but I’m obsessed now. The peach pink is the perfect salmon color. Not a true pink or orange, just a nice in-between. The size is great (I’m on the short side) and it has really great storage. I liked this one so much I ordered the gray immediately." —smk0130

    Get it from Nordstrom for $80 (available in 15 colors).

    29. Or a sleek leather backpack with a surprising amount of room to use on the reg in case you prefer a regular bag but are looking to branch out JUST a little bit.

    person outdoors with a black flat-style backpack with exterior zippers.
    @parkerclayintl / Via instagram.com

    I have this and it looks so nice IRL. Plus it holds a surprising amount!

    Get it from Parker Clay for $198 (available in six colors).

    FYI, I also own this tote bag in black. It's super deep (like big enough for my 13-inch MacBook Air and a book) with longer straps that make it easier to carry, even if it's fully. I have a vendetta against tote bags with short handles.

    30. A moto jacket with colorful options (yes, it also comes in black) you'll barely want to leave the house without.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I would've paid double the price had I seen this at a mall. Honestly, way better than $70 faux leather jacket that I bought from H&M. Super soft inside and out, has a real leather look to it but not too shiny, the belt is completely detachable, and the best of all, all the details on the front of the jacket, they're not just for the look, they're all real pockets! I was anxious about the quality, but I'm seriously blown away. And the size is just perfect, too. I ordered size S and I'm 5-foot-3, 115-120 lb. I hesitated between S and M, and M would have been tiny bit too loose on me. It looks great with jeans, dresses, leggings, even with joggers. Very versatile piece. It's perfect, I love it. Definitely recommend!" —Milly Koa

    Get it from Amazon for $32.69 (available in five colors and women's sizes S-XXL).

    31. Le Labo Bergamote 22 fragrance that I swear by and wear every day. By this point I don't truly feel like myself without it. So uh, yeah, it's good stuff!

    the bottle of perfume and a brown cardboard box that it comes in
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I am not a regular perfume-wearer. I got a free sample of this perfume and fell in love with it!! I've been wearing it everyday since. Worth every penny. I get so many compliments when I’m wearing it!!" —krissyc1397425

    Get it from Nordstrom for $83+ (available in three sizes).

    32. Juicy watermelon studs as a cheap thrill you could wear exclusively on days you're snacking on watermelon. But what would be the fun in that?

    watermelon slice style stud earrings
    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 11 styles).

    33. A pretty satin bonnet to keep your curly, textured, or protective styled hair in tip-top shape while you get your beauty rest.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I have medium back length locs (dreads), Silk headscarves on either slide of my head or my locs hang out so I thought I’d give this product a try.

    1) it’s pretty so I don’t feel like I’m actually wearing a bonnet lol

    2) it protects my edges and doesn’t slide off one bit due to the black elastic band

    3) I can use this as my locs continue to grow down my back

    4) the inside is lined with a thick soft silk-like material which is a plus as it’ll manage frizz and prevent breakage

    I will never purchase another silk head scarf again!!!" —Mrs. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 10 styles, in short or long).

    34. An unlined bra set because some days you just want to wear a matching set. And nope, you don't need a reason why.

    person wearing brown bra and panties
    Adore Me

    Get them from Adore Me for $49.95 (or $24.95 as your first set if you sign up as a VIP; available in 12 colors and women's bra sizes 30A-38dd and panty or thong sizes XS-XL).

    35. Polarized sunnies that may feel like a splurge at first but will become your go-tos once you feel how light they are and manage to stay put on your nose drastically better than cheaper glasses.

    purple and pink sunglasses
    Maui Jim

    I own these and they look SO nice IRL. Plus the little grippy nose rests keep them in place while I'm zipping along on my family's ATV. (Cheap sunnies just won't do that. I've tried!)

    Get them from Maui Jim for $249.99 (available in three colors, also in prescription).

    36. Puma running socks for a super cushy fit where you want and mesh knit sections so your feet can breathe. I own some of these socks and they are SO comfy.

    row of ankle socks in varying colors with mesh panels visible
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are perfect! I am not a runner, but a nurse on my feet most, if not all, of a 12-hour day. The cushioning in the arch is just enough to be supportive, with out making the sock too warm. The cut is perfect, hitting just above where both my Nikes and Asics hit. Have the black version, and love the little pop of color, but wish there were a navy blue version with the same kind of pop!" —LissaLou

    Get three pairs from Amazon for $11.66+ (available in 12 styles and women's sizes).

    37. Cushy house slippers that'll become an essential part of your WFH wardrobe.

    two close toe slippers in leopard print with &quot;HERO&quot; on one shoe and &quot;BEAR&quot; on the other
    Dearfoams

    This is part of a capsule collection meant to celebrate everyday heroes like nurses, teachers, parents, and more.

    Get them from Dearfoams for $42 (available in women's sizes S-XL or in camo in men's sizes S-XL).

    38. Or soft faux-fur slippers built for folks who like to let their toes breathe while you scooting around the house or taking a stroll to the mailbox.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love these!! They are so cute and really fluffy. I was worried my feet wouldn’t feel secure in them, but they are just snug enough to keep me from falling out of them. The best part is the thick rubber sole. I can wear these to walk outside and they don’t get worn out on the bottom. I typically wear a 9-9.5 and I bought a 9. They fit like a glove." —Marty

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in five colors and women's sizes S-XL).

    39. A tie-dye masterpiece that'll make anyone say "dat boi *is* right" when they see you wearing it. And when you're not wearing it, I'm sure it'll look at home in a museum.

    shirt with Bobby from &quot;King of the Hill&quot; riding a unicycle with white background and green and brown tie-dye pattern
    LivelyVibes11 / Etsy

    Get it from LivelyVibes11 on Etsy for $35+ (available in unisex sizes S, L-XL, 3X-4X).

    40. Sweat-wicking pajamas that don't look like sweat-wicking pajamas. Way to look super pulled-together while becoming one with your couch.

    purple V-neck pajama top and matching shorts
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm a chronic night sweater living in a really hot New York City apartment — I'm so glad I invested in these. They are really soft and while I still have to kick off the sheets few times throughout the (as usual), I feel much cooler than normal, and I stayed dry! I really am able to sleep much better." —Vanessa

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in 16 colors and sizes S–3X).

    41. An enamel pin you can add to your denim jacket collection to show the world you're a total softie when it comes to salty snacks.

    two enamel pins in the shape of a large soft pretzel with &quot;softcore&quot; on a banner across it
    eternal hoax / Etsy

    Get it from eternal hoax on Etsy for $10.

    42. A cute nonmedical mask with three layers (including a built-in filter!) to help keep you stylishly safe while you're out and about. I can vouch that it's super comfy but still feels breathable.

    Elizabeth Lilly / Madewell

    Note that some patterns may ship earlier than others because they're made from clothing fabric scraps.

    Get a three-pack from Madewell for $20 (available in nine patterns).

    43. And some antibacterial fashion PPE gloves you can slip into because my friend Aaron can't be the only person who's designated a set of "car gloves" for stuff like pumping gas. This is just a chicer version of that v smart idea.

    person wearing cheetah print gloves
    Sanctuary

    Keep a pair in your car and a pair in your bag!

    Get two pairs from Sanctuary for $36 (available in two sizes, also in camo).

    44. A limited edition "Texorcist" bandanna to make you laugh every time you wear or use it.

    square black bandana with a cartoon on it of the Exorcist scene from the movie with the little girl&#x27;s head spinning around and a cowboy saying &quot;Go on Git&quot;
    Luke McGarry

    This is a cartoon from LA-based artist Luke McGarry, check it out on Instagram here!

    Get it from Luke McGarry for $12.

    45. Go-with-everything sandals that'll be super versatile but so cute.

    model&#x27;s feet with light purple leather sandals with strap across foot and a toe loop
    Free People

    Get them from Free People for $58 (available in nine colors and women's sizes 6-11).

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