My starting point for shopping is always elevated and timeless pieces that I plan on wearing now and in many years to come. That isn’t to say that I don’t wear the current trends, but I consider classic staples to be the backbone of any wardrobe. This doesn’t necessarily translate to high prices, and in fact there are a wide range of affordable shopping options as the mood in fashion has shifted to understated quiet luxury pieces that transcend the seasons. With that in mind, I took a look at the best elevated shopping items under $200 on the market right now.
Pieces such as polished boxy jackets, faux croc-embossed accessories, tweed matching sets, and ballerina flats are winning out as perennial classics. For summer, in particular, we’re also seeing the rise of swimsuits with timeless prints, sleeveless shift dresses, and minimal midi dresses. Ahead, shop 30 elevated shopping finds under $200 that you can wear long beyond summer 2023.