34 Polished Basics That'll Never Go Out Of Style — & They're Under $50 On Amazon Prime

by Julia O'Donnell

In the immortal words of Heidi Klum, “In fashion, one day you’re in, and the next day, you’re out.” For the most part, that may be true, but as any stylish woman will tell you, there are definitely exceptions to this rule. For instance, no wardrobe is complete without a carefully-edited collection of classic, versatile staples that make you feel great, are effortless to style, and never feel dated. If your selection of timeless basics could use an update, don’t be intimidated; finding affordable staples may be easier than you think. For example, these polished basics under $50 on Amazon Prime will never go out of style — stick with these, and you’ll still have plenty of space in your budget to splurge on all the season's hottest trends.

If you’re not quite sold on the idea of building your capsule wardrobe through Amazon, know that there are plenty of compelling reasons to turn to the online retailer for all your style-related needs. Amazon’s clothing selection is truly vast, featuring brands ranging from Levi’s to Loeffler Randall. Plus, if you’re a Prime member, the benefits get even better — not only can you get each of the items on this list shipped to your doorstep in just two days, but many pieces are eligible for Amazon's Prime Wardrobe feature. Included with your Prime membership, Prime Wardrobe allows you to try out eligible items for an entire week before committing, eliminating many of the risks associated with online shopping. After the seven-day trial period, returns are easy and free, and you’ll only be charged for the pieces you love enough to keep.

Scroll on for 35 of the most versatile, stylish pieces on Amazon right now.

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1. Comfy-Chic Pants That Work For Any Occasion

A paper bag-style waist differentiates these otherwise basic pants from all the others in your closet. With their effortlessly polished look and deep, roomy pockets, it's easy to see why they've earned over 1,000 perfect five-star reviews. Dress them up for the office with a tucked-in blouse and heels, or keep them casual with a tank top and sneakers for laid-back nights with friends. Available sizes: XS-3XL

2. A Classic, Versatile Top That Looks Great On Everyone

No capsule wardrobe is complete without at least one classic wrap top; the iconic silhouette never goes out of style, it's easy to dress up or down, and it looks great on literally everyone. Made of a soft, stretchy viscose with a subtle ribbed texture, this one features long sleeves, a plunging V-neckline, and a waist-defining belt. Choose from three colors: navy, white, or olive. Available sizes: XS-3XL

3. A Mock Neck Sweater That's The Perfect Weight For Year-Round Wear

Tuck this relaxed mock-neck pullover sweater into some skinny slacks for work, or throw it on with your jeans for an effortless weekend look. Made of a soft, breathable blend of viscose and polyester, the smooth, fine-gauge knit is the perfect weight for layering. Plus, it's super easy to care for (just throw it in the washing machine), and comes in a range of nine gorgeous colors, including olive, caramel, and ivory. Available sizes: XS-XXL

4. A Versatile Midi Dress That Combines Everyday Comfort & Effortless Style

An elegant tie at the waist adds shape and definition to this relaxed midi dress — the sophisticated, minimalist design is proof that comfortable clothing can still look totally polished. Pair it with boots, flats, or chunky white sneakers; it's the type of versatile staple that can be effortlessly dressed up or down. Available sizes: Small—X-Large

5. An Elegant Clutch That Doubles As A Shoulder Bag

A removable gold chain is the sole embellishment on this elegant clutch — the minimalist design looks polished and sophisticated on its own, yet won't draw the attention away from your boldest evening looks. With plenty of space for all the essentials and more, the bag features an interior zippered pocket, two slip pockets, and a sturdy magnetic closure. Choose from eight colors.

6. A Sleek, Stylish Skirt That's As Comfortable As Sweatpants

This comfy knit skirt will look great with just about everything in your closet, from faded band tees to chunky knit sweaters. It features a sleek and fitted waist, long hem, and pockets, and it's made of a soft, stretchy blend of modal and spandex. Aside from black, it's also sold in 12 other styles. Available sizes: Small-4XL

7. A Dainty Gold Necklace Featuring Your Very Own Zodiac Sign

Whether you're buying it as a gift for someone else or for yourself (looking at you, Taurus), this delicate zodiac necklace is sure to be cherished. Plated in real 14-karat gold, the dainty design depicts your sign's astrological constellation using tiny crystal "stars." The necklace comes packaged in a premium jewelry box, and is lead-free, nickel-free and hypoallergenic.

8. A Versatile Jumpsuit That You Can Wear In Any Season

Throw on this chic scoopneck jumpsuit with a moto jacket and chunky combat boots one day, then dress it up with layered gold jewelry and stilettos the next. Cut in an easy silhouette with a cinched waist, it's made of super soft terry, so you’ll feel stylish and comfortable in it. Available sizes: X-Small—XX-Large

9. A Classic Pair Of Ankle Boots At An Unbeatable Price

Nobody will believe you got these ankle boots on Amazon — especially for just $30. Versatile, timeless, and chic, they'll pair easily with everything in your closet — from baggy boyfriend jeans to dresses, flowy skirts, jumpsuits, and more. "Very cute and stylish! Much nicer and comfortable than I thought they would be," reported one reviewer. Available sizes: 5-11

10. A Sleek Jersey Maxi Dress With A Sporty-Chic Vibe

The definition of relaxed elegance, this minimalist maxi dress is the perfect blank canvas for showcasing all your boldest accessories. Made of rich, smooth jersey that drapes beautifully and feels soft to the touch, the simple design features long sleeves, a crew neckline, and hidden elastic at the waist to add shape and definition. Available sizes: XS-3XL

11. A Simple, Stylish Top That's Perfect For The Office

A versatile style staple that feels perennially fresh, this wrap-style top will make it easy to transition from workday to date night. Cut in a classic silhouette with long blouson sleeves and a feminine tie at the waist, it'll look equally as chic paired with faded, distressed denim as it will with sleek, tailored slacks. Available sizes: Small—X-Large

12. A Timeless Wrap Dress That You'll Always Find An Occasion For

Timeless and versatile, this classic wrap dress is the type of easy go-to piece that'll earn a regular rotation in your closet for years to come. Made of a smooth, stretchy fabric that you'll love slipping on, the waist-defining tie belt adds a flirty, feminine detail to the elegant, classic shape. Aside from the navy shade, pictured, it also comes in black and a fun, bright pink. Available sizes: 1X-5X

13. A Soft Jersey Top That Looks Great On Its Own Or Layered

Cut of silky-smooth jersey in a swingy, relaxed fit, this staple muscle tee gives the classic crewneck cut an effortlessly cool update. Pair it with your jeans, cords, and cargo pants, or use it as a luxuriously soft layering piece under your favorite jackets, blazers, and cardigans. It's available in a range of 11 gorgeous colors and patterns, including black, navy, and heather grey. Available sizes: XS-XXL

14. A Work-Appropriate Blouse That's Lightweight & Comfortable

Pair this relaxed button-down shirt with your slacks or chinos for work, then later, throw it on with your jeans for an easy weekend look. Choose from 28 different chic color and pattern options, including basics like black and navy, classic earth tones, and vertical stripes. Available sizes: Small—XX-Large

15. A Cozy Pullover Sweater In A Classic Color Block Print

The color block pattern gives this easy pullover sweater a fun, fashionable update — the classic style looks equally at home paired with jeans, slacks, or skirts. Soft and cozy, it's knit in a relaxed, comfortable silhouette, with a crew neckline, long sleeves, and a ribbed waist that you can wear loose or tucked. Available sizes: Small-XXL

16. A Pair Of Comfortable Dress Pants That Make It Easy To Find Your Perfect Fit

As one Amazon customer put it, "These pants are a dream" — and hundreds of other reviewers agree. Back darts, belt loops, and functional pockets give the slightly bootcut slacks a polished, professional look, while the soft, stretchy fabric and hidden elasticized waistband ensure they're as comfortable as your favorite pair of leggings. Available sizes: 14-24

17. A Dainty Gold Necklace That Looks So Much More Expensive Than It Actually Is

Whether you layer it with other gold jewelry or wear it as a dainty standalone piece, this gorgeous necklace will add the perfect touch of sparkle to just about any look. Plated in real 14-karat gold, the necklace is lead-free, nickel-free, and hypoallergenic. It even comes beautifully packaged in a premium jewelry box, making it easy to give as a gift. "I love that the chain has three adjustable lengths," noted one reviewer.

18. A Sleek Turtleneck Bodysuit For All Your Tucked-In Needs

A sophisticated style staple no wardrobe is complete without, this sleek turtleneck bodysuit makes it effortlessly simple to get the perfect tucked-in look. Layer it under a blazer, throw it on with jeans ... it's a figure-loving basic that'll take you from work to weekend with ease. Be sure to grab one in classic black, but it's worth picking a fun print like snakeskin, too. Available sizes: S-XL

19. A Pair Of Comfortable Jeggings That Look Like "Real" Pants

Combine the polish of jeans with the comfort of leggings, and the resulting dream pants will be these best-selling jeggings. Genuine front and back pockets mimic the look of real trousers, while the soft, stretchy material and easy pull-on waist ensure maximum comfort. Reviewers can't stop singing their praises, with many raving that they fit perfectly and are super comfortable. Available sizes: 0—20

20. A Classic Crewneck Sweater Sold In 10 Neutral Colors

A no brainer- addition to your collection of cozy knits, this bouclé knit sweater proves there's sophistication in simplicity. Pair it with jeans, cords, or a silky slip skirt — with its long sleeves, crewneck cut, and relaxed, slouchy silhouette, it's easy to dress up or down for whatever you have going on. Available sizes: XS-XXL

21. A Sophisticated Wool-Blend Coat At An Unbeatable Price

An easy way to add sophisticated polish to any everyday outfit, this classic wool-blend coat has the elevated look and feel of a far more expensive piece. Cut in a simple, boxy silhouette, the knee-grazing coat is fully lined, with two roomy pockets and a trio of buttons down the front. "I am in shock over the quality of this coat," one reviewer gushed. Available sizes: XS-XXL

22. A Crisp Button-Down Shirt Sold In Over 15 Colors & Prints

Everything about this simple button-down shirt is easy and timeless, whether you tuck it into a pencil skirt, layer it under a cardigan, or throw it on with some faded boyfriend jeans. Made of crisp, breathable poplin with a menswear-inspired fit, it's available in a range of 16 colors and prints — good luck narrowing it down to only one or two. Available sizes: XS-XXL

23. A Classic V-Neck Tee Made Of Silky Soft Jersey

This basic V-neck tee is the type of go-to staple you'll find yourself wanting to live in, whether you wear it on its own or layered under your favorite jackets. Made of smooth, silky jersey that feels luxuriously soft against your skin, it's available in range of versatile color options — don't be surprised if you end up buying all five. Available sizes: 1X-7X

24. A Stretchy Swing Dress With Over 2,000 Perfect Five-Star Reviews

Swingy and soft, this effortless T-shirt dress is like a polished version of your favorite comfy nightgown. Made of a soft jersey material that feels stretchy and lived-in, the versatile design features a relaxed, swing-style silhouette, long sleeves, a classic crew neckline, and — best of all — deep, roomy pockets. "The fabric is incredibly soft, like a really worn-in T-shirt," reported one reviewer. Available sizes: XS-XXXL

25. A Sleek V-Neck Tee Made Of The Softest Jersey Fabric

Either on its own or as a soft, comfortable layer underneath your jackets, sweaters, and blazers, this versatile V-neck tee is sure to get plenty of wear all year round. Made of a rich, luxe jersey fabric, it's cut in a sleek, fitted silhouette with an elongated hem. "It's one of the most comfortable shirts I've worn," wrote one reviewer. Available sizes: XS-XXL

26. A Classic Lightweight Cardigan That's A Must For Cold Offices

Every woman should own at least one (but ideally, a few) classic cardigans — like this one from Amazon Essentials. Not only do they always look elegant, but they're an easy way to stay cozy and warm while still looking polished. Keep one in your go-to travel bag, and an extra at your desk if you work in a cold office. Available sizes: 1X-6X

27. A Soft, Swingy Dress That'll Always Come In Handy

Don't be surprised to find yourself reaching for this fit-and-flare dress all week long, whether you're throwing it on with tights and flats for work, dressing it up with heels for date night, or layering it under a denim jacket for a weekend get-together. Made of a soft, silky jersey material, the classic design features long sleeves, a swingy skirt, and an elegant bateau neckline. Available sizes: XS-XXL

28. An Elegant Pleated With Deep, Roomy Pockets

Elegant pleats add visual interest to this classic A-line midi skirt — while the polished style is perfect for work, the skirt can also be dressed down with a slouchy sweater or a cool graphic tee for a more laid-back look. Choose from a range of 11 different colors, ranging from understated neutrals to bold, electric hues. Available sizes: 2-18

29. The Perfect Everyday Flats With Cushioned Memory Foam Footbeds

A wear-with-anything staple no shoe collection is complete without, these classic loafer flats will go with everything in your closet. They come in a range of colors, from essentials like black and camel, to eye-catching cheetah print and gold. Reviewers rave about how cute and stylish they are, and favorably compare them to far pricier brands. Available sizes: 5-15

30. A Simple Cotton Bodysuit That'll Look Chic With Just About Everything

Thanks to its elegant, figure-hugging silhouette, this square-neck bodysuit is an easy way to dress up any pair of jeans. Made of soft, rib-knit cotton with a healthy dose of added stretch, it's the perfect piece for layering and tucking into all your favorite bottoms. Available sizes: XS-XXXL

31. A Stylish Way To Personalize Your Everyday Look

Add a personal touch to any outfit with this chic pendant necklace. Plated real 14-karat gold, its quality and look is that of a far more expensive piece of jewelry. "Despite wearing it every day, it does not look dull or tarnished at all," one reviewer wrote. Choose from the initial of your choice!

32. A Classic Fisherman Sweater Made Of Soft, Breathable Cotton

A cold-weather classic, this cozy fisherman sweater is one of those timeless staple pieces you'll be wearing for years to come. Made of soft, breathable cotton with a chunky cable knit pattern, it comes in a range of gorgeous colors, including Burgundy, camel, and heather blue. Available sizes: XS-XXL

33. This Soft, Sleek Dress You'll Reach For Time & Time Again

Think of this soft, stretchy midi dress as the perfect excuse to show off all your boldest accessories; simple and sophisticated it's like a versatile blank canvas just waiting to be styled. Cut in a classic A-line silhouette with long sleeves and a plunging V-neckline, it looks great on literally everyone and never goes out of style. Oh, and yes, it even has pockets. Available sizes: XS-XL The Zoe Report may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently of The Zoe Report's editorial and sales departments.