As most of you know, the way I monetize this site is with affiliate links—you buy a sweater from Cos, for instance, and I receive a commission. I also get to track a lot of what you all buy, and I always find that kind of fascinating. This year, everything on this list is pretty classic, which is usually more the case than not, and most of it is well-priced too. A few items that have made this list before stage a comeback, but we’ve got a number of new items too, like these cute denim chinos from Frank & Eileen. They’re not cheap, but they are about 30% cheaper than Nili Lotan’s Easthampton pants, which they really strongly resemble.
I bought these J. Crew chinos at the beginning of the summer and soon went back for them in more colors, because they are the ideal warm weather pant: super-lightweight, and the just-right amount of slouchy. Many of you agreed.
This year is, I believe, the first time a non-clothing or beauty item made the list, and I’m not surprised it was the Always Pan that did it. I love this pan: it’s got the most non-stick surface I’ve ever encountered, and is the ideal size and shape for so many things I cook. Best of all, as I type this, it’s marked down to just under $100.
This pretty shirtwaist dress looks flattering for a variety of body types, which helps explain its popularity, and I actually adore it with those purplish knee-high boots.
Rag & Bone’s Slade blazer has made this list multiple times, and it’s a cinch to see why: it’s an easy but still really chic piece that can dress up jeans and a button-down nicely ( also, I’m a little obsessed with this faux leather iteration).
Similarly, these jeans have made the list before. They have a pretty perfect wash, a nice boyfriend-ish fit, and a lower waist, which appears to be making a comeback.
This utility dress is pretty summery, but would look extra-cool right now layered over a black turtleneck and tights.
A super-inexpensive V-neck sweater that comes in a ton of colors.
And finally, I was not one bit surprised to find my absolute favorite underwear from On Gossamer was ranked pretty high too. These are almost literally light as air, and never ever EVER create a panty-line situation. Here’s a higher-waisted version, if that’s more your thing.