Although I’m not averse to investing in really special basics, I find that there isn’t really a need to buy a bunch of expensive basics every season. The reason? So many affordable retailers have tons of expensive-looking basics that no one will be able to guess you got for a bargain. Specifically, I’m focusing on the basics at Zara, H&M, and Nordstrom today.

Between these three wildly popular retailers, you don’t really need to shop for them anywhere else. Zara and H&M are two of my go-to’s for basics that veer trendy, while Nordstrom is always fully stocked with great classic pieces (i.e. so many white T-shirts, skinny jeans, and cozy crewneck sweaters). To help you out, I scrolled through hundreds of basics for you and selected only the most luxe-looking options. Scroll to make them your own.