By ALI PEW
Updated Feb 04, 2015 @ 3:28 pm
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In this feature, InStyle’s style editor, Ali Pew, combs through our favorite fashion sites and picks out key pieces that will elevate your wardrobe. The best part? Everything clocks in at $250 or less—total! Read on to shop Pew’s finds from hm.com. Warning: You’ll be clicking “add to cart” in no time.

Pencil Skirt, $24.95, hm.com; Top with Pockets, $29.95, hm.comMatching sets have become a huge trend and a great way to do it in these cooler months is a matching sweater set. I love this utilitarian green—it's a neutral without being black.

Linen Trenchcoat, $99, hm.comThis slouchy trenchcoat is so chic; it's a piece that you can throw over almost any outfit as well as a great layering piece.

Patterned Scarf, $9.95, hm.comA scarf is such an easy outfit update, and this classic print will elevate any outfit. Tie it in a knot or loosely hung for a more casual look.

Sneakers, $24.95, hm.comYou can never go wrong with throwing on a white sneaker—you'll be surprised by how many outfits it works with, including skirts and dresses!

Rings, 2-pack, $3.95, hm.comTwo-for rings: Layer them on one hand for a super cool look.

Combined Total Cost: $232.70

Check back next week for Ali’s latest affordable fashion finds.