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In this feature, InStyle Senior 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 J. Crew. Warning: You'll be clicking "add to cart" in no time.

Collarless short-sleeve shirt ($70;

J. Crew is my go-to for basics with a fashionable twist. I love a striped button-down, and this collarless style with its structured silhouette is effortlessly chic.

Denim pencil skirt ($98;

Another great J. Crew staple is its denim. With its crisp white rinse and raw hem, this skirt will definitely up your denim game.

Cotton sweater in sundrenched clay ($80;

A lightweight sweater in a great color can be layered, tied around your waist, or draped over your shoulders—this purchase is a no-brainer.

Combined Total Cost: $247

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