Easy Upgrades: 8 Must-Haves Under $100

1. J.Crew pocket square
Don’t fall prey to the idea that your pocket square needs to call a ton of attention to itself. A simple accent like this says—not screams—that you know what you’re doing.

$45, available at jcrew.com


2. Fahlgren scarf
You don’t have to be enrolled to pull off a traditional university scarf like this updated striped wool model from Fahlgren.

$85, available at fahlgrenclothing.com


3. Paul Stuart socks
Shorter days and cooler weather doesn’t mean you have to ditch your vibrantly hued socks—just start adding some bolder shades ones into your rotation for fall.

$39, available at paulstuart.com


4. Hook + Albert laces
Bored with your office shoes? Lace them up with a set of these and get a whole new look for not a lot of money.

$8 (pair), available at hookandalbert.com


5. Triwa watch strap
If you don’t have the extensive watch collection you want yet, you can at least rotate in an extra strap or two to fool people into thinking you do.

$70, available at triwa.com


6. Gap jeans
Don’t confuse these with the much-maligned “dad jeans"—this pair from Gap is faded to look like your old favorites, capturing that worn-into-the-ground look without the years of waiting.

$70, available at gap.com


7. AllSaints T-shirt
This is weekend wear at its finest—soft, cotton, lightweight, and with just enough detail to prove you’re not out and about in just your undershirt.

$70, available at us.allsaints.com


8. 1901 tie
This tie looks expensive, but it only costs as much as a cheap dinner date. The rich texture is ideal for fall, and goes with every single dress shirt already hanging in your closet.

$40, available at shop.nordstrom.com