I have a remarkable talent for always loving the most expensive piece in any store. No matter what kind of clothes, jewelry, shoes, jackets, or whatever I'm buying, the first thing I pick up is inevitably wildly expensive. If you suffer from the same affliction, you know the struggle of trying to find clothes that look cute and don't blow a hole in your wallet. That struggle is about to end, because we have found the holy grail: clothes that look amazing and aren't expensive. Even better yet, we've put them all together in a single list so that you don't have to search for them yourself. All you have to do is click and cart. It's a gift from me to you, but also from me to me because you better believe I am buying about half the things on this list. Jump in, we're going shopping (for affordable things).
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This Oversized Cropped Sweater is Ideal for Coffee-Sipping Posts
Influencers love wearing oversized sweaters with jeans or shorts as they sip on their daily coffee. And this cropped sweater is ideal for such a post, or whether you're at home relaxing on the sofa. The knitwear comes in different colors and unique patterns so you can decide what suits you best.
This Top Flatters Every Body Type So Well
The world just seems to be getting more and more expensive–especially the fashion industry. We live in a world where brands can charge $50 for a solid-colored tee, and people will pay it! It makes 0 sense to me. Especially when it's literally blank. This top is proof that you don't need to drop a lot of money to get a quality shirt. It comes in so many different colors, comes in tank top styles, and the wrap waist will make you look so snatched.
You Need a Pair of Sandals That Matches Literally Every Outfit
Looking for sandals that are the perfect combination of casual and stylish? Then stop what you're doing and get these sandals. As if the picture wasn't enough, maybe this review by one Amazon user will, "Received these today, and I love them! I'd never ordered sandals online before since it's such a tricky purchase for a lot of reasons. But, I took a chance, and I'm so pleased with the style, fit, and quality. I wanted something comfortable and easy to put on/take off but wanted them stylish, too. These are a perfect combination of casual and stylish, *and nice quality for the price. I think they're a great option for a wider foot -- that's where I find I can't wear strappy fashion sandals."
This Jumpsuit is Guaranteed To Fit So Snug
With more than 10,000 positive four- and five-star reviews, you can rest assured that this jumpsuit is more than worth its price. Soft and breathable, the fabric cascades down your body, draping over all the right places — and it even has pockets where you can stash small items.
These Chelsea Boots are So Stylish You'd Have No Idea They're Rain Boots
While Arizona may not get a lot of rain, I couldn't skip out on these adorable Chelsea boots. As someone who is a firm believer that shoes are just as–if not more–important than the outfit itself, I think that rain boots should be just as adorable as a regular pair of booties. And these boots are proof that it's possible.
Recreate Emily Ratajkowski's Look with These Glasses
I'm a huge fan of Emily Ratajkowski's style and these sunglasses are so on-trend right now. I found a lookalike pair on Amazon that are not only a great price, but they're high-quality sunglasses too. They have UV400 protection and the square frame is flattering on the face.
This Silky Satin Scarf for Fashion and Function
Scarves are the perfect accessory to any outfit, adding both fashion and function to an ensemble. And this silky satin scarf has been my go-to. It's super affordable on Amazon, but all my friends think I've spent a fortune on it.
These Gold Hoop Earrings Are Always on Trend
Gold hoop earrings never go out of style and Vanessa Hudgens is a fan of the timeless trend just as much as I am. There's a huge price difference between different types of hoops though, but I found these 14K gold plated hoops on Amazon for a great price. It means that the trend is affordable for anyone who wants to get Vanessa's look.
These Shorts Look Great With Crop Tops
Wear these shorts with a crop top, and you'll be ready to hit the beach, town, or even just the 7-eleven down the street — who am I to judge your weekend plans? They're made from soft polyester that won't leave you sweating. Just make sure to size down if you'd like a less-oversized fit.
Stop Paying Hundreds for Shorts and Get These Instead
Stop spending crazy money on shorts and get these instead! They're such a good basic pair of shorts that won't ride up while you walk, and you won't have to worry about your cheeks hanging out of them. Pair them with a t-shirt or basic tank top for a simple yet fashionable look that requires minimal effort.
Elegance is in the Details… With This Gold-Plated Bracelet
Not all jewelry has to make a bold statement and this understated gold-plated bracelet is the perfect accessory for subtle elegance for those close-up photos. It might be fine and subtle on the wrist, but you'll be surprised at how many people notice it. And the affordable price tag is the best part!
These Socks Are Made With Breathable Cooling Panels
I like to wear high socks when I go running, and these ones help keep my feet from turning into total swamp monsters. Trust me — Shrek ain't got nothin' on these babies after even the lightest jog in warm-ish weather. But since these socks are made with breathable cooling panels, my skin has room to breathe — and the bottoms are even cushioned for extra comfort.
This Tank Top is a Warm Weather Must Have
I literally live in tank tops 24/7/ That's one perk of living in the desert. So I'm always looking to expand my tank collection. That's why I ordered this classic tank top. It's a staple piece that can be worn with almost every bottom imaginable, and it comes in so many colors that you will never run out of options. I now have it in white, black, and light blue. I wouldn't be surprised if I order one or two more soon.
These High Waist Leggings are Fashionably Reflective
With contoured stripes that reflect light, these leggings keep me visible whenever I'm running early in the morning. Granted, that doesn't happen too often (read: ever) — so mostly I just like wearing them around the house, or to the gym. They're also soft, stretchy, and don't become transparent when I bend over.
I Love Amazon's Activewear, and This Sports Bra is No Exception
Amazon has some of the best activewear I've ever come across. And this sports bra is a hidden gem that everyone should know about. Lulu dupe, anyone? Your problem is not going to be how durable it is or will it hold the girls in while you're working out, or is it going to break the bank. The only problem you'll face when buying this sports bra is choosing your favorite color.
I'm Obsessed With These Boho Pants
Wear these boho pants with a crop top, or even tuck a tank top into them for a cute summer look. You can also wear it with regular tees, as I'll throw them on with one when I'm chilling around the house. Plus, the rayon fabric is so breathable.
This Wide-Brimmed Visor is Stylish and Sun-Safe
Because buns and ponytails are the only hairstyles I'll wear in the summer, visors are my best friend (when it comes to apparel anyway). I love how versatile they are and easy to throw on. Of course, I'm not a sporty person, so the athletic look is not one I go for. I chose this wide-brimmed option so I could keep the sun out of my eyes, my hair intact, and my style unbothered.
This Skirt Can Be Worn With So Many Different Outfits
The 70s had some of the best fashion of all time (this is a fact, you can't change my mind). Who doesn't want bell-bottoms and floral everything? I know I do. I think this skirt is very reminiscent of the era, so I'm totally digging it. Pair it with a lace or floral blouse, and you will be feeling totally groovy. Or wear it with a simple tee and thigh-high boots for a more modern look.
Go Fully Floral With This Sleeveless Romper
Here's one final option for my gals who have a preference for pants. This strapless floral jumpsuit lets you show off those gorgeous collarbones but keeps everything else safely tucked away. The wide-leg design skims away from the body, which makes you look thinner, and the relaxed fit means you'll be cool and comfy wherever the day takes you. (Don't forget the pockets!)
This Sleeveless Vest Can Be Worn Solo or Over T-Shirts
The great thing about knit vests is that they can be worn solo as tops, or worn over T-shirts or shirts. If you like a preppy streetwear look, this is a must-have item. It can be worn to the office or worn casually on the weekend with jeans and either way you'll be going out in style.
I'm So Happy I Took a Chance On This Top
I wasn't totally sure whether or not this top would look good on me, but for less than $25? I'm willing to try most things. And luckily for me, it fit like a total dream. While some reviewers found it tight in the chest, I thought it was completely fine — and many more reviewers found that it fit true-to-size.
Work Out This Exercise Romper
Three dozen products in, I think we can safely say that all rompers are not created equal. This jumpsuit from icyzone is built for exercise, with a stay-put racerback design for ease of movement, exaggerated armholes and (of course) pockets for added convenience. If their rompers are anything like these tanks, you're going to want to buy more than one.
These Men's Messenger Cargo Shorts for Action Men
These stylish, yet practical belted cargo shorts are the staple wardrobe necessity for any action man. I bought them for my boyfriend and he wears them on all his outdoor adventures, whether he's fishing, hiking or working on DIY projects outdoors. They're adjustable at the cuffs and the 100% cotton fabric is luxuriously soft on the skin.
This Padded Yoga Tank Goes Beyond the Gym
This padded yoga tank isn't just for the gym - you can wear it with high-waist pants or leggings on the street, and under a long blazer or cardigan when it gets chilly. It's affordable, stylish, and will quickly become a wardrobe staple so get it in a few colors! "Honest, I'm in love with this top! The material is thick and supportive. Tbh I'm surprised how good the material is for only $20." - Stephanie
You're Never Going to Want to Take These Slippers Off
I got these slippers this past Christmas, and I haven't taken them off since–even now, in the middle of summer. I wear them from the minute I wake up to the minute I go to sleep. They're so comfortable that I've even walked out of the house in them once or twice.
These Baggy Overalls Made From Breathable Linen
Go ahead and wear these overalls during the summer — since they're made from breathable linen, they won't leave you sweating like denim will. And if that isn't enough? The extra-large pockets are actually usable, allowing you to keep your keys, wallet, and more with you — no tote bag necessary.
This Tank Looks Just as Good as the Photo
You know how the pictures can sometimes look nothing like the garment you receive? That isn't the case with this tank. Not only is the bright color gorgeous, but the high neckline goes well with just about any body type. And since the back is thong-style, there's no need to even think about panty lines showing.
This Button-Down Shirt Cover Up for A Sexy Beach Look
Beach cover ups come in all shapes and sizes and if wraps aren't you're thing, then this button-down long shirt is an alternative sexy look. It's not only beach chic as far as fashion goes, but it covers your shoulders, back, and legs from the harsh UV light. It can also take you to the nearby beach café without having to take a change of clothing.
Show Off Your Feisty Side With This Bikini
If you couldn't tell by now, I am not big on blowing money on clothes. Trends come and go faster than I can keep up with, so why would you want to drop money on something that you're probably going to throw away or donate after a year? This is especially true with bathing suits. I used to spend hundreds on suits, and thank god I dropped that habit. I'm currently obsessed with this bikini. The leopard print is feisty and fun, and the ruched bottoms are the perfect amount of cheeky–suns out buns out!
This Beach Coverup Shirt is the Perfect Accessory to Your Swimsuit
I love wearing my swimsuit all day in summer, but let's face it, we've all got to coverup at some point – whether that's to go to a café or simply protect ourselves from the sun. And this beach coverup shirt combines style with practicality. It's a classic look that never goes out of style and there's an array of colors to choose from.
These Nipple Covers Keep You Decent
If you can go braless but want some extra coverage, try these nipple covers that keep you from poking out for the world to see! They come in three shades, light, medium, and dark, so they work for many skin tones. These are washable and reusable, and the stickiness will last for up to 30 uses!
Track This Killer Buy
If two-piece sets are your thing, but you like to stay a bit more covered up, grab this two-piece tracksuit for $25. With a pullover sweatshirt top and sports pants, you'll be matchy, but not, you know, matchy-matchy. I like the pink and dark purple set above, but it's also available in green, black and blue. One reviewer said, "It's super comfy and stylish with the geometric pattern and athleisure look."
This Spaghetti Strap Ruffle Dress is Stretchy
Go from brunch to beach with ease in this spaghetti strap ruffle sundress that comes in a million (ok, 37) solids and patterns. I love this bright stripe that's trending this summer, it couldn't look more festive or fun! Reviewers love how the stretch built into the fabric helps them get a custom fit that hugs curves in a flattering way.
This Loungewear Set For Lazy Days
When your brain is fried from a long week and you can't be bothered to figure out what to wear, just throw on this loungewear set. It already matches, so there's no need to worry about whether or not you'll look good if you have to run an errand. Plus, it's made from soft polyester, with a hint of stretch.
Go Under Cover at the Beach
I've lived at the beach for four years now and, in that time, I've been on a perpetual hunt for the perfect swimsuit coverup. The bad news is I spent way more than I should've to try different options. The good news is, I finally found the one. This coverup is sheer, soft and breathable with sleeves so you can cover up when you've had too much. I started with black and have graduated to navy and, most recently, dark cyan.
Feel Comfortable Walking on the Beach With This Sarong
I loved sarongs when I was a kid so you can bet that I'm stoked they're back in style this year. I've seen multiple influencers that I follow talk about this sarong from Amazon, so of course, I had to see if it's worth it. It's a fun, feminine way to give yourself a little coverage on the beach. I love it for covering up when I don't want to be showing too much skin at hotels, pools, etc. I'll most definitely be taking it on all of my beach trips this year.
This '90s Inspired Swimsuit Brings Back Baywatch Fashion
Sexy '90s swimsuits were made famous by the TV show Baywatch and now they're back in style due to being an influencer-favorite. This retro one piece on Amazon comes in a huge range of colors and it can even be worn as a bodysuit with jeans as well as for swimming.