Skip To Content

    24 Little Things Under $20 To Upgrade Your Wardrobe

    🎵Let me upgrade you. 🎵

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A leopard-print cardigan people will go wild for — you may have to stop them from trying to take this from your closet when you're not looking.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The fit of this is perfect, and it is really comfy. I love how I can just throw this over a T-shirt and jeans and look really cute!" —Amber Watson, Plane Ambition Blog

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 20 colors and styles).

    2. A pair of lacy anti-chafe bands that will make wearing dresses so much easier and more comfortable.

    amazon.com

    I mean, they're so cute and stop your thighs from rubbing together. What kind of sorcery is this? Read more about how amazing these anti-chafe bands are here.

    Promising review: "These are a lifesaver. I chafe really badly in the summer when I sweat and these are cute, sexy, and 100% prevent chafing. I have gotten compliments on them and people have even asked me where I got them. They stay in place even when you're sweating. I walked around Europe all day in the summer with these on and had no problem." —Nayara

    Get them from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in six sizes and 15 colors and styles).

    3. A pair of rhinestone tights to add a little ~sparkle~ to your step.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wore these when I performed in Nashville after seeing Miranda Lambert wear a similar kind. I wanted some as well because they looked awesome! They were amazing! You have to be careful when you put them on because they are delicate but so worth it. They look like the $100 kind once you have them on!" —Tiffany

    Get them from Amazon for $0.99+ (available in 10 colors and styles).

    4. A pair of gorgeous earrings that honestly look like you bought them from a fancy boutique and will make any outfit 10 times better.

    HM

    Get them from H&M for $7.99.

    5. A super-chic bandana to add some Parisian flair to any look. (Now if only you had enough money to book that flight to Paris. *le sigh*)

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "The color on this bandana is very vivid red. It's absolutely gorgeous! I ended up buying multiples because I love it so much." —MsGreenie

    Get it from Nordstrom for $12.50 (available in five colors and patterns).

    6. A buckle fedora that'll make you feel like the fashion influencer you are.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is excellent quality for what you pay for. I love this hat! The brim is stiff, which is just what I wanted. There is also a tie inside to make it smaller. The black belt just falls off though, so I just took it off and actually like how it looks without it better. Overall, I'm very happy with it!" —Chelsey Sorensen

    Get it from Amazon for $16.45 (available in 12 colors).

    7. A pair of over-the-knee socks to switch up your look on days when you want to wear a dress or a skirt but don't want to deal with tights.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These socks fit perfectly and I don’t need a garter either! They don’t leave thigh muffin, are breathable, warm, and soft. I cannot find anything wrong with these. I am in love!" —Stevie Price

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in six colors and variations).

    8. A wristwatch you might not use to check the time (duh, that's what cell phones are for) but will make your outfit look way more grown-up and put together anyway.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased this watch roughly two months ago. Last week, I went to the gym and left it in my gym bag. When I got home, I threw my clothes in the washer not even thinking about my watch being in there. When my husband went to put the clothes into the dryer, he found it — and this watch had ABSOLUTELY NO water damage. I couldn’t believe it." —Lesa D.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in seven colors).

    9. A tortoiseshell resin headband reminiscent of your days in grade school when you already had a handle on the cute-accessory game.

    ASOS

    Get it from ASOS for $13.

    10. Some fashion socks to instantly transform those favorite shoes of yours that have become such a staple in your wardrobe, everyone you know recognizes them now.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These socks are awesome. I wanted some socks for fun, and I bought these thinking they would be flimsy, but the material is durable, and they look expensive." —Monica

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in 23 styles and varieties).

    11. A set of velvet bow hair ties that will make your messy bun look luxurious even if you haven't washed your hair in days. (But who's counting!)

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love them! They're perfect for a ponytail when you are having a bad hair day or when you just want to add some cute detail on your hair." —Mirelly Silveira Vieria

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $12.99.

    12. A circle buckle belt you can put on in a cinch and look chic as heck.

    ASOS

    Get it from ASOS for $13.

    13. A pair of round sunglasses to keep you on trend without breaking your budget.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These look just like Ray-Bans, good quality! I have a pair that are actual Ray-Bans and also these, and they are VERY similar. I would definitely recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in nine colors).

    14. A newsboy hat, because your days of not wearing hats is so yesterday.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My new favorite hat! So cute and goes with so much. Everywhere I go I get compliments on it, and I absolutely love that I didn't have to break the bank to be trendy. This same style of hat from other brands is around $60-$100! I do have a big head, so it is a little snug. Over time, it's loosened up a bit though! Get it for those bad hair days or just to add an extra dose of cute to your outfit." —McKenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.28 (available in 13 colors/prints)

    15. A set of jeweled bobby pins you won't lose because you'll want to show these babies off all the time.

    ModCloth

    Get a set of five from ModCloth for $9.99.

    16. A four-pack of headbands that will make any bad hair day instantly better.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I never write reviews, but I have to for this product because I am so excited about these headbands! I am so satisfied! I have purchased so many head wraps that I have been disappointed with and these head wraps are perfect! I have a small head, so it’s hard to find wraps that don’t slide off. These wraps are excellent quality, do not slide, fit secure, and are super cute! I would consider them a great size for an average-sized head, but can easily adapt to smaller or larger heads with comfort! They withstand heavy use and keep their shape and quality! I am so happy with this purchase and highly recommend this product!" —Shellykay848373

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six color and pattern combinations).

    17. A two-tone pashmina shawl to have on hand when you can't figure out if you're too hot or too cold.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm very happy with my purchase. The material is like butter; it's super soft. I wore it the same day I received it and admired it the entire day. I really lucked out with the color combo to go with my navy blue coat. Many thanks for a great find. :)" —sunshine

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 31 color combinations).

    18. A scrunchie with a scarf you can pair with jeans and a basic tee to bring your look up an elegant notch in seconds.

    Free People

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this scrunchy!! It’s very light weight and the colors are super vibrant. I was looking for a 1950s inspired scarf for my hair, and this was a happy modern day medium!! I would totally recommend to a friend, and I will definitely order this in more patterns!" —IsobelLowry

    Get it from Free People for $18 (available in 10 colors and patterns).

    19. A faux-fur infinity scarf that'll keep you warm and cozy for the rest of winter.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is very thick, plush, and pretty! My neck really gets cold in the winter, and I wanted something that would fit high up around my neck. I wanted something plush and attractive, but not casual like a crocheted item. This neckwarmer is perfect! It looks exactly like the photos, and it’s so warm and posh-looking! I want more in other colors!" —A. Jarrell

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five colors).

    20. A simple petticoat to give your dresses some extra volume and flare. You'll want to twirl all day long in this thing.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a fantastic petticoat. I'm a size 18/20 and I think the XL could even fit up to a 22/24. The sizing chart is spot-on! There are two layers of chiffon-y material with a slip beneath that. The top has elastic at the waist, but there's also stretch to the material." —Sarida

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-4X and in 22 colors).

    21. A wool beret that'll complete any outfit you wear — and get you tons of compliments to boot.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $15.

    22. A floral embroidered top you can add to any outfit to make it look roughly 10 times fancier.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m always hesitant to purchase things that are 'cheap,' but honestly the quality of the item was equivalent or even better than a $50+ version I could’ve bought at the mall. Perfect and light for the summer and easy to dress it up or down." —laurelyn

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes XS–L and in three patterns).

    23. A pair of boot cuffs that'll add a layer of warmth and style to your boots without making them look too bulky.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE these boot cuffs. I'm definitely stocking up on them for next winter. I have wide calves, and it's usually next to impossible for me to find boots and boot accessories that work with my size. These are INCREDIBLE. I have two pairs already. The ivory ones are my favorite. I highly recommend these!" —Nadine Oblad

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in five colors and varieties).

    24. And a studded purse big enough to fit all the essentials but small enough to not feel like you're lugging around everything you own.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great purse at a great price. It is smaller than it looks in the picture, but it fits a phone, wallet, keys, compact, and lipstick. It's perfect to be dressed up or dressed down. I highly recommend." —SKH

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in four colors).

    The only appropriate reaction when your friends see you in any of these items:

    Blossom Films

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    Allison Krausman / Via BuzzFeed

    Shopping Newsletter
     

    Find great products and the best-money saving deals around, delivered right to your inbox.
    Newsletter signup form