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    36 Things Under $20 You'll Probably Want To Add To Your Wardrobe

    Pieces that'll save your money but not compromise your style.

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    1. A scalloped hem sweatshirt to give your athleisure look a little bit of a nicer edge instead of saying, "I JUST got out of bed".

    Promising review: "I love this shirt. It's a great length, doesn't show your belly with high waisted bottoms but would otherwise. Fairly thick fabric, somewhere between a sweatshirt and a t-shirt. I'm 5'9" and the sleeves are just about long enough, but I scrunch them up to about 3/4 length." —pga

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in nine styles).

    2. A square-neck top with fun plaid sleeves that add an interesting element different from anything else you have in your closet.

    J Crew Factory

    Get it from J.Crew Factory for $19.50 (available in sizes XXS-3X).

    3. A pair of faux-leather high-waisted leggings you'll put on when you want to feel like even more of a rock star than you already are.,

    Promising review: "Holy crap!!! I love, love, love, these leggings. At first, I thought I would look like a stuffed sausage in these. I am 5'3", 132 pounds with a big butt and athletic legs. I ordered a medium, and they fit perfectly. They're very comfortable and are so sexy. They make my butt look good, too, so that is a reason to wear them every day. They are thinner than I expected, but I like it that they are. They look expensive, and I will be pairing these leggings with everything!! I can't even tell you how many compliments I get when I wear these. People just want to touch these pants, so be warned!" —S. Burke

    Get them from Amazon for $16.90 (available in sizes S-XXL).

    4. A button-down shirt that will be a tie-riffic addition to your wardrobe — you'll grab this right from the clean laundry pile every time.,

    Promising review: "I love this shirt. It's so cute and fits perfectly (normally I wear a M, but I ordered a L). I have a more expensive version, and this one is just as cute but for way less. I highly recommend!" —Samantha A

    Get it from Amazon for $18.38 (available in sizes S-XL and in 15 styles).

    5. A pair of plaid pants to switch up your normal go-to jeans. These will fit just as well and make you stand out in a crowd (in the best way possible).


    Get it from H&M for $17.99 (available in sizes 0-18 and in five styles).

    6. A backless bodysuit so gorgeous, you'll want to take a picture looking back at the camera the second you put it on. I can already see the Insta likes rolling in as we speak.,

    Promising review: "This looks so good! I love that the front is so simple, you can play up your hair or a necklace as a statement in the front and then turn around and bam! Hit 'em with the back detailing. And the material is very soft and comfortable." —Christina

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in 11 styles).

    7. A faux suede jacket that'll add an edge to any outfit you wear it with.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $11 (available in sizes S-XL).

    8. A pair of earrings to add the finishing touch to your outfit and make people say, "Ohhhh, I LOVE your earrings."

    J Crew Factory

    Promising review: "These earrings really make a statement! I’ve gotten compliments every time I wear them. Surprisingly, they aren’t too heavy, and they are big, but not too big!! I love them and would definitely recommend them!" —Linzlouhart

    Get it from J.Crew Factory for $19.50.

    9. A velvet V-neck cami that will have you ~feeling~ yourself whenever you wear it. It's soft, it's stylish, what's more to love?

    Promising review: "Absolutely incredible value for this super-soft cami! The velvet stretch is perfect for a looser fit. Surprisingly very well-made — I've seen versions of this camisole at Nordstrom for over $30! I am petite (5'1", 32D) and purchased a large because I want more stretch in the bust area. Although it was a bit too large, so I am going to purchase more colors in a medium. Such a good price — I'm stocking up now!" —Ethan B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 13 styles).

    10. A sheer lace blouse so gorgeous you'd better warn your friends you're going to wear it — because it definitely warrants an impromptu photoshoot.

    Promising review: "This is an intricate lace piece that looks really expensive in person! Beautiful and comfortable at the same time." —Karianne Jean

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in nine styles).

    11. A pleated skirt in so many different patterns and styles, you might as well add a few to your cart.,

    Promising review: "These skirts are RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING! 100% Cotton, side zipper, and POCKETS!! I can't get any better than that. Add a petticoat, and you have the perfect retro skirt. I ended up buying 3 additional styles because the quality is great and the price is unbeatable." —michelle pitman

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes S-3X and in 27 styles).

    12. A graphic tee with an important message to show that world that we're out here supporting girls because they will make the future even better.


    Get it from ModCloth for $19.99 (available in sizes M-3X).

    13. A ruffle peplum blouse that's perfect for when you have a date planned right after work and want to look cute but still professional.,

    Promising review: "After reading reviews, I decided to give the shirt a try. BEST PURCHASE I COULD HAVE MADE!!! I've learned when buying online to always buy a size bigger so that you can ensure the clothing fits properly. I typically wear a L but purchased an XL, and it fit perfectly. I will definitely be purchasing more clothing from this seller in the near future." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in nine styles).

    14. A duster cardigan to have on hand because you never really know what the temperture is going to be in buildings. A sauna? Maybe. A frozen tundra? Also probably...just give it 10 minutes.


    Get it from Target for $15 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in gray and green).

    15. A mesh mock neck tee to pair with a tank or a bralette underneath so you feel like you're showing a bit of skin but are still a little bit protected from the cold.,

    Promising review: "I needed a cute shirt to go out in at the last minute and was so happy to find this on Amazon. I've seen similar designs on some of those trendy Instagram boutiques, and this is pretty much the same design for a better price. It looks beautiful in person and in photographs—several people have asked me where I got the top." —Karen Yoon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and 10 styles).

    16. A cropped sweater designed to pair perfectly with your favorite high-waisted jeans to make you feel like a million bucks.


    Get it from Target for $15 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    17. A faux suede a-line mini skirt you can wear with tights in the fall and winter and by itself in the spring and summer for a piece that works year-round in your wardrobe.,

    Promising review: "I love this skirt so much! I got a large (150lb, 5'4) and it fits me perfectly. I've had this black skirt for around nine months now and it has become a staple in my wardrobe! It has very VERY small pockets but pockets nonetheless, and it's very comfortable. The zipper is high quality, the material feels expensive, and I haven't noticed any fabric shrinkage or color fading! For me, it hits around mid-thigh." –liv

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and 19 styles).

    18. A two-tone polka dot blouse so on the ~dot~ of fashion, all your friends will be asking you where you got it so they can get one for themselves.,

    Promising review: "It's always a pleasant surprise when a white blouse is opaque. I love this blouse it's super cute and well made. It fits as described: loose and flowy. I'm looking forward to wearing it with a high waisted skirt or jeans. Buy it do it do it do it!" —John.P.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes XS-L and in three styles).

    19. Roll-up flats for the nights when you know you're just not going to make it in your heels and you don't want to be the person who takes their shoes off. Instead, throw these in your bag and you can do a quick change at some point in the night because comfort is key.

    Promising review: "I purchased these ballet flats because I hate wearing heels, but sometimes occasions happen where you must wear them. At a recent black-tie event, I hid these flats in my clutch. About 45 minutes in, I kicked the heels off my aching feet and put these on. I never took them off. Other women were jealous!" —Phyllis

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in 31 colors).

    20. A basic black turtleneck you honestly can't go wrong with. It'll soon become your uniform because it's classic, cute, and costs less than a night out with your girlfriends.


    Promising review: "Great top for a great price! This pullover top is as soft as can be, fits perfectly, and is very comfortable to wear." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90 (available in sizes XXS-XL and in three colors).

    21. A floral jumpsuit designed to make your style ~bloom~.

    Old Navy

    Get it from Old Navy for $19 (available in sizes XS-XXL, S-XXL tall, and XS-L petite).

    22. A metallic top you'll really and truly ~shine~ in whenever you wear it.

    TJ Maxx

    Get it from TJ Maxx for $19.99 (available in sizes 1X-3X).

    23. A turtleneck dress designed to hug your curves and make you feel like a movie star walking down the red carpet while still being incredibly comfortable.,

    Promising review: "This dress was a steal. I love that it's lined with fleece because I live in the tundra so it's nice and warm. The outside is like a shiny lycra, which I thought was kind of odd at first, but I ended up loving how it looked on. It's stretchy, fit me perfectly, and is very flattering without being too showy. I'm extremely curvy and this dress hugs me in all the right places. I also LOVE that it's a short turtleneck that's not too constricting and that it's a midi so it sits around my calves rather than around the thighs." —Alyssa Walker

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in nine styles).

    24. A floral dress perfect for your next date night and, let's be honest, the date night after that, too.


    Get it from Boohoo for $15 (available in sizes 0-10).

    25. A printed sheath dress to wear to work and ace that big presentation in front of the partners (they'll never know your dress costs less than their lunches!).,

    Promising review: "This is a great dress! I'm 5'4", 120 lbs, with a petite athletic build. I typically wear an XS in women's clothing but ordered a size small, and it fit perfectly. It fell just below my knees, making it appropriate to wear to work in an office setting. I would also wear it for a nice evening out. The fabric was a lot better than I expected, with no flaws in the seams or pattern." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98 (available in sizes S-XL and in 23 styles).

    26. An adorable French terry pullover your mom might have had in the '80s, but everything comes back in style, so it's your turn now.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $19.90 (available in sizes S-L).

    27. A button-down shirt that looks good with both jeans and leggings, so you'll probably wear it a couple days a week.,

    Promising review: "I love this fun button up! It's so comfortable, and the quality is good too. You can’t beat that price! I love the color, it was just as pictured. I definitely recommend this top!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in five colors).

    28. A camo puffer so cool your friends won't even ~see~ your fashion game coming.


    Get it from Target for $17.50-$19.60 (available in sizes XS-XXL and 1X-4X).

    29. A fringe shawl to add as an extra layer when the temperature drops a little too much for even your warmest coat to handle.

    Nordstrom Rack

    When's spring coming?

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $14.97.

    30. A pair of drawstring joggers to give you that athleisure look you've been trying to perfect for months. You're doing amazing, sweetie!


    Promising review: "Let me tell you, I ALWAYS wear these. These are my favorite lounge pants. They are so comfortable, easy to wear, still look cute, show off your assets (lol), and are not too baggy. Soft, came fast, and trendy but not for too much money. I would recommend for sure, fit really well, I can't stop wearing them. I would get more colors if I could." —Pamela

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 41 styles).

    31. A ruffle-trim bodysuit you'll rock on your next Girl's Night Out as you strut your stuff on the dance floor with all your best friends.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $19.99 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    32. A long-sleeve turtleneck dress with lace trim you can pair with tights or leggings and riding boots for the perfect cold-weather date-night look., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this dress! The arms are nice and long, and the material is thick and warm. It’s on the shorter side, but layered with some thick leggings gives you a cute, modest look. I’ve washed it several times already and the fabric is holding up nicely and hasn’t shrunk at all." —Ryan & Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in eight styles).

    33. A geo print wrap skirt – nobody will believe it when you tell them you got it for less than $20. I mean, come on! Look how expensive it looks!

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $19.99 (available in sizes S-L and in two styles).

    34. A pair of ruffle-hem leggings to make you feel instantly fancier even though you're so comfortable.


    Promising review: "These are literally my favorite trousers. The fit is so beautiful, thick but not too thick. The pants are so flattering to my curves. I wear these almost every other day because they give a little fancy yo every outfit. I ordered an XL and I’m 5’4 and 195lb. Get these. You won’t regret it." —Jen

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in six styles).

    35. A thigh-high slit maxi designed to get you voted Best Dressed when you wear it. I mean look at that slit! Even Angelina Jolie is jealous!

    TJ Maxx

    Get it from TJ Maxx for $19.99 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    36. And a leopard tunic that'll be your weekend uniform because it has, yep, you guessed it, POCKETS!!!,

    Promising review: "This top!!!!! I mean... so cute. I wasn’t sure when I purchased it if I’d be in love with it. But it’s a winner. I love the length and how it can work with legging. It will also be cute to layer on top of when it’s cooler. It’s soft and has a good weight to it. It’s not cheap or thin feeling." —Miss Kay XO

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors).

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