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    38 Trendy Pieces That Look A Heck Of A Lot More Expensive Than They Are

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A corduroy button-down that'll help you nail that "oh, this? I just threw it on" look that all your favorite stars have down. (I'm looking at you, Dakota Johnson.), Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m a big boutique shopper and wasn’t confident in buying a corduroy button-up from any of them for $55–$90 that I wasn’t even sure I would like. So I checked Amazon and found this one and I’m OBSESSED. Such light material and great quality — perfect for a chilly night when you just want to throw something on over a cute outfit. Already got compliments on it and I haven’t even been wearing it for a week! I’m so obsessed that I’m buying another color!! Totally recommend :)" —kevin murdock

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in 13 colors/designs).

    2. A faux-croc shoulder bag (with an added cross-body chain) because no matter your age, you deserve to dress/accessorize like a Gen Z influencer if you so please! (Daily affirmation complete.), Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m not the type to buy purses/bags from Amazon, but really wanted to try out this trend and I am SO PLEASED. The biggest factor to me when I was picking which one to buy was one that had GOLD hardware because I only wear gold jewelry. Every other bag I saw on Amazon had silver hardware, which I just did not want. The quality in this bag for the price is really great! No weird smell, obviously the zipper could be better but I’m really not complaining for a $25 bag LOL. It comes with a gold chain so you can wear it crossbody, and also the inside can fit SO MUCH. It’s such a great size, I’m even petite and it doesn’t overwhelm my body when I wear it on my shoulder. Literally my favorite purchase of the YEAR. Buy this my trendy queens!!!!!" —jennyxatl

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in 10 colors).

    3. A pair of cowgirl-inspired western boots if TikTok has turned you on to the trend but you've struck out finding an affordable vintage pair at any consignment shop in a 50-mile radius.


    Promising review: "I was super surprised how much I like these at this price point. Only the black suede were available in my size so that's what I ordered. They are extremely comfortable and look like a much more expensive boot. The seams were all perfect and zero flaws. So happy with them! Side note — I have a size 8 wide foot but had to get an 8.5 in this case. They were perfect, actually. I also have muscular calves that have a curve to them. The leg width was perfect for me." —Gigi

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in three colors).

    4. A puffy mineral-wash jacket that'll allow you to roll through your day as if you never got out of bed. (AKA my absolute dream.)

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $29.99 (originally $59.99; available in sizes 0X–3X and in two colors).

    5. A layered initial and paper clip chain necklace for those who love the look of two-plus pieces, but don't want to deal with sourcing them individually. I've been there, done that, and gotta say that this way, you don't have to deal with uneven lengths or unexpected tangles.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this necklace. I don't have a single bad thing to say about it, which is a very rare thing for me. I was very skeptical with buying jewelry on Amazon but it was such a nice surprise. When I got in the mail, I was extremely happy with my purchase. Would highly recommend to anyone that wants an affordable, cute gold initial necklace. It looks very luxurious, very high-end, and I love the packaging; it was super cute and I just love everything about this company and would definitely would buy from them again. I highly recommend this necklace." —Jamie Beebe

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (all letters of the alphabet are available).

    6. An oversized plaid shacket that my family back in New Hampshire would really get a kick out of cause they've been wearing them for function, not fashion (and since before I was born), but here we are!, Amazon

    Promising review: "So much cuter than I expected! It fits loose and boxy, as you’d expect a jacket to be. Layers over tees great. The fabric is thicker than a flannel, but still very soft. Great construction and quality. Shipped fast, too!" —Michelle Roetman

    Get it from Amazon for $25.55+ (available in sizes S–XL and in seven colors).

    7. Or an even longer plaid shacket because it's FINALLY the season for lots of layers and there's no stopping you now.,

    Promising review: "I almost spent $90 at Zara for something similar... Glad I didn’t because this fits and looks amazing and it's good quality." —Amanda D.

    Get it from Amazon for $42.98+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in six colors).

    8. A set of chunky dome rings just like the ones you've seen on IG, but for way, way less. Just keep 'em away from your lotions and hand sanitizer and they should hold up A-OK.

    Promising review: "So far I absolutely love these rings! I’ve washed my hands with them on twice but I would air on the side of caution and avoid that as much as possible since they aren’t real gold. But they’re the perfect chunky gold rings and so fun!! I’ve had them for a month now and I don’t see any tarnishing." —The Tester

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 5–10).

    9. A keyhole long-sleeve bodysuit that can make a statement on its own or play supporting actor to any particularly daring bottoms you've got in mind.


    Get it from Boohoo for $17.60 (originally $44; available in sizes 12–24 and in three colors).

    10. A chunky oversized sweater guaranteed to keep you snug as a bug in a rug even though you're a human who exists exclusively in Spanx faux-leather leggings.,

    Promising review: "To say I am obsessed is an understatement!!! Everywhere I go, I get compliments on this sweater! It’s so soft and not too thick, so it’s perfect for warmer places because I can get that fall feeling without sweating. It’s a beautiful orange and looks more expensive in person than it is! Now I want to order all the colors LOL." —Stephanie Mason

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 19 colors/patterns).

    11. A delightfully flowy tiered midi dress if you haven't worn denim in ohhhh — nearly two years?? — and you fully intend to keep it that way.


    Promising review: "I love this sweet puff dress! Got it in today, washed and sanitized, washes great! Tumbled dry on medium heat and NO WRINKLES! Perfect material weight, not too thin, not too heavy. Colors are vibrant and do not fade. I purchased the black floral. Comes to just below my knees, perfect!! True to size if you like your dresses a little loose. Dress is so soft and comfortable! And the price is right!! Definitely recommend! Enjoy!" —Txangelrn

    Get it from Target for $25 (available in sizes X–4X and two colors/designs).

    12. A pair of high-waisted distressed jeans that go *perfectly* with crop tops, slinky tanks, open-front cardigans, and whatever else you're planning to wear in those two weird fall weeks when it's, like, hot but also cold?

    Keer Orr / Lilly's Kloset

    Lilly's Kloset is a Black woman–owned business based in Houston, Texas.

    Get them from Lilly's Kloset for $52 (available in sizes 1–13).

    13. Or if you want something with a lil' more pizzazz — a bold pair of wide-leg jeans if regular ol' blue denim just isn't you but cow-print pants in every shade of Roy G. Biv absolutely are. ❤️ 💜 💚, Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these pants! They’re so funky and fun, and I get a ton of compliments when I wear them. I usually wear a size 6/8 and the mediums fit great! My only complaint is that they were a tad too short, but I’m 6' tall and so I wouldn’t expect them to be long enough for me." —Bryn

    Get them from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XXS–3X and in 37 colors/prints).

    14. A pair of '90s-inspired chunky loafers that'll stand out from the crowd since they're not your typical black shoe. If you're ready to just do the dang thing (the thing being the loafer trend, ofc) throw on some slouchy crew socks while you're at it!

    a model wearing the loafers

    Get them from Asos for $36 (available in sizes 5–11).

    15. A handful of chunky claw clips because the young'uns all over TikTok are wearing them and for some reason, you've been swayed by this. ("You" being me, ofc.)


    I just bought these despite there being ~zero~ reviews and I am so happy with them! I have shoulder-length, relatively thick hair and they're the perfect size. I don't have to adjust them too much but they're also not so tight that they snap on my fingers when I do. I love the array of colors, too.

    Get a six pack from Amazon for $8.99.

    16. An oversized cable-knit cardigan if watching Sex Education and Derry Girls (on repeat) has you channeling academia vibes.

    American Eagle

    Promising review: "This sweater is a beautiful autumnal color that manages to pair nicely with any fall outfit I can imagine. The material is very soft, and the sweater itself is a little oversized, but that makes it all the more cozy!!" —Sarah

    Get it from American Eagle for $35.97 (originally $59.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL and in two colors).

    17. A pair of ~edgy~ huggie pendant earrings with your choice of dangly evil eye, sun, star, spike, or snake charms that may just make you want to shake around like a bobblehead for all to see.

    a reviewer wearing two pairs of the gold, arrow-shaped huggie earrings

    Promising review: "Awesome price for the quality. These are plated I believe so they do not tarnish. I've had them in for about two weeks and shower with them on and they still look brand new! Love that it is a small huggie-type hoop that you can wear in any hole and even with larger earrings as well." —Kelsey

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 20 styles).

    18. A one-and-done oversized sweatshirt dress because sometimes, just having to change out of PJs and then pick out undergarments is already more than I can handle.


    Get it from Dynamite for $28 (originally $64.95; available in sizes XXS–XL and in blue).

    19. A voluminous crop top if you're all in on exaggerated sleeves. (I know I am.)

    Petal & Pup

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    Get it from Petal & Pup for $34.95 (available in sizes 0–12 and in two colors).

    20. A faux-fur purse that has enough room for your phone, wallet, and keys, and will resurface treasured memories of your favorite pillow pet.


    The plush purse has two handles so it can be carried like a tote, or one handle can be pulled through the other. Either way, a magnetic enclosure ensures no belongings will wiggle themselves free.

    Promising review: "LOVE MY PURSE! Got in the mail today and it's beautiful! Makes me feel like Marilyn Monroe. 😭❤️ Faux fur feels like velvet." —The Fabulous Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in 13 colors).

    21. An off-the-shoulder knit duo so sleek and expensive looking, it's exactly what I imagine Hailey Bieber is hanging out in at home. Even if you do have unlimited funds to throw at your matching loungewear, why waste $$$ when you can look this good for 30 bucks.


    Promising review: "This outfit is very comfortable to lounge in and sleep as well. I love it!!!! I'm lil' picky with what I wear and how it looks... Love it!!! Perfect fit and comfortable!!!! Worth the buy." —L L

    Get it from Amazon for $30.98+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 18 colors).

    22. A pair of classic gold-dipped hoops that take ~literally~ no effort or know-how to style. While they're pretty substantial in size, they are unbelievably lightweight, so you don't have to worry about saggy lobes.

    Ten Wilde, Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    Ten Wilde is a Black-owned and woman-owned all-gold jewelry line based in LA. The brand's designs are beloved by celebs like Lily Singh, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Delilah Belle.

    I have a ~thing~ for simple gold jewelry — especially versatile pieces I don't have to fuss with. I throw these babies on whenever I want to look like I put in a little more effort than usual and they totally do the trick! My favorite part is how lightweight they are — they don't tug at my ears or feel heavy after hours of wear.

    Promising review: "So cute! I feel like Princess Jasmine wearing them when normally I feel like a Princess Mia pre-makeover." —Kate H.

    Get them from Ten Wilde for $30.

    23. A batwing sweater dress you can layer over tights for extra warmth, dress down with trendy sneakers, or dress up with daring over-the-knee boots. With this dress, the world is truly your oyster., Amazon

    Promising review: "Y’all get the dress...ASAP!!! It’s cute and the material is thick and comfy. I did cut the little strap in the back to make it off the shoulder. I’ve seen this same dress selling on Instagram for $80!!! This is a steal." —PM_Supreme

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 12 colors).

    24. A simple but versatile sweatshirt with a quarter-zip design you can make use of when you forgot to match the shirt you're wearing underneath. Just zip that bad boy up and no one will be the wiser.


    Get it from Target for $25 (available in sizes XS–XXL, 1X–4X, and two colors).

    25. A crisscross backless sweater that's all business in the front but party in the back because despite the fact that you only wear neutrals, you're never one to be boring.


    Promising review: "Just the right sweater to take you from summer to fall. I’d love this in all colors! Fits exactly how I expected and material is comfortable. Love the back! I ordered the small in light gray." —Jennifer Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in eight colors).

    26. A satin miniskirt with a show-stopping print prepared to pull the weight of your entire outfit.

    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-founded Aussie brand based in Brisbane. In an effort to be more sustainable and ethical, they ship in compostable packaging and partner with programs like Thread Together to recycle and upcycle old stock.

    Promising review: "Very cute, very comfy. No surprises here — it's exactly as pictured and it doesn't appear to be see-through at all (a general concern with light colors). I'm not opposed to stocking up in every color/pattern!" —Grace A.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $39.95 (available in sizes 0–12).

    27. A Hollywood glam satin scarf you can wear SO many ways. Use it as a headband or scrunchie, tie it around your purse handle for extra oomph, wear it around your neck, the list goes on and on.

    a multi-colored scarf laid out on a beige sweater

    Promising review: "Love these scarfs!! Beautiful patterns and feel very smooth and luxurious. Exactly what I’ve been looking for to use for knotted headbands/bandana in the summer. I’ve gotten lots of compliments and will likely repurchase. Also, the seller’s packaging and personal note with your order is a sweet touch. Thank you!" —Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $9.34+ (available in 44 colors/designs).

    28. A pair of flared high-rise jeans because, as we all know, fashion is cyclical and wide-leg denim is back for its seventh (or so) moment in the sun.

    Old Navy

    Get them from Old Navy for $39.99 (available in regular, tall, and petite sizes 0–30).

    29. An on-trend waist bag with just enough room for all of your essentials: smartphone, card wallet, and pack of Fruit Stripe gum (you know — the one with the Zebra and temporary tattoos) that only keeps its flavor for like two seconds but it just tastes so darn good.,

    Promising review: "OK guys I am sososooo obsessed with this fanny pack! The color is gorgeous and I love the subtle alligator print! Sometimes I style it around my waist but sometimes I’ll take out the belt and use it as a clutch." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $17.89 (available in 18 colors).

    30. A pair of fleece-lined leggings so incredibly soft and warm, you just won't believe it. If you've been eyeing a pair from Spanx but don't have $100 to shell out, they're a great dupe!,

    Promising review: "I purchased these faux-leather leggings during a late-night Amazon shopping spree. They don't look faux at all, are well-made, and I receive compliments on them every time I wear them. They are also extremely comfortable and fit like a second skin. They are super warm so I probably would not wear in warmer weather but are perfect for the fall and winter. They shape well and stay put! There is no rolling or slipping down with these babies. Put them on and they are going to stay where you put them. I love them!" —Kelly C. Albanese

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–4X Regular and Tall and in four styles).

    31. A pair of snake-print pants that now have that "I'm a snake" YouTube video stuck in my head. Go ahead, google it if you don't remember.

    J Lux Label

    J Lux Label is a woman-owned business based in LA.

    Get them from J Lux Label for $56.99 (available in sizes S–XL; get the matching bodysuit here).

    32. A breezy linen top with the same effortless-cool factor as your linen duvet. The slightly boxy fit features side slits you can show off with a quick French tuck.


    The shirt comes from Breezy Linen, a sustainable clothing shop from an Aussie husband-and-wife team now based in New Jersey. They sell tops in all styles (popover, boyfriend, slim fit, etc.), so check them out if linen is your thing.

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful shirt. Fabric is soft and the cut is perfectly tailored. I was concerned about shrinkage but the seller replied promptly and stated it is preshrunk. They said to go ahead and wash it and if it shrinks I can still return/exchange. I am getting lots of compliments. I think I will buy one in another color." —Laurie

    Get it from Breezy Linen on Etsy for $44.90 (available in sizes XS–XXL).

    33. A chic ribbed Abercrombie midi skirt you can use as a base layer to build up the rest of your outfit. Go wild with it because it's a blank canvas, baby.


    Promising review: "I purchased the cream top and the matching skirt. The material is thick and smooth, very comfortable and it feels good quality, so I am very happy with the price. I'm thinking of wearing it with a white oversized shirt, tied in a knot, and white heeled sandals. It's versatile, so I think I will get a lot out of the outfit. Highly recommend." —Lily

    Get it from Abercrombie for $34.99 (originally $59; available in sizes XXS–XL in cream and in select sizes in two other colors).

    34. A pair of faux-leather pants with a high-waisted design and ankle-baring cut so you can up the ante with your coolest footwear, too.


    Rebdolls is a Black- and woman-owned small clothing brand from Grisel Paula. The plus size model — originally from the Dominican Republic — is all about making stylish, size-inclusive fashions for all.

    Ge them from Rebdolls for $49.99 (available in sizes 1X–5X).

    35. A faux-suede moto jacket that you can *literally* wear with anything. There was a time when my mom told me to stop using the word literally 'cause I said it every two seconds, but, mom, I swear it's justified in this case!,

    Promising review: "I could've gone one size smaller if I wanted it more fitted but I like a loose feel. I love the buttery soft material and feel like a runway model in this jacket... I get so many compliments every time I wear it! I now have brown, burgundy, rose pink and can't wait to get the dark spotted one too!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in eight colors/patterns).

    36. An oversized sweater-vest that is the *choice* grandma/grandpa knit of 2021. Throw it on over a crisp button-down and you're in business, baby.,

    Promising review: "I've gotten soo many compliments on this. It’s great quality." —Meg B

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–L and in nine colors).

    37. A silky satin midi skirt with a silhouette that says "chic" and an elastic waistband that says, "I'll give your most comfortable sweats a go."


    Promising review: "Wow I honestly had low expectations, but love this skirt! It became a staple in my closet and I’m not one to wear colors or many prints. So silky and smooth, so comfy. Got so many compliments. The band doesn’t dig in and doesn’t look awkward. I can’t wait to get it in different colors." —Daria Z.

    Get it from Amazon for $16+ (available in sizes XXS—3X and in 16 colors and patterns).

    38. And a pair of extra-wide-leg darted palazzo pants that allow for ample airflow. It's basically like wearing a dress, but you don't have to worry about accidentally flashing anyone if a gust of wind catches you by surprise.


    Promising review: "These pants as so comfortable and flowy! I stepped outside of my usual skinny-jean outfit to try this style — and I never want to take them off! They are great casual pants for work, and can be dressed up for the evening with a fancy shirt and heels. They are as comfortable as pajamas, without looking like it :)." —gretchen nash

    Get them from Amazon for $24.28+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 22 colors and patterns).

    When I *finally* have a social event to attend and can wear my new faux-leather pants:

    Bravo / Via

    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity. 

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