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    33 Cheap Things That'll Make Your Outfit Feel More Expensive

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    1. A pair of high-waisted faux leather leggings for when you need the comfort of elasticity but also need to look like a total boss.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These leggings are a hit! They are not cheap-looking at all! I originally bought them for a cosplay, but ended up wearing them for fashion purposes and they are a hit! Super comfy and stretchy around the waist." —Rebecca J

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S-2XL).

    2. A pack of beautifully patterned fishnets that are still conservative enough for a workplace but lively enough to give your look some personality.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The fabric is really, really soft and goes back to the original shape even after wearing them for the whole day. The instructions included are pretty straight forward for washing and keeping them. I love their packaging, which is quiet classy. The pattern doesn't have big holes/netting hence it doesn't show much of your skin so I feel they are perfect for work and formal meetings. I love these tights!!" —Anshika Goel

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sets, and find a similar plus size version for $14.99+).

    3. A pack of 45 velvet scrunchies — one for every day of the month and then some.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These scrunchies are awesome! They’re so soft and I was surprised at the good quality of the elastic. I wasn’t expecting much but these are definitely a step-up. I have wavy/curly hair about medium thickness, and two wraparounds was enough for a firm hold. Not too tight but also it doesn’t feel like it’s going to slip off. It also works great as a bracelet — you could literally match them with any outfit because of the variety of colors. A great value buy when stores are selling three scrunchies for the same price!" —X.E.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    4. A delicate and detailed 24k plated baguette rhinestone ring to give you that little something extra to add to your outfit.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I LOVE the minimalist yet feminine look to this ring. It is a very small piece yet it really makes a statement! Did you know that smaller rings make your fingers look longer?? It's true! Anyway, I have washed my hands a number of times wearing this ring and the color is still fine. Really love this ring! Can't beat the price!!" —Dobler

    Get it from Amazon for $18 (available in sizes 5-10 and in six colors).

    5. A stylish cotton-blend fedora to, quite literally, top off your cool style.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love love love! I trick everyone into thinking I can afford high-end hats, nobody could tell this was an Amazon find. The hat fits me great, there is a thin string on the inside to make it 'adjustable' but I noticed that the string didn't really do anything. I love the color, it stays put, super trendy, and I'm probably going back for all the colors on my next paycheck." —Kori Peterson

    Get it from Amazon for $16.45 (available in 16 colors).

    6. A faux leather waist belt designed with a wrap-around closure just elegant enough to dress up any top.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $7.99.

    7. A pair of polarized metal frame sunnies that'll give you some shade through the fall and winter.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It’s pretty hard for me to find round glasses that fit my larger face, but these are perfect! I think these would work really well with smaller faces too. They're a great pair of everyday glasses. The case is super sturdy and zips as well. It comes with a cloth to clean the lens. A lot of more expensive brands have flimsy cases. The polarization is great because it doesn’t distort color and reduces glare making it easier on your eyes, but iPhones also have this so together, it’ll make your screen look pretty weird. Besides that, amazing glasses." —Ange

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

    8. A comfy leopard print crew neck T-shirt for the purrrfect addition to your T-shirt and jeans uniform.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am 5'7", about 178 lbs., and after reading other reviews I ordered this shirt in a large (usually a medium) and it fits great! So comfortable! The material is so soft. I knotted the shirt and paired with a high waisted black pencil skirt and heels for work and I got SO many compliments!!! It can also pair with black jeans/leggings and a cardigan for a more casual look. I seriously love this shirt, buy it!!" —nannyphie

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 39 options).

    9. A flowy and ruffled babydoll dress you can perfectly pair with your favorite knee-high boots.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love it! Great quality and a perfect look. I am buying it in another color." —BRANDI D WALKER

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

    10. A velvet cami for when you need something ultra soft but also totally badass.

    amazon.com

    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! Such a good price, I'm stocking up now!" —Ethan B.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 13 colors).

    11. An attention-worthy pair of beaded statement earrings to help bring some life the party — the conference-call party.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Beautiful earrings! I received so many compliments the first few times I wore these. Definitely worth the price. I ordered the green ones and will be purchasing the white ones as well." —Loli

    Get them from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in 17 styles).

    12. An elevated (literally) padded headband that'll have you looking like royalty while you watch the leaves change.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have so many thoughts about this! This headband is so darling and is just what I’ve been looking for. I’ve been searching high and low for a trendy 'hatband' a la Duchess Kate and this was perfect. The quality is better than expected and such a great price point! Looking forward to styling it for an upcoming wedding. But mostly, I definitely recommend!" —Rachael Mutschler

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in 27 colors).

    13. A set of 14K gold-filled wire cuffs perfect to accessorize your chunky sweaters and designed so you don't ever have to actually get your cartilage pierced — 'cause it's just too painful and honestly, you don't want to be stuck with the weird indent that a real piercing leaves you with once you take it out...not that I'm speaking from personal experience or anything.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Such a great earring, many people don't even realize it's a cuff! It took me a little while to figure out how to put it on correctly (tip: the open ends should face toward your face, and the closed or rounded off end/part of the earring clamps behind the ear — try clamping it around the thinnest part of the ear and then moving it along the ear, squeezing it tighter, or pulling it apart a little, to adjust comfort). I've showered in it, slept in it, blow-dried my hair in it, worked out in it for about a month, it still looks nice and golden and hasn't budged or tugged or been painful in any way! Again, it does take a little bit of playing around with to get it on properly, but once you've achieved that, it's an incredible piece and a great alternative to another set of piercings!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $21.70.

    14. A bell sleeve shift dress available in 25 colors and prints — TWENTY-FIVE!! You could literally have one for every weekday of the month.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This dress is perfect! I have it in a couple of colors and will be purchasing more! It fits great! I have an XS and a small and I like the fit of both. Size up for a little more swing and size down for a more fitted look. It's really great quality. Has underlining so it's not see-through at all." —Courtney Hupp

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 25 colors).

    15. An elastic waist, ruffled detailed midi skirt with just enough swing to have you flowing when you walk.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I am 5’5", 125 lbs., and am wearing a size small. This skirt is adorable! Not see-through at all, the high low and ruffle are the perfect details! The price for this is perfect and quality is top-notch!" —Morgan Schrock

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-L).

    16. A flowy 3/4 sleeve V-neck blouse so you have the perfect shirt for work and the weekends.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am absolutely in love with this blouse! I get lots of compliments on it. I found it to be true-to-size. I’m 5’6” and wearing a small. Perfect with jeans, but also plan to wear with a black skirt. If I wanted to wear with leggings, I’d order a medium." —Christy @ Our Southern Home, Blog

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 40 styles).

    17. A faux-crocodile embossed mini waist bag, because how have we not been going hands-free when it comes to our purses this whole time?

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Beautiful! Needed a hip bag to use on the sales floor for all types of useful items. Love the very strong and almost automatic magnetic closure. Two strong magnets and it is effortless to open and close. May get a second to wear for pleasure, away from work. Love the quality and embossing of this bag, could literally be worn for a dressy night out to business." —Traveler

    Get it from Amazon for $16.50 (available in 10 colors).

    18. A pair of acrylic and resin statement earrings to have you on trend without breaking the bank.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Okay, I honestly had low expectations because it was only $10, but these are so cute! They aren't too heavy, they aren't too big or too small, and they don't look real cheap or anything. Also, they came with a pair of gold heart stubs that I hadn't expected. I'm really happy with it." —LeAnn

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 16 styles).

    19. A super chic belted midi dress that'll be comfy, breathable, and totally timeless.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is a great material. It’s not itchy on the skin. The fit is very comfortable and looks exactly as pictured. This dress could be worn for many different occasions. The sizing on this dress runs very large. I’m in a small and I’m a 4/6, 34A. I would suggest sizing down a size." —Brooke Kersten

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in three colors).

    20. A stainless steel birth year necklace perfect as a birthday gift — a birthday gift to yourself.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Cute! Perfect choice for a birthday gift! Shipping is also fast, got this before a birthday party. My friend loves it much!" —Emily M

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89 (available from 1980-2006 and in silver and gold).

    21. A layered chain and faux pearl belt, because your waistline wants some fancy jewelry too.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $9.99.

    22. An oversized thermal top for when those fall temps hit and you need the perfect shirt to wear.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love thermals for fall and this is perfect! Super comfy and a bit oversized to wear off the shoulder! Love!" —Life With Cam

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in eight colors).

    23. A ruched long-sleeve T-shirt dress that'll look amazing dressed up with heels or down with your favorite sneakers.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Really cute dress! The one I received is not lined but the material is soft and not very see-through. I wore nude colored undies and you couldn’t see a thing. I’m 5’2”, 125 lbs., and the small fit perfectly — although it does ride up a little when you walk. If you are looking for a slightly looser fit then size up. The ruching on one side does wonders for shaping my waist and the pink color is gorgeous! The price is just right and much cheaper than other versions I’ve seen online. There are other versions from different sellers on Amazon at $20-$22 but the quality on this one is excellent and I’m glad I ordered it." —MizLis

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in six colors).

    24. A lightweight, elastic waistline pleated midi skirt designed with contrasting floral print and emerald green panels you'll look so good in.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I wear a size 12/14 in dresses and skirts, I am 5’6". I got the skirt in XL. The fit was great, the skirt is beautiful and for the price, the quality is fine as well. I recommend it!" —Maria dela

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in seven prints).

    25. A pair of star-studded sterling silver earrings just dainty enough to go with everything you own.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Beautiful earrings, especially for the great price! I got so many compliments!" —XCHARLI

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in seven designs).

    26. A pair of classic anti-slip ankle rainboots for a chic look even when the weather isn't.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Perfect! I wouldn't suggest ordering a size up because I did and my feet were sliding around a little, but a thick pair of socks worked just fine!" —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes 4-11.5 and in five colors).

    27. A tie-waist batwing sweater dress, because now that these temps are dropping you're gonna be so happy you have this in your fashion arsenal.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I love everything about this sweater dress. Fabulous orange color, great workmanship, and thick knit feel. It fits better than I expected. I'm 5'5" and normally wear a size 18, I purchased the XL. The hem rests about 3" above my knees and I'll be wearing it with tights/slim fit pants and ankle boots, etc. You can cover up or reveal as much as you wish or don't wish — this is a classic piece and a must-have. I'm going for the blue one next." —Kindle Customer

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

    28. A decadent cashmere blanket scarf that'll keep you warm and cozy since wearing actual blankets isn't exactly socially acceptable.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this shawl! It is the perfect size for traveling and is soft and cozy. It’s so versatile. I will use it on the plane as well as for chilly nights while on vacation. Thank you for a quality shawl at an affordable price." —Pam

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 30 colors).

    29. A set of adorable hair clips so you can upgrade your 'do but also keep your hair out of your face.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I gotta admit these hair clips are gorgeous. I love all of them. I didn’t know they were going to be so big but I still like them. A must buy." —Amaber D.

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $11.99.

    30. A timeless ruched wrap dress available in so many great colors — whether you want something muted, a pop, or just a subtle fun print...they have it.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is fantastic. I am a tall and curvy working professional. I needed something easy and comfortable to wear all day. This dress took me through meetings and conferences like a breeze. This fit perfectly, and I received so many compliments. The true wrap style allows for a flattering custom fit and easy to maintain modesty while still looking modern and feminine. This dress is wrinkle-free, easy care. Overall a win!" —Ginger F

    Get it from Amazon for $17.17+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 23 colors)

    31. A gorgeous braided velvet headband that's available in some gorgeous jewel tones perfect for fall — it's also especially perfect to give your hair some life between washes.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like this headband, it's a nice accent. I've received so many compliments when I wear it. I got it in black and it is comfortable to wear." —Aurora Casados

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in six colors).

    32. An elegant pair of star-studded earrings you can wear as you walk down the red carpet — also known as the aisles of Target.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I received the gold ones this afternoon and after seeing how beautiful they are I just ordered the black ones. These earrings are stunning! They're very subtle in the sparkle but very elegant and classy-looking. Can be worn day or evening and are very reasonably priced." —SHOZILLA

    Get them from Amazon for $8.58+ (available in silver, rose gold, and gold).

    33. And sparkling set of safety-pin brooches to dazzle up your basic, hum-drum blazer.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this for my long cardigans and it does the job. They are large but it's all good, it's fashionable, and you can put them on anything you would like to add some bling. I have one on my cloth crossbody bag, it looks nice and as I said, adds a little style to plain accessories." —Lee

    Get the set from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five styles).

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