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    39 Cheap Things That'll Make You Want To Dress Up More In 2019

    You won't even REMEMBER your sweats after these.

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    1. A rib knit sweater dress that'll be perfect for layering over the same old t-shirt you love wearing, anyway.

    Promising review: "I love the way this fits and feels. The material is very soft and warm. It's perfect for fall/winter with a t-shirt underneath, leggings, and boots. I like it so much I'm ordering another in a different color." —amkm

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

    2. A loose-fit sweater for staying your relentlessly comfortable self while still managing to look *extra* presentable for work.


    Promising review: "I like this sweater. It's lovely to look at, feels warm, is very nice to the touch, well-made, and unique." —celebrateoften

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and two colors).

    3. A pair of leather leggings so you can ~kick up~ your wardrobe with some edge starting January 1st — heck, do it one leg at a time.,

    Promising review: "I am a very picky buyer; I shop extremely carefully on Amazon. I don't really post reviews often unless the product just blows me away, and these leggings are fabulous. My husband asked me when I bought buy a pair of leather pants. He thought they were real leather." —Jewlo

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

    4. A striped sweater dress, because this'll feel like your favorite pullover you sadly left behind JUST for the day. It will be there when you get home, I promise.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $17.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    5. A faux suede wrap skirt that'll quickly upgrade your usual toppers in just a cinch.


    Promising review: "I’m in love with this skirt! It’s not as short as the picture, which makes it appropriate for work and casual events. It’s comfortable, adjustable, and goes well with a lot of outfits. The material is smooth." —TheLittleShopper

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S-L and seven styles).

    6. A pair of embellished ankle boots for elevating your style while keeping you comfortably low to the ground.


    Promising review: "These are super cute and comfy! I work at a law office and am constantly moving, but these are comfy for hours! I've never had an issue and they could be dressed up or down. Love them!" —srkalin

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and seven styles).

    7. A printed maxi dress so you can rely on a timelessly easy outfit — the only effort required with this bb is pulling it over your head.


    Promising review (for the dress on the left): "Overall, the dress is very romantic, flowy, and makes me feel fabulous. People turned to look at it wherever I go! It's a great spring, summer, and fall dress. Maybe winter too with warm layers underneath. This dress is pretty enough for a date, an event, to go out and about and turn heads, and depending on the style you choose, is still conservative enough to wear to a place that requires more modesty, like visiting a church, synagogue or temple." —AJB

    Get them from Amazon: the dress on the left for $18.98+ (available in sizes XS-XL and 29 colors and styles) and the dress on the right for $27.99+ (available in sizes 0X-3X and 19 colors and styles).

    8. An off-the-shoulder ruffle top, because you'll IMMEDIATELY be able to ~shrug~ off the pressures of finding an inexpensive yet sophisticated outfit.

    Lane Bryant

    Promising review: "This is the best top I've bought all year. The off-the-shoulder design does not slide and the cinched waist makes it a beautiful silhouette." —Ctrupka

    Get it from Lane Bryant for $20.99 (originally $34.99; available in sizes 12-28).

    9. A faux leather watch with a subtle crystal face that'll stay *on hand* at all times whenever you need a quick sophisticated accessory.


    Promising review: "I’m obsessed with this watch! The band fits perfectly and is the right thickness! The rose gold detail looks so amazing and I love the face. The diamonds just make it more elegant. I will definitely recommend this to friends and family! I may even order in other colors!" —Jill

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in nine colors).

    10. A sharp blazer for fashionably topping off your favorite band shirts that you can't bear to part with for even one day.


    Promising review: "This is a great jacket to wear with many styles. It is very comfortable and easy to care for." —Cheryl A. Ranier

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in sizes S-XXL and two colors).

    11. A plaid pencil dress so you discover a pattern on how easy it is to style sophisticated outfits when all you need is a one-and-done piece like this.


    Promising review: "When I received this dress, I was really pleased with the quality! The plaid is a nice print and not too busy. The dress also has a lining, so it isn't thin or see-through. I ordered one size up (medium) and it fit perfectly. This dress will be perfect for layering several different ways, with a blazer or tall boots or a pretty statement necklace." —Carrie A.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and five colors).

    12. A pair of crystal tassel earrings, because these'll polish your ensembles without creating a hassle.


    Promising review: "Wow! I bought these (in navy) as a gift for my sister's 30th birthday. I am so impressed with the quality. They are beautiful. I’m excited to give them to her, but I kind of want to keep them. LOVE!" —Colby Garrett Vandever

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six colors).

    13. A pair of metallic pants that'll help you shine every time you go out — all while feeling like pajama pants.


    Get them from Boohoo for $16 (originally $40; available in sizes 12-20).

    14. A pair of patterned overalls for getting ready in a ~snap~, aka tossing these over your go-to warm tops. Who knew something other than pajamas could be so satisfying?


    Promising review: "These have become my absolute favorite article of clothing! I paired it with a white thermal crop top and I've never received so many compliments. I want them in every color now!" —jen

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (claims to fit one size; available in 20 styles).

    15. A faux fur scarf so you can upgrade the exact same winter coat you've been wearing all winter without going up to your neck in debt.


    Promising review: "It's very nicely made, warm, long, and beautiful — I really love it, and I have many scarves. This is now one of my favorites." —Concerned about Kids

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in 15 styles).

    16. A leopard print open sweater, because this'll dress up your favorite t-shirt and jeans combo without having to get too ~wild~ with effort.


    Promising review: "The fit for this is perfect and 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 17 styles).

    17. A ruffled velvet dress that'll make a *smooth* transition into night before you even have time to give up and nap instead.


    Promising review: "I love this dress! I am not a girly girl and rarely dress up, but this dress makes me feel 'grown up sexy' without compromising comfort. I bought it in purple, and the picture on here does not do it justice. It’s so pretty. It’s form fitting, but not obnoxious where I can’t move." —Richard S. Garner

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XL-3XL and four colors).

    18. A ribbed off-the-shoulder bodysuit for having a dressy ally that won't ever demand you tuck it in throughout the day. In fact, it promises to do all the work for you.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (available in sizes XS-XL and two colors).

    19. A pair of elastic ballet flats so you can look polished at the office, minus the *sole*-crushing heels.

    They're even available in ~25~ colors and s-u-p-e-r cheap so you can collect 'em all for versatility! Check out why a BuzzFeeder lives by these!

    Promising review: "I’ve been searching for a cute flat that actually stays on my feet and are comfortable — a task that seemed unattainable until these miracles entered my life. They're true-to-size, have comfy insoles, and the straps aren’t too tight or too loose. These are the only flats I’ve owned that didn’t need to be broken in! I'm definitely buying these in other colors." —Legss

    Get them from Amazon for $7+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and 12 colors).

    20. A ruffled loose dress, because 2019 is the year we learn wearing something other than leggings can still be extremely comfortable.

    Promising review: "What I thought was really cool about this dress is that it didn’t wrinkle — even fresh out of the packaging, it was wrinkle-free. This would probably be a good dress to pack in your suitcase and not have to worry about ironing on vacation. I wore it to Friendsgiving dinner and loved it." —Gabi

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

    21. A double-buckle belt that'll instantly make all of your jeans look cutting edge.


    Promising review: "This is great quality for the price. I would buy it 1,000 more times, but it’s so durable that I won't need to." —Samantha Cruz

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 0/2-4/8 and six styles).

    22. A pair of velvet leggings for basically wearing pajamas all day and STILL getting major credit. 2019 is beautiful already.


    Promising review: "I can't believe how great these fit. I was surprised at the quality of these in real life! I'm tempted to stock up on other colors!" —ShoeShoppingStar

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS-5X and 21 colors).

    23. A V-neck tunic so you can quickly throw something trendy over leggings, tights, jeans, WHATEVER. Call it presto chic.


    Get it from H&M for $29.99 (available in sizes 0-18 and four styles).

    24. A lace bralette, because this + sheer shirt = instantly 100 seconds worth of OOTD shots. AND no underwire? We are truly blessed.

    Amazon, Torrid

    Promising review (for the first bralette): "These bras are so soft and cozy. I will probably end up buying another set so I can wear them all the time!" —Jeri

    Get the first bralette as a set of two or three from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in sizes S-L and four color combinations) and the second bralette from Torrid for $17.97 (originally $34.90; available in sizes 00-6).

    25. A belted dress with puff sleeves that'll let you look like a grownup at work without leaving behind your true self: the one who just wants to stay wrapped in blankets all day.


    Promising review: "I love this dress so much I bought it in red, black and white! It's comfortable and stylish. It's slightly thin, great for summer and can be worn on the colder months with tights and boots. I've received so many compliments." —EssenceHaritos

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and nine colors and two styles, in short and long sleeves).

    26. A pair of sequined tights to give you a leg up on polished dressing — no trip to Wolford required.


    Promising review: "They’re cute! I’ve worn them a few times and I even got my bracelet caught on them, but they didn’t rip, which is awesome! I love them. They add that flair to my outfits I’ve been looking for!" —alina

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 20 styles and combinations).

    27. A metallic A-line skirt for twirling into the new year with a whole new wardrobe. Ok, so your shirt is the same. So are your sneakers. BUT THIS SKIRT IS NEW.


    Get it from ModCloth for $39.99 (originally $59; available in sizes XXS-4X).

    28. A faux suede chain bag so you don't have to shoulder the burden of looking effortlessly trendy. This'll do it all for you.


    Promising review: "I love this! The chains are fun. Although it isn't real leather, it is as nice as the expensive version of this bag. If only they made a matching wallet..." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 16 styles).

    29. A long-sleeved cinched dress, because this'll both make you look like an adult and get you out the door in time to actually get to work on time.


    Promising review: "This dress is so great! I got the striped one and it's so fun and girly. This still covers me up on top and is long enough to wear to work. I want every color and pattern." —AllieC23

    Get it from Nordstrom for $29.40 (originally $48; available in sizes XS-XXL and eight styles).

    30. A lace bodysuit that'll look upscale with anything from jeans to skirts — a.k.a. you're about to wear this for the next 12 months.


    Promising review: "I am long-waisted which makes most bodysuits super uncomfortable, as they tend to ride up constantly. Not this one! It stayed put and looks adorable with a dark pair of jeans for date night. Love it!" —SimplyPutSarah

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes 16-24 and three colors).

    31. A loose long-sleeved T-shirt dress for putting comfort first, but still inspiring you to post 100 seconds worth of Insta stories. Don't forget to include "POCKETS" in all caps.,


    Promising review: "These dresses are both a great quality and lovely. I have purchased ALL of the colors, because they're perfect for work! I work as a home designer in a corporate setting so showing of any tattoos is taboo. These dresses are absolutely perfect for work! I almost want to buy multiples of each color as a back-up!" —J

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and 17 colors).

    32. A set of stylish sheer socks so you can *literally* put your best foot forward January 1st. Feel free to wear 'em with sneakers.


    Each set comes with a variety of five styles!

    Promising review: "I love these! I thought they'd be quite flimsy because of the sheer material, but they actually feel like real socks, and I've gotten SO many compliments on them! So far, I've gotten LOTS of bang for my buck!" —Rachael

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $11.89+ (available in eight style combinations).

    33. A velvet cold shoulder top, because this'll make it more than possible to grin and bare getting dressed for a night out. Dare I say...enjoyable?


    Promising review: "I really am impressed with this shirt. It's good quality and fits great. I normally wear a small, but ordered a medium and it fits perfectly." —Rachel shaw

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

    34. A pair of ruffled leggings that'll prove living in comfort will always be *in vogue*. Will you wear these for the next 365 days in a row? Absolutely.

    Promising review: "These pants are so cute! I love the stretchy material, and the cute ruffles at the hems make it look different than any other black plants! They are a bit high-waisted, which I love, and they're opaque enough so you're sure your underwear won't peek through. You can just easily slip these on, and you're good to go! Very comfortable!" —Corinth

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in XS-L).

    35. A plaid mini skirt for making it so easy to look on-trend you'll wonder why you didn't just major in fashion. Clearly you're AMAZING at it.

    Free People

    Promising review: "I got this in the red/brown houndstooth color, which is super cute. The skirt is a soft and stretchy cotton material, which is very comfortable." —Free People Customer

    Get it from Free People for $39.95 (originally $50; available in sizes XS-L and two colors).

    36. A silk and lace cami so wearing this under your usual sweater suddenly looks luxurious.


    Promising review: "This is great quality for the price. I honestly expected something oddly shiny and extremely itchy, but that's not at all the case. I ended up returning one I got from a big fancy name brand boutique for three times the price , because it looked almost identical to this one." —Tes

    Get it from Amazon for $10.80+ (available in sizes XS-L and 11 colors).

    37. A turtleneck sweater dress, because you'll be up to your neck in compliments even when relying on just this one dress. Plus, it's subtle enough to wear ALL the time. Believe in the power of this dress.

    Promising review: "I bought one in black, one in purple, and one in blue. I love them all. I get sooo many compliments when I wear this dress. They're not too tight or too loose. I wear them to work in a law office. They're a perfect work dress with a nice pair of high boots." —M. Arab

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 14 colors).

    38. An asymmetrical ruffle skirt that'll keep your closet in ~full bloom~ all year long, thanks to its versatility. Sweater and tights? Check. Cami and sandals? Double check.


    Promising review: "This is a great skirt for a great price. I am 5’6 and it comes below my calves, and it has a liner. It seems to be true to size. I'm very pleased!" —Bea4ever

    Get it from Target for $13 (originally $20; available in sizes XS-XL).

    39. A lace shirt for having a stylish no-brainer whenever you need to leave the house NOW. Why do we even own alarms?,

    Promising review: "I love this even more than I thought I would! The swing style of the bodice area is divine. The fit is great. The sleeves are quite warm even though they’re lace, so probably it's best for cooler evenings." —Her

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XL-5XL and four colors).

    Going through your closet now like:

    10 by 10 Entertainment

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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