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    38 Cheap Things That'll Actually Make Your Wardrobe Feel Brand-New

    Because we want to be trendy this season, but kind of need to eat.

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    1. A ruffled, front-tie T-shirt so you can stick to your usual tee-and-jeans combo, but with an approachable update.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this shirt! It is so soft, stylish, and cute! The back length is long enough to cover the bum when wearing leggings. When my daughter first saw me wearing it she guessed I had bought it at my favorite department store. I highly recommend." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in sizes S-3XL and 27 colors and patterns).

    2. A leopard print belt, because this'll meet you in the *middle* when it comes to subtly giving your denim a fashionable twist.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this belt! I’ve been wanting to add belts to my wardrobe, especially since they’re so on-trend right now. This belt looks expensive and adds a little pop of texture to my outfit." —Lori

    Get it from Amazon for $15.86+ (available in sizes XS-XL).

    3. A satin skirt that'll help you make a *smooth* transition from wearing jeans all the time. Dare I say when you start wearing this with sneakers and band tees, people may start considering you Best Dressed at the office.

    Nasty Gal

    Get them from Nasty Girl: the gray skirt for $25 (originally $50; available in sizes S-L and two colors) and the pink skirt for $20 (originally $40; available in sizes 2-20).

    4. A pair of faux leather d'orsay flats for replacing those boots you've been wearing 24/7. It's time to set those feet FREE in the name of spring fashion.

    instagram.com

    Promising review: "For the $22 price I was not expecting much, having seen many similar shaped styles of shoes range between $30-$150 in various stores and on Amazon, but I was really surprised by the quality, finish, and comfort of these shoes. I'm going to order a few more colors as they become available. I'm a size 9 and these were a perfect fit." —MahNaz

    Get them from Amazon for $22.20+ (available in sizes 5.5-12 and six colors).

    5. A bohemian long-sleeved dress so you can feel particularly *care-free* about what to wear as the seasons transition. It'll keep you warm if it stays cold (please no), but work just as well with flats come spring.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "This is so soft and comfortable to wear with leggings. I get lots of compliments on it." —AnonymousinChicago

    Get it from Walmart for $29.99 (available in sizes 1X-3X and three colors).

    6. A tulle midi skirt, because this is your time to get the Carrie Bradshaw closet you DESERVE — just without the tremendous debt.

    Jordan Vines / VinesStudio.com / Via vinesstudios.com

    Promising review: "I am in love with this skirt! Finally, an inexpensive and TRULY FULL tulle skirt! I have been wanting a full tulle skirt for some time, and I've passed on several others that are on Amazon because so many have reviews that say they are not actually as full as the photo makes them appear. However, this is NOT the case with this skirt! This skirt is well constructed and the tulle is very sturdy and on the stiff side so it really has a lot of volume, even without a pinafore!" —TickTockAlice

    Get it from Amazon $28+ (available in sizes XS-5X and 45 colors).

    7. A button-down floral dress that'll stick by your side for seasons to come, thanks to its versatility. Tights and boots? Check. Sandals and sunnies? Double check. This just put an official end to your constant "what the heck do I wear?!".

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I loved my first dress so much, I bought a second the next day! I get compliments the very first time I wore it. The elastic band is super stretchy. I recently tried on about 20 dresses at a store and this one is easily my favorite of them all." —WeenLover

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and 23 colors and patterns).

    8. A pair of wide-leg, cropped jeans for finally retiring your daily black denim. Prepare to be shocked when you learn how much you love wearing (gasp!) COLOR.

    American Eagle

    AND they're high-waisted?! Be still, my heart. Plus they're 100% cotton so they won't stretch (but are still nice and soft).

    Promising review: "I love the way these pants fit, they are very comfortable at the waist and also make your legs look very long! It's very cute with a belt, as well. The color is very unique and stands out in a crowd! 10/10." —Kera

    Get them from American Eagle for $29.99 (originally $49.94; available in sizes 00-20 in short, regular, and long).

    9. A set of marble-patterned barrettes to easily update the very same ensembles you've been wearing for months. Considering they're one of this season's biggest trends, they'll probably inspire you to go ~head-first~ into dressing stylishly every darn day.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought about five or six different barrettes at the same time on Amazon because I needed some quickly, but am always nervous that they will be flimsy or not hold as much hair as I need them to. These two barrettes are very attractive, but not too dressy so work for everyday wear nicely. They are light-weight, but not flimsy and they clasp and hold just fine. Both have had several months of service and are still holding up nicely!" —Deb

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 13 styles).

    10. A rib-knit sweater dress so you can continue to wear the same old T-shirt you love wearing, but with a welcome update. AND you'll still feel just as comfy, courtesy of this super soft material.

    amazon.com

    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).

    11. A belted striped jumpsuit, because there is truly nothing better than a fashionable one-and-done outfit. This is not my opinion, it's a fact. END OF DISCUSSION.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $29.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    12. A oversized denim jacket that'll let you top off your favorite leggings in order to make your *lazy day* looks seem a little more put-together. Long live comfy dressing.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've been searching for a very long time for those oversized boyfriend jackets from years gone by. Snug fitting short cropped denim jackets are not at all comfortable, and can you actually wear a sweater underneath!? This jacket also has roomy inside pockets where I can store phone, glasses, keys, lists, etc. Yes, this jacket rates five stars from this gal!" —Sherry Barbara

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99 (available in sizes S-L and three colors).

    13. A mix-print blouse for creating a pattern of looking extra polished at work — even if you pair this with your usual everyday denim.

    Asos

    Get it from Asos for $32 (available in sizes 0-14; sizes 12-24 available in a separate listing).

    14. A French beret so there's never a *cap* on new ways to wear your regular clothes. This'll update everything as soon as it's on your head.

    amazon.com

    Btw, it's a wool-blend material!

    Promising review: "I have received many compliments wearing these berets! I feel very stylish! These berets fit my head wonderfully; not too tight. The colors are nice and vibrant. I recommend these!" —Kathryn’s Hacks

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89+ (available in 17 colors).

    15. A floral mini slip, because this'll grow on you from day one. Wear a cardigan over it, layer it over tops, rock it with combat boots, WHATEVER. The limit does not exist.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $29.95 (originally $78; available in sizes XS-L and two colors).

    16. A striped cardigan sweater that'll chicly accessorize your favorite leggings so you don't have to stray too far from your ~comfort~ zone.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This has become one of my favorites! Thanks to its multiple colors, it's so easy to create many different outfits. It goes with just about anything. It's a medium weight, which makes it perfect for just about any time of year. I can dress it up to wear to the office or pair it with jeans, and it still looks fabulous! It's great quality and is very comfortable." —Chris B

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

    17. A denim skirt for looking *red hot* even when worn with the shirt you've had since high school. It'll be happy to meet someone new.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $17 (available in sizes 00-18).

    18. A pair of faux leather leggings so you can ~kick up~ your wardrobe with some edge starting the minute you throw these on. Think of these as an upgrade from your everyday black jeans.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I get sooo many compliments! I love the way my butt looks in them. I'm a hairstylist and I loved how after a haircut I didn't feel itchy, because the hair just slid off. They're fleece-lined too, so that is just a bonus in comfortable land! Love, love, love them — I got a size 3X and they fit perfectly! I'm usually super nervous about ordering pants online, but this was a win for sure." –M. Slotterbeck

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-4X and four styles).

    19. A cropped button-down cardigan, because this'll give your old sweaters a run for their money. Can they make old tops look stylish, match jeans, skirts, and dresses, AND feel unbeatably soft? I. DON'T. THINK. SO.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "This is elegant and has extremely soft fabric. Plus, it's warm and trendy. It's the perfect length: not short like a crop sweater, but not long either. It can be paired with both pants and skirts. I'm a US size 8, chest 36D, and the medium fit perfectly." —Radha212

    Get it from Nordstrom for $23.99 (originally $48; available in sizes 2-12 and seven colors).

    20. A pair of faux suede over-the-knee boots that'll recreate designer looks without the sole-crushing cost. Your outfits are about to always look very *in vogue*.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These boots fit great and look more expensive than they are. The size 8 fits comfortably. People ask me if I'm wearing Stuart Weitzman boots ($375+). I now have the boot in two colors and plan to get more!" —Jennifer

    Get them from Amazon for $18.68+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and four colors).

    21. A buttoned blazer dress for putting your overworn LBD to pasture. It's time to introduce some color to your nightlife wardrobe.

    Boohoo

    Get it from Boohoo for $25 (originally $50; available in sizes 12-24 and three colors).

    22. A boho V-neck romper with dramatic flare sleeves so you can create a trendy outfit in one easy step: put this on. Ok and some shoes, but you're already more than halfway there.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this romper so much. I wore it to Electric Forest and it was extremely comfortable. The fabric was super light. I got so many compliments on it! I loved it so much that I bought it in the other print they sell." —Pav

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

    23. A pair of gold-plated hoop earrings, because these'll go with everything and make chicly accessorizing incredibly easy. Tl;dr: you can wear these all the time and still look polished and on-trend every day.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "WOW, I'm so impressed with my earrings. I absolutely love them. They're such high-quality and before I even had the product out of the package I knew I was going right over to Amazon and ordering more. I'm extremely impressed with them. I've been searching the local stores for hoop earrings and have not been able to find any, so I really had my fingers crossed that these would be nice and they are." —Valerie Forkner

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in gold, rose gold, and silver, and in two styles).

    24. A ruffled chambray wrap dress that'll keep you from getting the wardrobe blues. Think of this as your most stylish go-to whenever you need to get ready in a cinch.

    J. Crew

    Get it from J. Crew Factory for $39 (originally $98; available in sizes XXS-3X).

    25. A cinched peplum top for keeping your wardrobe in full bloom, even when your motivation to create new ensembles wilts. This'll do all the work for you.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this shirt!!! The fabric feels amazing and the flow is great." —Scott M.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes 0X-3X and eight colors and patterns).

    26. A belted sweater vest so you can keep warm during colder weather without ruining your outfits. Not to mention, this'll let you explore more combos than your usual pullover sweaters.

    Walmart

    Get it from Walmart for $16.94 (available in sizes S-XXL and four colors).

    27. A pair of retro oval sunglasses, because these'll always make you look effortlessly cool — key word "effortless." Turns out your old sweatshirt looks 100% more trendy when paired with these.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are so fun! They remind me of the infamous pair that Kurt Cobain wore — super mod. They are very sturdy plastic and the white is bright with no scratches or marks; they are also balanced. You can tell Sojos takes care into making sure their glasses are high quality. I recommend these to anyone looking to add a bit of fun or flair into their look!" —pd

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in eight colors).

    28. An overall jumper with **pockets** that'll make your blouses wonder how you've gone all this time pairing them with pants. Will this give them new life? ABSOLUTELY.

    ModCloth

    Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this jumper! It fits *almost* perfectly, has POCKETS, and goes well with basically every shirt in my closet. I'm considering purchasing a second one in another color just because!" —mary

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

    29. A backless lace-trim bodysuit for finally answering your weekly pleas of what to wear every Saturday night. No more backing out of plans because you don't like your clothes.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Wow. I'm very impressed with this bodysuit! It's so beautiful. I paired it with a formal, floor-length skirt and received so many compliments! Best $15 I've spent!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS-L and eight styles).

    30. A square-neck cami so you can give all your tops that are on heavy rotation a new perspective with this unexpected twist.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I ended up buying one in every color, but the honey is definitely my favorite. I am usually a size small and the small fits tighter across the chest (I'm 32D) which is cute, but I also ordered in medium which has a looser, more casual fit for a different look. It's super versatile — I can wear with anything for so many different occasions. It's gorgeous in person; photos on the site don't do it justice!" —kaa988

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29 (originally $39; available in sizes XS-XL).

    31. A pair of baggy denim overalls, because these'll help you feel more fashionable in a ~snap~. Are you still wearing the same exact tee you pick every week? Perhaps, but no one will know.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are so comfy. I bought these on a lim and prayed they would work for a trip a had a few days later, and they were PERFECT! I am curvy so I had a hard time finding the perfect pair and I can’t believe I found them on Amazon. They do run like a boyfriend fit. If that’s not what you’re looking for then I would size down!" —Meagan

    Get it from Amazon for $21.80+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and three colors).

    32. A crossbody or bucket bag that won't make you shoulder the burden of looking instantly trendy. This'll put all your usual clothes up to the task.

    Amazon, Free People

    Promising review (for the crossbody): "I’ve been looking for the perfect crossbody and travel bag for years and I’ve finally found it! I don’t like shopping with my normally huge purse, so this is perfect. It holds everything I need: iPhone 6 Plus, money, credit cards, makeup, anything! I ordered it in black and it is so sharp and elegant!" —Denise Cordova

    Get the crossbody from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 13 colors) and the bucket bag from Free People for $29.95 (originally $48; available in three colors).

    33. A floral chiffon topper for making all your outfits flourish with minimal effort. I suppose this is what happens when we try colors other than black and gray.

    Torrid

    Get it from Torrid for $37.42 (originally $49.90; claims to fit one size).

    34. A tie-front T-shirt dress so you can look put-together for any occasion, whether you wear this with heels or sneakers. It's time to introduce a new going-out piece to your Insta grid.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness. This dress exceeded my expectations. I bought the blue/green color and it’s beautiful. The best part is I can adjust the waist/size of the dress. If you want to give yourself some extra room after wearing it for a bit or eating a big meal, lol, just adjust the belt. It’s a tie-belt so you are in control of how loose or tight you want it. Just BUY this dress." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 23 colors, in short and long sleeves).

    35. A leopard print blouse, because this'll totally transform all your bottoms without making you go ~wild~ with spending.

    HM

    Get it from H&M for $17.99 (available in sizes 0-14 and two colors).

    36. A pair of lightweight platform sneakers that'll help you *run away* from wearing your old gym shoes with regular outfits. Comfort AND style? All hail athleisure.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are very comfortable shoes — probably some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. I'm on my feet a lot; I work with patients. Because of their open-weave design, your feet can breathe. If you're on your feet all day these are the best things you could buy. They also hold up really well." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes 5-9 and four colors).

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    37. A pair of sunflower flare pants for making you say "leggings who?". They're just as comfy, but STRETCHY and right on-trend. Heck, you may start to overwear these too. I'll allow it.

    Forever 21

    They're made of a stretch-knit fabric and have an elasticized waist!

    Promising review: "These are super cute and comfortable, if you’re 5’6 and shorter they might be longer at the bottom, but all you need are some cute platform sandals and you’re good to go!" —Qui D.

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

    38. A velvet embroidered dress so you can look extra dressy, despite throwing this over really anything. Sweatshirt, you were good to us. But now it's time to move on to more stylish toppers.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the best dress I have ever bought off of Amazon. I am so in love with this that I will order one in every single color — it is that nice of a dress with vibrant colors and pretty embroidery." —Sharon C.

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

    You showing off your new ~stylish~ self:

    Nickelodeon

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

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