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    29 Cheap Pieces Of Clothing That Give Off Major "High-End Boutique" Energy

    Super stylish finds under 50 bucks — yes please.

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

    1. A bodycon T-shirt dress with a sweet tulip hem you should probably buy in multiple colors, because it's gonna be your new spring uniform with all your jackets, sneakers, and booties.

    2. A crop top you can twist and knot in all sorts of wonderful ways, so it's like 10 trendy pieces for the (very low) price of one.

    3. A pair of cow-print pants that'll finally mooootivate you to try out this super fun trend. Now this is what I call ranch dressing.

    4. A purrrrrfect leopard print tee you'll wear so often, your plain white tee will get jealous. This posh pick just has a bit more paw-zazz.

    reviewer wearing top tucked into black denim shorts

    5. A crop top and maxi skirt set, because matching sets are back in style with a passion this season (Taylor? Are you listening? This is sign from the universe number 1,246,781 to drop the 1989 re-record already).

    6. A faux suede fringe jacket I doubt anyone would guess was only 50 bucks, but that I'm sure will be the sartorial headliner of any upcoming music festival (or brunch).

    model in brown jacket with fringed sleeves
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $49.99 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    7. An expensive-looking ruffle dress that's the perfect designer dupe to rock for all your spring showers (and by that I of course mean bridal and baby, not the rain variety).

    8. A satin leopard midi skirt to take any tee to fashion-blogger-level new heights.

    model in brown leopard print slip skirt with graphic tee
    Asos

    Get it from Asos for $42 (available in sizes 12–26).

    9. Seriously stylish faux leather shorts that are even more of a bargain when you consider you can wear them for all seasons — they look sooooo cute with tights!

    10. A ruffly blouse just begging to be tucked into all your fave skirts and pants for a super polished, high-society-esque look.

    11. A dramatic and fabulous bell sleeve, off-the-shoulder top basically made for striking a glam pose.

    model in blue smocked top with long bell sleeve with bow details
    model in white version
    Rue21

    Get it from Rue21 for $22.99 (available in sizes S–XL and in two colors).

    12. A pair of patchwork pants to totally transform your denim wardrobe. Your basic blues could never.

    13. A scalloped top with a flirty cutout choker neckline that'll make an OOTD pic not optional, but mandatory.

    reviewer wearing top with scalloped neckline and choker style across the front

    14. A sultry maxi dress that's the missing piece your vacay wardrobe has been craving. Just think of all the poses you'll strike in the sunlight (or moonlight) in this bb.

    15. A pair of high-waisted denim mom shorts, because every top in your wardrobe will look approximately a zillion times more ~fashion~ tucked into 'em.

    image of reviewer wearing the light blue high waisted denim shorts with a black belt and white tee

    16. An adorable ruffled bikini for anyone who loves cheap ~frills~.

    17. A classically chic bodycon midi dress to have you looking like a million bucks for, well, a whole lot less than that.

    18. A horoscope graphic tee so no one will ever bug ya to ask "what's your sign?" again. But they will still stop you to compliment this very cool printed cutie.

    two models wearing graphic tee of scorpio and pisces signs

    19. A badass fishnet panel bikini sure to get you ~caught up~ checking yourself out in the mirror and to ~mesh~ well with your chicest pair of sunnies.

    reviewer wearing the neon yellow bikini
    model in the red high-waisted suit

    Promising review: "As soon as I tried this bathing suit on, I knew I needed it in every color! Absolutely love the way it looks and feels on me. Buy it, you won't be disappointed." —Shikiera vasquez

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes L–3XL and in 11 colors).

    20. A super pretty longline bralette you'll wanna show off, not just keep hidden under your clothes. It's so gorgeous, you can't say anything to its lace.

    lace detail bralettes in mauve, cream, and burgundy
    model in red version
    LaniAndKei/Etsy

    Right now, for every two items you buy from this Las Vegas-based small biz, you'll get a free gift!!!

    Promising review: "I love this bralette! It’s beautiful and has a nice cup for keeping things covered. The band is secure without being too tight. The cut allows me to wear it with multiple shirt styles. A+." —megdaniellemdb

    Get it from Lani And Kei on Etsy for $19.79 (available in sizes S–L and in 10 colors).

    21. Ruffly, sheer cover-up pants to turn all your swimsuits into a full-on ~outfit~. Where's the paparazzi when you need them?

    22. A matching tie-dye lounge set, because it's not too late to get in on the Instaworthy loungewear trend.

    model wearing matching long sleeve top and short set in pastel tie-dye print

    23. Or, if you prefer solid colors, a surprisingly chic knit lounge set that's a heck of a lot cuter than plain old sweats, but still snuggly. Plus, you can break up the top and shorts for tons of WFH outfit combinations.

    A reviewer wearing the long-sleeved crop top and shorts set in cream
    reviewer in light green version

    Promising review: "It’s safe to say that I am OBSESSED with this lounge set! The color is just like the pictures and it fits true to size. The quality is much better than anticipated, which was a pleasant surprise! It’s super comfy and cozy for lounging around, but you can also throw on a pair of jeans to dress it up and wear it out! I also think the shorts would be acceptable to wear out with a graphic tee. :)" —Julia N

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in 18styles, including short sleeve versions).

    24. A cool LBD with statement-making, pearl-embellished sheer sleeves that'll steal the scene on your next night out.

    reviewer wearing black midi bodycon dress with heels

    25. The perfect sleeveless crop top you'll rock on its own come summer but as an essential layering piece year-round.

    model in white crop tank with blazer and jean shorts
    model in top with fuzzy coat and black jeans
    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned Australian shop with a huge selection of trendy clothes!

    Promising review: "I love this cute crop. It’s so comfortable to wear braless and still feels really supportive and teams well with a skirt or boyfriend jeans." —Karrie Ann F.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $34.95 (available in sizes 0–12 and in more colors here).

    26. A wedding-guestworthy pleated midi dress with chic flared sleeves that makes a bold statement all on its own, but you'll get bonus points for rocking it with a statement necklace.

    reviewer in the tie waist yellow dress with short sleeves
    reviewer wearing the dress in green

    Some reviewers recommend sizing down!

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this dress! It's flowy and lightweight; not too tight. Can be dressed up or dressed down. The perfect wedding guest or work or church dress! I wear an 18 in pants and typically would order an XL dress, but the large dress fit me perfectly. Follow the sizing guide in the product description! I'm planning on buying another color as well!" —Cailey B.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in seven colors).

    27. A sweet sweatshirt that's simple but still oh-so-selfie-worthy, so you'll feel ~peachy~ every time you pluck it from your closet.

    model wearing gray crew neck sweater with tiny peach embroidered on front with words "peachy"

    28. A regal one-shoulder bodysuit you can easily tuck in to pretty much any skirt or pair of pants to create a red-carpet-worthy outfit.

    A reviewer wearing the bodysuit with one long sleeve in red, tucked into pants
    A reviewer wearing the balloon sleeve bodysuit in emerald green, tucked into a skirt

    Some reviewers suggest sizing down!

    Promising review: "Stunning. I love this top!! I got a small in the red. It is exactly as pictured. Beautiful color! It was a little baggy but also very comfy. I’m ordering another color! So many compliments! Might try an XS this time." —CM

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and in 10 colors).

    29. A cheery daisy and gingham romper (with pockets!!!) that's pretty much the definition of a compliment magnet. Just add white sneaks and you'll be walking on sunshine.

    model in short sleeve orange gingham and daisy print romper
    Rebdolls

    Rebdolls is a WOC-owned small business based in Harlem, NY!

    Get it from Rebdolls for $47.99 (available in sizes M–3X).

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