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30 Fashionable Things To Add To Your Life For Under $25

Under-$25 picks for anyone who wants fabulous — that is your simple request — but doesn't exactly have a Sharpay Evans budget.

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

1. Chic, under-$15 sunglasses with over 3,000 five-star reviews that some folks say are comparable to a certain brand that rhymes with Shmay-Span.

A reviewer wearing the tortoiseshell print wayfarer sunglasses
reviewer in transparent rose gold version

Promising review: "I am still in shock that these sunglasses were so nice. I bought them for the style and look (trendy yet comfortable) and figured the polarized label was a gimmick (polarized sunnies I’ve bought in the past have been well over $200). I was going on a trip and needed some sunglasses I wouldn’t cry over if I didn’t return with them (always lose mine). These sunglasses were packaged beautifully. They came with a polarized tester! They passed the test as well as my Ray-Bans I knew were polarized, but when I kept switching back and forth between these and my Ray-Bans I’m pretty sure the lenses on these are even CLEARER. Maybe because they were brand new, but I was so impressed!! They are so cute and stylish while also so comfortable with an amazing lens. BUY THESE!! Super-good deal, you won’t be disappointed! They also seem so sturdy, so I’m hoping they will last me a while. Update: I still have these sunglasses and I’m still obsessed!!! ONLY issue I have had with them is the lens glue is kinda melting down but I think it’s because I left them out alone in Arizona 110-degree weather, just boiling them out there. Still look amazing, still so strong. I’ve sat on them 8,574,927 times and they are still alive. Amazing. I’ll never buy expensive sunnies again." —liz

Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 10 colors).

2. A sleek and minimal midi tank dress that's comfy enough to lounge around in while you work from home (while still feeling way more stylish than you would in sweats), but that can also be styled up under a jacket, with booties, or knotted at the side (or all the above).

reviewer in V-neck blue dress
reviewer in gray version knotted under a jean jacket
www.amazon.com, @ajetsetjournal on Instagram / Via www.amazon.com

Reviewers recommend sizing up if you don't want a clingy fit!

Promising review: "I absolutely love these dresses. I work in the corporate offices of a bank and I am going to buy another of each color and make this my work uniform for when I don't want to think about clothes. They're soft and comfy, but also very nice looking with a cardigan. More colors please!" —P.J. Simmons

Get it from Amazon for $21.90 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 10 colors).

3. An artful and groovy wavy mirror for admiring your flawless red lippie, jewelry game, and your cute-as-heck face. Styling yourself with the help of decor that's super stylish itself? It's a win-win.

asymmetric tabletop mirror on a wooden stand on a dresser
Pier Haus/Etsy

It's from a UK-based small business!

Promising review: "Arrived safely and looks really well-made! I'm super pleased with it; looks amazing in my bedroom!" —Sophie

Get it from Pier Haus on Etsy for $21.70.

4. A set of 20 (!!!) glam and super on-trend hair clips (for under $10!!!) to help you break out of your hair rut without doing something drastic, like getting bangs.

the clips and pins, including gold, pearl, marble effect, and colorful circular bauble styles
reviewer wearing several of the clips at once

Promising review: "They're so beautiful! They're bigger than expected, but that's a good thing! Definitely buy them! They have a good grip; my hair is super straight and they don't slip off." —Yamiley M.

Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

5. A convenient ring light that'll help you take awesome outfit pics, look your best on every video meeting, and up your 'gram game. It's got a tripod stand with a phone-holder grip and a remote, and the height can be adjusted from a desktop size to over 5 feet for a freestanding option. Hope you're ready to get glowing.

reviewer using the light at their desk during a video call
reviewer's gorgeous selfie

This wonder also features three light colors and 10 brightness settings!

Promising review: "Today we're doing more Zoom calls than ever and you want to look your best, right? Look no further than this light. It provides a ton of light, and if you want to dial it back, you can easily do that using the remote. You can also change the light color to find the optimal one for your room (consider the color of light bulbs in your room already). Overall, it does exactly what it promises and it's been a great addition to my webcam setup. Highly recommended!" —absolutbob

Get it from Amazon for $18.49.

6. A clear bubble umbrella, which is not only a cool and stylish rain accessory itself, but will let everyone see your entire fabulous 'fit from head to toe, even on dreary days. No more hiding that great hair or those statement earrings you splurged on under cumbersome rain gear.

two stylishly dressed models using clear dome umbrellas
Amazon

Promising review: "A statement piece!! First of all I get so many compliments. I am able to cover my face from the rain plus clearly see where I'm going, with basically a 360 view of everything. When in crowded areas it’s very convenient, because it doesn't take up as much space a traditional umbrella, but it’s wide enough to cover me and my backpack. Two people are able to fit awkwardly inside, but I’m pretty sure this type of umbrella design is meant for you to go solo." —LISA

Get it from Amazon for $26 (available plain or with colorful polka dots).

7. A designer-inspired faux leather double-circle belt you (and your fave denim) will love so much you'll wanna put a ring on it.

A reviewer wearing the black belt with a gold overlapping circle buckle with a sweater and jeans
A reviewer wearing the brown version with three different jeans outfits

It's got over 1,000 positive reviews!

Promising review: "This is my favorite belt! It's perfect with jeans and I get so many compliments on it. I love that the double-ring is sort of designer-inspired, but not a complete knockoff of the Gucci belt. I highly recommend! I am typically a medium and the medium was perfect." —Everyday Teacher Style

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in women's sizes XS–XL and in 11 styles).

8. Posh as heck tropical leaf earrings with a low price tag but more than enough panache to make everyone stop and (mon)ster(a).

monstera shaped drop earrings in green
reviewer wearing the medium size drops in the multicolor version

Promising review: "OMG :). I bought these earrings to give my rehearsal dinner look a cute tropical vibe while keeping to our wedding colors! These are soooo cute. Well-made and not heavy. I will wear these again and again and again." —Ken G.

Get them from Amazon for $6.69+ (available in 10 styles).

9. A cool matte topcoat to give that nail polish shade you've worn a zillion times before a fresh new vibe that everyone will be eyeing. Your mani will look like that of a NYFW model, as a matte-r of fact.

Promising review: "Can't believe how great this is. Works perfectly. I've tried other brands and all they did was mess up my polish. I do buy matte polishes but I didn't want to have to. Now I can use any of my polishes and this gives it that perfect matte finish. It looks like I've used a matte color. It's wild. Buy this if you love matte. I am an Orly polish lover and this is at the top of my Orly list for sure." —Vert

Get it from Amazon for $8.55.

10. A trendy-yet-throwback-ish shoulder bag for anyone who has a) been wanting a JW Pei purse but doesn't feel like splurging, or b) cannot wait another moment for the SATC reboot to drop and bring back the baguette. Or, of course, c) all of the above.

black and colorful floral baguette-style bag
the bag in light blue
Target

It even has the must-have accessory of 2021 — a cute attached hand sanitizer case!

Promising review: "Obsessed with this bag!!! So cute, stylish but simple, great quality, and affordable!! Such a cool '90s vibe to this bag!! My new super-cute everyday bag!!" —Lovetargetfinds

Get it from Target for $18 (available in seven colors and prints).

11. A sexy slip so you can even be stylish while you snooze (or partake in other bedroom activities 😏). It's also sure to make you wonder why you ever bothered with pricey lingerie when this $16 beauty makes you feel hot as heck.

reviewer in pale pink short satin slip with lace cups
model in navy version

Promising review: "Sexy nightgowns can get ridiculously expensive. This nightgown compares to something $40–$50 for under $16. The material isn't as comfortable as cotton, but I can still wear it to bed (which is what I was looking for). I have pretty large breasts and this still holds them comfortably and they're not flopping around. It's one of my regular go-tos now." —Lindsey O.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–4XL and in 19 colors).

12. A stunningly effective diamond–cleaning stick, because if you're wearing special jewelry, it really should sparkle to the max. This wonder is precise enough to clean every every last corner of your most prized gems and get them to shine as bright as Rihanna said they would.

Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on the Diamond Dazzle stick.

Promising review: "If I could give this 20 stars, I would! After reading all the reviews on this, I was expecting it to work, but I was still amazed by how great it worked! It seriously made me realize that I ring I inherited from a family member 15 years ago was a completely different color than I thought it was. In the 15 years I've had this ring, I've never seen the actual color of the stone! My mind was blown! I'll have one of these on hand for the rest of my life." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $7.10.

13. Movie star–worthy, mirrored cat eye sunnies at a "still waiting for my big break" price.