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    39 Cheap Things That'll Make You Look More Stylish Than You Actually Are

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    1. High-waisted faux leather leggings that'll feel oh-so buttery and upgrade your sweater-and-leggings outfit into style blogger territory.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 2X–4X; also available in sizes XS–XL in the same listing).

    Promising review: "I got 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 3X and they fit perfect! I'm usually super nervous with ordering pants online, but this was a win for sure." –M. Slotterbeck

    2. A pair of sheer socks for anyone who thinks that red lipstick just on your lips really isn't enough. These'll look equally stylish peeking out of sneaks, pumps, or ankle booties.

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    Or a multipack of geometric socks so you can wear your go-to "uniform" from your capsule wardrobe, but change up your ~foot looks~.


    Get a pack of five pairs from Amazon for $11.89 (available in eight sets).

    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! Haven't tried washing yet, but so far, LOTS of bang for my buck!" —Rachael

    3. A velvet cami to give your plain white one a break for the winter and add a lil' something extra to your outfits.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 12 colors)

    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!" —Julie K.

    4. Extra thick cotton over-the-knee socks in a cozy ribbed knit design for Lara Jean style plus a ton of coziness.


    Reviewers note that these fit both plus sizes and straight sizes without rolling down!

    Get them from Amazon: individual pairs for $11.99 or a two-pack for $17.99 (available in black, grey, and white).

    Promising review: "They are like luxury sweaters for my legs and feet! I love thigh-high socks. Like, to an unreasonable degree. These are the first ones I have found that are legit mid-thigh instead of just over the knee. They are also not sheer when worn, unlike many that add 'cosplay' in the description or title. Both sets are comfy, stay up well, and even though they lost some length when I accidentally mixed them in with dryer-friendly clothes they are still well over the knee in length. 10/10 will be buying again. And again." —Valis

    5. A gorgeous textured travel wallet that'll store your cash, boarding pass, passport, credit cards, and more — all while looking like a chic mini clutch.


    It's made of Rfid-blocking material too.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 34 colors).

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this wallet. I needed a new travel wallet, and this holds everything I need all in one place, and it still closes nicely and stays flat! Boarding pass, passport, ID and credit cards, money, checked baggage tickets, receipts, etc! Yet it doesn’t bulk up or look like an overstuffed mess. Just amazing. The description says it only holds US money, but I just used the boarding pass flap to hold all my Japanese Yen (¥), which are larger. I didn’t use the zippered pocket for coins as I much prefer a separate coin purse for that sort of thing. I definitely recommend to anyone who travels a lot!" —Anthony Luu

    6. A flowy animal-print wrap skirt that'll be a closet staple through all four seasons — with a light sweater in the spring, breezy tank in the summer, a moto jacket and booties in the fall, and fleece-lined tights, heels, and a turtleneck in the winter.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes S–XL and four patterns).

    Promising review: "Obsessed with this leopard wrap skirt. I paired it with a mock turtleneck bodysuit and a leather jacket and it looked great. You could also pair with a chunky sweater for winter. This is a skirt you can dress up or down and wear in so many ways. It’s a steal for under $25!" —Kim C.

    7. A graphic tee everyone will think you bought at a cool boutique to add a lil' something extra to jeans or plain black pants.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $12 (originally $30; available in sizes S–L).

    8. A pair of acrylic or marble statement earrings that'll really live up to their name — wearing the same LBD you've had for the past three years to another event? Jazz it up with these.


    Get them from Amazon: the left ones for $11.99 (available in four sizes and shapes) and the right ones for $16.99 (available in four stones).

    9. A ruffle-sleeve top in a soft and stretchy faux suede that'll make a statement while feeling light as air.


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

    Promising review: "This shirt is throughout a very supple suede, it truly looks and feel like a $150 blouse. That price is amazing!! The fit has a nice line, but is not tight at all. The lavender color is especially beautiful. It's so soft, it's more lightweight that a heavy typical suede. It has a unique, upscale look. I have worn it this fall with jeans and cute boots and with a pencil skirt for work. I have both the gray and the pick. Love!" —Samantha M.

    10. A fringed pullover to add a whole new ~dimension~ to your wardrobe.


    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and four colors)

    Promising review: "This shirt is a show-stopper and it is comfortable to wear. Fringes don’t fall off or shed!" —Luckycharm2ps

    11. A colorblock convertible backpack/shoulder bag, because when you're traveling, you want to schlep all the things you need *and* be ready for an #OOTD pic in front of a monument. AND this one has a zipper against your back, so it's theft-proof too!

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in five styles).

    Promising review: "I love this bag! The quality is amazing! The main pocket is the size of a typical large purse backpack and then the side pockets are as deep as the from of the bag! It’s amazing. The zippers are such good quality as well! The price of this bag is phenomenal compared to the quality." —Alice

    12. An A-line button-down miniskirt you might be ~suede~ to buy more than one of. Get a different color for each day of the week!


    Get it from Amazon for $18.88+ (available in sizes XS–XL and seven colors)

    Promising review: "This skirt is super cute and fits perfectly! It was exactly what I was looking for because it can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion. I'm somewhere between a small and medium for bottoms, and I ordered a small and it fit perfectly. The texture is really satisfying and doesn't have a fake feel to it even though it's faux. As a note, it really does button all the way down, there are no zippers." —Natasha

    13. A twisted faux fur scarf so you can opt for old Hollywood winter glam over a regular old puffer coat.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in five colors).

    Promising review: "Very thick, plush, and pretty! My neck really gets cold in the winter and I wanted something that would fit high up around my neck. I wanted something plush and attractive, but not casual like a crocheted item. This neckwarmer is perfect! It looks exactly like the photos and it’s so warm and posh-looking! I want more in other colors!" —A. Jarrell

    14. A twist-front crop top for celeb stylist vibes without having to tie any knots yourself.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X). Get a similar style for sizes XS–L from Amazon for $9.99+.

    15. A striped sequin pencil skirt so expensive-looking, people will stop you on the street and ask you where you got it.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and non-sequin options).

    16. A set of three gold-plated bracelets for that stylish stacked bracelet look — without having to take the time to collect an ~eclectic~ assortment yourself.


    Get the set of three from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four styles).

    Promising review: "Super cute and durable bangle bracelets. I wear these stacked or individually and they help style any outfit. Super happy with my purchase and would definitely recommend them!" —Kimberly

    17. A ribbed pinafore dress that'll make layering a breeze. Pop on your favorite white oxford or cozy sweater, toss this dress on top, accessorize, and GO.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.88 (available in sizes S–XL and five colors).

    Promising review: "Finally something that I love! I was about to give up on Amazon as far as shopping for clothes but this is better than expected! Super soft! Super stretchy and super warm! Surprisingly good quality! I’m ordering another after this review. I’ll add pics later when I have time." —Danika Lee

    18. Ruffle-hem leggings so you can make a fashion-forward statement while staying pajama-level comfy.

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    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

    19. A chevron-quilted belt bag for a hands-free *and* on-trend look. Convenience is chic, guys.


    *AND* it comes with a gold chain strap so you can wear it as a crossbody too! Options galore.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 10 colors and styles, both faux leather and velvet).

    Promising review: "Perfect size. Comparable to the high end version in terms of quality. The addition of the chain allows it to be worn crossbody. Fits all the essential including iPhone with case, sunglasses and money with room to spare. You won’t be disappointed." —Flirty Girl

    20. A heathered turtleneck with buttons all the way down the back for a ~fashun~ twist on a cozy classic.


    Get it from Abercrombie for $27.10 (originally $68; available in sizes XXS–XL and six colors).

    21. A pair of retro cat-eye frames for that "no photos please" look — you'll actually take tons of selfies in.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 38 colors).

    Promising review: "These are fantastic. I prefer inexpensive sunglasses to pricier ones because I always end up shoving them in my purse without a case, leave them in restaurants, scratch 'em, break 'em. This retro '90s style is exactly what I was looking for — totally babe'n, plus they are comfy on the face. Bought them in red and loved them so much I ordered black and white too." —thesoftparade

    22. A textured mini dress with a waist tie to make getting dressed on dark mornings (ugh why am I up this early?) a ~cinch~.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.88+ (available in sizes S–XL and four colors).

    23. A set of velvet scrunchies to elevate your hairdo. This ombré pony? I'm in love.

    I'm not even mad scrunchies are back in style — they're totally cute *and* don't leave dents in your hair.

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $8 (available in grey tones and rose tones). You can also get a 12-pack of assorted colors for $10.99.

    24. A vintage-y mini tote that'll make it ~transparent~ to everyone that you should really have your own fashion blog.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19 (originally $20; available in three colors).

    25. A pair of faux suede wide-width loafers with grosgrain ribbons that'll make strangers ask "OMG, are those Ferragamo?"


    Get them from Torrid for $27.93 (originally $39.90; available in sizes 7–12).

    26. A co-ord top and mini skirt set that'll make it look like you tried, even though you didn't even have to match a top and bottom. Plus, you can mix 'n' match with other separates for outfits galore.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes XS–L and in white).

    Promising review: "This outfit is the bomb! It's an attention-getter without looking like it's trying too hard. I wore it with a short jean jacket, black combat boots with a two-inch heel, and a Gucci-knockoff black pleather fanny pack with brass bees also from Amazon. Got tons of compliments. Also the shirt can be worn with a different skirt. It's really cool having them together though." —Rachel

    27. A loose-fitting and super-soft maxi tee so you can bring the d-r-a-m-a while staying incredibly comfy.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 13 colors).

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised with this top. It is the perfect go-between when you want to look a little more dressed up than casual, but yet it is casual too! I got the black print. Received tons of compliments. SUPER COMFY. The only thing I would of preferred was a little lower neck line. It’s like a men's t-shirt. Over all GREAT BUY. Give it a shot. I’m sure you'll be so glad you did!!" —Deni D

    28. A statement blazer (in plaid or a grid-print for example) for business bish looks, even when just paired with your favorite leggings.

    Forever 21, Amazon

    Get the left one from Forever 21 for $18.95 (available in sizes 0X–3X) and the right one from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 0–10 and 13 colors and styles).

    29. A floral-print dress that'll earn you a whole bouquet of compliments, and will make it look like you tried in the morning (even if you hit snooze 10 times).

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes XS–L and two colors).

    30. A sheer, embroidered cardigan you can throw over a swimsuit or denim cutoffs for fancy vacation vibes without taking up too much suitcase space.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and four patterns).

    Promising review: "I’m always hesitant to purchase things that are 'cheap,' but honestly the quality of the item was equivalent or even better than a $50+ version I could’ve bought at the mall. Perfect and light for the summer and easy to dress it up or down." —laurelyn

    31. Checked pull-on leggings with slightly flared bottoms to trick people into thinking you're wearing real pants.

    Century 21

    Get them from Century 21 for $7.99 (available in sizes S/M and M/L).

    32. A cropped sweatshirt, because half-zips are a great (and cozy) low-key trend you can wear all winter.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.32+ (available in sizes S–XL and 12 colors).

    33. A melange knit top with three rows of pearls down the sleeves, because the fashion world is your oyster.


    Get them from H&M for $29.99 (available in sizes L–4X).

    34. A faux leather moto jacket to add just the right dose of classic cool to your closet — if you don't have a faux leather jacket in your collection, idek what you're doing.,

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 11 colors).

    Promising review: "OMG I LOVE THIS JACKET! Totally surprised and the look, fit and feel! Seems like so many times things are super small or tight, etc but this jacket was PERFECT! I browsed many, many moto jackets on Amazon and settled on this one. I am beyond excited with this purchase. I know I'm raving...but I really must say again, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this jacket!" —Attiecat

    35. Chunky booties with a rhinestone-covered safety pin accent and a block heel designed for strutting your stuff down the street

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and two colors, plus two other bootie styles).

    36. A striped mock-neck tee that'll be your go-to when wearing patterned bottoms for effortless mixed prints.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes XS–L and four colors).

    37. Or a pleated skirt with abstract and striped patterns to do the print mixing *for* you.

    Get it from Lane Bryant for $19.98 (originally $69.95; available in sizes 12–28).

    38. A double-buckle belt so you can try out the current Western trend without committing too much — or spending more than 10 bucks.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in waist sizes 26"-29"–31"-34" and three colors).

    Promising review: "Great quality for the price. Would buy 1000 more times, but it’s so durable that I wouldn’t need to." —Samantha Cruz

    39. A longline leopard print cardigan that'll transform your jeans-and-a-tee outfit into a look ready for any ~cat~walk.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S–XL and four colors of leopard print)

    Promising review: "I love it. It’s soft and good quality especially for the price. Usually a sweater/duster is a bit more expensive than a traditional fitting sweater so I wasn’t sure what to expect as far as quality but I’m very happy. Zero complaints. I’m excited to wear it this fall/winter!" —Tabitha

    Me, finishing this list:

    20th Century Fox

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