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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.

    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.

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

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

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

    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!

    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!

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

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

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

    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.

    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.

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

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

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

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

    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~.

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

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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).

    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.

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

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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