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    42 Cheap Things That'll Help 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.

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    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 super-soft minimalist sweater with maximum appeal. All your solid color knits are going to feel very lonely in your closet soon.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    Promising review: "This turtle neck sweater is so cute! It’s pretty thick and made of good quality materials. It’s really soft.. much softer than I was expecting it to be. It’s a little shorter in the front and longer in the back which makes it perfect to wear with leggings and cute boots. The arms are the perfect length, too. I ordered my normal size and it fits great.. no need to size up at all." —Annalise Ebersole

    3. A pair of 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.

    Amazon

    Get a set of four pairs from Amazon for $12.90.

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

    Amazon

    Get a pack of five pairs from Amazon for $10.99 (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

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

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    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 13 colors and styles).

    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.

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

    Amazon

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

    Get them from Amazon: individual pairs for $12.99 or a two-pack for $18.99 (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

    6. A square-neck mini dress to add some on-trend romance to your day, without the drama of emptying your bank account.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (most styles $27.99; available in sizes S–XL and seven colors and styles).

    Promising review: "When I took the dress out of the packaging, I thought, oh no, its not gonna fit, but I was wrong! This dress is gorgeous! The mid-section stretches, the upper area is nice and roomy, not too tight, and the bottom, beautiful and flowy. I wish they made this dress in solid colors I would definitely buy more!!!" —La Mona

    7. 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.

    Amazon

    It's made of Rfid-blocking material too.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 36 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

    8. 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.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 19 styles and 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.

    9. A Picasso's Dancing Men tee everyone will think you bought at a cool boutique to add a lil' something extra to jeans or plain black pants.

    Amazon

    Reviewers note the shirt is nice and soft, too.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in sizes S–3X in men's and women's cuts and five colors).

    10. A turtleneck dress for when you want to feel cozy and bundled up, but still stylish. A cute pair of patterned tights or over-the-knee boots, and you're set!

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    If you're looking for an oversized fit or longer length, go up a size.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes S–XL and eight colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "This is by far one of my favorite Amazon clothing purchases. The sweater material itself is soft and thick, and the quality of the design is great. Pair this with OTK boots and you have a great fall/winter look. I ordered the burnt orange/rust color and love it. After wearing this out for one night, I received a handful of compliments. Highly recommend this dress." —Brittany

    11. A pair of brass and 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.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon: the left ones for $10.99 (available in 15 styles and colors) and the right ones for $16.99 (available in seven stones).

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

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and six 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.

    13. A 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!

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in three colors).

    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

    14. A gorgeous midi dress with laser-cut sleeves and hemline to bring a little fancy to your everyday lewk.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X and three colors).

    Promising review: "Fantastic buy! What a steal!! This is such a nice dress. It’s definitely a midi length with good lining so it’s not see through. The fabric seems pretty durable, and there is a good amount of stretch at the waistline." —Carley

    It's also available in a shorter skater dress style in sizes for $24.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and six colors).

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

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–L)

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

    16. A braided velvet headband so you stay fashion-forward this winter — minimal effort (and spending) required. Dramatic hair accessories, I am so very here for you.

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    Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in seven color sets).

    Promising review: "These headbands are beautiful in person, as well as comfortable to wear. They even come in a nice cinch bag for storage. I would definitely repurchase in other colors. Great surprise for the price point!" —Lisa Barrett

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

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in seven 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

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

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in sizes 0X–4X). Get a similar style for sizes XS–L from Amazon for $13.99+.

    19. A metallic pleated midi skirt so expensive-looking, people will stop you on the street and ask you where you got it.

    amazon.com

    Helloooooooo holiday party!

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

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful skirt; it looks just like in the product photos. The fabric actually feels very luxurious, not thin as you might expect from the price. It was a tremendous bargain at the price I paid. I absolutely love it!" —DoctorG

    20. 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.

    Amazon

    Get the set of six from Amazon for $15.99 (available in six 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

    21. A corduroy 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.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $24.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X).

    Promising review: "I love this dress so much. It's fits so good and super cute. I bought a little sweater to wear with it and some thigh high socks and the look is super cute together." —Natasha P.

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

    amazon.com

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and six colors).

    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

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

    Amazon

    *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 four 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

    24. An asymmetrically cinched hoodie for a ~fashun~ twist on a cozy classic — even when you're just leaving the gym.

    Amazon

    When you look chic instead of sweaty, you know you're stylish.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.64+ (available in sizes XS–2X and six colors).

    Promising review: "Not sure where this hoodie has been my whole life. This one is ridiculously soft to the touch, and the cowl neck makes me realize how uncomfortable traditional hoodies are around the neck. I don’t believe I could go back to wearing one after this. I plan on buying a few more in other colors assuming they’re available. My only regret is not finding this sooner as I’ve wasted lots of money buying other hoodies in search of the perfect one." —azlv

    25. A pair of extra-sharp cat-eye sunnies for that "no photos please" look — you'll actually take tons of selfies in.

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    That tone-on-tone red tho. This brand is great, btw — I have their square cat-eyes ($11.99) and they've held up through a ton of travel!

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    Promising review: "Seriously I expected lightweight plastic frames, but was pleasantly surprised by the material of these sunglasses. Super strong and great quality. Very very trendy! Def recommend!" —AndyR

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

    amazon.com

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

    Promising review: "I bought this product for work... I am a hostess. We are required to wear black dresses. This is the perfect dress! I usually dress it up with knee-high boots. I have received tons of compliments while wearing it. The size fits perfectly. This dress would also be perfect for a night out or a special occasion. Everyone needs a cute little black dress." —Stephanie M.

    27. A mini + maxi polkadot blouse that'll effortlessly mix patterns so you don't have to! Seriously, tuck this into a skirt or layer it over black pants and you'll look OOTD-ready in a flash.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS–L).

    Promising review: "It's always a pleasant surprise when a white blouse is opaque. I love this blouse it's super cute and well made. It fits as described: loose and flowy. I'm looking forward to wearing it with a high waisted skirt or jeans. Buy it do it do it do it!" —John P.

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

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    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.

    Promising review: "So I stopped wearing these type of fluffy scrunchies at about age 13. I thought I was too grown up for them or something. Anywho, here I am years later buying them again & wearing them with my giant bun. They look nice with my outfits & the colors don't make me look like an adult trying to hold onto my youth which I like. I really like how soft these are & don't worry about them damaging my hair. They seem sturdy enough to last for a while & through a couple of washes. I think they're excellent quality especially for the price." —Becbec

    29. A mini tote with a removable croc pouch that'll make it ~transparent~ to everyone that you should really have your own fashion blog.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.50 (available in five pouch styles).

    30. A two-piece grid print suit 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.

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    This is going in my cart for sure!!

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–L)

    Promising review: "I love this set! The material is very stretchy and breathable which is great! It is definitely on the larger more “boyfriend” fit. If you want a more fitted look definitely go a size down." —Chelsea

    31. Or a flight suit–style jumpsuit for a low-effort look that'll still make everyone around you think "oh I want one of those!"

    Target

    Get it from Target for $24.49 (available in sizes X–4X and in a rust color).

    Promising review: "Beautiful jumpsuit. Comfortable and the zipper is in the front!! Easier for those bathroom trips lol. The color is rich and gorgeous. Great buy." —Nikkisweetie

    32. A vintage-inspired scarf you can tie around your neck, ponytail, or purse handle for a polished final look. And these colors for fall? Chef's kiss.

    amazon.com

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

    Promising review: "I wore this scarf to work and no one believed it was from Amazon. It looks and feels beautiful in person and came safely wrapped in a durable plastic bag that I've used for storage. The scarf was easy to fold and wrap, and the leopard pattern matches everything!" —Kelsey

    33. A button-detailed slitted skirt in a ribbed knit for the perfect blend of winter cozy and smokin' style.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–L and in khaki).

    Promising review: "This is a cute skirt! It's thick, warm, heavy, and has some stretch to it as. It's fairly form-fitting towards the waist and gets looser going down. The slit and buttons are cute added details! The material is not see through one bit! I probably wouldn't wear this is warm weather, but it would be perfect for fall/spring cooler temperatures." —KT

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

    Forever 21, amazon.com

    Get the left blazer for Forever 21 for $28 (available in sizes S–L) and the right from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and three prints).

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

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (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

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

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–3X and 14 colors and styles).

    Promising review: "I'm very happy with my purchase. I absolutely love this burgundy color and the fit is just so nice. Looks so good with my jeans. Definitely recommend it!" —byKatiness

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

    HM

    Get them from H&M for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in beige).

    It's also available in a similar crewneck style in sizes L–4X for $29.99.

    38. 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 14 colors and styles).

    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

    39. A striped mock-neck that'll be your go-to when wearing patterned bottoms for no-brainer mixed prints.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and 16 colors).

    Promising review: "Very comfortable and cute! Form fitting but not too tight. Not see through!" —Meghann

    40. Or a pair of wide-leg pants with tie-print and striped patterns to do the print mixing *for* you.

    Torrid

    Get them from Torrid for $26.59 (originally $54.90; available in sizes M–6X)

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these pants! They are super comfortable, easy to wear to work, and I get tons of compliments every time I wear them. Definitely a favorite in my closet!" —JLANPHERE

    41. A double-buckle belt so you can try out the current Western trend without committing too much — or spending more than 20 bucks.

    Amazon

    Throw it on over jeans, a blazer, or an oversized sweater for an instantly on-trend look. Reviews even note it comes with a leather punch to make it smaller!

    Get it from Amazon for $6.96+ (available in waist sizes 25"-30"–39"-44" and six sizes).

    Promising review: "This belt is beautiful — sturdy, adjustable, quality leather. I did not expect this much when I ordered this product. In came in a solid box, and included a leather punch and instructions to make additional holes. It is a great addition to any western outfit!" —Marie

    42. 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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    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 17 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:

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