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    37 Things For Anyone Who's Stylish But Hates Spending Money

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    1. A vintage-inspired botanical-print tee you can layer under a grandpa cardigan for a cool, but still comfy, combo.

    The white tee with nine illustrated plants with their names

    If you like a boxier fit (like I do), get a men's size, and if you like a more fitted style, get a women's size!

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes S–3X in men's and women's cuts, plus kids' sizes 2–12 and five colors)

    Promising review: "Love this shirt. Great dupe for the Urban Outfitters one that’s almost $40. Got lots of compliments every time I wear it." —Melissa Coffman

    2. High-waisted faux leather leggings that'll feel oh-so buttery and make you look even more like the rockstar you are.,

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (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

    3. A couple of acrylic and gold flake clips to dress up any hairdo with minimal effort. And the more you stack them, the better it gets.

    Model with six clips above a low bun: two gold, two pink, and two silver
    Fibs and Fables

    Get them from Fibs and Fables for $16 each (available in three colors).

    Fibs and Fables is a Black woman–owned shop based in D.C. inspired by mythology and fabes and with the goal to create inclusive conversation about hair — and let me tell you, alllll of their hair accessories are just gorgeous.

    4. A sweatshirt minidress with dramatic sheer sleeves for the ideal blend of athleisure comfort and just a hint of *extra* — aka your personal style.

    Model in the hoodie dress with sheer puffy sleeves

    Get it from Missguided for $28 (originally $57; available in sizes 2–10).

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


    Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ each (available in 20 colors and patterns, plus pearl-embellished versions).

    Promising review: "I have so many thoughts about this! This headband is so darling and is just what I’ve been looking for. I’ve been searching high and low for a trendy 'hatband' a la Duchess Kate, and this was perfect. The quality is better than expected and such a great price point! Looking forward to styling it for an upcoming wedding. But mostly, I definitely recommend!" —Rachael Mutschler

    6. 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.

    Model in the tie-neck blouse, with one side in white with tiny black polka-dots and the other half white with large black polka-dots

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

    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.

    7. A colorful croc baguette bag with just enough space for the essentials, so you'll want to carry it every single day. It'll add a pop of color, but is still neutral enough to go with all your fave pieces.

    Three of the long, short bags with arm strap in pink, lime green, and brown croc
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (available in five colors).

    Promising review: "Quite happy with this purchase, it really elevates your look and holds the essentials like lipgloss, keys, napkins, hand cream and my phone. Honestly I could fit a few more things if i wanted to. Def recommend :)" —lilbbpickle

    8. A pair of pinstripe legging pants for the timeless style of a classic pattern and the comfort of a rayon-spandex fabric blend, so you feel cozy *and* profesh during at-home video calls.

    Model in the navy leggings
    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $19.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X).

    9. A velvet cami to give your plain white one a break for the cooler season and add a lil' something luxe to your outfits.

    Reviewer in the pink cami with jeans and a leather jacket

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 15 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!" —Ethan B.

    10. A classic but on-trend paperclip chain necklace with an 18.5" length perfect for everyday wear — and at a price you'll want to say yes to.

    J Crew Factory

    Get it from J.Crew Factory for $16 (originally $32.50).

    Promising review: "I love this type of chain but wouldn't invest in a solid gold one. This is nice quality and a good size chain. Also want to show the closure is a bar in circle not a standard clasp." —Claire

    11. A cable-knit two-piece set that'll make getting dressed in the morning (even after you've hit the snooze button 17 times) so much easier. And you can mix-and-match the pieces separately, too!

    Reviewer in the white cropped sweater and leggings set

    Get it from Amazon for $25.59+ (available in sizes S–L and 16 different styles of set).

    Promising review: "Style, material, and fit were all as expected and as shown in the pictures. Really hope they make more colors!" —Annika

    12. A vintage-inspired scarf you can tie around your neck, hair, or purse handle — or even wear as a top — for a polished final look. And these colors for fall? Chef's kiss.

    The multicolor (including orange and brown) scarf draped on a mannequin

    Reviewers with natural hair love this for sleeping in for protection!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 43 colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "I don't give a lot of 5-star reviews, but I cannot rave enough about these scarves! I've purchased a total of three now and will absolutely continue to purchase. I'm a big believer that a scarf like this can turn a so-so outfit into something that pops, and a casual outfit into something a bit classier. I work in a business casual setting, and find that when I pair one of these with a basic tee and a blazer, I get a LOT of compliments on my outfit. The texture/feel of the scarf is quite smooth and does have a very silky feel. As far as I've seen, these do not come with care instructions, but so far I've only needed to use my fabric steamer to take out the creases (they come folded in a clear plastic sleeve). Because this seems to be a poly blend, as opposed to real silk, I think I'd be safe to hand wash these with delicate detergent (like Woolite or Ecover) and dry flat." —Katie W.

    13. A perfectly worn-in denim jacket for effortless layering all fall — and even under a wool cocoon coat come winter.

    Reviewer in the distressed, hip-length jacket

    Size up if you want an oversized look!

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and two washes).

    Promising review: "SO CUTE! Looks and fits just like the photo. The denim is super soft and worn-in which is perfect for the oversized fit because it prevents it from looking bulky. Reminds me of something you'd find at Free People but for a fraction of the cost. Very happy with my purchase." —Olivia Saccameno

    14. A polka-dot three-quarter sleeve flounce dress you can wear barelegged with sneaks now and with tights all winter. That's a lot of bang for your buck!

    Reviewer in the green mini dress with ruffles around the middle, hem, and three-quarter sleeves

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and seven colors, both polkadot and solid).

    Promising review: "So. Dang. Cute!!! Love this loose, flowy dress for any occasion. Fits true to size and the color is great! If you’re looking for a form-fitting dress, this is NOT it. It’s flowy and causal!" —Robin R.

    15. High-waisted leggings with mesh and moto-inspired panels, because we all know that leggings *are* pants, and these are cooler than any pair you already own.

    Model in the black leggings
    Old Navy

    Get them from Old Navy for $37 (originally $39; available in sizes 1X–4X). Also available in sizes XS–L for the sale price of $20.

    16. A pair of snake-print bike shorts and crop top set so this trend can slither on into your closet — pair with oversized sweaters & sweatshirts, or even a blazer for an on-point outfit.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and nine colors and styles).

    Promising review: "Love it! It's super cute and fits perfectly, even though I normally wear a size small top and medium or large bottoms. I ordered the medium and it's perfect. Love the colors and it's really comfortable." —devilangel

    17. 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!

    Reviewer in the skirt in burgundy with buttons all the way down the front

    It has an internal drawstring at the waist so you can cinch it to fit you perfectly!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.87+ (available in sizes XS–XL and nine colors)

    Promising review: "When I got the skirt out of the bag, I can’t believe how soft it feels. It feels soft and a nice mix of velvety and suede feel. The fabric is smooth and has a slight luster. The skirt has the row of buttons that are all useable, they’re not sewn shut so you can undo the buttons. It also has a drawstring that you can tighten from the inside and tie it if the waist is loose. The quality of this skirt is much more that I expected from the price, I’d likely purchase more different colors in the future." —Maggie

    18. A longline mesh cardigan for a low-key and autumnal way to try the tie-dye trend on for size.

    Model in the orange tie-dye long cardigan with a tie in front
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $25 (available in sizes 1X–3X).

    19. A side-slit sweatshirt, because being cozy does *not* mean you have to sacrifice style. The mock-neck brings the perfect dose of polished chicness, and the super-soft fleece means you'll feel like you're cuddling all day long.

    American Eagle

    Get it from American Eagle for $26.97 (originally $44.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL and three colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "This sweater is super beautiful and I can't wait to wear it as autumn and winter approach. I wasn't sure about the flaps on the side at first but I they don't bother me at all." —Mars

    20. 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 $29.99 (available in sizes S–XL and five colors).

    Promising review: "This is THE MOST COMFORTABLE DRESS!!! I love the brightness of the color and the V-neck is cut so perfectly. The dress is pretty versatile because I can dress it up with boots and a collared blouse or dress it down with a comfortable t-shirt and tennis shoes. I love the cute pockets in the front of the dress. All in all it is a win for style and comfort." —Jessica

    21. A frayed-edge v-neck sweater to keep you from feeling *quite* so ~distressed~ that summer is over.

    Reviewer in the white cropped sweater

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in one size, fits 4–12, and 17 colors and prints).

    Promising review: "Y’all. I love this sweater. I wear it to everything; it can be styled casually or dressed up nicely. the material feels like it is good quality and I’ve washed it a few times without a problem, but I hang it to dry. I love this sweater!" —SarahBeth Wheeler

    22. A green, burgundy, and pink plaid cape scarf for all the look of a jacket draped over your shoulders, but without the risk of it falling off every two seconds.

    Model in the fringed scarf cape

    Get it from Target for $28 (available in two sizes: one size and one size plus).

    Promising review: "Great colors..the green is more of a teal green with burgundy, pink and cream. Very soft. Super stylish for fall." —alcnjrs

    23. A slinky turtleneck bodysuit you're going to want to buy in every single solid and pattern (hello leopard print!) it comes in. It'll stay tucked in neatly alllllll day, while adding a sleek but classic dose of style.,

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and nine colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "I am always skeptical buying body suits like this because usually the torso isn’t long enough or the buttons are cheap and snap open when you sit down, but that isn’t the case for this one. I absolutely LOVE this item. Wore it with a jean skirt to a Christmas party and it fit wonderfully all night. Not cheaply made or anything! Seriously such a good buy." —Sydney Henn

    24. A snake print nonmedical face mask to make deciding what mask to pair with your on-trend outfits easy as py(thon).

    Black and white snake print mask with black trim and ear loops

    Get it from Express for $15.

    Promising review: "Super basic mask but the pattern makes it fun! Covers everything and is useful." —Gigiknowsbest

    25. A minimalist faux leather handbag that'll fold down neatly for easy storage in your already overfull closet, which is good because you might want one in every color!

    Reviewer carrying the bag with cut-out round handle in yellow

    Get it from Amazon for $17.90+ (available in 12 colors).

    Promising review: "The purse came folded flat (which I was initially concerned about but it opens up beautifully thanks to faux leather), so now I know it can be stored the same way without damaging the bag. I need another purse like I need a hole in the head, so the bonus of said purse taking up almost no space in the closet is an unexpected win and will probably result in me purchasing additional in other colors because the quality is great for the price point and I love the unfussy style." —Amazon Customer

    26. A lace-trim cami with a blousy, half tuck–ready fit for the perfect basic-meets-trendy piece you can wear with every single bottom and jacket or sweater in your closet.

    Model in the cami in leopard print half tucked into jeans

    Get it from Nordstrom for $24.90 (originally $39; available in sizes 1X–4X and in black). It's also available in sizes XXS–XL.

    Promising review: "These tops are lovely and look great either under a sweater or jacket or alone with shorts, slacks or skirt. Feminine and sexy. Great fit, not too tight or loose. I got one in black and one in animal print!" —bjmq

    27. A multipack of geometric sheer socks so you can change up your ~foot looks~, even when wearing the same black skinny pants day after day. These'll look equally cool peeking out of sneaks, pumps, or ankle booties.

    The five designs, including thick vertical stripes, thin horizontal stripes, polka-dots, plain sheer, and grid prints

    Get a set of six pairs from Amazon for $7.99.

    Promising review: "These fancy socks were made of a fabric that left me pleasantly surprised. I expected some thin, flimsy stuff that snagged as soon as I took it out of the package, kind of like cheap knee-high stockings. That was not what these were made of. They are made of a sheer, slightly shimmery mesh that is supremely durable and very comfortable! They looked great on and stayed up, didn't slip down. Also there was a reinforced toe and heel, which added comfort and strength. I wore the dotted pair to a wedding and I was a trend setter! A good deal, too, there were seven pairs in the pack." —southtexasgal

    28. An abstract leopard-print bias-cut midi skirt that might become one of the most luxurious things you've ever sat in. Get it? Because it's made of SATIN.

    Model in the tan and black spotted skirt
    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $15 (originally $30; available in sizes 0–10).

    29. A longline leopard print cardigan to transform your jeans-and-a-tee outfit into a look ready for any ~cat~walk.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 17 colors and styles)

    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

    30. An incredibly cozy oversized teddy jacket you'll want to wear lit'rally every day this fall. Staying warm AND fashionable? Dreams really do come true.

    Two models in the jackets: one in green and one in light brown

    Get it from Amazon for $31.59+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 19 colors and styles, some with zippers, some with buttons).

    Promising review: "I got this jacket for my girlfriend because she’s been wanting something like this for a while. The ones in stores range around $60, so she never got it. She loves it because of how soft it is and keeps raving about the pockets and just how overall comfortable it is." —Chris

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

    Model in the dress in green

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50+ (available in sizes 0X–3X and five 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).

    32. An oversized chunky statement-sleeve cardi in a variety of autumnal colors you'll ~fall~ in love with. ::Cue a "walking on fallen leaves" montage::

    Reviewer in the brown sweater with balloon polka-dotted textured sleeves

    Get it from Amazon for $31.88+ (available in sizes S–XL and four colors).

    Promising review: "I. ABSOLUTELY. LOVE. THIS. SWEATER. Love love love it!!!! it’s worth every penny. The color is beautiful, it’s soft, I love the design, the fit everything. I’m going to get more in other colors too. Pair it with a body suit and high waisted jeans and you’re ready!" —Kari

    33. A textured mini dress with a waist tie to make getting dressed on ever-darker mornings (ugh why am I up this early?) a ~cinch~.,

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 22 colors).

    Promising review: "Oh-my-goodness. This dress exceeded my expectations. I bought the blue/green color and it’s beautiful. The best part is I can adjust the waist/size of the dress. And, if you wanna give yourself some extra room after wearing it for a bit or eating a big meal, lol, just adjust the belt. It’s a tie belt, so you are in control of how loose or tight you want it... BUY this dress." —Amazon Customer

    34. A long-sleeve romper perfect for transitional weather — just pair with bare legs + flats now, and tights + boots later. And it's a stretchy viscose blend so you can totally lounge in it too.

    Model in the black wide-sleeve romper with elastic waist

    Get it from Boohoo for $16.80 (originally $28; available in sizes 12–24 and three colors).

    35. A set of velvet scrunchies so you can elevate your hairdo in approximately 30 seconds. This ombré pony? I'm in love.

    Model with a long ponytail with three scrunchies along the length in dark pink, light pink, and white

    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: "Since I grew up in the '90s I have been resistant to the resurgence of scrunches, but these scrunches were perfect to ease me in to the idea. They are the perfect size. They are not the big fluffy scrunches. I also have a lot of hair and have found they help me not get the typical head ache I typically get when having my hair up. They also hold up well. I have been using the same one for weeks now and they elastic and fabric have held up well." —Laila

    36. Or individual satin scrunchies ranging in sizes from mini to XL so you can choose the size of your statement (while keeping your hair back and protected).

    The size chart of the scrunchies — five sizes available
    Jane Dottie

    The statement I want? XL of course! These bbs are made from vintage satin remnants, so they're sustainable too.

    Get them from Jane Dottie for $12+ (available in tons and tons of colors, plus patterns and other fabrics).

    Jane Dottie is a Black woman–owned shop based in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to the remade pieces, they also sell vintage and secondhand items, and donate a portion of the proceeds to help women in need.

    37. 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. And for under $40?! That's a great deal.

    Model in the black jacket with attached belt and hardware

    Get it from Amazon for $33.88+ (available in sizes S–XL and five colors).

    Promising review: "I'm 32 years old and I'm not trying to look cheap. I also am not trying to spend a fortune on a leather jacket. This puppy is vegan but looks legit (my fave). It fits well and I get tons of compliments." —Amanda Ward

    Me to all the summer clothes still in my closet now that fall fashion is here:


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