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

    Fashion-forward *and* budget-friendly? You love to see it.

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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.


    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 $17.99 (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." —Delmas Wayne Workman

    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 sweatshirt minidress with a flounce on the bottom for the ideal blend of athleisure comfort and just a hint of *extra* — aka your personal style.


    Get it from Missguided for $34 (available in sizes 2–10 and in pink and black).

    4. 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.


    Even though I've already bought 1500 different hair accessories this year, I'm 100% adding this headband in emerald green to my cart riiiiiiight now. Wait, and also the grey. And the burgundy!!!

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ 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

    5. A sheer organza trench-blouse for dramatic Clueless vibes you can wear over a slip, or just bike shorts and a cami.

    Forever 21

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

    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.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and three blouse 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 crossbody 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.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29 (originally $39; also available in black and orange).

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

    9. A grid-print coord skirt 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!


    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes L–3X and three colors).

    Promising review: "I love this two piece. It fits well. It was true to size. If you are short like me and you want the skirt to hit where it does on the model you are out of luck unless you have a seamstress. I threw on a blazer and wore it to work. Everyone loved it." —Birdie

    10. 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.


    Get it from ModCloth for $19.

    If you're looking for other colors, there are tooooonnnnssss of similar scarves on Amazon for $6.99 (available in 45 colors and patterns).

    11. A polkadot 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!

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (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.

    12. A stretchy-fit, sheer statement blouse so you can always have a ~trick up your sleeve~ when you need to bring a little drama.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL).

    Promising review: "Oh my God absolutely in LOVE with this top! The square neck and lace cap sleeves makes it look very high end and classy. Fits true to size. The fabric is very comfortable, I wore it for a concert for a whole day without any discomfort. If you're thinking of getting a cute top for summer I definitely recommend this one !" —philip f huq

    13. A blush, lace-up-the-shoulder sweater that'll make you turn the same color when you get your 80th compliment on it.


    Get it from Tobi for $26 (originally $88; available in sizes S–L and four colors).

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

    Size up if you want an oversized look!

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (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

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

    Get them from Target for $12 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in black and leopard print).

    16. 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!

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

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98+ (available in sizes XS–XL and six colors)

    Promising review: "I love this skirt so much, it has shiny gold buttons they are actually real buttons, the faux suede is so soft and it just fits so perfectly. I am so happy I purchased this skirt I wish I could buy one in every color." —Kerianne

    17. A cropped 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 $34.95 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and in dark green).

    Promising review: "I knew I would love this sweatshirt the moment I pulled it out of the box. It's so soft and does run a little big but it gives a really cute vibe. The mock neck is the perfect length so that it doesn't feel like you're being choked." —Kata

    18. 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 $20.99 (available in sizes S–XL and five colors).

    Promising review: "I am in love with this sweater dress and I feel like it is the perfect dress for fall! I got the magenta color! Initially I thought it fit a little too short but so it’s a little more sexy of a dress, but just wearing it one time I received so many compliments that I decided it was the perfect fit! So cozy and comfortable, I wasn’t dying to take it off when I got home either!" —Tahnee Harris

    19. A pair of plaid legging pants for the timeless style of a classic pattern, the comfort of a poly-spandex fabric blend, and the ~buttoned up~ look of a snap-waist closure.


    Get them from ModCloth for $25 (available in sizes S–3X).

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

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in one size, fits 4–12, and ten colors).

    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

    21. A cream, grey, and lavender 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.

    J. Crew Factory

    Get it from J.Crew Factory for $23.50 (one size).

    Promising review: "Tired of getting compliments. Classy and elegant. Soft and cozy." —Maria

    22. 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

    23. A belted midi skirt to make deciding what to wear to office *and* drinks with friends easy as py(thon).


    Get it from Asos for $22 (originally $56; available in sizes 12–18, 22).

    24. 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!

    Get it from Amazon for $17.90+ (available in eight 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

    25. A square-neck tee with slightly voluminous sleeves for the perfect basic-meets-trendy piece you can wear with every single bottom in your closet. Ooh, especially a bias-cut midi skirt!


    Get it from Nordstrom for $25 (available in sizes 1X–4X and in light purple). It's also available in sizes XXS–XL.

    26. 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.


    Get a set of six pairs from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "These socks ARE ADORABLE!! We wear them all the time, and always get compliments." —Dena B.

    27. 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.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $24 (originally $60; available in sizes 2–10).

    28. 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 $29.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 13 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

    29. A black and white turtleneck for a low-key and chic way to try the tie-dye trend on for size.


    Get it from Target for $25 (available in sizes 1X–4X).

    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.


    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 18 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 pair of wide-leg, pinstripe trousers for an office-friendly option that doesn't sacrifice on trendiness.


    Get them from H&M for $17.99 (available in sizes 0–12 and five colors and patterns).

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


    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (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).

    33. A velvet-soft chenille cropped cardi in a blend of autumnal colors you'll ~fall~ in love with. ::Cue a "walking on fallen leaves" montage::

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $29.99 (available in sizes S–L).

    34. 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 $23.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and four 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. I’m 5’2” and a size 1, so finding a dress that fits, is somewhat hard. 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 s tie belt, so you are in control of how loose or tight you want it... BUY this dress." —Amazon Customer

    35. A long-sleeve romper perfect for transitional weather — just pair with bare legs + flats now, and tights + boots later. And check out all those pockets.


    Get it from Abercrombie for $27.20 (originally $68; available in sizes XXS–XL and in black).

    36. A set of velvet scrunchies so you can elevate your hairdo in approximately 30 seconds. 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.

    Promising review: "I honestly didn’t have high expectations for these, I just knew I loved the colors they came in. I wanted to wait a little while to test their longevity because typical hair bands, if worn every day like I tend to do, stretch out fairly easily especially because I have a thick head of hair. BUT these are incredible! They haven’t stretched out at all, even with my 5 month old puppy trying his best to grab them when they’re on my wrist. They grip my hair very well and I have no flyaways, and most importantly, no dents! I haven’t noticed any breakage from wearing these, my hair already feels healthier as opposed to normal hair ties which break your hair. When I wrap my hair in a bun with these babies and let it out a few hours later I have soft curls WITH NO DENT! Did I mention they don’t dent your hair??? These are incredible and far exceeded my expectations! I plan to buy more in different colors, especially because the colors are soft enough to go with anything. Love love love, puppy tested and people approved!" —Laurynn

    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.


    Get it from Amazon for $39.98 (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:


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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