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    30 Things For Anyone Who Loves Style But Doesn't Love Spending Money

    You don't have to sacrifice looking good because of the price.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. A belt with a decorative buckle because it makes a statement even on the most understated looks while still remaining functional. Who said belts have to be boring? Just buckle up and go!

    the belt on a reviewer

    Get creative and use it as a belt on your skirt or dress too!

    Promising review: "Such a cute belt! I’ve been looking for a belt like this, but I’m very picky and couldn't find one I loved. This one is perfect. It’s a staple that ties every outfit together so well. A very easy way to step up a simple outfit. It’s great quality for the price, and there’s no need to splurge on a designer belt if you can’t afford it. 10/10 would recommend." —Kelsey Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 13 designs/colors).

    2. A versatile blanket scarf that you can wear in different ways to suit your outfit!


    Reviewers note how soft this scarf is!

    Promising review: "I love love love this scarf. I ordered the camel-colored one. It's soft, warm, and lightweight. It's like the best of a blanket scarf but without the weight." —MC

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in 31 designs).

    3. A super cute floral scarf scrunchie to elevate your daily (read: boring) ponytail or bun in a classy way! Or leave it on your wrist as a fun accessory.

    Rifle Paper Co

    Get it from Rifle Paper Co. for $12 (available in three designs).

    4. A simple clip-on nose ring that'll up your cool-girl vibes and have everyone doing a double take. You won't have to do anything else!

    nose ring on a model

    You can use it as a faux septum piercing too!

    Promising review: "These are super cute and amazing for the price. You get so many! They are just the way I hoped they would be: small and subtle. I love the gold and rose gold colors. I’ve not had any issues with them coming loose or falling off. I’ve worn these for a couple months now and have not seen any fading and discoloration." —Kendrick

    Get a set of 9 (comes in 3 colors) from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 8 different sets).

    5. A pair of cat-eye sunglasses to effortlessly upgrade your sunglasses game from plain to ~pizzazz.~ Want to go a level higher? Add a fancy eyeglasses chain!, Amazon

    These glasses have 100% UV400 protection and a comfortable nose pad so you're not sacrificing protection for style — and you won't get those annoying marks on your nose. They're also lightweight and shatter-proof and come with an eyeglass case and cleaning cloth!

    Promising review (for the sunglasses): "I really love these glasses, honestly! They come packaged nicely and look just like the picture provided. Great quality for being as affordable as they are in my opinion. This style is especially cute, they look good with just about any outfit. I will definitely be buying more pairs from this company in the future." —Angelina

    Get them from Amazon: the cat-eye glasses for $9.99 (available in 15 colors), and the eyeglass chain for $14.99 (available in three colors).

    6. A gorgeous wildflower temporary tattoo when you've always wanted to try but the commitment or price tag just isn't your thing!

    LaraVinckDesigns / Etsy

    LaraVinckDesigns is a UK-based small biz that sells goods inspired by nature.

    Get it from LaraVinckDesigns on Etsy for $7.15.

    7. A collection of fancy hair clips — they'll glamorize your look with the click of a clasp, and enhance your hairstyle even when it's just down! It's so simple you can do it with your eyes closed.


    Promising review: "Reliable and stylish! These are quality, sturdy hair clips that hold your hair back curly or straight. For super silky hair, though, I would suggest a little curl or some texturizing hairspray. These are super cute, diverse assortment of colors and shapes, and add a simple stylish touch to your hair when you're in a hurry. LOVE THEM!"—EmElOh

    Get this eight-piece set from Amazon for $6.99.

    8. An elegant ear cuff because it'll add high doses of charm and grace with minimal effort. Isn't that always the goal? Plus, if you're not into hoops, this is a great alternative!


    You can wear this cuff in several ways! If you have more than one piercing on an ear, you can thread it through all your piercings to create a whole different style.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three colors).

    9. A pack of knotted headbands that'll add a super cute vintage aesthetic to your looks. Throw this on to fool everyone into thinking you put in work for your hairstyle even if you didn't!


    I have this set and there are so many to choose from that there's always something that goes with an outfit. Plus, I get compliments every time I wear one!

    Promising review: "They are really cute and goes well with so many occasions and clothes." —Rafinha_Matos

    Get 10 from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. A pair of ultra-stylish heart sunglasses – they're the only statement accessory you'll ever need. Plus, with these, you'll instantly be elevated to movie-star status.


    Two of my coworkers, Elizabeth Lilly and Heather Braga, have these glasses and absolutely love them! The glasses have UV400 protection and come with a soft carrying case!

    Promising review: "For $10, I DEF recommend these. I love fun sunglasses and I love that these are a cheaper alternative to the YSL version. I think I’ll be getting another pair for upcoming festivals!" —Audrey

    Get it from Amazon for $10.91 (available in 16 colors and in multipacks).

    11. A lovely gold and pearl hair clip to make you feel like a million bucks for not a million bucks 😉.

    Fibs and Fables

    Fibs and Fables is a Black woman-owned small biz inspired by mythology, fables, and folklore. Its product represent legends and powerful women throughout history.

    Get it from Fibs and Fables for $16.

    12. A pair of adorable sloth socks so when they peek out from under the hem of your jeans, everyone will know how stylish and ethically conscious you are! The money from buying these goes toward protecting sloths and other endangered cuddly buddies!

    the sloth socks on feet
    Conscious Step

    Conscious Step is a POC-owned small biz committed to social and environmental change. They make ethically and sustainably sourced socks, and donate to a causes and nonprofit. They also support farms and factories with fair wages and safe facilities. They're vegan certified too.

    Get them from Conscious Step for $14.95 (available in two sizes).

    13. A princessy long sleeve tunic with a lace hem to wear under your jackets and cardigans for some delicate charm.,

    Promising review: "I love this shirt for the cooler months ahead! It's lightweight, flowy, and super cozy! I would order a size down if you're wanting it to fit like a shirt. Since it's a tunic, it will lay past your hips. The lace detail on the bottom is the perfect touch to a casual long-sleeve shirt!" —Christian

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes 14–28 and in 20 colors).

    14. A sheer mock turtleneck that'll leave everyone starstruck the moment you walk in., Amazon

    Promising review: "The pictures are spot on. Very SEXY! My husband was really WOWWED!! I wore it out on a date night with my hubby and got so many compliments. Soft but very tricky to put it on. Have to be careful so that you don't tear it or nick it. It's kinda like stocking material and WILL probably run so be VERY CAREFUL putting this on." —sierra

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 14 designs).

    15. A graphic tee cool enough to make any pair of jeans or skirt look good.

    Reviewer wearing the tee in brown with illustration of faces on it

    Promising review: "Love this shirt! It is fun and unique. I love shirts that I can pair with dress pants or skirts for work. I am able to be a little flexible in my style and this is perfect. It's shorter than most tees, which I like because I am so short. I wanted a more loose fit. Definitely recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 20 colors and illustrations).

    16. A pair of goldfish-in-a-bag earrings that'll show off your quirky side.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love these earrings. I get compliments all the time. I was really surprised by the quality and they're really comfortable!" —Madison

    Get them from Amazon for $1.86+ (available in four colors and two designs)

    17. A ribbed sleeveless bodysuit — it'll give you so many Instagrammable outfits.


    Get it from Lulu's for $17.40 (available in XS–XL and three colors).

    18. A casual long sleeve with pockets for days you need your top to be a lil' more daring.,

    Promising review: "This top is super soft and comfortable and looks adorable! Great quality fabric and the length is really nice." —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 14–28 and in 17 colors).

    19. A set of stackable rings that are simple enough to suit any look and fancy-looking enough that it'll be all you need to dress up and head out!

    the rings on a hand

    Promising review: "These came beautifully packaged with super fast delivery! I LOVE that they are like a rose gold. Tip: Coat them with clear nail polish before wearing as I have been told they may tarnish over time. I like to wear different ones on different fingers every day! I got a compliment the first day I wore them out. Love these!!" —Kate

    Get 10 rings from Amazon for $8.99.

    20. A color-block top so soft it'll be your go-to lounge top. So much better than dressing up.,

    Promising review: "I love this shirt, it’s super cute and perfect for this fall transition! Today was pretty cold outside, it even hailed for a bit but I was both warm and cute in this top. I dressed it up and wore it tucked into a cute skirt, but I love the length of it and know it would look just as cute with a nice pair of jeans! Great material, I’ve already washed once and it doesn't feel cheaply made and is super soft and comfy. Very happy with my order!" —sontahmaria

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes 14–28 and in eight colors).

    21. These sheer ankle socks to really ~step~ your shoe game up.

    sheer patterned socks worn with platform shoes
    SockSeason / Etsy

    SockSeason is a small business that sells stylish socks. Whether you're looking to dress in slouchy socks or sheer socks, this shop has many options for your feet.

    Get a pair from SockSeason on Etsy for $13 (one size fits all).

    22. A pair of houndstooth wide-leg pants comfortable enough for loungewear and stylish enough to wear out.

    the pants
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $9 (available in sizes S–L).

    23. A scalloped off-the-shoulder swing dress for days you want to look super classy and elegant.,

    Reviewers have pointed out that this dress seems to run a tad big so you may want to size down!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my company Christmas party. It was a runaway hit — so much so that people who didn't attend the party were asking about the dress because so many people said how pretty it was. I was called 'Marilyn' since I wore this with red patent heels and classic red lipstick. The fabric had enough give to make it comfortable to wear the whole night without feeling constricted. The fabric itself is smooth, of a good weight, and irons to a crisp finish. I am 5'4" and the skirt hits several inches below the knee. I bought a petticoat to wear with it, and while you may not need it, it does add to the drama." —Christine Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL, available in short and long sleeve, and in 23 colors).

    24. A shift dress because you never get the chance to really dress up anymore and this dress gives the perf excuse.

    A model in the mock neck mini dress
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $21.99 (available in sizes S–M and 0X–3X).

    25. A rayon collared blouse to make you feel dressed up for quick Zoom calls.


    Get it from Uniqlo for $14.90+ (available in sizes XXS–XXL and seven colors).

    26. A classic plaid scarf to get that ~high fashion~ look without the high cost.

    the scarf
    Charz Boutique / Etsy

    CharzBoutique is a Texas-based small biz that makes handmade accessories.

    Get it from CharzBoutique on Etsy for $12.95.

    27. A floral print top to prepare for the coming spring 🌸!,

    Promising review: "I love it. If you are on the fence, I'd say go for it! It fits like a peplum top. It is just long enough to come right at the top of my thighs. You could wear it with a cami underneath to work. I will wear it with high-waisted jeans/pants as that seems appropriate. The sleeve length is wide and half sleeve in length. The tie to make a bow makes it girly which I love." —Shelia Evans

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 0X–5X and 29 colors/patterns).

    28. A faux suede mini skirt so you can show off those legs!,

    Promising review: "I adore this skirt. It's my new favorite piece in my closet. So soft, just the right amount of stretchy, just the right amount of thick. I expected low quality for the price, but it doesn't feel low quality at all. I'm pleasantly surprised." —Christine Scanlan

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 11 colors and lengths).

    29. A puff-sleeve blouse that'll make you feel like you should be strutting down a runway.

    A reviewer in the light blue top

    Promising review: "SO worth it! The ultimate drama sleeve!! I got so many compliments at work. The shirt looks WAY more expensive than it was, and the sleeves are just so gorgeous." —Katherine Anzola

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

    30. And a cropped pocket tee for effortless and simple charm.

    the cropped tee with matching shorts
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $12.99 (available in sizes S–L and in two colors) and the matching shorts for $12.99 (available in sizes S–L and 0X–3X and in two colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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