Confession: I get more excited by the idea of making a few affordable purchases rather than saving up for one bigger investment piece. While I definitely advise both kinds of shopping, I can't deny how fun it is to purchase a cheap thrill that can quickly refresh my wardrobe without totally throwing off my budget. Being able to order a cute new top and take myself out to dinner? It's a win-win in my book.
But you're all fashion people like me, so I bet you understand how time-consuming it can be to scroll through all your favorite affordable retailers in search of the best under-$100 clothing, bags, shoes, and accessories to shop. Fret not, dear shopper, as I've scoured the World Wide Web from top to bottom and found 33 affordable fashion buys that I'm crowning the best of the internet. From the festive sandals on offer at Mango to the cutest mini bags at Topshop and the best shoes from Zara, keep scrolling to shop the ultimate fast-fashion edit.
Urban Renewal Remnants Long Sleeve Tiered Poplin Mini Dress ($69)
Layer this floaty dress over a turtleneck or over pants while you make that winter-to-spring transition.
UO Margot Lucite Hoop Earring ($16)
If you can't decide on a color, why not just buy them all?
Teva Hurricane Drift Sandal ($40)
I love when practical items become stylish. It's a win-win.
Violeta by Mango Bicolor Super Slim-Fit Jeans ($80)
Two-tone jeans are a micro-trend I've seen bubbling up more and more recently.
Mango Seashell Strap Sandals ($80)
Fun and still so wearable.
Mango Braided Bucket Hat ($30)
I need this!
Topshop Prairie Style Crop Top ($55)
You can never have enough pretty white tops.
Topshop Miesha Ball Handle Grab Bag ($52)
This is primed for compliments.
Topshop Rigid Denim Cycling Shorts ($55)
Meet the denim trend already taking over.
H&M A-Line Trenchcoat ($100)
You'll never not look put-together in a trench coat.
H&M Paper-Bag Pants ($50)
This neutral tone will go with just about everything else you own.
H&M Satin Top With Lace ($20)
I'd wear this with the previous two pieces and some flat slides.
Dickies Relaxed Fit Carpenter Pants ($59)
These are trending hard right now and have earned a few celebrity fans. Need we say more?
Good American The Boy Short Biker Shorts ($65)
Wear these with a black blazer like all the fashion girls do.
Reformation Kaia Tie Dye Tank Top ($28)
Prediction: Everyone will own this Reformation top come summer.
ASOS Design Contrast Stitch Cotton Jacket ($60)
You probably need the matching jeans, too. Just saying.
Collusion 90's Floral Cami Dress ($32)
Wear this with combat boots, and you'll have almost time-traveled back to 1995.
ASOS Design Hardware Design Earrings With Hiking Clasp ($13)
Going hiking, but make it fashion.
FARM Rio Crochet Top ($50)
*Books a beach vacation.*
Levi's Ribcage Super High Rise Jeans ($98)
With a 12-inch rise, these bad boys aren't called "ribcage" for nothing.
Shashi Belle Necklace ($52)
I'm hoarding shell-embellished anything until further notice.
& Other Stories
& Other Stories Scoop Neck Houndstooth Top ($69)
I can't decide what I like better between the houndstooth print and the wide neckline here.
& Other Stories Fitted Floral Cycling Shorts ($49)
Okay, don't hate me for putting another pair of printed bike shorts in here. What can I say? These were way too fun to pass up.
& Other Stories Rectangular Frame Sunglasses ($29)
Trade in your micro shades for more retro pairs like these.
Charles & Keith
Charles & Keith Open-Toe Slip Ons ($49)
Obsessed with anything in pale green.
Charles & Keith Grommet Accented Crossbody Bag ($59)
All your other little black bags just got jealous.
Charles & Keith Classic Slip Ons ($39)
I just bought these and already have at least five outfits planned to wear with them.
COS Slim-Fit Jersey Top ($49)
Confession: I saw one of our Who What Wear UK editors wearing this top, so I added it to my cart.
COS Layered Resin Open Hoops ($35)
Your gold hoops won't mind being put on pause for these resin ones—promise.
COS Large Plissé Shoulder Bag ($69)
Gym bag, work bag, errand bag—this knotted tote can do it all.
Zara Dress With Metal Ring Detail ($70)
A showstopping waistline (never thought I'd use those words together, but here we are).
Zara Heeled Snakeskin Print Boots ($100)
I'm really confused why these are still in stock in a majority of sizes since they've basically earned cult status. Now's your chance to snap them up before it's too late.
Zara Beaded Mini Shopper ($30)
$30 of fun.
Next, see how I wore a pair of $30 Zara leggings to my fashion office.
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