Is there a sweeter moment then when someone inquires about the brand you’re wearing, and then responds with shock when you reveal the affordable source? Well yes, but it’s still quite the compliment to your discerning sensibilities and your flawless sense of taste. As such, we rounded up a collection of pieces that are sure to garner a similar reaction. Scroll down and prepare for the deluge of compliments to roll in.
16 Pieces You Won't Believe Are From Budget Brands
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Sporty meets sleek, and we’re smitten.
Babaton Davey Sweater ($55)
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We’re getting an Ashley Olsen vibe from these mules.
Zara Leather Wide Heel Mule ($100)
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Our new faux leather and lace top is sure to induce a little outfit envy.
Forever 21 Pretty Tough Faux Leather Top in White ($35)
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Does it get any better than real suede for under $65?
ASOS Suede Triple Compartment Clutch Bag ($61)
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We always say yes to a classic stripe.
H&M Short Blouse ($30)
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Is anyone else getting an Alexander Wang vibe?
Topshop Laser-Cut Satin Shift Dress ($136)
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It’s all about like the details, like the insane stitching on this top.
Front Row Shop Top with Cut Out Trim ($40)
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Don’t these printed culottes look like the ultimate in comfort?
Forever 21 Clamshell Print Culottes ($18)
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Notice the uneven hem and the interesting panel details. Well played, Gap.
Gap Paneled Step-Hem Shirtdress ($70)
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While a classic trench coat is a must-have, a slouchy silky one looks effortlessly cool.
Monki Exclusive Duster Coat ($95)
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Lariat necklaces were made for layering.
Mango Snake Chain Necklace ($35)
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The look of an Equipment blouse, for a fraction of the price.
Monki Printed Blouse ($48)
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Sporty sandals would look inspired with this tennis-inspired color-block skirt.
Front Row Shop Skater Skirt with Pleats in Color Block ($50)
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Faux leather? You could have fooled us.
Forever 21 Pebbled Faux Leather Shopper in Brown ($28)
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Expand your pattern play with a little paisley print.
Mango Paisley Print Shirt ($45)
It's settled then—sartorial savviness doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. Comment below on which of these you just need to have (because the age-old need vs. want issue at this price can't hurt too much, right?).