These Affordable Picks Are Masquerading As Fancy, and Honestly I Was Fooled

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Stylish woman wears a black off the shoulder top, satin pants and patent leather high heels at a party

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I’m always looking for a good deal, especially when it comes to fashion. While I’ve been known to splurge once in awhile, usually on something I’ve carefully considered, I generally like to spend $150 or less on any given item. As someone who shops and writes about it for a living, it’s always an exciting day when I come across pieces that look much more expensive than they actually are. What's even more is I get to share them with you because, heck, sharing is caring!

There are a few things I consider when shopping for items on a budget. When looking at jeans, I always take into account their weight and if they feel like they’ll last more than a few seasons. I’ve found & Other Stories jeans to be of particularly high quality and at a fraction of the cost of more high-end retailers. Material is also big for me. Come spring and summer, I lean heavy into linen (as you’ll soon see) because while it gives off an expensive vibe, you can definitely find discount pieces. Satin is also a big trend for spring and inherently makes me feel fan-say.

So, if you want all the bang without the buck, don’t worry I’ve done the research for you. 30 affordable fashion items that’ll make you question their price tag are just below.  

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