6 Trends That Are Better on a Budget

When it comes to fashion trends and price points, unfortunately, we’ve found that not all are created equal. While that doesn’t mean there are any trends that are totally out of reach for those on a budget, finding affordable versions of certain ones simply comes easier than others. Take the trends I’ll be highlighting today, for example. While you could find them at any price point, you’ll soon see that the under-$100 iterations we’ve gathered today feel nothing short of a million bucks. So if you’re on a budget and looking to save but still want to snatch up some affordable and trendy items for spring and summer, let me suggest that you consider one of the six categories you’re about to read about and shop below.

Woven Bags

It seems like every warm-weather season, new iterations of the woven bag pop up that somehow top the last. This year there were too many cool, affordable options to choose from.

Puff-Sleeve Tops

While the puff-sleeve top trend seems to have some serious staying power, we still don’t think you need to invest a ton to get the look. The affordable options out there right now are that good.


Whether you opt for a plastic-y accessory or an organza item of clothing, there’s no need to spend your life’s savings on the accessible transparent trend.

Available in sizes XXS to L.


Color trends are always the easiest to hit on because they come in so many iterations. From tops to jackets to accessories, the lilac possibilities are endless.

Available in sizes S to L.


Seeing as the windbreaker was originally for utility purposes, it’s no surprise that there are countless under-$100 options that rival the designer pieces from this season’s runways.

Slim Sunglasses

Last but not least, this season’s continuing trend of slimmer sunglass styles is available from all our favorite affordable brands. From Le Specs to Quay, we’ve got you covered.

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