3 Under-$50 Items Every Woman Should Own

When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.

Whether you’re updating your wardrobe for the new season or simply looking for a quick summer buy, shopping doesn’t have to involve spending a lot of money. Today I’m sharing the three under-$50 items every woman should own. These wardrobe essentials are pieces you can update each season and always have on hand while staying within budget.

Scroll down to shop the three items I always score for under $50.

Simple Tee

I always suggest updating your T-shirt collection a few times a year, since tees are easily worn and show wear quickly. You can find quality options at an affordable price at places like Uniqlo, Everlane, and more. 

This simple tee is so affordable so you can get it in every color.

This side-tie corset freshens this simple T-shirt shape.

Add this sporty pick to your Saturday morning outfit.

Fitted but not too tight—so perfect. 

The tie detail is super cute for the summer.

Represent the '90s with this nostalgic graphic tee.


When it comes to stocking up on sunglasses, I add one or two under $50 options to my wardrobe every summer. They are perfect for summer vacations and weekend getaways. 

I love the pop of color these give to any outfit.

Wear these to your next festival with some high-waisted denim cutoffs.

The warm coloring of this pair gives a major glow to any complexion.

You can't go wrong with a classic tortoise option. 


If you're looking for affordable sneakers you can toss at the end of the summer, go with an option from H&M, Topshop, or Forever 21. 

Pair these crisp white sneakers with any bold floral print.

Everyone should have a pair of Chuck Taylors in their closet.

Grab this affordable pair before they sell out.

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