It all began two business days after my coffee filters were supposed to arrive. I was on Amazon, checking the status of my filters, when I accidentally scrolled too far and landed on my recommended purchases. I was amazed. Somehow, Amazon had found out that I had lost my beloved leather jacket to a disco bar on the Lower East Side the other night and decided to help. There it was, at the bottom of my screen, a cropped faux-leather jacket. With raving reviews, a flattering cut, and, most importantly, a price that wouldn't take my entire paycheck, it was love at first click. Add to cart.
And so the Amazon fashion deep dive began. I found sweaterdresses fit for the 40-degree weather that has descended, cozy knits for WFH Fridays, and basic tops to go underneath my new jacket. While I’m normally horrid at layering (my wardrobe goes from summery sets straight to winter puffers), I found transitional pieces perfect for a fall wardrobe. As my surprise with all these finds grew, so did my shopping cart. What would have cost me hundreds cost mere dollars, and this discovery kick-started my Amazon fashion obsession… and my dad taking me off of our shared family Amazon account and changing the password.
Instead of going to the disco bar, I spent the next Saturday night sipping prosecco with my roommate and our trusty golden retriever searching Amazon for anything and everything we thought our closets were missing. Rather than spending $40 on two drinks, we spent it on swanky cocktail dresses and moto jackets. Safe to say that our building knew that any Amazon package arriving was to be delivered to apartment 5F.
There’s no need to stay in on a weekend for a date with Amazon, though. To save you the time, I’ve taken care of rounding up the finest dresses, tops, and “leather” jackets that won’t break the bank. Just keep scrolling to see all of the best Amazon fashion under $50.