On a Budget? Here Are Our Best Affordable Fashion and Beauty Picks of the Month

Welcome to On the Hunt, a monthly series in which we open the floor (or should we say DMs?) to our Instagram followers to ask their most burning fashion and beauty questions. We'll select up to five inquiries to answer and offer our advice with shopping picks to match.

It's safe to say that most of us have adjusted our budgets and spending habits in the last month or so and have become more thoughtful than ever about practicality, cost per wear, and categorizing items into needs versus wants. But spending less money doesn't necessarily have to be a dramatic sacrifice. If we shift our perspectives a bit, shopping smarter can actually be a fun challenge in finding the best items on the internet for the best prices. Whether it's affordable trends, skincare, basics, or loungewear we're currently on the hunt for, all it takes is a little internet research to find the best items, which, of course, is exactly what we've done here. Not to make things overly tempting, but these price-conscious items are seriously good.



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We never knew how much loungewear we needed in our closets until we spent this much time at home. There are so many on-trend options out there at all different price points, and don't worry, we found some seriously stylish and affordable pieces.



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We've tested countless beauty products and learned that high cost does not always equal high quality. In fact, there are tons of affordable skincare products on the market that perform just as well as their pricier competitors. These are a few favorites we find ourselves buying over and over again.



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Whenever we're unsure about the longevity of a trend, we tend to look for affordable options. It all goes back to that idea of shopping smarter. These pieces hit the mark for trendy summer items and each rings in under $100.



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Since staying home, we've been wearing our basics more than ever before (think T-shirts, sweatshirts, and tanks), so there's really never been a better time to stock up on some affordable options. From cardigans to button-downs, these picks will be in style for years to come.

Next, check out these 8 random trends that are definitely a thing right now.

Associate Fashion Director, Branded Content

Michaela Bushkin is the associate fashion director on the branded content team. She is based in Los Angeles and is going on her sixth year at Who What Wear. Michaela has always worked in the content world, previously at Whalerock and The Zoe Report. Her current role involves executing content, photo shoots, and events for fashion brands from retailers to luxury designers and everything in between. She spends her free time online shopping (or "researching" as she likes to call it), reading at the beach, and trying as many new restaurants in L.A. as possible.