I'm a Picky Shopper, and These Under-$100 Finds Have My Approval

Let me start by saying this is not your average, under-$100 roundup—I’ve spent hours making sure of that. Rather, these are the affordable finds that I wouldn’t just recommend to others but would actually wear myself. And, as some of you may already know, I’m extremely picky when it comes to that, but I like to think it’s a good thing for the most part.

So what should you expect below? Definitely a lot of basics as those are the backbones of simple-yet-cool style, not too much color but at least a few fun items, a sprinkling of trend pieces, and a handful of elegant accessories that look way more expensive than their price tags let on. If that all sounds satisfactory, which I hope it does, just keep scrolling to get started.

I'm very into layered-look sweaters right now and this Mango version is among my favorites.

Even from Zara, I would have guessed this bag was way more expensive.

A leather shirt is practically an essential this season.

How fashion girls do going-out tops.

This will look perfect with the Mango boots on the next slide.

Don't worry, they're actually $99.99.

There's a reason Topshop's affordable jeans have a cult following.

I've been living in this mock neck since fall began.

I'd style this with a similar sweater and black kitten-heeled mules.

Everyone needs at least one fun, party dress, and this one is low-risk, high-reward.

I'm all about anything snake-print this season.

How I plan to look semi-normal when it starts to rain and snow regularly in NYC this fall and winter.

Guess what I'll be wearing to the gym every weekend this season.

Have you heard flannels are back? I suggest going up a size in this to get that cool, oversize look.