Confession: I get more excited by the idea of making a few affordable purchases rather than saving up for one bigger investment piece. While I definitely advise both kinds of shopping, I can't deny how fun it is to purchase a cheap thrill that can quickly refresh my wardrobe without totally throwing off my budget. Being able to order a cute new top and take myself out to dinner? It's a win-win in my book.
But you're all fashion people like me, so I bet you understand how time-consuming it can be to scroll through all your favorite affordable retailers in search of the best under-$100 clothing, bags, shoes, and accessories to shop. Fret not, dear shopper, as I've scoured the World Wide Web from top to bottom and found 33 affordable fashion buys that I'm crowning the best of the internet. From the festive sandals on offer at Mango to the cutest mini bags at Topshop and the best shoes from Zara, keep scrolling to shop the ultimate fast-fashion edit.
Layer this floaty dress over a turtleneck or over pants while you make that winter-to-spring transition.
If you can't decide on a color, why not just buy them all?
I love when practical items become stylish. It's a win-win.
Two-tone jeans are a micro-trend I've seen bubbling up more and more recently.
Fun and still so wearable.
I need this!
You can never have enough pretty white tops.
This is primed for compliments.
Meet the denim trend already taking over.
You'll never not look put-together in a trench coat.
This neutral tone will go with just about everything else you own.
I'd wear this with the previous two pieces and some flat slides.
Wear these with a black blazer like all the fashion girls do.
Prediction: Everyone will own this Reformation top come summer.
Wear this with combat boots, and you'll have almost time-traveled back to 1995.
Going hiking, but make it fashion.
*Books a beach vacation.*
With a 12-inch rise, these bad boys aren't called "ribcage" for nothing.
I'm hoarding shell-embellished anything until further notice.
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I can't decide what I like better between the houndstooth print and the wide neckline here.
Okay, don't hate me for putting another pair of printed bike shorts in here. What can I say? These were way too fun to pass up.
Trade in your micro shades for more retro pairs like these.
Charles & Keith
Obsessed with anything in pale green.
All your other little black bags just got jealous.
I just bought these and already have at least five outfits planned to wear with them.
Confession: I saw one of our Who What Wear UK editors wearing this top, so I added it to my cart.
Your gold hoops won't mind being put on pause for these resin ones—promise.
Gym bag, work bag, errand bag—this knotted tote can do it all.
A showstopping waistline (never thought I'd use those words together, but here we are).
I'm really confused why these are still in stock in a majority of sizes since they've basically earned cult status. Now's your chance to snap them up before it's too late.
$30 of fun.