I Scrolled Through Thousands of Products and Lost It Over These Under-$100 Buys

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SZYMON BRZÓSKA/THE STYLE STALKER

Confession: I get more excited by the idea of making a few affordable clothing 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 I am, so I bet you understand how time-consuming it can be to scroll through your favorite affordable retailers in search of the best under-$100 items. Not all affordable fashion items are made equal, though. I handpicked the clothing, bags, shoes, and accessories that will look cool now, next season, and beyond because cheap doesn't have to mean it has an expiration date.

Fret not, dear shopper, as I've scoured the World Wide Web from top to bottom and found 40 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.

Tops

This reminds me of Bottega Veneta, and that's why I like it.

Meet the best-selling turtleneck on Who What Wear, which comes in 10 colors.

So much better than the T-shirt you were about to reach for to pair with your jeans.

I can't stop staring at this beautiful creation.

From the boxy shape to the subtle distressing, this tee is pure perfection.

Sweaters

Yes, you need another cardigan when it looks this good.

As a rule of thumb, I never say no to zebra and tiger prints.

Dresses

Party season is right around the corner—you'll want to wear this.

I'm obsessed with snakeskin print right now, and I'm eyeing this affordable dress to nail the trend.

The model has the right idea. Style this dress with platforms (preferably one of the below pairs).

Jackets

I've been wearing this jacket from our Who What Wear collection nonstop, and the compliments just keep rolling in. The tortoiseshell buttons and oversize sleeves are just a few of the things that I love about it.

Also available in more sizes.

The more leather the better this season.

Bottoms

Just when I thought Levi's best-selling ribcage jeans couldn't get any better.

The fact that these are only $35 is baffling to me.

Style these with a cream-colored sweater, and you've got yourself a very of-the-moment outfit.

Shoes

Snakeskin-print boots can easily run you upward of $500, so these are a major steal.

Thanks to Gucci, platform loafers are having a moment.

Mock croc! Platforms! Ankle Boots! These check off so many boxes.

Leave it to snake print to make even a "boring" shoe look trendy.

Bags

I own this tote in blue and get tons of compliments about the pleated fabric.

The unique shape makes this bag so interesting.

Activewear and Lingerie

I can attest that this tank is perfect for workouts and lounging.

The ribbed fabric makes these way cooler than your average black leggings.

A bralette too pretty to hide under a shirt.

Jewelry and Accessories

Inspired by your favorite French pastry, this vintage-looking ring only looks rare and expensive.

 

Headbands are getting an oversize upgrade right now.

I added this to my cart after my co-worker Lauren spotted it at Zara's Madrid HQ.

Spice up all your outfits with this fun necklace.

What did I say about leather? (Hint: The more the merrier.)