46 Cheap Items to Buy If You Want to Look Posh in 2020

46 Cheap Items to Buy If You Want to Look Posh in 2020


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As you’re probably well aware by now, you in no way need to buy expensive items to have an expensive-looking outfit. In fact, many of your favorite retailers—from Nordstrom to H&M—are filled to the brim with those high-end-feeling staples that won’t actually make a massive dent in your bank account. But rather than send you on a day-long hunt scrolling through the pages and pages of merchandise out there to uncover said fanciful items, I narrowed down the best of the best affordable fashion pieces right here so you can start building your posh 2020 wardrobe.

Below, I curated a sampling of the chicest, cheapest must-haves (separated by category from dresses to sweaters to footwear)—all under $75. Keep scrolling to find your new elevated treasures, and upgrade your closet.

Sweaters and Turtlenecks

The pretty shade of blue and wraparound feature makes this cardigan feel extra special.

An ultra-flattering sweater in a festive hue for the holiday season—and beyond in 2020.

Yes, this pullover is as cozy as it looks. And fun fact: JoyLab is actually having a 30% off sale today, December 14.

The leopard print feels incredibly forward.

Animal print isn’t going away anytime soon.

There are so many things right about this cardigan—the cool floral pattern and puff sleeve to name a few.

Make a statement with this eye-catching turtleneck paired as is with jeans or layered underneath a jacket or cardigan.

As you can see, this luscious violet fuzzy pullover is even chicer from the back.

All about the vintage feel of this comfortable cardigan.

The square neckline and slight puff at the sleeves gives this fuzzy knit a modern twist.


The LBD you’ll wear to every holiday party—and every event next year.

This ribbed wrap dress with the flared skirt would work for a multitude of occasions.

If you don't have the ideal sweaterdress yet, this is your moment.

A smock midi dress with a stand-up collar is cozy and chic.

Is it a blazer? Is it a dress? It’s both. And with that velvet fabric, it’s perfection.

The ultimate party dress with the metallic shine and drapey sleeves.

Wear this sweaterdress by itself with boots or layered over your favorite leggings.


Legit nobody would guess that these gorgeous mules would be under $100.

The buckle detail gives these classic black ankle boots a downtown feel.

Elevated flats will rise up to be one of the biggest footwear trends of next year.

These pointed-toe booties seriously look triple the price.

Loafers will get an elevated twist come 2020 with comfy block heels. Add these to your closet before everyone else does.

The mid-calf boot is a fashion-girl staple RN.

Practical and honestly quite cool in that ironic sort of way.

Colorful sneakers are where it’s at.


This is not your average puffer—it’s 10 times chicer.

Indulging in a new moto jacket is never a bad idea.

This faux-shearling coat looks far more expensive than it actually is.

A tried-and-true camel coat is definitely worth having in your wardrobe.


The wider cut here just feels so current.

Cargo jeans are especially fashion-forward.

Just imagine these with statement ankle boots and a playful blouse for a night out.

Hey, it might be time to upgrade your black skinny jean selection. Just sayin'.

Pair these with your favorite sweatshirt, slip into sneakers, and you're set for that off-duty life.


These drop earrings look far more high-end than their under-$20 price tag.

You’ll see bags with large front buckles even more next year. Guaranteed.

This paperclip chain necklace feels incredibly special.

Just $40 for this expensive-looking bag? Done and done.

You’ll wear these cat-eye sunglasses for seasons.

The perfect finishing touch to any formal look.

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