46 Cheap Winter Items to Buy When You Want to Look Chic

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Szymon Brzóska/The Style Stalker

In no way does an outfit have to be expensive to look expensive. While I’ve highlighted tricks for creating high-end looks in the past, it really just boils down to ensuring your ensembles are comprised of fashion-forward pieces that may look like they cost hundreds of dollars, but actually ring in for way less. And to help you navigate the millions of products out there to uncover those affordable gems, I spent an afternoon scouring all of our favorite stores—from Nordstrom to H&M—to find the chicest under-$75 items that will seriously elevate your winter wardrobe.

So without further ado, keep scrolling to shop 46 cheap winter staples, all broken down by category (from coats to sweaters to boots). Go on and take your “expensive” cold-weather offering to the next level.

Embracing the winter-white look is so chic.

This eclectic floral jacket will take the most basic winter look to the next level.

Throw this puffer on and just wait for the compliments to roll in.

You can never go wrong with a classic moto jacket.

Wear this quilted coat as is with a chunky knit underneath or as an additional layer over other outerwear.

A utility jacket will always be in style.

A shearling-lined jacket is a winter 2019 staple.

Yes, this billowy balloon sleeve is as cozy as it looks.

A stylish layering turtleneck for under $10? Yes and yes.

Wrap yourself in this comfortable cardigan all winter long.

You’ll turn heads in an instant wearing this vibrant cardigan.

Team this eye-catching pullover with jeans and sneakers or a midi skirt and boots.

Yes, leopard print is on-trend, but so is zebra.

Add a playful twist to any of your winter ensembles.

Layer this fashion-person favorite turtleneck under a slouchy blazer.

The fashion crowd continues to embrace hot pink this season.

Try this sweaterdress as is or add a belt to bring extra dimension to the look.

Just imagine this ivory beauty with a pair of knee-high boots.

This hue will pop against any basic-colored top.

Try this balloon-sleeve knit dress with either knee-high boots or with tights and heels.

Wear this festive wrap dress now through New Year’s and beyond.

Say hello to the perfect plaid skirt for all of those holiday parties.

Give this cozy tie-belt dress a whirl in your 9-to-5 or 5-to-9 life.

Your most versatile holiday party dress.

Platform ankle boots are all the rage this season.

Because you can never have too many pairs of A+ black booties.

The brown mock-croc is so sleek and elevated.

Croc-embossed booties will always feel expensive—even if they cost less than $75.

You can legit wear these stunners anywhere—to work, out on the town, and everywhere in-between.

The split-hem detail is particularly forward.

Say hello to the perfect wide-leg jeans.

Your winter look will feel so fresh stepping out in these rose-colored pants.

Okay, you can stop looking for those wear-everywhere black pants.

Master that leather-on-leather look without spending a fortune.

Just picture these cropped jeans with a gorgeous pair of patterned ankle boots.

Yes, you’ll want to live in this fringe blanket scarf all winter long.

Accentuate your sophisticated fall fits with this on-trend gold barrette.

Wrap this oversize scarf around like a cape or tie it around your neck for those extra-chilly days.

Yup, it’s still sunny in the winter as well.

A great fit-everything bag for that upcoming holiday travel. Just saying.