23 Picks the Average Girl Considers Cheap


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I occasionally love crunching numbers (completely different brain stimulus than my daily creative pursuits!) and always love budget buys. Put the two together, and what do you have? A girl who's very curious about how the average woman defines a cheap clothing item. So, I conducted my own (probably unscientific) study with the help of Google forms and our Who What Wear Insiders Facebook group members, who so kindly took my survey. I asked at what price point does an item become affordable across a handful of categories, and averaged all the entries together. The result is a peek into what we collectively consider "cheap." Scroll down to see how it compares to your point of view and to shop some budget picks—below the outlined price caps, of course.

Average Cheap Dress = $62

Average Cheap Shoes = $61

Average Cheap Top = $39

Average Cheap Bag = $104

Average Cheap Outerwear = $98

Average Cheap Bottoms = $54

Next up, check out 47 epic under-$100 jewelry finds

Editor in Chief

Kat Collings has over 15 years of experience in the editorial fashion space, largely in digital publishing. She currently leads the vision for editorial content at WhoWhatWear.com as the site's editor in chief, having risen through the editorial ranks after joining the company in 2012. Collings is a Digiday Future Leader Awards nominee, was named Buzzfeed's best fashion Instagram accounts of the year, and is a member of the CFDA Awards Fashion Guild. Prior to Who What Wear, Collings worked on styling projects for brands such as Vogue, Teen Vogue, Lucky, and Oliver Peoples. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in communications and calls Los Angeles home.