22 Under-$40 Buys That Will 100% Level Up Your Wardrobe

Welcome to the late-summer outfit slump. It's that awkward time of the season where the clothes we've worn nonstop over the last few months start to feel tired, but with plenty of hot weather still to come, it's not quite the time to start shopping for fall yet. If you find yourself in this boat, I feel you. So instead of making a big investment in something you'll have to wait until next summer to wear again, I've sourced a number of pieces that will quickly refresh your wardrobe and have you leveling up your outfits—thanks to our namesake line of clothing.

If you're nodding along, then let's get into it. I've found 22 pieces with pretty florals, bold animal prints, and eye-catching silhouettes that are guaranteed to wake up your closet. What's even better is that none of them ring up for more than $40, so feel free to peruse each dress, skirt, and top to buy and wear now. Scroll through the below shopping edit and get inspired by outfit imagery along the way—oh, and thank me later.

Wear with sandals now and swap in ankle boots in a few months.

Not all zebra prints are made equal, but this one hits the mark.

Also available in more sizes.

This print is about to earn you so many compliments.

Opinion: you can never have too many great white tops.

The kind of top that will take your jeans to the next level.

printed shorts



I have this skirt in the blue color and can confirm that it's the comfiest thing I own.

Also available in more sizes.

Your loungewear is begging for an upgrade—I recommend wearing this as a house dress instead.

I can see this transitioning so well into the fall.

Polka dots are the perfect print for everyone who's all about neutrals.

It doesn't get prettier than these bowtie straps.

The kind of top that's cool without really trying.

summer dresses



If you're looking for a dress to wear at home and outside, this is it.

Also available in more sizes.

Adding this bold print into your outfit mix will take it up a notch.