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.


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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.