The women I look to with the best style aren’t just wearing expensive pieces from head to toe. On the contrary, they have mastered the art of high-low dressing, mixing investment pieces from luxury designers with affordable finds. To me, this signals their styling prowess and impeccable eye for fashion, no matter the price point. Curious to find out which affordable finds are on the radar of some of fashion’s coolest insiders, I asked women from the style set to share their latest under-$100 pieces to land on their shopping lists.
Ahead, see the inexpensive pieces that you’ll soon be seeing them wear. From updated takes on leather pants and knitwear to the cool jewelry designer to have on your radar to the $98 jeans recommended by a celebrity stylist and more, these items range from elevated basics to cool trends of the moment. Here, discover their picks and scroll to the end to see which landed on my list.
Débora Rosa, Fashion Consultant and Stylist
"It's a timeless and transitional piece. It looks just as chic as a layering basic as it does when worn alone."
"Obsessed with everything Sporty & Rich. It's the overall vibe: '90s, sporty, being healthy and cool."
Alyssa Rara, Talent and VIP Relations Manager, Revolve
"I would wear these with strappy sandals or classic white tennis shoes. So versatile and such a fashion statement without being over-the-top!"
"I've always been obsessed with hardware jewelry, and I love that these are mismatched. They're also handmade in France—magnifique!"
"This Superdown skirt is equal parts sexy and comfortable. I would pair it with a white tee, kitten heels, and a cool leather jacket."
Breanna Warner, Brand Marketing and Creative Consultant
"The more gold stacks, the better."
"The perfect pair of shoes to add a pop of color to my everyday jean-and-tee outfits. Plus, they are super comfy."
"I'm always looking for a fresh new take on denim since, as stated before, I'm a true jean-and-tee gal!"
Pam Arias, Founder and Editor, The Girl From Panama
"Reformation is my favorite sustainable brand. I have several of their jeans, and every season I like to get their newer styles because they are so comfortable and flattering. This is one of my favorite styles."
"Leather trousers are always a must, especially during the winter. These are so cool because they are high-waisted, you can dress them up or down, and they are such a great piece to add to your wardrobe for less than $70!"
"The Frankie Shop is one of my favorite places to shop! I'm looking forward to adding this sweater to my wardrobe to wear it with some tailored black trousers or beige pants to create a very chic tonal look. It's also a great layering piece!"
Laura Lajiness, Senior Fashion Editor, PopSugar
"I can't get enough of the puff-sleeve trend, but particularly so in the form of basics. A simple silhouette, like this sweater from & Other Stories, is ideal. It's one of those uncomplicated shapes that I can mix and match with jeans, trousers, and skirts, but with gently gathered shoulders to help it feel modern and fresh."
"When I'm not in the mood for a layered outfit, a sweaterdress with knee-high boots is one of my go-to outfit formulas that's easy to throw on and still keeps me warm. Though I typically stick to neutrals, I'm finding myself gravitating toward new-season colors like chive green. Hence I'm adding this long knit number to cart."
"As I said before, I'm a lover of neutrals. But for spring, I'm craving a few subtle pops by way of pastel shades. This bag is a playful accent that will look great with all of the camel, beige, and ivory clothes in my closet."
"I'm super into belts right now, from slimmer styles I can thread through belt loops to thick waist-cinchers I can style over dresses and coats. I'm losing my mind over this faux-croc Zara belt. The polished gold links are gorgeous and perfect for dressing up basics when I want to add a touch of sophistication."
Kristen Nichols, Managing Editor, Who What Wear
Suddenly, I want to get my hands on a matching sweatsuit and just spotted this one from Pixie Market. It's the ultimate comfortable look for the airport, and I would style it like this with chunky boots or a pair of sneakers with a blazer layered on top.
Celebrity stylist Chris Horan told me that Levi's ribcage jeans are his favorite to dress celebs in for events and the red carpet. And at just $98, they're the ultimate affordable find everyone should have in their closet. I've tried the wide-leg version, but now I need to test out this straight-leg style ASAP.
Cozy and chic—and somehow only $15.