I Went on a Shopping Rampage for Affordable, Pretty Tops—These 19 Made the Cut

Fact: There's nothing that makes getting dressed easier than a pretty top. I mean, really—it takes all the work out of putting together an outfit. All you do is add jeans or trousers and you're done. A pretty top does all the heavy lifting for you. That's why I recently went on a mission to find the prettiest tops for fall to add to my closet to make my life just a little bit easier in the coming months.

So, we already know that there's nothing better than a pretty top. But one that's also affordable? Well, that's basically a unicorn right there. From the cropped $48 cardigan that goes with every bottom imaginable to the $55 blouse your whole office will be asking you about, these are the 19 best pretty, affordable tops (aka unicorns) I've come across. 

Pro tip: Pixie Market always has the coolest pieces that nobody else will be wearing.

Between the high neck and ribbing, I can't decide what I like most. 

The pointelle knit design makes the bodysuit feel special. 

The sheer sleeves take this top to the next level. 

The one-shoulder trend is still going strong. 

This neckline is so unusual—in a good way.

The tie detail at the waist makes this feel anything but basic.

If ever there were a perfect fall top, this is it.