I Prefer Spending Money on Experiences, But These Cheap Items Are Hard to Resist

Under $50 Fashion Picks Off the Shoulder Black Top



Lately, when it comes to my monthly budget, I have been prioritizing travel, concerts, and other experiences over fashion. It's not always easy, especially after being exposed to so many stylish pieces through my work as a fashion editor. One way I like to satisfy my fashion cravings while budgeting is to keep my eye out for stylish, cheap finds that will nicely round out my closet. Thankfully, the sales happening at the moment are abundant with cool under-$55 options.

While I am often tempted to buy pieces on an absolute whim, I do my best to make meaningful purchases for the current season and those on the horizon. One way to do this is by using the three-three test, which was brought to my attention by our market director, Bobby Schuessler. This helps me determine exactly how and how often I will wear the piece in question before committing. This past week, I came across 30 pieces that are both affordable and spot-on for summer and beyond. Scroll ahead to shop my top picks of the moment.

This off-the-shoulder top can be worn with everything from jeans to skirts.

I love the crisscross detail on the back of this dress.

Neutral sandals go great with summer dresses.

Smocked detailing and bubble sleeves make this top a standout piece.

This would be a great beach cover-up.

Here is a super-chic top for date night.

This flowy dress is a great pick for hot days.

Black Chelsea boots are spot-on for fall outfits.

Racerback tank tops are a must-have at the moment.

I want to live in this striped dress.

This jacket will definitely be in heavy rotation come fall.

I love stocking up on basic tees to complete a variety of looks.

This mini bag would be a great companion to a wedding guest outfit.

These strappy beauties come in five different colors.

This crop top would go great with jeans and sandals.

Baggy denim is going to be everywhere come fall.

I am getting ballerina vibes from this cutout cardigan.

I am obsessed with my L.L.Bean tote bag.

This set is perfect for lounging or running errands.

Shop the matching Cotton Beach Shorts ($20).

Cargo pants are becoming a favorite with the fashion set.

These textured hoops will refresh your jewelry collection.

A white button-down shirt comes in handy no matter the season.

Flip-flops are trending and go with just about everything.