Obviously it’s incredibly fun to watch runway shows (Chanel on the beach, anyone?), keep an eye out for investment pieces (hello, Batsheva dresses), and lust over new-season It bags carried by my favorite street style stars (say hi to that Ratio et Motus Lady bag I can’t get out of my head). However, when it comes to my regular day-to-day shopping habits, I try to rein my Serious Fashion Editor impulses and keep things (a bit more) sensible.
That means sticking to mid-range and high-street retailers, doing a lot of thrifting, and keeping an eye out for sub-$50 steals that’ll lend themselves to that high/low mix we’re always going on about. So if you, too, are on a mission to add some affordable joie de vivre to your closet right about now, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve rifled through all my online shopping carts to present to you 21 picks under $46, a compendium of super-sale picks, fun little fashion fixes, and other odds and ends that are just what you need right now.