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.
Sidenote: The pineapple version is now only $18!
Snakeskin doesn’t have to be neutral.
(And here’s how you keep those summer vacation vibes alive.)
Ps(ssss)st—you need this.
(Speaking of killer patent boots on a budget, keep an eye out for a restock on these Western-inspired Who What Wear collection booties!)
Meet the jacket you’re about to spend your weekends in.
Take the great outdoors with you wherever you go.
The shape of the season (if you’re not into itty-bitty styles, that is).
This neckline = that good.
Tortoiseshell buttons really amp up this simple pick.
Comes with a crossbody strap, too, making it an incredibly versatile pick.
Don’t sleep on this steep Superga discount.
Check out before these retro-inspired jeans are gone for good.
Pair with tights and a pot of tea.
A cheery way to keep your feet warm.
Different cut, same fashion girl–favorite T-shirt collab.
Another jewelry trend that shows no sign of slowing.
My last great T-shirt purchase.
In search of more affordable pieces? Next up, we’re steering you toward 26 pieces under $50.