These Under-$50 Tops Only Look Expensive

Believe it or not, online shopping is a skill. I know you might think I'm joking, but I'm 100% serious. Just like with anything, practice makes perfect, and as a daily online shopper, I've come to learn some tricks of the trade. The most important one? Budget shopping is key, because sometimes you want items that look expensive without actually breaking the bank for them. There are some things that are reserved for a splurge, maybe a designer bag or a pair of boots you'll keep forever, but some things can be purchased for less than you'd think, and I'm here to prove it to you.

Here at Who What Wear, we love a good under-$100 roundup, but to demonstrate my budget-friendly point, I'm going even further. I've curated the 20 best tops you can buy right now for under $50. Tops are so easy to mix and match that they're the perfect item to test this theory on because you can really never have too many. Whether you're looking for an everyday piece or a standout style, there's something for everyone in this under-$50 roundup, I promise. You can thank me later.

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This sleeve length is in a league of its own.

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Perfect for your next holiday party.

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Pair this with a turtleneck for a chic winter look.

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Take on another "dad" trend with this button-down. 

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This slim-fit turtleneck is perfect for winter layering. Pair it with your favorite light denim and sneakers for a laid-back outfit.

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New Year's Eve, this top is coming for you.

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An elegant upgrade from your favorite white tee.

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Seriously looks so expensive.

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The contrasting stripes on this top make it stand out from your typical striped sweaters.

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You can even wear this blouse to your next interview.

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This top is slightly sheer, making it a great choice for your next date night.

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This Reformation tank top is essential to your closet—and so versatile. Wear it over a white tee, over a turtleneck, or alone for three different easy-to-thrown-on looks.

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This floral top is perfect for your next brunch. 

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A subtle way to incorporate the animal-print trend into your going-out wardrobe.