As the title implies, the story you’re about to read—or I guess are already reading—is a pretty straightforward roundup of cool and trendy winter finds, all under $50. Why? Because sometimes our hearts are telling us to spice up our wardrobes for the upcoming season, but our minds (informed by our bank accounts) are urging otherwise. So, the solution, of course, is to simply sprinkle in a few affordable fad finds that will give your upcoming outfits a forward feel. That way, you’re not breaking the bank or foolishly over-investing in something too trendy, but can still take on the new season in style. So, from fashionable yet practical puffers to crystal-embellished accessories to statement sweater, and everything in between, shop 25 editor-approved winter trend buys under $50 below, and if you want to a more in-depth look at each trend, head here next.
Prepare for all things crystal for the next several months.
Thank god puffers are still trending, because it's about to get very cold on the East Coast.
The leopard trend feels even fresher in neutral gray.
Hair clips? Cool. Shell hair clips? Even cooler.
Hiker boots are another winter trend that's amazingly functional.
Add some spice to your daily sweater, jeans, and ankle boots combo.
Tackle two trends in one with this crystal-embellished belt bag.
Winter whites done right.
The next best thing to being able to steal your mom's pearl jewelry.
Since we have to wear gloves, at least they come in of-the-moment prints.
In case neutral scarves aren't your thing.
I want every color.
Classic but also so forward.
I already loaded up on the cardigan trend, but this one is making me want to make room for one more in my closet.
For your plaid fever.
I can only wish to be cool enough to wear this.
I never thought this would make it to sale season, but now that it has…
Not for the timid.
I'd wear the whole outfit, but especially the animal-print fleece.
It's lug-sole season, all right.
For that effortless look.
Statement sweaters are the holiday-ready trend we all needed.
Personally, I'm so glad cozy giant scarves are back in the spotlight.
Patent shoes are ideal for rainy days and nights.