You don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks. Gucci, Fendi, Prada, and Chanel are the big labels we all aspire to have in our closets, but let’s be realistic. My motto is, “I’d rather have 10 options that cost $10 apiece than one option that cost me a hundred.” What can I say? I like variety. If you’re like me and are always on the hunt for high-end fashion looks that won’t break the bank, Amazon should be your first stop.
This list is a culmination of on-trend pieces that mimic the looks of more expensive brands without breaking the bank. That backpack at No. 1 is super versatile, the belts at No. 8 would require a super-sleuth to tell the difference from their Gucci counterpart and the blazer at No. 23 is a quick and easy way to pull an entire outfit together for pennies. If you’re into bargains, but still want to look chic, this list of 37 fashion finds was made with you in mind.
A Backpack For Daily Life
If your life’s goal is “one chic bag to rule them all,” this stylish all-purpose backpack is about to become your new BFF. Large enough to accommodate up to a 15-inch laptop or tablet, this bag is packed with features including water-repellent fabric and a handy exterior USB port (you’ll have to connect your own power bank). It also has loads of interior and exterior pockets and compartments.
Pearls X Denim
What’s better than a super versatile denim trucker jacket? What about a denim trucker jacket with just a touch of added femininity? This jacket has small pearls on the front and upper back for an extra bit of “cool factor” and is a nice addition to just about anything else in your closet through the better part of three seasons. Grab it in blue or black … or both.
Get In On The Ripped Trend
Remember the last time you saw ripped jeans advertised on IG and there were more holes than fabric? Oh, and that price tag was hefty. These high-waisted leggings sport the ripped trend and offer tummy control for less than $16. These would be super cute this fall paired with boots and an oversized sweater. Hey, you might even feel inspired to strike that pose above — you just never know.
Look Like A Golden Goose
You know you’re old when you have to Google a current trend, which is exactly what I had to do with Golden Goose sneakers. Holy, price tag, Batman. $400? $500? Why don’t I just buy these Golden Goose lookalikes for roughly 30 bucks? They’re available in a wide variety of colors (peep those leopard ones with the red heels!) so you can look on-trend without eating Cheerios and bologna for the next month.
Fluffy Slippers For Less
I just had to have a pair of the UGG version of these slip-on house shoes after Christmas so I bought them. And, they cost me a pretty penny. Don’t be like me; buy these fluffy slippers from Amazon for all of the looks without any of the cost. These will only set you back less than $20 and come in all your favorite colors, from moody gray to petal pink.
Give Any Bag The Gucci Treatment
You may not be “Gucci down to the socks,” but you can rock the same look for less with this $12 replacement bag strap. These wide adjustable bands can add a fresh look to any bag, even bags that already have a strap. And, at $12, you can afford to change up your look as often as you want. I also dig the leopard and blue-toned options as well.
Buy This Bamboo Bag
This bamboo handbag just screams “fashionista.” Available in small or large sizes, its unique styling can add pizzazz to any outfit, even if you’re just rocking jeans. And, in true designer bag fashion, it comes with its own dust bag. One reviewer loved them so much, she bought both sizes: “I will be keeping both – small for going out, and a large one as a beach bag.”
Belt It Out
These faux leather double-O ring belts might be my favorite find on this list because of A. They mimic the Gucci belts so closely and B. In all likelihood, nobody is going to be looking close enough to discern the difference! This set is $16 for both the brown and black (in size XL, just to check the price). They also come in white, leopard, and a secondary brown tone.
Put Lace On Lock
Something about lace just says “high-end” to me, but in a subtle way without overdoing it. These vintage-style lace blouses can carry an entire outfit by themselves, in shades of white, black, burgundy, mustard, and more. Pair these with denim shorts as the summer winds down and then transition them to cooler days with a cardigan. The lace crochet around the neckline and arms is a sweet touch.
Snag This Designer-Inspired Scarf
Burberry fanatics, eat your heart out! You can top off a cardigan or jacket this fall and winter with this Burberry-inspired scarf that works for all genders. It’s also available in other fun patterns like a gray tartan and a mint plaid, among others. The Burberry version will set you back nearly $500. This Amazon dupe is a fraction of that at just $15.
Stay In These Shades
Show everyone that you can throw all the shade in these designer-inspired polarized sunglasses. Why are you spending big bucks on name-brand shades only to lose them or crush them accidentally? These sunglasses come in various colors and patterns for less than $14 so you can afford to replace them when the inevitable happens. You’ll also look chic with a money-saving secret.
This Sweatshirt Spells It Out
I’m not big on wearing designer names on my clothes. I mean, why do I have to pay to advertise for them? Lunacy. I do, however, enjoy a fashionable and well-placed message like this raw-hem drawstring hoodie coveys. “C’est la vie,” which means “that’s life” in English, is emblazoned on the front of this cropped sweatshirt, which tells everyone you’re “très chic” effortlessly.
A Cult-Favorite Classic
This cocktail dress may not have a famous label attached, but it has a lot going for it. The lantern sleeves are sophisticated, the length is great for showing off your toned legs and the tie-front waist adds interesting visual detail while also concealing that you might have had one too many tacos at lunch yesterday. The only difficult decision here is which color to pick from among more than two dozen choices.
Cardigans are one of my favorite things because they can be dressed up or down and used as an extra layer you can add when you’re cold or remove when you’re not. This two-piece crop cardigan set will go with so much already in your closet, in 10 different color choices. One reviewer said she was “ready for fall” with this lightweight set. Buy two or more so you can mix and match.
Make Room For This Mini Dress
Animal print is a neutral, O.K.? There, I said it. And, it’s appropriate for year-round wear. This leopard mini dress will have you on-trend wherever you go — even if it’s just to the office. One reviewer said, “I bought it for vacation and was getting compliments all day from strangers.” If that’s not enough to make you add it to your cart, maybe the less-than-$30 price tag is.
Shape Up With These Skinny Jeans
Listen here, millennials: I don’t care if you do think skinny jeans are sooooo last generation, these pull-on skinny jeans from Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. are so good. They are super stretchy with a snug fit that won’t lose its shape as the day wears on and they have a lived-in vintage look right from wear No. 1. They come in some great colors, too, like lilac and winetasting.
They call them “wellies” across the pond; we usually just refer to them as boots. But, these waterproof rubber boots could give Hunter a run for its money. Available in colors you expect boots to come in (and a few you might not), these boots will have you primed and ready for the sloshy, snowy, rainy days ahead. Depending on your size and color choices, these boots will run you between $28 and $34.
Flash Some Floral
If you’re looking for perfect transition pieces for the seasons, look no further than this floral chiffon blouse. It will easily take you from summer to fall and from winter to spring by adding to your existing pants or a chic skirt and throwing on a classy pair of earrings. If the floral isn’t your thing, don’t worry: This blouse also comes in several animal prints and even a black plaid.
The Perfect Work Blouse
While you’re adding blouses to your Amazon cart, don’t sleep on this tunic-length tie-front number. Available in solids or patterns, this short-sleeve V-neck style has so many possibilities to add color and style to your closet. One reviewer said: “Falls right at the hips so it looks great with a fitted mini skirt or leggings and some booties!” Shopping = done. Styling = done. You’re welcome.
Throw On Some Color
If I had to pick one word to describe this long-sleeve, button-down top, it would be “vibrant.” Made of a material with a silk-like feel, you can easily transition this piece from summer days to fall without sacrificing color or style. Tuck it in, wear it out or do one of those fancy French tucks — they’ll all look good with this breathable style that’s available in sizes up to 3X.
Tell people to “kiss off” wherever you don this light off-the-shoulder top. A cross between a shirt and a sweatshirt, you’ll get a lot of wear out of this one on cooler summer nights and all throughout the fall and winter. This one has a sassy lipstick print on it, but you can also choose from other lip designs, hearts or even Halloween-ready pumpkins.
We all get those last-minute invites where we obsess over what we’re going to wear. This strappy satin midi dress takes all of the guesswork out of getting dressed and gives you a wardrobe staple that works for everything from a cocktail hour for work to a quiet dinner for two — all for right around 20 bucks. Add your favorite heels or sandals and jewelry and you’re set for a fashionable night out.
A Blaze(r) Of Glory
If you’ve never ventured into the world of casual open-front blazers, you’re going to want to kiss me for sharing this fashion-forward find. Do you know why? Because a blazer effortlessly pulls together any outfit as soon as you slip it on. Dressed and done. This one is a smidge more expensive than most of our list at $41, but it’s an amazing investment into a piece you’ll reach for time and time again.
You need to work on your plaid-itude because this sassy high-waisted mini skirt will make you a force to be reckoned with. High-waisted with a zipper close in a bodycon styling, this skirt comes in various shades of gray, red, and brown. Add tights and boots or just rock it with a pair of booties and a blazer. Consider this skirt a blank canvas that you can add your own flair.
Can’t Beat Bodycon
While we’re on the subject of bodycon, say hello to this bodycon dress that will hit your curves in all the right places. This dress has a good amount of stretch and some interesting details including a mock turtleneck, three-quarter sleeves, and a tie at the waist with zipper closure. Check out the other styles while you’re shopping like the white or geometric options.
Sequins Are Always In Style
You really can’t go wrong with sequins, whether it’s on a cocktail gown or this deep V-neck camisole. What’s great about this piece is that it can be a showstopper all on its own. Pair it with jeans for a casual, yet sophisticated look or throw a blazer over it for cooler nights out. I love this rose gold shade pictured, but you can’t go wrong with the wine or blue shades either.
Stomp Around In This Romper
I never thought I would be the romper type … until I tried one and fell in love. This knot-tie jumpsuit with pockets somehow manages to be both casual and dressy in an all-in-one piece outfit that’s perfect for travel. The only bummer is the one you likely already know: Having to completely disrobe in a public restroom to do your business. But, to look this cute? Totally worth it.
Spend Your Coins
It seems like everywhere you look, pendants and coins are hot when it comes to jewelry pieces. So, of course, you can find these stylish looks on Amazon, including this 18K gold-filled medallion necklace with a 20-inch chain. This style of necklace is perfect for layering with other pieces you already own or choose from nearly 20 other designs to create your own unique look.
Zip It Up
Repeat after me: You do not need Lululemon gear to work out. This full-zip track jacket with thumbholes works just as nicely for an even nicer cost. Lightweight yet providing a soft layer of warmth, this jacket features rapid dry tech fabric that is stretchy and a reflective logo on the back that provides a touch of security if you’re a night runner. This jacket comes in eight great colors.
Join The Colorblock Club
Full confession time: Before I could even get this article finished, I had to buy this cardigan for myself. No lie. It came in the mail today. Anyway, I’m pretty sure you’re going to go gaga over this color block cardigan which, honestly, will pair with so many things. Me? I’m planning to throw this over my favorite graphic tees this fall once the thermometer drops from “surface of the sun” hot.
Bring The Boho Vibes
This top combines two of my favorite things: A laidback boho vibe and a subtly sexy off-the-shoulder style. This embroidered floral top will show off the tan you worked so hard on this summer. One reviewer said: “This top is gorgeous! The embroidery is phenomenal. It’s a gauzy material and does not stretch. It is lightweight, but not see-through. So happy with this purchase.”
You won’t get much trendier than a shirt that makes you look homeless. I don’t know why that’s a thing, but it is. This “holey” T-shirt has strategically placed rips in both the body and neckline so you’ll look like you just got into a fight with a bobcat and escaped with your life. It also comes in some hole-free options, but why would you want to do that? Just think of the stories you can make up about what happened to you in this shirt.
Pencil In These Pants
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve looked at these high-waist pencil pants from Grace Karin. It’s probably a thousand — at least. But, when you work from home, there’s really no need for something so cute: Cropped length, removable matching belt, side-entry pockets, and bow-knot leg openings. And, so. many. colors. Let me live vicariously through you; just buy the pants.
Be Savage Beneath It All
This adorable leopard lace bra from Savage x Fenty is no substitute for new music from Miss Rihanna herself, but we’ll have to take what we can get. (Seriously, RiRi, can we get a new album?!) Available in black, nude, and this electric blue, you’ll feel your sassiest with this on under your clothes. This hidden underwire bra provides moderate coverage and U-back construction for added support.
Go High And Low
This linen top with a high-low hem just screams “casual Friday” to me. With roll-up sleeves and a longer length, this would be the ideal top to throw on over jeggings or yoga pants and add some cute flats. Lightweight and breathable, this shirt features a pocket on the left chest and is available in white, black, red and the dusty blue pictured. This piece is destined to become your new favorite go-to.
Are you into abstract art … or wish you were? Now you can wear a similarly abstract style in the form of this irregular-hem shirt (dress?). You know all the big-named designers are always putting models in styles like this to walk the runway. Now you can walk around your town sporting a designer-ish look in either black or white. This top begs for bold makeup so don’t disappoint me.
Unleash Your Inner Animal
Hey, you’ve got a leopard on your shoulders! Actually, make that two. This crewneck pullover sweater has the cutest design with leopards perched on each shoulder with bodies that run the length of your sleeves. Two leopards too much? There’s also a version that features one leopard with animal spots on the sleeve. Either option is just purr-fect. Get it?