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On a Budget? Here Are the Affordable Fashion Finds Our Staffers Are Eyeing

Everything is under $100.

In an ideal world, our shopping carts would be filled to the brim with Prada, Dries Van Noten, and CHANEL. While a girl can always dream (or shop them vintage for a discounted rate!), the reality is that we often fill the holes in our wardrobe with finds priced in a more attainable fashion. Whether it be a classic button-down, a pair of Levi's, or a bucket hat, our staffers know a thing or two about savvy shopping. So we've asked them to disclose all the under-$100 fashion finds that they can't live (or get dressed) without.

Jessica Teves, Head of Content

Tie-Dye Bucket Hat

Living for this adorable bucket hat in a vibrant range of tie-dye colors. Consider this an essential part of my spring uniform, which typically consists of jeans and a white tee.

Zara
$19.90

Paris Anklet

I feel like I’m ready to commit to an anklet—it’s time, and this cutie from Electric Picks is perfect. No one likes a lonely ankle, as they say, so this delicate piece will be the perfect accoutrement to my pale winter feet.

Electric Picks
$68

Blue-Light-Blocking Aviator Glasses

I bought these blue-light glasses on Amazon on a whim and cannot recommend them enough—they’re oversize, very sturdy, and make a WORLD of difference on Zoom calls when my eyes feel tired. 10/10 would recommend.

Cyxus
$18.99

Leya Kaufman, Head of Sales

3-Pack Seamless-Toe Solid Trouser Socks

I love how little personalized details can elevate everything from loungewear to contemporary ready-to-wear. While a monogram like this might occasionally hide under a trouser hem, these socks are also worth showing off when I’m sliding around the house like I’m on the set of Risky Business. Plus, the nostalgia it evokes for my high-school uniform is just all too real (in the best way).

Land's End
$18.95

Core 3-D Slim Blouse

There’s just something about a classic button-down. Whenever I’m at a loss for what to wear, I rediscover this OG fashion staple and re-introduce it into my style rotation a few times a month. So I can really never own too many. I also love how this one is slim fit and perfectly tailored to be tucked into high-waisted jeans.

G-Star Raw
$75

Gold-Plated Necklace

A subtle statement piece can really add an element of sophistication to my Zoom calls, and this one is a total steal. Made mostly from raw and recycled materials and lightweight enough to layer with other necklaces? Love at first sight.

Laura Lombardi
$90

Camille Freestone, Associate Style Editor

U Crew Neck Long-Sleeve T-shirt

It’s no secret that I love a good menswear staple, and this Uniqlo long-sleeve tee is the most recent addition to my ever-growing collection. I have loved pairing the sportier cut of this shirt with a tailored pant or a more feminine skirt and layered gold necklaces—anything that offers a little contrast.

Uniqlo
$20

Black Chuck 70 High Sneakers

I will forever be a high-top Converse enthusiast. I’ve been wearing them since grade school, and they have yet to fail me. Though I’ve owned many shades in my lifetime, my collection has been relegated to black the past few years. This affordable sneaker works with jeans, dresses, loungewear—you name it.

Converse
$85

Baird McNutt Irish Linen Shirt

Muted hues take precedence in my closet, but when I find a color I feel comfortable in, I really lean in. I’ve been on a major pink shirt kick recently, and, no surprise here, this one is also from the men’s section. I’ve been wearing this particular style with vintage denim and either ballet flats or loafers.

JCrew
$89.50

Rachel Pickus, Associate Creative Producer

Ribcage Straight-Ankle Jeans

I’ve recently become obsessed with the Levi’s Ribcage jeans. True to their name, these babies are super high-waisted, hitting well above your midsection. They’re the most flattering pair of jeans I’ve tried on in a long time, and with a reasonable price tag, I intend on buying many.

Levi's
$98

Boat & Tote

With a winter as intense as this one, I can’t help but daydream about summer. This year I plan on many beach days and park picnics, which, of course, calls for a reliable tote. My go-tos are these no-fuss canvas bags that are easy on the wallet and perfect for schlepping the 1,000+ items I insist on carrying.

LL Bean
$39.95

Midi Heirloom Claw in Tortoise Checker

With my hair now creeping towards my belly button, I’m constantly finding ways to tie it up and out of my face, which explains my growing collection of hair accessories. Unlike hair ties, these acrylic claws are strong enough to hold my medium-thick hair without leaving those awkward crimps. They’re basically the reason I’m keeping my sanity between haircuts.

Machete
$35

Caroline Dunn, Affiliate Coordinator

Gold Pavé Hex Huggies

One of my favorite parts of getting dressed in the morning is deciding how I am going to mix and match my earrings. My earring stand consists entirely of different variations of hoops, huggies, studs, and ear cuffs all in various shades of gold, and I am constantly experimenting with different ways to pair them. This super versatile pair of Missoma Gold Pavé Hex Huggies, with their edgy geometric shape and pavé detailing, feel like the one thing that my collection is missing.

Missoma
$91

The '90s Cheeky Straight Jean

When it comes to jeans, I am super picky about inseam. The ideal pair can’t be too short when paired with an ankle boot, but also can’t be too long when paired with a sandal or a ballet flat. I’m loving this pair from Everlane, and thinking of stocking up on both the ankle and the regular inseam lengths in the vintage sun-bleached blue and washed black colors.

Everlane
$78

Knit Shirt

I was officially influenced to buy this set by this @yasmindevonport_ post. The matching top and pants come in at just under $100 total, and I am dreaming of pairing them with this Isabel Marant belt, as well as all of the ways that I’ll be wearing them separately.

Zara
$49.90
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