These 20 Basics and On-Trend Pieces Look Luxurious, But Surprise! They're Not

There’s nothing I love more than finding pieces that look like they cost a fortune but are secretly super affordable. And that’s one of the best things about my newfound love for shopping for clothes and accessories on Amazon; I can find really high-quality pieces at surprisingly affordable prices. The best part is no one knows how much I saved—that is until they compliment me and I immediately spill that I bought it on Amazon. (That’s what friends are for, right?) 

If you too want to have a champagne wardrobe on a beer budget, you’ve come to the right place. I spent way too much time scouring Amazon to find 20 of the absolute best affordable pieces worth buying right now, from timeless styles you’ll have forever to all the of-the-moment styles you’ve been eyeing. Scroll on, and remember—they only look expensive, so add to your cart with no regrets.

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Slip dresses are one of the most versatile dress styles ever. This easy style comes in over a dozen colors and has a pretty V in both the front and back and a flattering midi length that works for about a zillion different looks.

I’m still easing my way back into heels, but I might need to add these ’90s-inspired sandals to my collection. The shape works for both day and night. Plus, you can never go wrong with a touch of snake print.

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Long plaid coats imply a certain lifestyle: yours. You can have on pajamas underneath this tailored coat, and you’ll still look like you just got off a (private) plane from London.

Motorcycle jackets can totally transform an outfit, and this classic Levi’s style comes in every color under the sun and in sizes up to 3X.

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The Y2K aesthetic was all over the runways, so for all anyone knows, this daisy intarsia cardigan is from an up-and-coming designer.

We’re big fans of delicate jewelry around here, and not only does this locket look fancy AF, but it actually is. It’s 14-karat gold-filled, and that’s a real little diamond in there. 

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A good pair of combat boots can set you back hundreds. These look just as nice as a designer pair but are much easier on the wallet.

Vacay coming up? This knit dress needs to go in your suitcase (and make sure to take about a million Instagram photos, please).

This '90s-inspired baguette bag easily transitions from day to night.

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These retro round sunnies are movie star–worthy and have all the UV protection you and your eyes need.

Ruched clutches are all the rage, but there is a wide range of price and quality. This cute bag is a happy medium—the vegan leather is high quality, but it’s still well under $100.

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You’ve likely heard of this brand as the maker of the viral “Amazon coat,” but it has other great styles, too. I’m currently obsessed with this of-the-moment glossy cropped puffer.

Take the cowboy-boot trend to new heights in these versatile ankle boots. Pair them with a sweaterdress for a flirty update or a sparkly mini for New Year’s Eve.

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One way to elevate a pair of joggers? Make them in an ultra-soft cashmere blend. You’ll want to wear these every single day.

Slippers are something I don’t want to spend too much on—after all, no one sees them—but I also want them to be cute and, most importantly, last. As soon as I saw these super-fluffy (and super-affordable) slippers, I knew I needed a pair.

Worn on its own or layered underneath another coat, a sweater coat is one the unsung heroes of your cold-weather wardrobe. The ribbing on this style keeps you cozy without adding bulk.

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When you want big cozy vibes but don’t want to ruin your outfit, a teddy coat is the best way to go. This hip-length style feels very “I got it at a vintage store,” minus the hunt.

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Good watches have a reputation for being pricey but not if you know what you’re looking for. This one is at once stylish, well-made, and budget-friendly. Get one for yourself and everyone in your family. (It comes in tons of colors, BTW.)

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I can’t explain it, but a well-made, classic turtleneck makes every outfit look instantly more expensive. This one from Amazon’s own line fits like a dream and looks just as polished tucked into a pencil skirt or worn with boyfriend jeans.

Prepare for endless compliments when you wear this oversize quilted coat that comes in several great colors.

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