In true millennial fashion, I am all for spending my money on experiences over things. Now said experiences might include an $8 latte and $12 avocado toast, which could keep me from buying a house anytime soon, but, hey, it's about living in the present, right? That said, you will rarely find me spending loads of money on stuff. At a young age, my mom trained me to dig through the sale racks to find hidden gems. She created a deal-hungry shopping animal who is always on the hunt for a fashionable steal.
Lucky for you, I’ve done the hard work and scoured the internet to find 20 of the most stylish items on the market right now, all for under $49. After all, style doesn’t have to come with a high price tag. From chic summer dresses to statement-handle bags, these pieces all look really expensive but won’t cut too much into your paycheck. At this rate, you’ll be able to start a retirement fund, take your parents to dinner, and maybe even book a vacation all while looking fabulous. Scroll through to score some pretty awesome deals on these top 20 trends. The price tags can be our little secret.
Tie-dye has pretty much turned into a neutral at this point in the game, especially in softer colors like this muted green. A long-sleeve tee is a summer essential. It can fit in most bags and will keep you warm on those chilly summer nights.
Woah, this bag is under $40?! The basket weave wicker purse is continuing to have its moment. During summer, it literally can be worn with every outfit, from day to night. Hurry because it's on sale and might be gone soon.
These pants are an the ultimate outfit-maker and surprisingly can be worn many different ways. You can turn ladylike gingham into Avril Lavigne punk-rock-chic. (I bought them in both gingham and leopard.)
If you don't have a satin skirt in your closet, we aren't friends. It's a great piece for people who don't like to wear constricting pants (aka me when I eat too much). It's the perfect styling piece with sneakers to look cute but also be comfortable.
This is the belt that should be in everybody's closet. You can wear it with jeans and a tee, layer it over a dress, or even throw it over a baggy blazer. It's a chic and subtle waist cinch that only costs you $20.
My jaw seriously dropped when I saw this swimsuit at this price. The sweet little number checks off all of this season's trend boxes. Expect me to double its use as a daytime bodysuit (that can secretly take a dip). It's amazing on so many levels.