The number one rule I’ve embraced in the 2+ years since starting this blog is how important it is to shop with a discerning eye when it comes to affordable pieces. I will admit that I wasn’t very good at doing this when I first began living on a budget & I had to learn the hard way more than a few times. Though it’s fairly easy to get items for less, I’ve found the key to making them look more expensive is to be selective (no impulse buys from the clearance rack), pay close attention to detail & mix them in a way that looks luxe. All of my picks below are perfect examples of this – they’re each under $30, but appear as if they cost much more (it can be our little secret!).
18) Forever 21 Jaguar Elastic // 19) Zara Leather Gloves (also in cobalt) // 20) Forever 21 Embellished D’Orsay Flats