38 Things That Significantly Upgrade Your Wardrobe For Less Than $50 On Amazon

For when you feel like you have nothing to wear.

by Julia O'Donnell
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While splurging on the shoe of the moment or a new statement jacket is always fun, it’s often the more mundane purchases that help you look polished on a day-to-day basis. Whether it’s versatile basics to fill in your wardrobe gaps or genious products that extend the life of your most cherished pieces, savvy shoppers know that the “boring” fashion buys are as important as the splurges.

Luckily, you don’t have to spend hundreds to have a well-balanced, perfectly maintained, and artfully accessorized wardrobe. Case in point? These 38 things that significantly upgrade your wardrobe for less than $50 on Amazon.


A Metatarsal Pad That Makes Even The Highest Of Heels Comfortable

Make that prized pair of heels infinitely more wearable simply by inserting a couple of these metatarsal pads into the front of your shoes. The thin pads are made of moisture-absorbing cloth encasing soft gel and provide both comfort and grip due to nonslip ridges. Just think of the wardrobe upgrade you’ll experience when you can strap on those favorite spike heels knowing you’ll be floating through the day in cushioned support.


The Fan-Favorite Nipple Covers That Reviewers Can't Stop Raving About

Reviewers have given these top-rated nipple pasties more than 1,600 perfect five-star reviews, resulting in an impressive average rating of 4.5 stars. Reviewers say they're comfortable, lightweight, and completely invisible under thin, tight-fitting tops — and, best of all, they actually stay put all day long. Plus, they can be washed and reused up to 30 times, and even come with their own handy travel case.


The Travel-Friendly Steamer With More Than 5,000 Perfect Five-Star Reviews

It's hard to overstate the fanfare surrounding this handheld garment steamer — earning more than 5,000 five-star reviews, the best-selling device has maintained a near-perfect average rating of 4.6 stars. "It heats up fast and is small enough to not take up too much space in my luggage, one reviewer reported. "But most importantly, it does an awesome job at steaming my clothes!"


A Two-Pack Of Classic White Tees That Look Good With Everything

You can never have too many classic T-shirts, and this two-pack of basic tees makes it easy to stock up. Garnering over 1,500 perfect five-star reviews, the simple crewneck tees have earned a stellar reputation among Amazon shoppers who love their soft, cotton-modal blend, quality construction, and classic, comfortable fit. Plus, they come in a wide variety of stylish color and print combinations, ranging from classic black and white to bold stripes, camo, and polka dots.

  • Available sizes: XS-XXL


A Pair Of Penny Loafers That'll Never Go Out Of Style

The definition of a timeless style staple, these gorgeous penny loafers make for a polished alternative to your more casual slip-on sneakers (but they're still every bit as comfortable and versatile). Wear them to work to give your feet a break from heels, or throw them on with jeans for an elevated weekend look. Made of quality leather, the simple design comes in 14 colors, including some fun bright and metallic options.

  • Available sizes: 6-11 (including half sizes)


The Perfect Everyday Tote (For Under $20!)

It's hard to believe this gorgeous tote is so affordable — with its sleek, minimalist design made of smooth vegan leather, it has the look and feel of a far more expensive bag. Reviewers say it's spacious, well-made, and durable, giving it nearly 2,000 glowingly positive reviews. Plus, it's available in an extensive range of rich, gorgeous colors, including classic black, pastel pink, and a silvery shade of grey.


This Seamless V-Neck Bralette That’s Virtually Invisible Under Clothing

This seamless bralette made by minimalist icon Calvin Klein is perfect for those who prefer support to be as comfortable as possible and for intimates to remain nearly invisible. It features a pull-on closure with a V-shape in both the front and back and is made of supremely smooth microfiber with plenty of elastic stretch. You won’t find any wires in this design, but a light lining and removable pads offer more or less coverage depending on your preference.

  • Available Sizes: X-Small – 2X
  • Available Colors: 27


The Super-Strong Fabric Tape That's Designed For Keeping Clothes In Place

A must-have for keeping a plunging neckline (or a scarf) in place, these nifty tape strips make it easy to temporarily adjust the neck or hemline on blouses, dresses, pants and more. No sewing or ironing is required. The tape comes in a package of 36 pre-measured strips, which the brand says are skin- and fabric-friendly. “Suddenly I’m able to maintain that perfectly-adjusted look, wear clothes I had given up on, and stop being constantly distracted and uncomfortable due to things moving around all the time,” one reviewer shared. Another reviewer said they used the strips to hold up their socks.


An Easy-To-Wear Bodysuit With Over 9,000 5-Star Reviews

Once you spend a mere $21 on this versatile bodysuit, you’ll soon be turning to it again and again to serve as the most stylish of your wardrobe basics. Pair it with all manner of jeans, trousers, skirts, shorts, or even sweatpants for an effortlessly pulled-together look. Featuring a square neck, it comes in both short-sleeve or long-sleeve options and is additionally beloved by reviewers for its soft and stretchy cotton and spandex blended material.

  • Available Sizes: X-Small – XX-Large
  • Available Colors: 31


A 210-Pack Of Top-Rated Lens Wipes So Your Glasses Always Look Shiny & Clean

Keep these individually-packaged, pre-moistened lens wipes in your purse so you'll always have them on hand. Designed to quickly and effectively remove grime, smudges, makeup and more from eyeglasses and sunglasses, their impressive 4.6-star average rating is based on more than 67,000 customer ratings. “With these cleaning wipes, I wipe the lenses down and wait a minute and as soon as I put them on, the view is perfect. No smudges, no fabric pieces on the lens, no blurry lenses,” one reviewer wrote.


A Pair Of (Faux) Tortoiseshell Earrings That Literally Go With Everything

While using genuine tortoiseshell is banned worldwide, these gorgeous acrylic earrings have all the vintage glamour that originally popularized the look. Surprisingly versatile and endlessly chic, they're a fun, lightweight alternative to your usual hoops or studs. Plus, if you're not a fan of tortoiseshell, the earrings come in several other chic styles, including turquoise, emerald green, and a multi-colored floral.


These Ingenious Sponges That Magically Make Deodorant Stains Disappear

One reviewer swears these deodorant-removing sponges are "pure magic," and honestly, they may be on to something. In mere seconds, the sponges remove pesky white deodorant stains from clothing, shoes, furniture, and more — no water required. "A magic eraser for your clothes! Works great," one reviewer gushed.


An Elegant, Versatile Bag At An Unbeatable Price

It's a good idea to keep at least one or two colors of this elegant, versatile clutch on hand for last-minute events — sleek and sophisticated, the minimalist design complements just about any look. The envelope-style bag is made of pebbled vegan leather, with a zipper closure, three card slots inside, and both a detachable chain strap and wrist strap. Choose from 26 gorgeous colors, from bright canary yellow, to pretty pastels, to neutrals like black and tan.


A Pair Of Cat Eye Sunglasses That Look Look So Much More Expensive Than They Actually Are

Thick frames and an oversized shape give these chic sunglasses a glamorous touch; they're an easy way to add a stylish detail to virtually any outfit. Reviewers say they're sturdy, stylish, and well-made, with multiple people swearing they could easily pass for a much more expensive pair. Choose from 8 different lens/frame combos.


An On-Trend Way To Upgrade Your Hair Style

Not only are they super trendy, but these chic hair clips can prove invaluable during bad hair days, especially when you're in the process of growing out your bangs. The set includes 20 clips in a variety of styles, from minimal metal pins to fun tortoiseshell resin pieces. "They are big in size and well made,” one reviewer shared. “I love to use them in front of a pony tail or with a fun up do.”


A Pair Of No-Tie Elastic Shoelaces With A Clever Magnetic Buckle

You may not have ever considered a no-tie lace option before, but once you try these affordable elastic shoelaces secured by a magnetic buckle, there’ll be no going back. Perfect for creating a clean look when it comes to your shoe game, they’re also great for keeping your athletic endeavors free of stress and maintenance. The laces come in tons of color options to complement your sneakers such as white, navy, or a multicolored camouflage, and are easy to put on using the provided directions.


The Stain Remover Spray Reviewers Are Raving About

Keep this stain remover spray handy whenever you have a stain that needs to be banished quickly. Whether coffee, spilled wine, or, in one reviewer’s experience, even a set-in grease stain, this spray has been receiving high marks for its fast-acting abilities. Spray the stain, blot it, and let the remover work its magic. “It removed a dried grease stain that has been through the dryer,” a shopper shared. “I’m so impressed!”


The Space-Saving Hangers That'll Increase Your Closet Space Tenfold

Dramatically increase your closet's potential with these genius space-saving hangers — or, more accurately, hangers for your hangers. Designed to hang either vertically or horizontally, each "hanger" can hold up to 12 clothes hangers, making it easy to keep your wardrobe organized while utilizing your space as efficiently as possible. "It feels downright luxurious in my closet now. I can see all my clothes, and nothing is squished together like it used to be," commented one reviewer.


A Dainty Gold-Plated Choker That Instantly Elevates Any Look

This simple 4mm snake chain choker necklace is plated in 14K gold, so it looks much more expensive than the $11 price tag. Since it's nickel and lead-free, it's a great option for those with sensitive skin, and it goes with literally everything. The snake chain style also comes in a 7mm width if you want a chunkier look.


An 80s-Inspired Sleeveless Tee With Padded Shoulders

This sleeveless tee that comes in multiple solid shades is the perfect statement piece yet also manages to double as a wardrobe essential. Made of breathable cotton with a bit of spandex for stretchiness, it features a loose silhouette that’s balanced by padded shoulders for added structure. Wear it with a sleek pair of trousers as a solid day to night outfit or pair with your mom’s acid-washed denim skirt for a bonafide Footloose vibe.

  • Available Sizes: Small – Large
  • Available Colors: 14


This Tank With Lace Trim To Elevate Any Outfit

It’s sleeveless and lightweight, just like most tank tops — but this dressy camisole has a V-shaped neckline with lace trim and is made from flowy polyester material. As a result, you can instantly elevate a pair of jeans or shorts, tuck it into a pencil skirt for a dinner party, or pair it with a blazer and slacks for work. Get it in your choice of 16 solid colors and patterns.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large


These Gold-Plated Earrings With Shockingly High Ratings

Granted they break down to just a few dollars a pair, reviewers wrote that they were “skeptical” about the quality — but they were “genuinely amazed” to find that these gold hoop earrings look and feel high-end and haven't tarnished despite daily use. Each set includes six pairs of hoops in various styles, including huggies and chunky croissants, but they’re all made with 925 sterling silver pillars and 14K gold-plating over a lead-free, nickel-free base.


A Felt Insert That Will Keep Your Purse Organized AF

If you're the kind of person who carries your entire life in your purse, then you need this felt organizer insert. Never dig around for your phone or that one specific lip balm again, because this one has a pocket for everything — including a removable zippered pocket that can also be used as a wallet. It comes in 5 sizes and 15 colors.

  • Available sizes: Medium — X-Large


A Secret Weapon To Keep Shoes & Sneakers Looking Like New

Whether you're a true sneakerhead or just like keeping your kicks looking like new, these extra-thick sponges are a must-have. For $10 you get 20 sponges, and they're impressively effective at erasing scuffs, stains, and grime from your sneakers, heels, and other shoes.


A Dainty "Diamond" Band That Looks Gorgeous On Its Own Or Stacked With Other Rings

A subtle hint of sparkle that even minimalists can appreciate, this classic, dainty ring could easily pass for a far more expensive piece. Made of solid sterling silver plated in polished 14 karat gold, the ring's thin surface is embedded with a tiny row of cubic zirconia "diamonds." Choose from rhodium, rose, or yellow gold plating — or buy the set of all three finishes and wear them stacked together.


A Comfortable Strapless Bra That *Actually* Stays In Place

This top-rated strapless bra is especially popular amongst shoppers with larger cup sizes, who appreciate its supportive design, sturdy underwire, and inclusive sizing range. Designed with silicone grips to ensure it stays securely in place, the bra's removable straps mean it can also be worn as a halter, one-shoulder, or racerback. Choose from three colors: black, white, or beige.

  • Available sizes: 30A-44DD


These Popular High-Waisted Leggings That Come In Tons Of Gorgeous Shades

Pop on a pair of these high-waisted leggings with over 94,000 reviews and you’ll see why so many happy customers have bought multiples in various shades. Made of polyester and spandex blend, they boast a soft “peachskin” fabric that feels great on skin for hours on end. Choose from beautiful opaque colors such as vintage violet, olive, sea foam, and basic black.

  • Available Sizes: One Size – X-Large Plus
  • Available Colors: 25


These Brilliant Clips That Turn Any Bra Into A Racerback

Rather than going out and buying a racerback bra, use these nifty strap clips to adjust the straps on one you already own. Not only do the clips turn any normal bra into a racerback, but they're also a great way to tighten stretched-out straps on a bra that's worn out. The six-piece set includes two black, two white, and two beige clips.


A Pair Of Timeless, Elegant Studs That Are Perfect For Everyday Wear

These sparkling cubic zirconia studs have earned a glowing reputation amongst Amazon reviewers, garnering nearly 3,000 perfect five-star reviews. Fans love that they're made of sterling silver, meaning they're safe for sensitive ears, and swear their moderately-sized "diamonds" can easily pass for the real thing. "They came in an expensive-looking box, and the earrings themselves looked very much like real diamonds," one reviewer reported. "Lots of depth and sparkle."


These Over-The-Door Organizers That Protect Your Purses

Maximize your storage and keep your purses in prime condition with this over-the-door purse organizer. Its tiered pockets hold up to six purses (two small and four large) at once without crushing them and while protecting the fabric with a clear plastic covering. That said, reviewers have also used these organizers for rolled towels, bedding, and yoga accessories. Get them in your choice of three colors.


A 6-Piece Set Of Jean Button Pins To Easily Adjust Waistbands

Snagged that perfect pair of jeans from the thrift store, but they’re just a few sizes too big or small? These jean button pins are specially designed to deal with exactly this scenario by providing you with a brand new button replacement that you can easily add anywhere along the waist for a secure fit. Six buttons come in every pack with classic denim styling and are as easy as poking the pin through the material and securing the backing.


These High-Capacity Garment Bags For Storage Or Travel

Whether you’re packing up your winter clothes for the season, traveling for a wedding, or trying to keep your best clothing in like-new condition, these garment bags are a worthy investment. Since each one has 4-inch gussets, it can store multiple items at once, including up to six sweaters or three winter coats. The fabric sides are breathable but dust-proof, the plastic casing allows you to see what’s inside, and the zippers are sturdy and smooth for easy retrieval.


A 3-Pack Of This Cult-Favorite Stain Remover

Grandma's Secret Spot Remover comes in a 3-pack, which means you can always have a bottle stashed in your bag for those times when you unexpectedly spill something on your favorite white top. Best of all, you don't have to worry about discoloring your fabrics or needing to scrub the stain away. Just put a drop of the non-toxic, environmentally safe formula on the spot and watch it disappear.


These Affordable Cropped Tank Tops That Reviewers Love

These racerback tank tops have earned an overall rating of 4.5 stars from more than 40,000 reviewers. They’re so popular due to their cotton-spandex fabric, which is soft and breathable, and their stylish cropped silhouette, which is easy to pair with everything from leggings and jeans to skirts and palazzo pants. Best of all, they come in a pack of four for a great price, and you can choose between 16 different color combinations to find the shades that best suit your wardrobe.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


This Hanging Shoe Rack To Boost Your Footwear Storage

If you’re out of floor space in your closet, this hanging rack offers additional storage for up to 10 pairs of shoes. The heavy-duty canvas, reinforced seams, and dual metal swivel hooks are surprisingly durable, according to reviewers, while the mesh side pockets allow space to store other accessories like jewelry, scarves, and socks. The organizer also comes in four color options: black, brown, gray, and white.


The Wrinkle-Removing Spray That Smooths & Deodorizes Instantly

Spray a bit of this ingenious wrinkle remover spray and smooth the fabric out with your hands to have immediately refreshed clothing – no iron needed. The biodegradable formula is free of both chlorine and bleach and is safe for all clothing but is recommended to be tested first if you’re working with rayon or silk. As icing on the cake, this spray works to deodorize clothing so you can continue to smell fresh without wearing out your favorite pieces through constant washing. This travel-size version is also perfect for always having on hand in case of any wrinkle-emergencies.


These Mesh Laundry Bags For Washing Your Delicates

According to reviewers, these mesh laundry bags are a “must-buy” to keep your bras and swimsuits in great condition, your lace panties from falling apart, your socks in pairs, or your scarves looking like new. The honeycomb fabric allows for water, detergent, and heat to reach the items inside, but keeps them separate and protected in the washer and dryer. The fabric and zippers are also durable and snag-free for long-term use.


A Multi-Pack Of No-Show Socks With More Than 26,000 Five-Star Ratings

While the scrunched-socks-and-sneakers trend has its time and place, these discreet no-show socks are perfect for when you want a sleeker look. Made of a soft, breathable cotton-spandex blend, they're designed with clear silicone grips to secure them in place. Choose from neutral-hued multipacks with either four or eight pairs of socks.

  • Available sizes: 5-8, 8-11

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