I'm A Fashion Snob & Even I'm Obsessed With These 40 Chic Things Under $45 On Amazon

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by Sabrina Crews
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I’m just going to be honest here: bargain hunting is not for me. I’ve never had much luck with huge, blowout sales. Few things seem to work out, and the pressure and competition stresses me out — especially if it’s in person. In the age of Amazon, I prefer to be more calculated about my shopping habits. But still, it’s just downright silly to turn down a great deal on something fabulous when one presents itself. For example, despite being a fashion snob, even I’m obsessed with these 40 chic things under $45 on Amazon (and that fast, free Prime shipping only sweetens the deal). So, if you, like me, don’t have the inclination to go bargain hunting, but love when you unexpectedly stumble upon an amazing deal, I have a little piece of advice for you: Keep scrolling.

Ahead, you’ll find 40 chic clothes, shoes, and accessories that you’d never guess cost less than $45, and other people will never guess that you scored them on Amazon. Between their high-quality constructions and of-the-moment designs (or in some cases, the clothing on this list feels totally timeless), their eminently reasonable price tags feel almost suspicious. But rest assured, these pieces come from brands that BDG’s team of shopping editors have all tried and tested, so there’s no suspicion warranted — promise.


This Form-Fitting Dress That Feels Totally Timeless

Now here’s something that’ll look good on everyone. The bodycon fit of this ribbed tank dress contrasts with its modest, midi length, while the hi-lo hem adds subtle flare. Available in five neutral colors including classic black, pictured, this chic wardrobe staple is also the ultimate transition piece: switch from sneakers to heels to take it from day to night, or ease the dress into chilly weather by pairing it with an extra-long cardigan or jean jacket.

  • Available colors: 5
  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 3X


A Gold-Plated Eternity Band With An Elegant Twist

This dainty piece of jewelry makes a big impression. Available in rose-, yellow-, and white-gold plating, this exquisite eternity band features a unique twist design and adds subtle elegance to both special and everyday occasions. At just $13, you might need one for multiple fingers — or pick up a few as gifts for friends.


This Satin Skirt With A Daring, Thigh-High Split

This is a classic, fit-and-flare midi skirt with a twist — or more precisely, a split. The peek-a-boo slit, which hits at the thigh, and shimmery, satin material give this mid-waist wardrobe staple a cheeky spin. Pair it with cropped tees and tanks in the summer; then style it with chunky turtlenecks and bodysuits when the weather gets cold.

  • Available colors: 21
  • Available sizes: XS — XXL


The Classic Leather Belt That Belongs In Every Wardrobe

“Looks high end but is a real steal,” one Amazon reviewer raved of this best-selling, faux-leather belt. “So many compliments,” raved another. Boasting a chic, double-O buckle design and available in an inclusive range of waist sizes, this versatile belt goes with a ton and comes at a price so unbeatable — $14 — that you just might have to have one in every color.

  • Available sizes: S — XXXL
  • Available styles: 9


These Comfy Sweater Pants For Cold-Weather Lounging

A comfy, ribbed sweater for your legs? These Catalina sweater pants are a dream come true. Available in three neutral colors — gray, sand, and black — these wool-blend trousers not only keep you warm while lounging, but epitomize minimalist chic. Pair them with the matching Catalina cami and ruffle cardigan for an on-trend, head-to-toe look.

  • Available colors: 3
  • XX-Small — 3X


A Pair Of On-Trend, Backless Loafers For Just $25

Loafers are still all the rage, and it’s frankly unbelievable that you can score an on-trend pair, like these buckle mules from Amazon Essentials, for just $25. The leather-like loafers are a cinch to throw on and off, but the comfy, memory foam padding keeps your feet secure while you’re wearing them. With six neutral colors to choose from and a wide range of sizes, you won’t have much trouble finding a pair that feels just right for you.

  • Available colors: 6
  • Available sizes: 5 — 13


This Long Shirt-Dress That’s So Effortless & Comfortable

How effortlessly chic is this long, maxi-length shirt dress? All you need is a pair of slide-on sandals and a shoulder bag for a comfy-chic daytime outfit. That said, it could equally look professional — just add some chunky heels, a belt, and earrings, and you’ve got a stylish look for the office.

  • Available colors: 15
  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large


A Vintage-Inspired Purse With A Modern, Crocodile Twist

Between its boxy, retro style and crocodile-embossed texture, this head-turning top-handle bag looks so expensive, the fact that it’s currently going for $40 on Amazon is straight-up astounding. With its convenient magnetic closure and detachable strap that allows you to wear it as a crossbody, the versatile bag is quickly winning over Amazon users for its charm and durability. “Not too big, not too small,” one happy shopper reported. “And the color is just great!”

  • Available colors: 8


The Classic Cotton Blouse That’s Worth Stocking Up On

This 100% cotton shirt epitomizes laid-back style. Just as suited for the office as it is a day off, the versatile button down can be used for so much more than its price tag lets on — you’ll even surprise yourself with how often you end up wearing it. Choose from 20 airy colors and patterns, or better yet, don’t. The shirt exudes such a classic effortlessness, you’re definitely going to need multiples.

  • Available colors: 20
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


A Polished V-Neck Sweater You’ll Reach For All Year Round

One can never have too many classic V-neck sweaters in their wardrobe; and at just $23, this one from Amazon Essentials is worth buying in multiples. Made of a soft blend of cotton, modal, and polyester, this slim-fit sweater is the very definition of a year-round hero — it’s cozy enough for the crisp fall and winter months, but it’s lightweight and breathable, so you won’t overheat on chilly spring days or summer evenings. Take your pick among 31 colors and prints, including the sophisticated camel shade pictured above.

  • Available sizes: 3X-Small — 6X (available in slim)
  • Available colors: 31


The Backless Sweater Dress That’s Both Sultry & Cozy

Achieving a look that’s both sultry and weather-appropriate in the cold-weather months is a perennial challenge, but one this sweater wrap dress makes easy. The plunging neckline, open back, and batwing sleeves give what would otherwise be a basic wardrobe staple just the right amount of spice, while the built-in waist belt literally ties the look together. Perfect with tights and booties for a cold night out, or your fanciest pair of slippers (really!) for a cozy, winter celebration indoors.

  • Available colors: 14
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


These Pointy-Toed Ankle Booties You Can Wear With Anything

There’s honestly no wrong way to wear these ankle booties. Whether you’re styling them with cropped jeans, a mini skirt, or a fitted jumpsuit (seriously, the options are endless), one thing is certain: for just $34, this pair of timeless and versatile boots — with a 3.5-inch heel and unexpectedly comfy, faux-fur interior — is one you can’t do without. And don’t just take my word for it: ask its 2,000-plus fans on Amazon. “They are just as beautiful as the picture — tall and elegant,” one reviewer observed. Another raved, “I wanted something cute, fierce and comfortable and these booties did just that!”

  • Available colors: 11
  • Available sizes: 5 — 11


This Soft, Knit Dress That’s Comfy Enough To Sleep In

What’s not to love about this strappy knit dress? With its square neckline, daring side split, and curve-hugging fit (not to mention its open upper-back), this is one outfit that’s going to get you noticed — especially if you opt for the bold cheetah print pictured. With mostly five-star ratings on Amazon, the luxe jersey dress is a hit with customers, because for a meager $30, it’s got plenty of attitude. It’s also super comfy and soft — so much so that you may wind up lounging (or even sleeping) in it.

  • Available colors: 6
  • Available sizes: XX-Small — XX-Large


The ‘90s-Inspired Shoulder Bag Of The Moment

Nothing could be more on-trend, or fun, than finding clever ways to wink at the ‘90s with your wardrobe. And how could you miss with this vegan leather mini-bag that’s not only less than $40, but looks straight off the set from Clueless? Available in the chic, croc-embossed pattern pictured and a variety of colors, from classic black to pretty pastels, this adorable little bag boasts a 4.7-star score on Amazon and has over 1,000 shoppers absolutely smitten, not to mention a devoted following among the Instagram influencer set.

  • Available colors: 8


These Best-Selling Bike Shorts With Over 50,000 5-Star Ratings

Meet your comfiest pair of bike shorts yet. Moisture-wicking, breathable, and with just the right amount of stretch, for just $20, these high-waisted shorts are an absolute steal. With a longer-than-usual inseam, gusseted crotch, and your choice of length (there are 5-, 7- and 8-inch variations to choose from), they’re suitable for any activity — from working out to grabbing lunch with friends — and come with deep, convenient side pockets to hold your phone and other small items. The shorts have also raked in over 45,000 five-star ratings on Amazon thus far. “The pockets on the side are amazing for hiking,” one reviewer raved. Another wrote, “I’ve worn them all summer and they have held up every step of the way.”

  • Available colors: 24
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large


A Cozy Flannel Dress That Comes In So Many Cute Colors

If ever a dress screamed apple picking, hayrides, and pumpkin patches, this long-sleeve flannel shirt dress would absolutely be it. Made of 100% cotton, the dress features a comfy, relaxed fit and comes in over 15 peak-fall color and print varieties, including tartan, checkered, and buffalo plaid. Whether you’re wearing this versatile shirt dress under a jean jacket or over leggings, with thigh-high boots or Converse, out by the bonfire or indoors by the fireplace, one thing’s certain: This is a crisp-weather must for any closet.

  • Available colors: 16
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


These Dainty Little Earrings That Tightly Hug Your Lobes

They might be tiny, but the way these dainty, cubic zirconia earrings sparkle when they hit the light is bound to catch notice. Available in 14-karat yellow, white, or rose gold (with your choice of gold plating or gold vermeil, a thicker and more durable metal), these earrings have won over 25,000 Amazon customers for their comfort, size, and value. “Great quality and value with quick delivery,” one happy shopper raved. Can you believe they’re just $14?


The Sleek, Sophisticated Bodysuit Every Closet Needs

These days, a modern wardrobe — capsule or otherwise — isn’t complete without a turtleneck bodysuit. This modal and spandex one-piece contains just the right amount of stretch to maintain a fitted and polished silhouette, with an elegant mock neck at the top and convenient snap closure below. With over 14,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, the bodysuit keeps winning over customers for its versatility and stretchy, comfy fit. “The material is stretchy yet thick, super soft, and very comfortable,” one reviewer enthused. “Silky and smooth,” raved another.

  • Available colors: 26
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


This Comfy Jumpsuit That Serves Casual-Cool Vibes

For a look that instantly screams cozy, comfy, and cool, simply throw on this wide-leg jumpsuit. With its soft, smooth feel, deep pockets, and effortless draping, this one-piece goes on easy, but doesn’t come off fast — not unless you want it to, but trust, you won’t. While this wide-leg wonder is tailor-made for lounging, it’s so chic, you’ll soon find yourself not only wearing it inside, but outside, too (style the jumpsuit with heels and your favorite pair of hoop earrings to take it from day to night in a cinch). That cute little keyhole in back was made to be seen, anyway.

  • Available colors: 44
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


A Versatile, Patterned Scarf Amazon Shoppers Can’t Stop Raving About

“You need this scarf,” one of this silky bandana’s 5,000-plus fans raved on Amazon. Here’s why: For just $10, the scarf not only feels like heaven — no one would guess that this super soft and smooth polyester isn’t silk — but can be worn in limitless ways, including as a head scarf, neck tie, wrist band, or as a chic, eye-catching accessory attached to your favorite handbag. Available in over 40 vibrant colors and patterns, like the leopard brown pictured here, the scarf is bound to suit you in at least one of its many variations — and most likely even more.

  • Available colors: 45


A Classic, Cap-Sleeve Pencil Dress That Ties At The Waist

Ahh, the age-old dilemma that is having to choose between looking sultry and feeling comfortable. Well, this chic, cap-sleeve dress won’t force you to decide. The slightly stretchy, bodycon fit ensures that this dress hugs you where you want it to, while the light, breathable fabric feels smooth and soft against your skin. The tie-waist belt adds a unique but subtle flourish, setting it apart from so many of the other midi-length pencil dresses out there. Suitable for just about any occasion and priced at just $40, this is one dress you can’t say no to.

  • Available colors: 11
  • Available sizes: Large Plus — 4X-Large Plus


An Elevated (& Cozy) Take On A Classic White Tank Top

Made of a cozy, stretchy ribbed knit material with a chic mock neck, this sweater tank is a slightly more polished take on your beloved white tank tops. The ultimate layering piece, you can throw this on under an oversize blazer and trousers for a failsafe office outfit, or wear it under your favorite denim jacket for the weekend. You can’t go wrong with fresh white, but it’s available in two more colors, as well: black and daring hot pink.

  • Available colors: 3
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 5X


These Levi’s Boyfriend Jeans That Ring Up At An Amazing Price

Pretty amazing that you can score these beloved Levi’s boyfriend jeans for under $40. Available in eight different washes and a style that works with both sneakers and heels, this mid-rise denim is so comfy and versatile, you’ll probably need more than one pair. ‘These jeans are what I've only dreamed would be available,” one of 3,000 satisfied shoppers on Amazon raved. “The fabric is perfect.”

  • Available washes: 8
  • Available sizes: 27 — 33


The Quilted Crossbody Bag That Serves 3 Looks For Under $25

You’ve likely never seen such a chic — or versatile — bag at this price. This quilted, faux-leather purse comes with a removable strap that allows you to wear it three different ways: as a crossbody, a clutch, or a shoulder bag. With an enviable 4.7-star rating on Amazon, fans — over a whopping 4,000 of them — adore this bag for its portability and amazing price. One reviewer who gave the bag five stars wrote, “Super cute, super affordable, and looks just like a Valentino!” Can’t disagree.

  • Available colors: 14


A Satin Pajama Set That Looks & Feels So Luxurious

Satin pajamas are the ultimate way to upgrade your bedtime routine; and at well under $40, this set proves that “luxury” isn’t always synonymous with “expensive.” Fluid and buttery-soft, they’re finished with all the hallmarks of a pair of timeless pajamas, like contrast piping, a patch pocket, and a notched collar. This set looks chic worn beyond the bedroom, too — just step into your favorite heels, add some statement jewelry, and head out for cocktails. Take your pick from 12 subdued shades, like the hazel color pictured above.

  • Available colors: 12
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


These Mini Belts To Give Your Flowy Blouses & Dresses Shape

For $19, this four-pack of skinny belts is an absolute steal. Choose from eight different styles and color combinations, and watch these stretchy waist-cinchers become an indispensable part of your wardrobe. Use them to give flowy blouses and dresses more shape, or wear them with your high-waisted jeans, shorts, and skirts.

  • Available colors: 8
  • Available sizes: 23”-30”, 31”-42”


A ‘90s-Chic Cardigan Made Of A Super-Soft, Fuzzy Material

Not too clingy and not too loose, this V-neck cardigan is just the thing to reach for when you’re at your desk or lounging around the house and start to feel chilly. Made of a cozy, knit fabric with a fuzzy texture, the cardigan not only feels amazing, but comes in five dreamy colors, like the pastel purple pictured here. And for just $45, you’re probably going to them all.

  • Available colors: 16
  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 3X


This High-Waisted Skirt That Works In Any Season

Fashion meets folk with this pleated, high-waisted skirt. With its high elastic waist, convenient side pockets, and maxi length, this best-seller comes in 11 country-chic colors and patterns like mustard yellow, green floral, and the brown polka dots pictured here. Pair this A-line skirt with booties and a turtleneck when it’s cold, or with a cami and strappy sandals in the warm-weather months. It’s a seasonless piece that you’ll get a ton of use out of.

  • Available colors: 11
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


A Dainty Tennis Bracelet That Looks Like It Cost Thousands

Add some quality bling to your jewelry regime for just $15 with this exquisite treasure in the style of a tennis bracelet. Available in 14-karat rose-, white-, and yellow-gold plating, this best-selling bracelet features sparkly, cubic zirconia stones in four-prong basket settings that are bound to garner attention and compliments. The bracelet’s whopping 11,000-plus fans on Amazon especially love how stylish, comfy, and giftable it is. “Beautiful!” one reviewer exclaimed. “I just received mine today and it looks way more expensive than what I paid.”


This Stretchy — & Sultry — Bodysuit That’s So Versatile

A plunging V-neckline gives this basic bodysuit a chic, sultry vibe you’ll love so much, you just might need it in all 12 colors. Made of a soft, stretchy fabric that’s simultaneously clingy and comfy, this versatile one-piece looks just as cute with a distressed pair of jeans as it does a high-waisted pencil skirt; in fact, it’s the ideal day-to-night or office-to-happy-hour transition top. With a thong bottom and snap-closure gusset for convenience, for just $30, this chic leotard is a staple that’s well worth all of the repeat wears you’re bound to get out of it.

  • Available colors: 12
  • Available sizes: 16 Plus — 24 Plus


An Oversized, Corduroy Button-Down That Gives Off Workwear-Chic Vibes

Here’s a look that mixes a utilitarian aesthetic with feminine flare. Featuring a button-down front, convenient bust pocket, and 16 colors to choose from (including two adorable plaid patterns), this corduroy shirt will keep you looking dressed down in the coolest way possible. You can pair the top with pretty much everything, from high-waisted denim and slip dresses to bodysuits and skirts. Wear it by itself to show off the V-neckline, or throw it on as a layering piece whenever you’re feeling chilly. Either way, you can count on this versatile top to become an MVP in your wardrobe.

  • Available colors: 16
  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large


This Cozy Sweater Dress With Thousands Of Rave Reviews

“This is my new favorite item in my entire wardrobe! The material is super comfortable and not too thin. I feel like I’m wearing a light sweatshirt but look like I’m rocking a super cute dress!! It goes great with tights and booties or leggings and boots. I just ordered it in another color.” It’s hard to top that five-star Amazon review of this long-sleeve sweater dress, but if the other 7,000-plus five-star ratings are any indication, it seems to be the general consensus. Available in over 30 colors like burnt orange, army green, and the watermelon red pictured here, this adorable knit dress features lantern sleeves and an oversized, self-tie belt that take it from a basic, long-sleeve mini to a chic and elevated one.

  • Available colors: 31
  • Available sizes: Small — XXL


An Asymmetrical Top That Comes In A Rainbow Of Colors

Meet your new go-to going-out staple. This asymmetrical twist top comes in a variety of neutral and eye-popping colors, with your choice of off-the-shoulder short sleeves or long sleeves (there’s even a crop top version). For just $30, though, why not try it in every variety available? After all, it’s not often that you can simply throw a top on over your jeans and serve a look that’s both instantly chic and unique. Add to that a super-soft feel with just a hint of stretch, and you’ve basically got the ideal garment.

  • Available colors: 33
  • Available sizes: XX-Small — XX-Large


This Soft & Luxurious Nightshirt That’s Worth Buying In Multiples

Soft, smooth, and almost silky, this cotton and modal nightshirt from Amazon Essentials feels like an absolute dream. Available in over 20 colors, this cozy, knee-grazing shirt will make going to bed feel so much more luxurious. It’s perfect for hot sleepers and/or warm weather, since it’s so lightweight.

  • Available colors: 24
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 6X


These Wide-Leg Trousers That Look So Expensive & Chic

Nobody will believe you got these wide-leg trousers for less than $40 on Amazon. Not only are they versatile and on-trend — they’re great work pants, but they could easily look sultry with a crop top and heels — but they’re also completely timeless. Plus, they conveniently come in ‘short’ sizes for petites.

  • Available colors: 34
  • Available sizes: X-Small Short — 2X


A Chic Canvas Tote For All Your Shopping & Commuting Needs

This BAGGU tote can haul so much stuff, from beach gear to travel essentials to work supplies — and keep you looking effortlessly cool while doing so. Available in 17 distinctive patterns and colors like olive green, cow print, and the grid pattern pictured, this casual-chic bag features interior zippered pockets and a snap closure up top. The matching, detachable strap also gives you the option of carrying the bag by its top handles or throwing it over your shoulder. Either way, it’s one of the most practical bags you can invest in.

  • Available colors: 17


These Comfy-Chic Yoga Pants With Cool Lattice Detailing

Snug, secure, and ultra soft, these cropped, high-waist yoga pants feature exquisite lattice detailing that gives the pair a much more upscale look than its modest $40 price tag suggests. Made of a breathable, moisture-wicking fabric, they’ll see you through even the most high-intensity workouts and can weather repeat washes without losing any stretch. Bonus: A large, hidden pocket at the waist to hold your smart phone.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 2X


An Elegant Pencil Dress For Less Than $30

“Your new favorite winter dress,” a fan of this bodycon pencil dress raved on Amazon. And while it may appear super understated, don’t underestimate this classic piece. Available in a variety of rich jewel tones like sapphire blue, deep purple, and the emerald green pictured, the soft and slightly stretchy dress strikes the perfect balance between polished and sultry. Go ahead and give it a try. For $28, what have you got to lose?

  • Available colors: 10
  • Available sizes: Large Plus — 4X-Large Plus


These Linen-Blend Pants For Your Chicest Summer Outfits

These effortless wide-leg linen pants from Amazon Essentials are a must for any warm-weather wardrobe. They boast the material’s naturally rumpled look that always looks perfectly undone (and keeps you cool in hot temperatures), but a hint of cotton gives them a super-soft feel. These pants are just the thing for long, barefoot beach walks; then, come cocktail time, slip on some slide sandals and a white button-down for a Coastal Grandmother-chic vibe.

  • Available colors: 12
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 6X


This Best-Selling Bralette From Free People

“Beautiful detail, high quality,” a fan — and there over 2,000 and counting — of this Free People Adella bralette raved on Amazon. “Best bralette ever for big chests,” exclaimed another. Made of intricate lace, this partially lined, double-strap bralette comes in eight ethereal colors and suits a wide range of cup sizes. While the delicate lingerie top reflects Free People’s unique, hippie-chic elegance, its $38 price tag is one more modest than you’d typically expect to see from the brand. So, don’t sleep on it.

  • Available colors: 8
  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large

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