30 Pieces You Won’t Believe Are Under $30

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It might not be our best habit, but sometimes our wardrobes (and ourselves) are simply in need of a little pick-me-up. Luckily, a dose of retail therapy doesn’t need to cost much. If you know where to look, a new top or fun pair of shoes can cost less than your last brunch with your girlfriends. These kinds of purchases are best made on a whim, whether it’s a playful little piece you’ve been eyeing and finally have an occasion for, or an item you impulsively fell in love with but don’t really need. And yes, we know we should warn you against haphazardly spending like this regularly—we’re all for investment pieces and smart spending. However, we also find the occasional, affordable indulgence to be relatively harmless and all around mood-boosting. Thus, we present the most unbelievable steals on the market right now, perfect for this weekend’s last-minute plans.

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Meet your little black dress of summer.

Yes, the shoe style of the summer can be yours for $27 (and change).

We love this flirty, fancier version of a T-shirt.

Not sure about an out-there denim trend? Find the look for less so you can give them a spin guilt-free.

Those tiny sunglasses of spring have been replaced by the cat-eye frames of summer. These ones are surprisingly wearable and a whole lot of fun.

This little number checks off all the boxes of a perfect dress.

A friendly reminder that cute bikinis don’t have to cost $100.

A playful T-shirt will brighten up any casual outfit in a flash. Plus, we’re starting to see this patchwork-y style everywhere lately.

No one will believe this gorgeous summertime frock is from Forever21.

A perfect pair of work pumps that look far more expensive than they actually are.

A classic pant you’ll wear time and time again.

Another timeless style you can wear all summer long.

Because you can never have enough pretty, airy, summertime blouses.

From the coloring to the cut, we can’t get over how cute (and affordable!) this mini dress is.

Newsboy caps aren’t going anywhere—but they are getting a seasonal makeover. Lighter colors and fabrics, like this denim one, keep the style feeling fresh this time of year.

We’re big fans of this sweet, spotty top.

A strappy, vintage-inspired sandal is a must-have for summer, and luckily, this pair comes at a price that can’t be beat.

This breezy dress looks as carefree as its price.

This sale steal is hard to resist. Dress it up or dress it down.

This top boasts both an interesting structure and pattern, making it look like it could cost a lot more than it does.

A midi-dress like this is always a smart purchase.

We can’t help but want a cute cherry print piece for summer.

All the necessary summer trends at one affordable price.

If dad shoes are growing on you, don’t second guess this affordable pair.

If you feel like switching up your evening wear, pair this with a pair of silky trousers. You’ll find it can be styled in surprisingly sophisticated ways.

This upgraded denim mini is yet another easy way to refresh your summer wardrobe.