41 Hidden Gems Under-$35 On Amazon That'll Make Any Outfit Look Expensive

by The Zoe Report

As any smart shopper will tell you, the key to building out a well-stocked wardrobe lies in balance. By all means, go ahead and buy all the designer pieces you want, but don't forget to supplement those luxury finds with a collection of versatile layering pieces and accessories so you can frequently switch things up. And that's exactly what these 41 hidden gems that look expensive are here for: since they each cost $35 or less, you can build out your wardrobe without compromising on quality.

Ahead, you'll find an array of stylish clothes, shoes, and accessories that will instantly add an elegant touch to any outfit. Think: leather belts, block-heeled mules, and crisp linen shirts — no hyper-trendy pieces here. Instead, these timeless finds will last you years, and they're all versatile enough to style in many different ways, so you get a ton of use out of them.

Even better, each and every piece on this list is available on Amazon, for your added convenience. Their recently revamped fashion marketplace now rivals the best department stores, and you won't believe the stuff you can find — from luxury designers to their own in-house brands — at such competitive prices.

Keep scrolling to discover 41 under-$35 gems that look so much more expensive than they are.

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1. These Of-The-Moment Mules With A Comfortable Block Heel

It's hard to believe these stunning mules are available on Amazon. But what's even more shocking is their $35 price tag. Available in off-white, coral red, and black with a tortoiseshell heel, these classy sandals are the perfect shoe for spring and summer. They go great with everything from cropped jeans to mini-dresses and skirts, and even better? The thick strap and short, block heel makes them ridiculously comfortable. One reviewer writes, "These shoes are incredible. They feel and look much more expensive than they are." Available sizes: 5-10.5

2. A Classic Leather Belt To Dress Up Any Pair Of Jeans

Everyone should own at least one belt like this in their closet. Whether you're wearing jeans, a blazer, or a high-waisted skirt, the double-O hardware and thick, leather strap adds a stylish accent. Choose from black, brown, or white with a gold buckle, or black with a silver buckle. Available sizes: 25"-29" waist-40"-44" waist

3. This Stylish Fedora That You Can Wear With Just About Anything, All-Year Round

An easy way to make everything from jeans and a tee to a simple, breezy dress look more stylish? A fedora, like this one. Unlike straw hats, which can pretty much only be worn while the weather's warm, this one's made of a cotton-polyester blend that you can sport through autumn. It also comes in a bunch of bright colors, in addition to black, army green, and camel.

4. These Impossibly Chic Pants That Come In Nine Colors

These super chic pants feature an elastic waist, a self-tie belt, two side pockets, and a crop just above the ankle — so not only do they look super stylish, but they're comfy and functional, too. You can also get them in pink, black, tan, blue, and a variety of other colors. Available sizes: S-XXL

5. An Under-$20 Tote That Looks Like It Costs $100 — & It Comes In 39 Colors

Need a new tote? Then you can't go wrong with this one, which is spacious and elegant. It has two big pockets, a removable tassel, and can easily fit a large laptop or change of clothes. In fact, since it costs just over $15, you might want to stock up on a few for work, the gym, and travel. Choose from over 35 colors and two faux-leather finishes.

6. A Chicer Take On The The Everyday Tank Top

There's something about a mock-neck that instantly elevates any top. Unlike most tank tops, you could actually wear this one to the office: wear it tucked into dress pants while you're working, then change into jeans and heels when it's time to meet your friends for dinner. You can even layer it under a blazer or pullover sweater once the weather gets cooler. Choose from seven colors. Available sizes: XS-XXL

7. These Slip-On Sneakers That Look Good With Everything

The perfect pair of white sneakers do exist in the form of these slip-ons. Comfortable and convenient, their pull-on design makes them particularly good for travel. Get them in black, too. "These shoes are so comfortable! There is no need to break them in because the material is soft," one reviewer writes, who goes on to note, "The material of the shoes and the beige trimmings make these classier than the average shoes." Available sizes: 5-8.5

8. These Statement Earrings That Even Minimalists Will Love

Tortoiseshell and geometric shapes combine for an earring that even minimalists will love. The "light leopard" print looks particularly good with all-black or all-white looks, while the brighter designs are perfect for people who prefer a pop of color. They're also available in different hoops, dangles, and disks.

9. This Classy Wrap Dress That's Perfect For Board Meetings & Social Events

Keep this dress in your closet for when you have an important occasion, but don't want to have to think about putting together a whole outfit. The wrap design is timeless and elegant, while the stretchy spandex fabric makes it oh-so-comfortable. In addition to a range of solids, it also comes in a few fun prints, including leopard and floral. Available sizes: 1X-5X

10. The Perfect Pair Of Shades

There's not much more to say about these sunglasses except that they're pretty perfect: the shape looks great on everyone, they're made of quality hardware, they come in tons of versatile colors, and they boast a whopping 3,000+ reviews on Amazon. "These sunglasses surprised me when I opened them up, writes one reviewer. "Really nice! All metal construction, they really feel sturdy. They are stylish and feel comfortable on my face. And the amount of accessories that come with them is incredible. You get a leather looking magnetic case that is soft on the inside, a soft cloth drawstring case, a microfiber cleaning cloth, some replacement nose pieces and a tool to install them."

11. A Silk Camisole That Dresses Up Any Outfit

Whether you're pairing it with jeans or loose joggers, this silk camisole will instantly make your outfit look five times chicer. Wear it under a blazer to the office, or tuck it into a maxi skirt and head to the ballet — you can even pair it with your favorite pajama pants for a chic bedtime look. Choose from over 10 colors, including black, emerald green, and light pink. Available sizes: XS-3XL

12. The Perfect-Sized Hoops That You Won't Believe Cost Less Than $15

These small, hoop earrings are perfectly sized, whether you want to wear them alone or pair them with other earrings if you have multiple holes. A number-one best-seller on Amazon with nearly all five-star ratings, reviewers call them "classic," "elegant," and "comfy enough to sleep in." "I got both the white gold & rose gold hoops; they’re gorgeous, and just tiny enough to wrap around your ear. I also have extremely sensitive skin and have had zero problems with these. Amazing earrings for the price," says one customer.

13. A Summery Dress That's Perfect For Sports Outings & Garden Parties

With a self-tie waist and roomy pockets, you'll want to live in this breezy dress all summer long. The fabric features a hint of spandex, so it's nice and stretchy, while the striped design is available in 10 colors. Chic enough to wear to a polo match but casual enough for backdoor BBQs, this dress will get you through every summer event in style. Available sizes: S-XL

14. This Straw Panama Hat For A More Stylish Form Of Sun Protection

For a more summer-appropriate hat, this straw fedora is the perfect match. Featuring a sweat-absorbent inner band and detachable chin strap, this hat is just as functional as it is cute. Choose from an array of color/belt combinations, all of which are made from woven paper straw.

15. These Delicate Bracelets That Come In So Many Other Cute, Dainty Styles

These delicate little bracelets are perfect for layering — though they also add a simple, classic touch when worn alone. While this dainty gold style, pictured, is a must-have, you can also get this bracelet in a variety of other designs and finishes. Choose from an infinity sign and pearls, thick and thin chains, and silver and gold plating.

16. These Linen Pants That'll Take You From The Beach Into Town

Nail the Hamptons-chic look with these lightweight linen pants. Unlike a lot of linen fabrics, these can be machine-washed; they also have an elastic waist and two deep pockets for added convenience. Available in nine colors, including white, olive green, and blue and white stripes, they're casual enough to wear around the house, but elegant enough to wear into town for lunch. Available sizes: XS-XXL

17. This Stone Cut Clutch That's Perfect For Fancy Events

If you don't own a proper going-out clutch, this one's perfect. It comes with a long chain, which you can choose not to use, and it features a durable clasp to prevent your belongings from spilling out. "Looks more expensive than it is!" raves one reviewer, while another writes, "One of my best Amazon buys. Everyone compliments me on this clutch."

18. This Flowy Maxi Skirt That Shows Off A Hint Of Skin

Dress up your favorite tank or tee with this flowy chiffon maxi skirt. While the floral prints are undoubtedly perfect for summer, the skirt also comes in five solid colors, as well as leopard, which can be worn through fall. Available sizes: S-XL

19. These Suede Mules That Add A Chic Accent To Any Minimal Look

Leopard works best when paired with minimal outfits, so next time you throw on a pair of black or blue jeans and a white tee, slip on these statement mules for a chic touch. Also available in six solid colors, including black, camel, and burgundy, they're made of suede and come with a decorative tassel. Available sizes: 5.5-10

20. This Faux Suede Jacket With A Stylish Biker Design

If you love a good motorcycle jacket, add this trendy pick to your collection stat. Get it in faux suede or leather in black, army green, camel, or wine red, all of which feature silver hardware and an asymmetrical zipper. Available sizes: S-XL

21. This Mockneck Tee You'll Wind Up Wearing Everywhere

Another elegant mock-neck top to add to your collection of wardrobe staples, this shirt features longer sleeves and comes in a few more colors (including light pink, coffee brown, and black and white stripes). Made of a soft, rayon knit with a touch of spandex, the fabric is stretchy, brethable, and soft. Available sizes: XS-XL

22. These Tortoiseshell Hoops That Come In Other Fun Shapes & Colors

If you're sick of basic metal hoops, try this tortoiseshell version. Neither too big nor too small, they also come in light pink and dark green finishes, as well as two different shapes.

23. The Perfect Lightweight Linen Blouse

A linen shirt is an easy way to dress up a pair of blue jeans. This one, which is made of a crisp fabric that'll keep you cool during summer, comes in six colors and has two front pockets. Throw it on with a fedora and a belt for a Hamptons-inspired vibe. Available sizes: S-XK

24. These Comfy Sandals That Stretch With Every Step

Because these sandals are made from a soft, elastic fabric, they stretch with every step you take. This means they'll never rub or chafe your skin, which makes them practically blister-proof. Multiple reviewers compare wearing them to being "barefoot," while another writes, "They're so comfy!! The elastic straps are snug enough that I don't feel like they're slipping off, but they don't feel like they're squeezing my feet either!" Available sizes: 5-11

25. A More Professional Take On Your Basic Leggings

Made of super soft ponte knit, these might just be the comfiest leggings you'll ever own. Available in a range of solids, including black, navy, and olive, they also come in two black and grey patterns — twill and herringbone — that offer a much more elegant take on your basic pair of leggings. Dress them up with a pair of leather boots and wear them to the office; or, pair them with white slip-ons for an everyday-chic vibe. Available sizes: XS-XXL (short, regular, long)

26. These Mirrored Aviators That Come In 10 Other Colors

There's something about aviators that add a touch of instant cool to any ensemble. And with their brightly colored mirrored lenses, these shades offer a modern take on a classic design. Constructed with high-quality metal frames, the lenses are available in pink, purple, blue, green, as well as your more muted colors, like black and grey.

27. This Leopard Belt That Pairs Perfectly With Minimalist Looks

This skinny leopard belt adds just a touch of drama to any all-black or all-white look. Also the perfect accent to your standard tee and jeans, reviewers call it "high-quality," also noting that it "Looks and feels just like the more expensive belts I have seen at stores." Available sizes: XS-XL

28. This Dainty Bangle With A Cute, Love Knot Design

Add this cute, dainty bracelet to your layering collection ASAP. Featuring an infinity love knot design, it comes in rose gold, yellow gold, and white gold plating. It's also adjustable, and, according to reviewers, a popular gift for bridesmaids and sports teams.

29. This Soft, Flowy Dress That's Perfect For Cocktail Parties & Weddings

This dress is perfect in so many different ways. It's soft and stretchy, thanks to the spandex in the fabric; it comes in 16 stunning colors; it has a self-tie waist for a tailored touch; and it's formal enough that you could wear it to a wedding. Fans can't stop raving about how comfortable and well-designed it is. "This dress is so pretty and flowy! The material is quality and not see through which is super nice. It’s kind of [a] silky-feeling," one reviewer writes. Another speaks to its versatility, noting, "This is a great dress for a casual dinner or a more formal gathering." Available sizes:

30. A Classic Hair Barrette To Dress Up Twists & Buns

Add an elegant touch to your pulled-back bun with this classic tortoiseshell hair barrette. It also comes in other sheeny prints, like ivory, black, and pearl. "It holds my thick, wavy hair beautifully and comfortably," says one reviewer.

31. These Mesh Leggings That Combine Breathability With Style

The mesh detailing on these leggings doesn't just look cool — it serves a functional purpose, too. The mesh creates a super breathable air flow, while the soft, stretchy fabric adds to the overall comfort factor. They're also available in a ton of other prints, including tie-dye and camouflage. Available sizes:

32. These Geometric Earrings Made Of Real Sterling Silver

If you love more minimalist jewelry, these geometric earrings might become your new obsession. Reviewers report that, despite their appearance, they don't hang heavily on ears. Use them to dress up any outfit — it's hard to think of something they wouldn't look good with. Made of quality sterling silver, they're available in silver and gold.

33. A Padded Headband For A Preppy Touch

Add a preppy touch to your outfit with this Prada-inspired headband. Also a smart hack for bad hair days, when you just want your frizz out of your face, this velvet band looks so cute with everything from plain tees to flowy dresses. Get it in 15 colors.

34. The Ideal Pair Of Everyday Pants

Perfect for everyday wear but easy to dress up, these wide-leg pants are made of cotton with a hint of stretch. Timeless yet trendy, thanks to their ankle crop, they're versatile enough to pair with pretty much any style of top or footwear. Choose from olive, khaki, navy, light pink, and off-white. Available sizes: 2-16

35. These Fruity Earrings That Come In Pineapples & Cherries, Too

These statement earrings are so much fun. Get them in watermelons, pineapples, cherries, even crabs, all of which are adorned with colorful crystals and perfect for summertime.

36. This Polka Dot Dress You Can Dress Up Or Down

Pair it with a denim jacket and sneakers and you're ready for a baseball game, or throw on some heels and jewelry and you're all set for a cocktail party; This dress is that versatile. Get it in seven colors, including red and navy blue. According to one reviewer, "It is the perfect length to wear out but I also wear it to work and is work appropriate. I have received more compliments on this dress than any other I own!" Available sizes: S-XL

37. These Trendy Pearl Hair Clips That Are Everywhere Right Now

Pearl hair clips are everywhere right now, from Jen Atkin's Instagram to the streets of NYC. Get in on the cute and functional trend with this multi-pack, which costs just over $5 for a set of five. There's never been a more stylish way to keep your hair out of your face.

38. This Necklace That Does The Layering For You

This necklace does the layering for you with its three built-in chains. Even better, it's engravable, so you can customize the bar and pendant to say whatever you want. You can get it in rose gold or silver, too, all of which feature an adjustable chain.

39. This Brightly Colored Tassel Keychain So You Never Lose Your Keys Again

Never lose your keys again with this keychain that you'll be able to easily see (and feel) in your purse. It also comes in a variety of other shapes and colors, making it a perfect gift for all your closest friends.

40. These Statement Earrings That Look Amazing With Pulled-Back 'Dos

Another affordable pair of statement earrings to add to your collection, these multi-loop hoops are the perfect compliment to pulled-back hair styles. Made of plated alloy brass, you can choose from a gold or silver finish.

41. A Chicer Alternative To Reusable Grocery Bags

Upgrade your go-to shopping tote with this cute, canvas bag that'll make your errand-outfit look instantly chicer. It's roomy enough to hold a baguette and a few bottles of wine, as well as a laptop and some textbooks. Equipped with a cross-strap, top handles, and three pockets, it comes in five colors. The Zoe Report may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from The Zoe Report's editorial and sales departments.