When we talk about where to find the best affordable, trend-forward finds on the internet, a few usual suspects show up on that list: Mango, Zara, & Other Stories, etc. But let’s take a moment to welcome an unexpected player—Amazon. Turns out, the online emporium is good for way more than shopping for affordable basics and kitchen supplies. I’ve been looking for a few budget-friendly items to spice up my everyday outfits and found just what I needed in the form of stylish separates from Amazon’s The Drop, Goodthreads, and Essentials collections.
As an experienced Amazon shopper, I expected to spend hours trying to find things that I loved (who has more SKUs than Amazon?), but actually, it was surprisingly easy. I ended up ordering a breezy knit halter, dressy heeled sandals, a lightweight cardigan for all the seasonal layering, jeans, and a joyful printed second-skin top—with each coming in at under $55. After test-driving and styling them in several different outfits, I’m giving my unfiltered review on them. Below, read my thoughts on each piece and keep scrolling to see how I styled my new fashion finds.