46 Cheap, Stylish Things People Call Their Most Amazing Finds Of The Year

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If you ask me, the best way to shop online is to take recommendations from friends; it’s an easy way to find out first-hand that whatever you’re looking at is definitely worth the money. So when I say that people are calling these stylish things the “most amazing finds of the year,” it’s no exaggeration. Sure, I didn’t go to my friends for these recommendations — but I did go to the review section of Amazon. There, I could tell that people were all about the products on this list. A few Bustle editors even pitched in with some of their favorite stylish picks.

Case in point? This spaghetti strap dress you can style up or down. Pair it with some white sneakers for a quick errand, or even throw on some heels when you’re hitting the town with friends. One reviewer wrote that it’s “super cute” and “soft.” And if your closet is already overflowing, there are still trendy puck lights you can install anywhere, a folding lap desk that lets you eat breakfast in bed, as well as a bath mat made from sleek bamboo.

And because nearly all of these stylish things come with glowing recommendations from our editors, there’s no need to be stingy with your wallet. So why not go ahead and add a few things to your cart? Frankly, that bath mat won’t be around for much longer — especially at such a low price.


The T-Shirt Made From 100% Soft Cotton

Every closet needs a few basic tees, and this one from Hanes is made from 100% soft, breathable cotton. It’s been pre-shrunk so that there’s no need to worry about how it’ll come out of the dryer, while the ribbed crew neckline is a stylish touch. “I have purchased 8 of these T-shirts in various colors,” wrote one reviewer. “They are fabulous! I wear them all the time because they are soft, comfortable, and perfect for summer.”

  • Available sizes: Small — 5X-Large


A Cotton Tank That Gives You Room To Breathe

With its looser fit that drapes over all the right places, this tank is a must-have when the weather is warm. It’s made from 100% soft, breathable cotton, with a tag-free neckline to keep you from itching. Plus, one reviewer even wrote about how happy they were to find “a sleeveless tank that does not show underarms.”

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large


This Fedora That Comes In Dozens Of Colors

Carrot, green, pink, yellow — with dozens of colors to choose from, you’re sure to find this fedora in one that suits your style. The belt accent around the middle is a stylish touch, while the lightweight construction helps keep you from growing too hot when the weather is warm. “The blue is exactly as pictured on the page,” raved one reviewer. “The fit is amazing.”


A Lightweight Tee That’s Perfect For Hot Days

Made from a polyester-cotton blend with a hint of spandex, this tee is perfect for keeping cool on warm days. The loose fit combined with the flowing fabric gives you room to move — and the scoop neckline looks great when paired with a necklace. One reviewer even wrote that “these shirts are light, thin, but very soft and comfortable.”

  • Available sizes: Large — 4X-Large


The Printed Button-Up With Many Designs To Choose From

Our Deputy Editor Chelsey, recommends this gorgeous poplin shirt. And if you don’t love the design? There are 34 others to pick from. It’s made from 100% cotton, with a slim cut that hangs close to the body for a more fitted silhouette. Plus, the single chest pocket is a fun touch.

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


A Pair Of Biker Shorts With A Little Extra Length

Looking for a pair of workout shorts that are a little longer than the rest? Chelsey also recommends these biker shorts. They’re made from moisture-wicking fabric to help you stay dry, while the high-rise waistband stylishly pairs with nearly any top. Choose from dozens of colors — including a trendy shade of olive.

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


This Flowing Tunic That’s Surprisingly Versatile

With its flowing bodice and roomy fit, it’s no wonder that Chelsey swears by this tunic as the perfect WFH top. It’s the perfect balance between professional and comfortable. And since it’s made from 100% cotton, it’s won’t leave you sweating when the weather is warm.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


A Bath Mat Made From Sleek Bamboo

Bustle editors Addy and Carina both found this bath mat to be exceptional — and not just because it’s made from sleek bamboo. With nonslip feet on the back, there’s no need to worry about it sliding across your floors. Plus, the extra-wide slats give your feet a stable place to step down out of the shower.


The Spaghetti Strap Dress With A Revealing U-Back

Whether you’re hitting the town with friends or going out for a date night, Addy and Carina both say this dress is a total show-stopper. The stylish U-shaped back cutout is just as fun as it is flirty, while the slim fit hugs your body comfortably. Choose from three colors: black, red, or leopard print.

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — XX-Large


These Puck Lights You Can Install Practically Anywhere

Simply peel off the adhesive backing, and you’ll be able to stick these puck lights practically anywhere you like. They’re great for brightening up dark kitchens, and each order comes with a remote that lets you control them from afar. One reviewer even found that they turned out to be the “perfect, easy solution for my van conversion” — they’re that versatile.


A Crewneck Sweatshirt Lined With Soft Fleece

You can’t go wrong with a cozy sweater — and one of our editors, Caroline, recommends this one the next time you’re bundling up. It’s made from a plush cotton-polyester blend, with a soft fleece lining to help you stay warm. Plus, the ribbed cuffs help keep the cold out of your sleeves.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


This Portable Lap Desk With A Gorgeous Espresso Finish

If you enjoy working or eating in bed, our deputy editor Chelsey recommends this lap desk. The top lifts up, allowing you to adjust the viewing angle of whatever you’re reading — and the legs even fold down for easy storage once you’re done. Choose from two finishes: espresso, or natural.


A Leopard Skirt With An Elastic Waistband

Some skirts button in the back, and can wind up feeling a little too tight on you — that’s only part of why Chelsey recommends this skirt. Not only does the elastic waistband instantly stretch to fit your body, but it also hits at your mid-calf for a sleek silhouette.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


The High-Heeled Sandals With Trendy Square Toes

The 90s are making a comeback — so if you’re looking to stock up on the latest trends, you can’t go wrong with these high-heeled sandals. The squared toe instantly adds a touch of retro to any outfit, while the slip-on style makes it easy to put them on without bending over.

  • Available sizes: 5 — 12


A Scarf That Doubles As A Cute Wrap

Made from 100% acrylic, this scarf is a versatile option that any closet would benefit from. Plus, you can also wear it as a shawl if you need a little extra warmth, as it’s large enough to wrap around your body.


This Jumpsuit That You Can Wear Nearly Anywhere

Even though this jumpsuit might look like loungewear, Bustle editor Carina says that it’s soft, comfortable, and “easy to dress up for a going-out look.” It’s made from a breathable viscose-cotton blend, with a hint of elastane for stretch. Plus, the elasticized cuffs keep them from riding up.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


A Skirt That’s Easy To Style However You Like

If you ask me, every closet needs at least a few basic skirts — and this one comes in more than 15 different bright colors. The lightweight material won’t leave you sweating, while the elastic waistband makes it easy to pull on and off. “It's super comfy,” notes Carina. “And can be styled so many ways.”

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 3X


The Fleece Sweatshirt That Comes In Fun Prints

Tie dye is super on-trend right now, which is why Carina also recommends this sweatshirt. It comes in six different colors — including black, neon, and more — while the fleece interior is great for keeping warm on cool days. Plus, the raglan sleeves are loose and comfy.

  • Available sizes: XX-small — 3X


A Dish Rack Made From Stainless Steel

Not only does Carina describe this dish rack as the “best dish rack of all time,” but she was also impressed at how well it works — “especially for a small kitchen.” Each order comes with a microfiber drying mat to put underneath it, and the frame is made from sleek stainless steel that won’t grow rusty over time.


These Floating Shelves That Just Look Plain Good

Looking for a larger set of floating shelves? Carina recommends these ones, as the adjustable tiers will fit books of nearly any shape or size. They’re sturdy enough to hold up to 33 pounds — and each order comes with all the mounting hardware needed to hang them up. Choose from six finishes.


The Shower Caddies That Are Easy To Install

If you’re unsure about drilling into your walls, Carina also recommends these shower caddies. Since each order comes with waterproof adhesive, it’s easier than ever to hang them up — no power drill necessary. Plus, the framework is also made from stainless steel, which means they won’t develop rust.


A Crop Top That’s Shockingly Versatile

Editor Chelsea and myself are both in love with this crop top from American Apparel. I like to wear it to the gym with a pair of high-waisted leggings, but it also looks great paired with denim shorts. It’s made from a breathable cotton-spandex blend — and the neckline, armholes, and bottom hem are all double-needled to help prevent fraying.


This Shower Liner That Lets Light In

Even though it’s advertised as a shower curtain liner, you can still use this liner as a regular shower curtain. “I got rid of my old colorful shower curtain and replaced it with a new clear liner,” explained Chelsey. “It makes my bathroom feel bigger, and I have more natural light in the shower.”


A Dress That You Can Easily Style Up Or Down

I bought a few of these dresses for a trip to Asia, but I’ve actually wound up wearing them on a regular basis here at home, too. The flowing A-line cut looks great on nearly anyone, and it’s plain enough that you can easily dress it up with jewelry, or even a pair of heels. And if you aren’t going out? Just throw on a pair of sneakers for a casual, errand-running look.

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


The Sleeveless Mock Sweater That Can Handle The Heat

Even though this mock sweater might look a little warm, don’t be fooled — Amanda, an editor at Bustle, described it as “super comfy.” It’s made from a lightweight cotton-viscose blend, with a regular fit that doesn’t sit too close to the body. “I wore it in 90+ weather and felt great,” said Amanda.

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 3X


A Shiny Crop Top That Stands Apart From The Crowd

You won’t help but be able to turn heads when you’re wearing this shiny crop top at the gym. Not only is it recommended by both Amanda and Chelsey, but they also describe it as “cute, lightweight, and supportive.” Choose from four colors: baked earth (pictured), black, harmony green, or vector navy.

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 4X


This Leather Belt With A Stylish Vintage Buckle

While this belt looks great looped through your jeans, Amanda reports that it’s also “perfect for dresses and oversized shirts.” The stylish double buckle gives it a vintage touch — and it’s even made from genuine, high-quality cowhide leather. Choose from two colors: black, or brown.

  • Available sizes: 20 inches — 42 inches


These Ripped Shorts That Are Surprisingly Comfy

Not only does Amanda describe these shorts as “seriously cozy,” but they’re also made from a cotton-rayon blend with a little bit of spandex for stretch. The frayed hemline is a timeless look that’ll never go out of style — and unlike some shorts, the pockets on this pair are actually functional.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large


A Maxi Dress That Pairs Perfectly With Sneakers

Not all dresses look good when you style them casually — but Amanda raves about how this one is “one of my fave dresses to wear with converse when I’m just hanging out.” The loose fit gives you room to breathe, while the silky-soft polyester gives it a flowing bodice that moves with you for utmost comfort.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


These Bed Sheets Made From Silky Satin

A good set of bed sheets can set you back a pretty penny — yet these silky ones are available for less than $30. Amanda recommends them for how “affordable and comfortable” they are, and the soft satin can even help reduce unwanted frizz in your hair while you’re sleeping. Choose from nine colors.

  • Available sizes: Twin — California King


A Knitted Crop Top That Reviewers Can’t Get Enough Of

With hundreds of positive four- and five-star reviews, it’s clear that people can’t get enough of this knitted crop top. The acrylic-spandex blend gives it plenty of stretch without being too slinky, and you can easily pair it with everything from jeans to sweats. “Looks very casual-classy,” wrote one reviewer. “Can dress it up or down.”

  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large


This Layered Necklace That Won’t Turn Your Skin Green

Even though this necklace is available for less than $20, it’s still plated with 14-karat gold. That means your skin won’t turn green after wearing it all day — and it’s even made without any nickel or lead. Plus, the layered look is incredibly on-trend, and can easily be worn with nearly any top. “This has become my new go to necklace,” wrote one reviewer. “It compliments so many of my outfits.”


A Sleeveless Sweater Tank That Isn’t See-Through

One of our editors, Caroline, recommends this sleeveless sweater tank the next time you’re struggling to find something to wear. It’s made from “thick, nice material” that isn’t see-through — and the snug fit makes it perfect for layering up or down. Choose from four colors: ivory, earth, claret, or black.

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 3X


These Biker Shorts Made For Sweaty Workouts

If your workouts are too sweaty for long biker shorts, Bustle editor Caroline recommends this shorter pair to help you stay cool. The handy pockets on either leg are the perfect place to stash keys or cards while you’re exercising — and the extra-long inseam helps keep you covered when stretching.

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


An Embroidered Pillow Cover That Won’t Break The Bank

Embroidered anything can set your bank account back a bit — but this one is available for less than $15. Bustle editor Jen described it as “lovely,” and with dozens of colors to pick from you’re almost guaranteed to find one you like. Plus, it even comes in three sizes: 18, 20, or 12 inches.


The Throw Pillow Inserts That Feel More Expensive Than They Are

Use these throw pillow inserts to fill up those embroidered covers. Editor Chelsey raved about how they “feel expensive,” with a “very puffy” loft that cushions your head during naps. Each one is vacuum-packed to keep them fresh during shipping, while the tough stitching prevents down feathers from poking out.


A Tablecloth With Cute Tassels Along The Edge

Ever notice how some tablecloths can shrink or warp in the wash? Bustle editor Jen raves about how this one “washes really nicely” — and its timeless style pairs effortlessly with any style of decor you have. The tassels along the edge are also a cute touch, making it suitable for any occasion.


This Twill Dress That You Can Wear Day Or Night

One of our editors, Cristina, recommends this twill dress. The 100% viscose fabric is “very comfy,” she explains. A “low-effort way to feel put together,” you can easily pair it with a denim jacket for a night out, or even a pair of sneakers for a quick trip to the store. Choose from six colors, including a trendy shade of pink.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


A Hat That’s Perfect For Sunny Days At The Beach

In need of a sun hat that won’t go flying away in the wind? Cristina describes this one as “lightweight, breathable, and folds up nicely so it doesn't get crumpled in your bag.” Plus, the shorter rim means it won’t catch the wind as easily — which means no more chasing your hat down the beach after a strong gust rolls through.


The Sporty Bikini Set That Keeps You Covered

Not only is this bikini set shockingly affordable, but Cristina also raved about how it’s “so comfortable and sporty, I ended up buying a second one.” The high-waisted bottoms have been in style for some time now, and (in my opinion) will likely stay that way for the next few years. Plus, the bra pads are removable for washing.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


A Pair Of Polarized Sunglasses With Stylish Frames

You don’t need to pay designer prices to get stylish sunglasses — and this pair is proof. The polarized lenses help shield your eyes from the sun’s harsh rays, while the added UV coating provides an extra layer of protection. Plus, one reviewer even wrote, “I love that the frames are thick, but not heavy.”


The Disposable Masks That Reviewers Described As “Comfortable”

Not all disposable masks are created equal — these ones are made with three layers of protection, and the air pores are evenly distributed for comfortable breathing. “These masks are very comfortable,” wrote one reviewer. “I am a flight attendant and have to wear masks up sometimes up to 15 hours a day. [...] The ear loops are soft, and don’t hurt my ears throughout the day.”


These String Lights That Are Perfect For Patios

Trying to figure out how to brighten up your patio? Editor Chelsey recommends plugging these string lights in — they’ll cast a warm, amber glow no matter where you hang them up. And since the bulbs are waterproof, there’s no need to worry about them getting wet in the rain.


A Pair Of Wall Sconces With A Rustic Farmhouse Look

Hang these sconces up for a rustic farmhouse touch. The fairy lights on the inside of the Mason jars cast a warm, soothing glow to help set the mood after a long day. And since they’re battery-operated, there’s no need to worry about any complicated wiring when you hang them up. One reviewer even wrote that they look “so classy and expensive.”


The Handbags That Won’t Break The Bank

For less than $40, you can get all three of these stylishly timeless handbags. Each one is made from quality faux leather, and they’re even scratch- as well as tear-resistant. “Large bag has several pockets inside, and an outside pocket for my phone,” wrote one reviewer. “The material is higher quality than I expected.”


These Sandals Made With Soft EVA Soles

Looking for a pair of sandals that won’t break the bank? Search no further than this pair. The soles are made from soft EVA foam that cushions your joints as you move — and the buckles even let you adjust how tightly they fit on your feet. They’re available in so many different colors and have over 33,000 positive ratings. One customer wrote, “For what I paid for these shoes, I did not expect much beyond the fun style. Instead, I’m pretty sure I just found my favorite summer shoe!”

  • Available sizes: 6 — 11