Stylists Say These 30 Hidden Gems Save You Money & Make You Look Way Better

Elevate your wardrobe with these expert-approved picks.

Stylists Say These 30 Hidden Gems Save You Money & Make You Look Way Better
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A few small tweaks to any outfit can make a big difference. Whether that’s running a steamer over your wrinkled blouse or punching a new, better-fitting hole in your favorite belt, these fast hacks can change your wardrobe for the better. The keepers of all of these incredible fashion secrets? Professional stylists. So I asked them to share their favorite hidden gems that save you money and make you look way better. Keep scrolling, their advice is game-changing.


This Ribbed Tank You Can Wear Every Season

FIT-certified personal stylist Ashlee Jaine shares that this ribbed mock-neck sweater tank is a perfect elevated basic you can wear year-round. It’s crafted from a stretchy cotton blend and features a hip-length hem. “It's a great top option for spring and summer, and you can transition it into fall and winter by layering it under your favorite blazers and cardigans for a chic look,” she shares.

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 5X
  • Available colors: 8


A Nifty Fabric Shaver To Keep Your Clothes Looking New

Pick up this affordable fabric shaver if you want your clothes to look new even after many wears. “This fabric shaver removes lint, hair, and other unwanted materials from your clothes to keep them looking fresh,” Jaine says. She points out that it’s especially a good fit for fuzzy knit sweaters. It has two speed options, is handheld, and in addition to clothes, can also be used on furniture and bedding sets.

  • Available sizes: Standard — Large
  • Available colors: 4


A Versatile Knit Set You Can Easily Dress Up Or Down

This two-piece knit set makes getting dressed much quicker and easier. Jaine points out that matching sets help take the guesswork out of styling an outfit. This option is made from a breathable viscose blend and comes with a cropped long-sleeve top and a high-waisted, calf-length skirt.

“Dress it up a bit with your favorite pair of heels or boots, or keep it casual with a pair of plain white sneakers and a denim jacket,” advises Jaine. Wear these pieces together or mix and match them with other items in your closet.

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


This Pack Of Vibrant, Silky Ribbons You Can Style In So Many Ways

This 10-pack of oversized ribbons is practically a steal. Each one boasts a silky feel and a vibrant print and can be tied in your hair, around your neck, or looped onto jeans and trousers for an unexpected detail. “Tie them on handbags you already own for a luxury-like look,” Jaine recommends.

  • Available sets: 2


This Buttery-Soft Bodysuit That An Expert Says Is Amazon’s “Best” One

Influencer, shopping expert, and founder of TheSisterStudioIG and Life in Lilac, Jen Reed, says these are Amazon's best bodysuits. "My number one pick every time," Reed shares. "These bodysuits are just such amazing quality, and they're available in tons of different styles for every need." They have a buttery-soft feel, a crew neckline, and a double-layer construction, so you know you'll be covered.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large
  • Available colors: 15


A Highly Handheld Steamer You Can Take With You On The Go

Reed says wrinkle-free clothing will instantly elevate your outfits and make you look more put together, no matter what you wear. To help make wrinkles a thing of the past, pick up this affordable handheld steamer with over 32,000 five-star ratings. “I cannot recommend this enough,” Reed says. “[The] size is portable, so I even pack and take it with me on trips.”

  • Available colors: 2


These Oversized Sunnies With Polarized Lenses

Reed is a fan of these oversized sunnies with a low price tag. They’re constructed with high-quality stainless steel metal frames and feature polarized lenses, comfortable silicone nose pads, and hinges crafted with durable screws. “I love these as a chic finishing touch for any outfit!” Reed mentions.

  • Available colors: 13


A Fashionable Structured Tote With Water-Resistant Lining

Daisy Tinsley Barnett, personal stylist and founder of The Daisy Edit, is a fan of this straw tote bag that has a water-resistant lining and a versatile boxy silhouette. “This Gucci stripe-inspired straw tote bag is a treasure,” she says. “I have bought several and keep one in my car, one is for bringing apps and wine to book club, and I’ve even used it as a gift bag.”

  • Available colors: 32


This Super Soft Beanie Made From 100% Cashmere

Tinsley Barnett also recommends this cashmere cable-knit beanie that instantly makes any outfit look more luxe on a budget. It’s made from 100% grade-A cashmere and features a wide cuff and a super soft feel. Style it with an oversized knit turtleneck, fleece-lined leggings, tall boots, and a wool wrap jacket for a warm winter look.

  • Available colors: 4


These Lightweight Pearl Earrings That Are So Elegant

Not all pearls come with a high price tag — take these beautiful freshwater pearl earrings, for example. “These freshwater pearl hoop earrings look just like the pricier ones I’ve seen from designers,” says Tinsley Barnett. They’re made with high-quality freshwater cultured pearls and a 14-karat gold fill and have a lightweight feel.


This Easy-To-Style Blouse Made From 100% Cotton

This 100% cotton classic fit button-down blouse is a “secret find” Tinsley Barnett shares with clients. It features a classic shirt collar, cuffed sleeves, and a curved hem. “Button-down shirts are a wardrobe essential and are typically priced well over $100,” she says. “I’ve tested and worn this shirt and it’s great for only $25!”

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 10


A Cozy 2-Piece Set That Makes You Look Instantly More Put Together

Tannya Bernadette Moore, personal stylist and founder and host of The Closet Edit podcast raves about loungewear that looks and feels good, especially when working from home. "It'll make getting dressed on a busy morning easy!" Moore says.

This two-piece set comes with a short-sleeve top with a V-shaped neckline and drop shoulders and matching shorts with an adjustable drawstring waistband. Moore suggests scooping this pick in a neutral shade to elevate the look.

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


A Stylish Jean Jacket That’s A Closet Staple

Moore also says that a denim jacket is the best transitional piece you can wear straight from winter through spring. This pick is crafted from 100% cotton and features a collared neckline, a frayed raw hemline, and two front and side pockets.

"Shop for a lighter shade of denim — it's easy to pair with light colors and dark colors from your closet," Moore advises. "You'll find this will be a go-to every time you get dressed!"

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large
  • Available colors: 18


These Cotton Calf-Length Socks That Offer An Instant Style Boost

“What not to wear in 2024? Ankle socks!" says Moore. Instead, she suggests going for stylish mid-calf socks in white that can easily be paired with athletic sneakers, casual sneakers, and slip-ons. These are made from cotton and have great moisture absorption. "They are an easy way to update your everyday look, and it's only $10," Moore adds.

  • Available colors: 9


An Exciting Faux Leather Handbag

The founder of The Mom Edit, Shana Draugelis, points out that Amazon has tons of excellent handbags for sale. She shares that this fashion-forward pick looks so much like a similar designer one she owns, just bigger. It has a zippered interior pocket and a 6-inch strap drop. “It’s still small enough to serve as a night-out bag, but the roomy interior means that I can stuff this with a hat, mittens, glasses, etc.,” Draugelis mentions.

  • Available colors: 13


This Nifty Clasp That Keeps Your Necklaces From Getting Tangled

Make layering necklaces a breeze with this necklace layering clasp accessory. It’s crafted from 18-karat gold-plated stainless steel and is sweat-, tarnish-, and water-resistant — you can even wear it at the gym or in the pool. “For that chic layered necklace look, minus the tangles,” notes Draugelis. “These are super helpful.”

  • Available colors: 12


This Fleece Jacket With An Adjustable Bungee Cord Hem

Add some flare to any loungewear look with this fleece zip-up jacket. It’s crafted from a soft polyester blend and features a stand collar, a relaxed fit, and cuffed sleeves. It also has an oh-so-cool bungee cord hem that allows you to adjust the fit in a flash. “This silhouette is especially good with loose, baggy jeans, cargo pants, or wide-leg sweatpants,” says Draugelis.

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


These Slouchy Socks Made From A High-Quality Cotton Blend

Draugelis also loves how these affordable tube socks look scrunched over leggings for a "sporty yet cozy feel." They're made from a comfy cotton blend and feature a knee-high length, a ribbed design, and a high-quality texture. They're also offered in neutral hues, like beige, cream, and gray.

  • Available colors: 15


These Silicone Nipple Covers That Are Seamless & Undetectable

Celebrity wardrobe stylist Naomi Zinns shares that these are her “go-to nipple covers” for all her red-carpet clients during award season. Sold in packs of five, these covers are crafted from medical-grade silicone and are waterproof. “Love the seamless design, perfect for sheer or no bra looks for coverage,” Zinns adds.

  • Available sizes: Medium — Large
  • Available colors: 4


This Handy Tool For Leather Belts, Watch Straps, & Sandals

“Extend your favorite belt life with this leather hole puncher,” says Zinns. This leather belt hole puncher — which Zinns shares is a “stylist secret” — is a game-changer if you want to get more use out of your belts as you can easily add holes to get that just right fit. Beyond belts, this handy tool can be used on watch straps and sandal straps.


A Clothing Spray That Helps You Save Money On Dry Cleaning

Quickly freshen up your clothing with this multiuse wrinkle remover spray that’s easy to carry with you while on the go. It’s formulated with plant-based ingredients and can banish wrinkles, reduce static cling, and eliminate odors. All you have to do is spray your clothing item and smooth out the fabric, and that’s it. “I take these with me everywhere I travel,” says Zinns.

  • Available scents: 3


A Pair Of Clear Heel Protectors To Preserve The Quality Of Your Heels

Zinns points out that these heel protectors are “[the] secret weapon to walking across grass fields in high heels at weddings without sinking in or ruining your heels.” These are available in two sizes — narrow and standard — and can help you prolong the life and quality of your heels. The best part? You can easily stash these in your handbag so you’re always prepared.

  • Available sizes: Narrow — Standard


A Pair Of Stylish Lightweight Earrings

Washington D.C.-based personal stylist Erika Cartledge describes these teardrop earrings as “sleek, elegant, [and] sophisticated.” They’re made from an 18-karat gold-plated brass and feature a shiny surface and lightweight feel. “These waterdrop earrings are equal parts unique and classy and will match a ton of pieces in your wardrobe without breaking the bank,” she adds.

  • Available colors: 2


This Stretchy Skirt With A Chic Flounce Hem

Cartledge is also a fan of this comfortable trumpet skirt that comes in various colors and hem-length options. "I'm partial, however, to the houndstooth!" she mentions. Crafted from a stretchy polyester blend, it features a high-waisted fit and a ruffled hem. Wear it with a bell-sleeved white blouse and black velvet heels for a sweet and sultry look.

  • Available sizes: Large — 5X-Large Plus
  • Available colors: 12


A Fabulous Cost-Friendly Cocktail Dress With Mesh Bishop Sleeves

Forget spending a ton of money on cocktail dresses — this budget-friendly one is a clear stunner that Cartledge considers a closet must-have. It’s made from a stretchy polyester blend and features a sweetheart neckline, sheer mesh bishop sleeves, and some ruching. There’s also a back zipper and slit.

  • Available sizes: X-Large — 4X-Large
  • Available colors: 6


This Feathery Purse With A Removable Shoulder Strap

Add a pop of color and excitement to your outfits with this feather bag recommended by Cartledge. “You can carry it as a clutch or use the chain and wear it as a crossbody,” she says. “It fits all of your essentials for a night on the town!” It has a ring-shaped metal clutch, a removable chain shoulder strap, and a roomy interior.

  • Available colors: 10


These Shirt Sleeve Holders That Prevent Your Sleeves From Rolling Down

Personal stylist and image consultant Julie Kraus shares that you can instantly elevate any look with a “cinch of the sleeve.” Sleeves can be tricky to stay in place, making these anti-slip elastic shirt sleeve holders a must-have. “Place them in the upper middle forearm, cinch your sleeve up to cover, and voila!” Kraus continues. “You’ll look like you were styled by a stylist!” This pack comes with a set of six.


These Handy Button Pins That Give Your Loose Pants A “Just Right” Fit

These button pins are a game-changer if you need to take in the waist of your pants but don’t have the time to get to a tailor. “Coming in around 50 cents each, these little buttons come in handy to make your pants look like they were made for you,” Kraus says. They’re sold in a pack of 12, are made from a sturdy zinc alloy metal, and can be installed in seconds.


These Stretchy Versatile Bodysuit With A Built-In Bra

"This bodycon jumpsuit is not just a workout essential; it's a style statement," shares Cachita Maki, CEO at Fashion Week Haus. It's crafted from a smooth nylon blend and features a square neckline, a built-in bra, and a four-way stretch. "Whether you're powering through a gym session or on a Target run, this jumpsuit blends sexiness with practicality," adds Maki.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 13


This Chunky Knit Beanie With A Removable Pom-Pom

Maki also shares that you can add a “pop of fun” to your looks without spending a bunch of money with this chunky knit beanie. “Available in a rainbow of colors, each one boasts a playful, snap-off fur pom-pom — a quirky touch that also makes them a breeze to clean,” she adds. Over 15,000 Amazon shoppers have given this hat a five-star rating.

  • Available colors: 23