I'm A Stylist & I Get Tons Of Compliments On These 40 Cheap, Stylish Pieces From Amazon

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I'm A Stylist & I Get Tons Of Compliments On These 40 Cheap, Stylish Pieces From Amazon
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When shopping for chic and cost-friendly clothing and accessories, who better to turn to for advice than the experts? To help make your next shopping experience a breeze, I’ve tapped stylists to recommend some of their favorite pieces that are proven to garner tons of compliments. The best part? These stylist-approved picks are budget-friendly and can be ordered right from Amazon. Here’s a roundup of wardrobe must-haves that experts can’t get enough of.


This Cotton Blend Set That Can Be Dressed Up Or Down

Ketchel shares that this two-piece set is one of the first things she sends clients after they tell her they're going on a warm-weather trip. This pick is made from a breathable cotton blend and comes with a button-down top and matching shorts. “[This set] can be worn over a bathing suit or dressed up with a cute shoe and purse," Ketchel continues. "Such an easy set to wear, and you'll find yourself reaching for it all the time."

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 24


A High-Waisted Satin Skirt That Can Styled So Many Ways

This satin skirt — recommended by Ketchel — is a wardrobe staple. It’s made from a lightweight polyester blend and features a high-waisted fit, a medium thickness, and an elasticized waistband. “[I] love this with sneakers, heels, or a sandal,” says Ketchel. She shares you can also easily pair this with a graphic tee or a sweater with a “messy tuck.”

  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 31


A Sleek Baseball Cap To Save You From Bad Hair Days

Zinns also recommends this simple yet stylish hat she wears with "everything." It's made from 100% cotton and features an adjustable metal back buckle closure and a lightweight feel. It also has more than 17,300 five-star ratings on Amazon. "[It's] definitely one of my wardrobe staples," Zinns shares.

  • Available colors: 61


This Faux Leather Purse That Looks So Expensive

If you’re looking to scoop up a new handbag, consider this stylish one recommended by Jaine. “Nothing says chic more than a structured handbag with the right outfit,” she says. This pick is made from durable faux leather and has high-quality gold hardware, a detachable and adjustable strap, and a twist-lock closure. It’s also big enough to fit your phone, wallet, keys, and more. “This luxury-like handbag has exquisite stitching and makes for the perfect everyday handbag,” she adds.

  • Available sizes: Small — Medium
  • Available colors: 17


This Eye-Catching Necklace That Adds A Pop Of Color

Yenia Hernández Fonseca, stylist and contributor to Margo Paige, likes to add a pop of color to outfits via jewelry, like this colorful beaded necklace. “This gorgeous beaded necklace is the perfect addition to a basic chain neck stack,” she shares. It’s made from high-quality glass beads, natural stones, and freshwater pearls and features an 18-karat gold-plated chain.

  • Available colors: 9


This Vibrant Striped Cardigan With An Oversized Fit

Kendra Sharpe, commercial and personal wardrobe stylist and owner of Raleigh-based Kendra Sharpe Styling, shares that this striped sweater gets her tons of compliments when she wears it. “Its trendy feel and color blocking make this item stand out from the crowd,” she explains. It’s made from a soft polyester blend and features a three-button closure, front patch pockets, and a chunky feel.

  • Available sizes: Medium — X-Large or One Size
  • Available colors: 7


A Sparkly Rhinestone Bag With Adjustable Straps

Sharpe tells Bustle that sparkles are trending for 2024, making this rhinestone purse a must-have. "I always get compliments on this bag because it's a show-stopper," she shares. This pick has a smooth yet durable metal zipper closure, adjustable shoulder straps, and a slinky silhouette. "[It's an] affordable option for a night out on the town that holds your phone and all your necessities," Sharpe adds.

  • Available sizes: Medium — Large
  • Available colors: 8


A Comfy Graphic Sweatshirt With Ribbed Details

Pick up this graphic sweater if — similar to Sharpe — you like to be cozy yet chic in the colder months. “This graphic sweater is perfect for layering and building casual looks,” Sharpe says. “I also love the color options and the thickness of the sweater.” This pick is made from a comfortable cotton blend and features a round neckline, dropped shoulders, and a loose fit.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 7


A Pack Of Durable Tights To Wear With Dresses, Skirts, & More

“I love a good transitional outfit so I can’t go without these black opaque tights,” says Sharpe. “I always get asked where to find good, quality tights, and Amazon is a great place to get multiple colorways and some neutrals for everyday looks that are inexpensive.” Boasting over 10,000 five-star ratings, this run-resistant option features a high-waisted fit and an opaque texture.

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


These Durable Shades That Give You An Instant Style Boost

As for sunglasses, Sharpe advises that this pick is a very affordable way to look stylish and trendy without spending a ton of money. “These are perfect for aspiring It-girls who love to pull their looks together with a pair of sunglasses,” she quips. These eye-catching sunnies are made with a durable frame, UV400 lenses, and reinforced metal hinges.

  • Available colors: 10


These Tailored Shorts That Are A Stylish Swap For Denim

FIT-certified personal stylist Ashlee Jaine recommends these tailored shorts if you want an easy way to elevate your spring and summer wardrobe. They’re made from a stretchy polyester blend and feature a high-waisted fit, a button-zipper fly, and front pleating. “Try swapping out your go-to denim shorts for these tailored shorts for a more sophisticated and polished look,” Jaine adds.

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


A Thin Gold-Accented Belt That Elevates Any Look

Instantly add an air of refinement to your outfit by throwing on this thin black belt. It features a glossy alloy buckle, an adjustable length, and a textured look and feel. Jaine suggests sporting this pick with your favorite trousers, the tailored shorts suggested earlier, or around your waist while wearing a dress for something more unexpected.

  • Available colors: 22


This Chic Sweater Dress with Flared Cuffs

Jaine points out that an elegant sweater dress makes for a perfect everyday outfit. This option is crafted from soft polyester and has dropped shoulders, flared cuffs, and an allover ribbed texture. “If you want to make it a bit more versatile and style it for the office — or even just for colder weather — layer it over a pair of tights, add your favorite heels or boots, and you have an effortless look,” she suggests.

  • Available sizes: Small — Large
  • Available colors: 2


These Lightweight Chunky Earrings You’ll Want To Wear All The Time

These chunky gold hoops recommended by Jaine are the perfect accessory to have on hand. For starters, they’re affordable, lightweight, and can be styled with practically anything. I bought these from Amazon years ago and still wear them as my everyday earrings. “Quality gold-plated hoops are a simple and subtle piece of jewelry to accessorize with,” says Jaine.

  • Available styles: 15


This Pack Of Cotton Blend Socks With A Cute Ruffled Cuff

Atlanta-based personal stylist Sammy Scharg Ketchel is a fan of these simple socks, which can help add some detail to any outfit. They’re made from a stretchy cotton blend and feature a ruffled cuff and a reinforced heel. Even better? These are sold in packs of six. “I love wearing these with a loafer and pair of jeans,” shares Ketchel.

  • Available sizes: One size (5 — 9)
  • Available colors: 3


This Set Of Velvet Bows That Will Garner You Tons Of Compliments

“Velvet is having such a moment,” mentions Ketchel. Consider ordering a pack of these velvet hair bows to incorporate more of this luxe texture into your looks. They’re made from high-quality velvet and feature a durable alligator clip. “I love how this gives an outfit a sweet final touch!” adds Ketchel. Not to mention, bows are also trending right now.

  • Available colors: 4


This Neutral-Hued Set Perfect For Traveling In

“Everyone needs this set!” exclaims Ketchel. She shares that this pick is the perfect outfit for traveling or running errands. “Wearing a monochromatic look instantly makes you look more put together and chic,” she adds. This set comes in various colors and features a loose, long-sleeve top with a buttoned neckline and dropped shoulders, and matching cropped, wide-leg bottoms with a slouchy fit.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 24


A Pair Of Faux Suede Boots To Wear With Jeans, Dresses, & Skirts

Lana Ashby Rowder, fashion stylist and founder of lookingGLASS, muses that these tan-hued heeled boots are an incredible value for the price. "Their versatility is truly outstanding, as they look fantastic both under boot-cut jeans or atop straight-leg jeans," she says. These have a faux suede upper, memory foam padding, and a side zipper to get them on and off easily.

  • Available sizes: 6 — 11 (standard and wide)
  • Available colors: 4


A Furry Handbag That Fits Your Phone, Keys, & More

This furry handbag is a must-buy if you want to add some excitement to your purse collection. "I can't rave enough about this faux fur purse — it's an absolute head-turner!" says Rowder. "Every time I carry it, I get stopped by people wanting to know more about it." This eye-catching accessory features a zippered top closure and plenty of storage space.

  • Available colors: 9


A Faux Leather Jacket With An Asymmetrical Hem & Dramatic Collar

Check out this faux leather jacket that Rowder constantly gets complimented on; it’s a chic piece you can layer over almost anything. This piece has over 700 perfect five-star ratings and features an asymmetrical hemline, dramatic collar, and double pockets. "What's fantastic about it is its incredible versatility," says Rowder. "You can effortlessly drape it over jeans, dresses, or skirts for an instant style upgrade."

  • Available sizes: Small — 2X
  • Available colors: 5


A Pair Of Easy-To-Style Satin Pants With A Stretchy Feel

"Whether you're attending a casual business event or heading out for a night on the town, these pants have got you covered," says Rowder. These silky pants boast an elasticized high-rise waistband, a zipper front closure, front pleats, and functional pockets. "These pants are a true wardrobe essential, ensuring you look chic and confident no matter where you go," Rowder adds.

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


A Romantic Tie-Waist Satin Dress With Chic Lantern Sleeves

Rowder highly recommends this pink satin dress, which can quickly be dressed up or down based on the occasion. Wear it with strappy heels and a sparkly clutch for a fancy evening out, or rock it with white canvas tennis shoes and a tote for something more laid-back. "With a variety of color options available, the pink hue is particularly captivating," mentions Rowder.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 29


This Trendy Set That’s A Wardrobe Staple

Pick up this Rowder-approved two-piece knit set if you want something you can easily style in countless ways. “What I love most is its versatility,” explains Rowder. “Not only can you rock it as a chic matching set, but you can also mix and match the top and bottoms separately, creating endless outfit possibilities.” This set features a top with cap shoulders and a chest pocket, and matching bottoms with a high-waisted fit and tapered ankles.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 26


A Pair Of Sleek Sandals With Eye-Catching Metal Accents

Mikara Reid, personal style consultant and founder and CEO of MIIEN Consultancy, shares that she scooped up these sleek Dolce Vita sandals on Amazon after they were out of her size at the store. “When I ordered and wore it out on vacation, I received a lot of compliments,” she shares. “People were so surprised this brand was on Amazon under $50.” These are perfect if you need an elevated summer shoe but don’t feel like wearing heels.

  • Available sizes: 5 — 11
  • Available colors: 9


These Rimless Sunnies That Make Any Outfit Look Instantly Cooler

“Boy, did I hit the jackpot with this item,” exclaims Reid. These futuristic sunnies are sold in packs of three and feature UV400 protection lenses, a rimless design, and comfortable nose pads. Reid shares that she received tons of compliments when she wore these out and about.

  • Available colors: 5


This Faux Leather Jacket With Side Pockets & An Oversized Fit

Reid is also a fan of this oversized faux leather jacket, which she helped source and style for a client who got so many compliments when wearing it over a maxi dress. This pick features a stand collar, side pockets, a two-button closure, and premium stitching throughout.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 2


This Sparkly Handbag With Over 3,600 5-Star Ratings

Pick up this sparkly clutch if you want to add some shine to your looks. This bag — which Reid has also previously ordered for a client — features a zippered top closure and a magnetic snap top for added security. “This evening bag put a finishing touch to her night look to transition from work to play,” Reid adds.

  • Available sizes: One Size/Small
  • Available colors: 25


These Chunky Sandals That Look So Similar To Designer Versions

Personal stylist and founder of The Daisy Edit, Daisy Tinsley Barnett, recommends these platform espadrilles that she says look like Chloe sandals for a fraction of the price. They’re made from vegan leather and faux suede and feature an adjustable ankle strap, a thick platform sole, and eye-catching gold accents. “People ask me about them all the time,” Tinsley Barnett adds.

  • Available sizes: 5.5 — 12 (standard and wide)
  • Available colors: 21


A Stretchy Tank Dress With Stylish Side Ruching

Tinsley Barnett shares that this affordable sleeveless tank dress works great for a travel capsule. It’s crafted from a stretchy polyester blend and features a high round neckline, an asymmetrical hem, and side ruching. “I love the coffee color with a black straw hat and rattan flats for a chic, effortless vacation outfit,” says Barnett. You can also wear this with over-the-knee boots and a long faux leather trench during the cooler months.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 36


A Highly Rated Dress With Adjustable Tie-Ribbon Straps

Every closet could benefit from this sweet square-neck maxi dress recommended by Tinsley Barnett. It’s made from lightweight viscose and has a stretchy shirred bodice, adjustable tie-ribbon shoulder straps, and a chic ruffled hem. “[This dress] can be worn as a strapless dress with the straps tucked in, or with the cute steps tied in bows,” says Barnett.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 24


A Silky Tank That Looks Great Under Blazers

“A silk cami is a wardrobe essential,” states Tinsley Barnett. She suggests adding this one made from mulberry raw silk to your cart. It features a slight V-shaped neckline, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a lovely loose fit. “I’m very impressed with the quality and prefer it to silk camis that I’ve spent twice as much on!” she adds.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 4


This Stretchy Skirt Set You Can Easily Dress Up Or Down

Erika Cartledge, personal stylist and founder of Your Chic Is Showing, shares that this wallet-friendly two-piece midi skirt set will turn heads while you’re out and about. It’s crafted from a stretchy polyester blend and comes with a scoop-neck tank and a matching midi skirt with a front tie design. “You also get double the bang for your buck because you can rock these pieces separately or together!” Cartledge points out.

  • Available sizes: Large Plus — 5X-Large Plus
  • Available colors: 39


These Lightweight Gold Earrings With A Chic Twist Design

Make any outfit look more polished with these twisted gold hoop earrings, available for a more-than-reasonable price. They're made with a 14-karat gold-plated cooper and feature a lightweight feel and a simple stud fastening. "These gold hoop earrings are unique and stylish, draw the right kind of attention to you, and won't break the bank," explains Cartledge. "That's what we call a win-win-win."

  • Available sizes: 14.0 Millimeters — 45.0 Millimeters
  • Available colors: 5


A Pair Of Faux Leather Shorts With A Stretchy Paperbag Waist

"These shorts are a year-round staple in my own wardrobe — just add tights for cooler months," says Cartledge. These chic but affordable bottoms are crafted from faux leather and feature an elasticized paperbag waist, roomy legs, and a smooth feel. "You'll wear these shorts over and over,” adds Cartledge.

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 5X
  • Available colors: 3


A Pack Of Ribbed Cotton Tanks With Over 43,700 5-Star Ratings

Celebrity wardrobe stylist Naomi Zinns loves these ribbed Hanes tanks, which she says are a “cool quality classic.” “For women, I suggest buying the men’s [sizes] for fit,” she explains. These are crafted from 100% cotton and feature a tag-less design, a scoop neckline, and a finished bottom hem. They’re also moisture-wicking, which is a nice plus.

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


This Calvin Klein Bralette That’s Sporty Chic

“CK is iconic and a forever wardrobe staple,” Zinns says. “I love the classic sports bra/bralette style.” This popular Calvin Klein bra features a wire-free design, a racerback silhouette, and a stretchy logo band. “Style it under an open oversized white button-down dress shirt with relaxed denim for an effortless on-the-go look,” Zinns adds.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 4X
  • Available colors: 42


These Highly Rated Cotton Blend Socks That Are A Wardrobe Staple

These are sure to become your new go-to socks. “Love this 80s-inspired Princess Diana athleisure staple,” mentions Zinns. These are crafted from a stretchy cotton blend and feature a seamed front toe, a slouchy ribbed cuff, and a warm, thick feel. “[I] love these with a class black loafer under a slim leg denim,” says Zinns. “[It] just adds a layer of texture and interest to your look.”

  • Available colors: 2


These Foldable Ballet Flats With A Matching Travel Pouch

These easy-to-tote ballet flats are versatile shoes you can wear with practically anything. “[These are] perfect for travel or just transitioning from day to night or taking a break from heels while still looking chic,” explains Zinns. These shoes boast a faux leather upper, an elasticized top-line, and a sweet center bow detail. Each pair also comes with a handy travel bag for storing.

  • Available sizes: Small— X-Large
  • Available colors: 27


A Cozy Jacket With Pockets & A Cropped Length

If you want a cozy yet stylish fleece jacket that’ll keep you warm all winter, look no further than this coat recommended by Hernández Fonseca. It has a cropped length, lapel neckline, asymmetrical zippered closure, and pockets. Hernández Fonseca points out it’s versatile enough to wear from the gym to last-minute evening plans — you can’t beat that.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 4


A Pack Of Ribbed Bodysuits With Button-Snap Closures

Bodysuits have the power to make any outfit look instantly more polished. “[I] cannot rave about these bodysuits enough!” says Hernández Fonseca. These versatile one-pieces are sold in affordable packs of three and are crafted from a stretchy nylon blend. Each features a square neckline, a ribbed texture, wide-set straps, and a handy snap-button closure on the bottom.

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