10 Accessories Under $20 To Make Your Outfits Look More Expensive

March 11, 2020


I found the cutest accessories for under $20! - M Loves M @marmar

I am always looking for simple ways to elevate my outfits and make them look more expensive. I thought you all might do the same thing, so I rounded up some of my favorite accessories that will transform your outfit. The best part?? You can grab each one for under $20!

I found the best affordable gold jewelry! - M Loves M @marmar I found the best affordable hair clips! - M Loves M @marmar

10 Accessories Under $20 To Make Your Outfits Look More Expensive


dress . sweater . necklace . shoes {similar} . bag {Chanel via FashionPhile} . headband {a pack of 6 is only $10!} . cuff . link bracelet . ring . lipstick in sangria slush .

1. SANSTHS 2 Pack O-Ring Faux Leather Belts

Adding a belt and tucking in your top is one of the easiest ways to make your outfit appear more expensive. This set from Amazon is great because it comes with 2 belts and there are so many options for prints, textures and colors. I think the materials look like such great quality and the reviews are super solid! Like crazy good ratings!

2. Anthropologie Braided Headband

Headbands are super in style right now and are another great accessory that can really make any look more chic. This faux leather braided headband looks like such great quality and comes in a variety of colors. Perfect to add to a messy bun, ponytail or just simply wearing your hair down. The headband I’m wearing in these photos actually comes as a part of a set and is only $9!

3. BP. 4-Pack Shell and Coin Bobby Pins

Another hair accessory you can add are hair clips, something with pearls or rhinestones are a good option! I liked this pack because the gold makes them look high quality and they have a vintage feel to them with the coins and pearls. Both of which are super trendy elements right now! Pulling back a clipping a small section of your hair can help make your look feel more put-together. I feel like hair accessories are the simplest way to go that extra mile with an outfit!

4. BP. Oversize Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

An oversized pair of sunglasses are a great staple, especially if you don’t have time to do makeup. They’re super convenient to throw on a pair and make you instantly look polished. I honestly don’t think you can tell if aviators are expensive or not. Plastic sunglasses can definitely look cheaper sometimes, but a sleek and simple pair of aviators always looks timeless.

5. MVCOLEDY 18K Gold Plated Bangle Bracelet

This bangle had so many good reviews on Amazon and I can’t believe it is under $20! Doesn’t it look like a dupe for the Cartier Love Bracelet?? Gold jewelry can definitely make an outfit look more expensive. You’ll notice in my photos above that I’m wearing a decent amount of gold jewelry and as you can see by the prices, those pieces don’t break the bank! Even just a tee and jeans can look nice if paired with an expensive looking piece of jewelry.

6. Madewell Bandana

I love a good bandana because you can do so much with one and wear them in a ton of different ways. Finding a silky or fun patterned one can really freshen up an outfit. I like to add one to my ponytail, tie it around my purse or around my neck. Check out my post about cute ways to tie a hair scarf for some inspiration!

7. San Diego Hat Knit Packable Floppy Hat

Hats are great for days for days when I am low on time to get ready. Finding a hat with a cute tie around it or made from a wool blend like this one are a good touch and always look nice.

8. Tasha 2-Pack Scrunchies

Scrunchies are a really cute way to add extra detail into your hair. I like finding ones that have a print and are made of a nicer fabric like velvet or satin. Because they are made of so little material, I feel like you can splurge on slightly better pieces without overspending. Plus scrunchies are a better alternative to keeping a black hair tie on your wrist lol!

9. wowshow Acrylic Octagon Earrings

Have you been seeing how popular tortoise shell jewelry is? I love how tortoise shell earrings look, they make an outfit look much more expensive and they go with everything. These earrings are highly rated and come in a lot of different colors! I swear I’ve seen earrings like this cost three times as much at J.Crew or Kate Spade, so these seem like a great way to get the trend on a budget.

10. Madewell Band Ring

As I mentioned earlier, gold jewelry is a must for transforming the value of an outfit. This ring is an extra thick band and is a simple statement piece that can be worn daily! It looks like the type of ring you’ll have in your jewelry box for decades!

Did you like seeing these 10 accessories under $20? What other types of budget style posts would you like to see?? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!


photos by Priscilla Frey