These Under-$50 Tops Only Look Expensive

Updated 05/07/19
Under-$50 Tops To Try Now

Believe it or not, online shopping is a skill. I know you might think I'm joking, but I'm 100% serious. Just like with anything, practice makes perfect, and as a daily online shopper, I've come to learn some tricks of the trade. The most important one? Budget shopping is key, because sometimes you want items that look expensive without actually breaking the bank for them. There are some things that are reserved for a splurge, maybe a designer bag or a pair of boots you'll keep forever, but some things can be purchased for less than you'd think, and I'm here to prove it to you.

Here at Who What Wear, we love a good under-$100 roundup, but to demonstrate my budget-friendly point, I'm going even further. I've curated the 20 best tops you can buy right now for under $50. Tops are so easy to mix and match that they're the perfect item to test this theory on because you can really never have too many. Whether you're looking for an everyday piece or a standout style, there's something for everyone in this under-$50 roundup, I promise. You can thank me later.

Leia Top
Reformation Leia Top $48

This sleeve length is in a league of its own.

H&M Lace Top $50

Perfect for your next holiday party.

Free People First Date Bodysuit $50

Pair this with a turtleneck for a chic winter look.

ASOS Design Twist Front Color Block Top
ASOS Design Twist Front Color Block Top $45

When one color just won't do.

Madewell Ruffled Side-Tie Top in Stripe $55 $40

This side-tie detail is everything.

Bardot Top
Reformation Bardot Top $48

This square neckline is so in.

Mango Ribbed Cotton T-Shirt $30

Take on another "dad" trend with this button-down.

Free People Saw It All Crop $38

New Year's Eve, this top is coming for you.

ASOS Design Boxy Top With Contrast Buttons
ASOS Design Boxy Top With Contrast Buttons $40

An elegant upgrade from your favorite white tee.

H&M Long-Sleeved Blouse
H&M Long-Sleeved Blouse $30

Seriously looks so expensive.

Mango Ribbed High Neck Striped T-Shirt $40

The contrasting stripes on this top make it stand out from your typical striped sweaters.

Pocket Piped Shirt
New Look Pocket Piped Shirt $37

You can even wear this blouse to your next interview.

Rolla's Louise Blouse $86 $47

This top is slightly sheer, making it a great choice for your next date night.

Reformation Nicole Tank $48

This Reformation tank top is essential to your closet—and so versatile. Wear it over a white tee, over a turtleneck, or alone for three different easy-to-thrown-on looks.

UO Button-Down Tie-Sleeve Blouse
Urban Outfitters UO Button-Down Tie-Sleeve Blouse $49

This floral top is perfect for your next brunch. 

New Look Check Blouse in Gray Pattern
New Look Check Blouse in Gray Pattern $37


Leopard Print Velvet Mock-Neck Top
Out From Under Leopard Print Velvet Mock-Neck Top $34

A subtle way to incorporate the animal-print trend into your going-out wardrobe.

ASOS Design V Neck Button Through Top With Pleat Detail
ASOS Design V Neck Button Through Top With Pleat Detail $48 $38

We're still big into the big button trend.

Velvet by Graham & Spencer Swiss Dot Wrap Top $169 $50

The wrap top with a delicate touch of design.

This post originally appeared on our sister site Who What Wear.

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