Style-Off: Trendy Fashion Under US$10

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Trying to put together cute summer outfits but running out of ideas with your existing wardrobe? Check out our collection of bestselling, affordable fashion pieces here – all under US$10! With tons of basic and statement options available, you’ll be able to mix and match to create outfits for every occasion without having to break the bank.

To prove this point, we put three of our very stylish editors – Agnes, Melanie and Zoe – to the test. The rules of the game? Each editor has to create one day look and one night look, consisting exclusively of fashion pieces (tops, bottoms and outerwear) that cost US$10 or under. After including any desired accessories, shoes and bags, the outfit’s total cost should be no more than US$50. Interest piqued? Read on for outfit inspo created by our editors!

Day Looks

Agnes:

 

My wardrobe style is pretty minimal, an aesthetic that influenced both outfits I picked for our guest model Regina. I’m also big on comfortable wear as I move around throughout the day. Borrowing a page from Hailey Bieber’s personal style, I selected biker shorts and a beige crop tank top for athletic appeal, and threw on an oversized sheer button-up to add a dose of chic. Basic black canvas sneakers and a sleek gold hair claw complete the look.

Melanie:

 

Comfort is everything to me – and any kind of athleisure wear does just that. This chic and casual outfit is perfect for lounging at home or a casual lunch with your girlfriends. I went for the classic combo of sweatshorts and a white tee, and adorned the get-up with a delicate layered necklace with moon and star pendants on top. For footwear, I paired Velcro-strap platform sandals with white ribbed ankle socks to make the outfit look edgy yet put-together.

Zoe:

 

Inspired by tennis apparel and soft girl aesthetics, I created a sporty but sweet ensemble that mixes athleisure with a pastel palette. The outfit centers on a green plaid mini skirt, paired with a white halter-neck top and plain white cap for sporty vibes. The femme lettuce-edge short-sleeve cardigan in pastel purple is layered on top for a dose of candy color. Suedette color-block sneakers, which echo the colors of the cardigan and skirt, tie the look together with a retro touch. This breezy outfit is ideal for a summertime walk with your dog at the park.

Night Looks

Agnes:

 

For the evening look, I envisioned a get-up for a night out with friends, so I went for something simple but still dressy. Like with my day look, I chose another oversized button-up, but this unique option is designed with contrasting stripe panels. It’s tucked into pleather lace-trimmed leggings and accessorized with a layered necklace that combines butterfly, snake and coin pendants to match the top’s V-neck design. I included a retro croc-grain baguette bag to conveniently store all your essentials. Instead of heels (the usual suspects for a night out), I opted for the same black canvas sneakers from my day look to ensure your feet stay comfy.

Melanie:

 

For my night outfit, I switched things up a bit for something girlier but not over the top. I styled a ruched cropped cami top with a front-slit floral mini skirt, and elevated the look with a wide satin headband and block-heel sandals. The subtly sexy matcha green top is the focal point of this outfit, while the white floral skirt and white headband add sweet innocence. Along with the minimal beige sandals, the other pieces maintain a neutral color scheme so the top can shine.

Zoe:

 

For my night look, I created an outfit suitable for outdoor movie screenings and summer gigs. This look oozes Y2K club kid energy with a hint of grunge. I styled an iconic rhinestone logo crop tee with a tie-dye mesh mini skirt and shiny, zip-front Chelsea boots. This ensemble will help you ooze confidence and dazzle all night long without sacrificing ease of movement. I also threw on a layered hoop waist chain for bonus spotlight-stealing points, and a pair of black cat-eye sunglasses to shield from unwanted eye contact as you dance the night away.

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