One of my biggest style tips is not to splurge on a trend right away. The first, and most obvious, reason being that most trends don't stick around for long. Maybe a season, two if you're lucky. And you don't want to be stuck with an expensive item that has no resale value. Secondly, you never know if it's something you will wear often.
So, I always buy a trendy piece at a lower price point to try it out, and then I know I can always splurge if it's something I'm getting a ton of wear out of and will for years to come.
Walmart is my go-to for cute, affordable clothing items. Seriously, they've stepped up their game in recent years, and now I always peruse the clothing section when I'm there. Just trust me, and check out these three pieces I found for under $20!!