It’s no secret that holiday dressing can add up real quick. Some statement jewelry and a satin top later, and all of a sudden you’re hundreds of dollars down and drowning in sequins. To add to that, we’re asking ourselves if the once-a-year wear is even really worth it. For me, it all boils down to cost-per-wear, ie. the item’s total price divided by the number of times you’ll wear it. And more often than not, my best—and most cost-effective—investments have had unexpected price tags.
When you’re looking for a quick hit, it’s sound to choose affordably. Chances are, you’ll only wear those oversized crystal drop hoops once. So we’re here to remind you that it is possible to find some really good and really affordable hidden gems. Below, we’ve compiled 50 pieces under $50 because let’s face it: It’s December 20th and you have nothing to wear.