For devotees of wardrobe foundations that don’t skimp on taste, it can be quite a challenge to shop without venturing into a price-conscious mindset. After all, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of wearing a designer-curated ensemble made up of sustainable pieces that offer dazzling sophistication and timeless charm.
For stylish individuals on a budget, fret not! It’s still possible to cop a look straight from the runways for a value that won’t cost you a thousand bucks. Here at Aura, shopping for well-thought-of, elegant pieces that veer away from outrageous prices has never been easy! All designs are handmade by skilled Balinese artisans, with quality that can last you for years.
Pro-tip: accessorize your outfit with killer shoes and a handbag for that ultimately expensive look that’s sure to turn heads wherever you go!
We’ve rounded up our top chic picks with price points below $200. Here are our curated selections.
1. Linen Jumpsuit, $130
Forget about jumpsuits previously treated as lazy onesies; this elongating classic claims its spot as a fierce statement to a polished, off-duty look. The Linen Jumpsuit is given a feminine touch with its sexy V-line that’s fit for either a casual work meeting or happy hour.
Not to second guess its versatility, you can throw a pair of flat sandals and strut your way to a casual day, or spruce up the look with a designer bag for some serious #Girlboss weight.
2. Oba Wrap Dress, $147
Featured: Oba Wrap Dress
Put on a boho-sated yearning for glamour by donning the Oba Wrap Dress, a mid-length wrap dress that gives off simplicity and sexiness in one look. Its leopard print makes it a perfect investment for summer days, complemented by its side tie and flowy sleeves.
Come to the end of summer, the wrap dress is still notorious for its mainstay status in other seasons, so best believe that there are tons of ways in which you can style and transform your look! The trick is into layering — top it with a trench coat for a formal spin or wear over a bodysuit and fitted jeans to translate it into an entirely new life.
3. Savannah Pants, $145
Whoever said that boyfriend cut is not chic enough must not have seen this linen entry, as it doesn’t make much of a convincing case. Made with premium quality linen and a relaxed silhouette that leaves space for graceful movements, it’s an understated ode to dressing up without actually being “dressed up”.
If you’re looking into breaking the rules and incorporating this into your formalwear repertoire, don’t skimp on eveningwear materials experiment on feathers, laces, and velvets for your top, then finish off the look with red-carpet-ready sandals and sparkly accessories for a show-stopping presence.
4. Cannes Shirt, $130
Similar to an LBD, classic sneaker, or a trusty pair of jeans, the white (and black) button-down shirt is every girl’s wardrobe essential. The Cannes Shirt is a timeless style staple, with slim-fit cotton sari material and stylish sleeve detailing. Whether you’re in need of a refreshing office look or a relaxed beach cover-up, consider this your essential piece to a chic lifestyle.
For styling, there’s an assortment of options to bear in mind: pair with a pencil skirt for a sharp look or go all-white with a high-waisted trouser that screams immaculate in every angle.
5. Mae Linen Dress, $145
Featured: Mae Linen Dress
Nothing says laissez-faire quite like a utilitarian-inflected dress, a sweet but swift piece with an oozing cool factor. Made with 100% linen fabric to help you stay cool on scorching days, its full-button down design and flattering tie-around belt help you look polished without compromising comfort.
Don’t go crazy into hairstyles and accessories; its caramel color will make you and your tan—the one you worked hard all summer for—stand out! Finish off with either espadrilles or Birkenstocks for a calm and collected vibe others would want to copy.
6. Milan Top, $120
With the return of socializing, you’ll certainly need a fabulous top that feels like an elegant step up from all the times you spent at home, carefully curating your post-pandemic style. You might as well make heads turn with a shoulder-baring wrap-styled top, with a halter neckline and tie-front detailing that gives off the right balance between modest and flattering.
Handmade with linen and cotton materials, it’s the perfect going-out top that looks as elegant in day out as much as it is during a fun evening! Take styling cues from our lovely customers and pair it with linen pants, or you can also try with your favorite vintage jeans or maxi skirts for a move up a notch!
7. Luna Skirt Set, $175
If you’re struggling with what to wear but needs a comprehensive look that cuts brainstorming time in half, this co-ord set is your best bet! Whatever the occasion, the Luna Skirt Set lets you achieve catwalk pazazz with minimal effort, just trust the flowy silhouette of the skirt and elastic cropped hem that makes you look chill but fashion conscious, no less!
Its terracotta and black shades look universally flattering for all skin tones, too, so you wouldn’t worry about having a fashion moment, whether it’s a memorable date night look or a family lunch you’re preparing for.
8. Elegant Maxi Dress, $98
A flowy maxi is a versatile sartorial option that looks polished enough for serious work meetings, cool enough for brunch at a hip cafe, and dressy enough for a romantic night with your beau. Crafted from soft and flowy viscose material, this piece puts a feminine spin on the classic LBD. Who would’ve thought it’s less than $100? Finish your look with tan flats for daytime and strappy heels come evening and look every inch fabulous and expensive.