My Mom’s Taste Is “Chic” and Mine Is “Cool”—We Both Like These Under-$100 Items


My mom and I don’t see eye to eye on many things, but when it comes to fashion, there are some key details we can both agree on. First off, we both have an affinity for classic, effortless pieces that come together easily to create a look. We both tend to avoid cropped tops and sweaters, preferring hems that fall right below our derrières. Black and neutral colors are our go-tos. But more than anything, my mom and I truly love a great bargain.

We had so much fun working on our Nordstrom story together that we set out to do another one—this time rounding up under-$100 picks we both love. You’ll find a range of trendy pieces like an oversize striped sweater and clogs as well as elevated basics like chunky turtleneck sweaters, linen pajamas, and straight-leg black jeans. Keep scrolling to see our top affordable picks just in time for fall. 

Flowy and striped? Yes, please.

We will 100% be wearing these black jeans for many years to come.

I bought these boots, and my mom immediately wanted them for herself.

You will always spot us in oatmeal sweaters come fall and winter.

This necklace is incredibly cool.

We both love the effortless slouch of these black leather pants.

I never would have guessed this denim jumpsuit is under $50.

This tote bag looks designer.

Oversize scarves are a great addition to fall outfits.

We may or may not both live in black leggings.

This gathered dress comes in three colors.

Black clogs are top of mind this season.

Obsessed with the style and color of this pajama set. Shop the matching Linen Pajama Pants ($60).

You can’t go wrong with sleek black sunglasses.

The hem of this sweater makes it a standout piece.

Simple gold hoops are an everyday staple.

This neutral shirt is great for layering.

Classic black loafers are incredibly versatile.

A plaid shacket is a favorite for chilly weather.

I’d pair these olive-green pants with black boots.

These cool slippers are on super sale.

Black blazers are a no-brainer for a variety of occasions.

The polo collar of this sweater is what caught our eye.

These cozy socks look great with Birkenstock sandals or clogs.

Instantly elevate your look with these black wide-leg pants.

I want to live in this chunky turtleneck sweater.

A black minimalist tote bag is always a chic choice.

We both gravitate toward halter-neck dresses.

This off-the-shoulder sweater easily makes a statement.

A white button-down shirt is one of my main go-tos.

Next up: 5 Trends I’m Buying Now and Wearing Well Into the Fall

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