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The Payday Edit: 10 fashion and home finds under $50 we’re buying this month.

Introducing our new series The Payday Edit, where we round up the best items to score at the beginning of the month (post #paydaybaby.) For March, it’s all about light layers, statement accessories and fresh finds for the home.

So the bad news is, we’ve officially said goodbye to summer. Wah.

But the upside of shifting into Autumn is there’s a whole new season of style to play with. And from what we’re seeing in the shops, the outlook is CUTE.

When it comes to your wardrobe, though it might still be hot outside, it’s the right time to start snapping up those transitional pieces that will bridge the gap between now and the chillier months. Think light layers and pieces with a more tonal Autumnal vibe.

As for your home, you can start bringing in items that add a sense of cosiness to your space. Textured, touchable finds in wool and linen are a great way to do that. And thanks to the likes of Kmart and Target, it’s more easy and affordable than ever to switch up your interiors. Not that we needed an excuse to go to Kmart.

Here are the 10 items under $50 that we’re spending our paycheck on in March.

TK Maxx Tie Dye Hoodie, $49.95 (in store only)

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Did we just get excited about exercise? Good looking activewear will do that - but this comfy tie-dye hoodie is just as great for lazy days as it is for coastal walks and yoga.

Rubi Jodi Low Rise Sneaker, $29.95

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You can't go wrong with low-rise sneakers, and this neutral pair from Rubi have a cool French twist thanks to the subtle red and navy accents. We'll be wearing them with jumpsuits and printed dresses all through Autumn.

Cotton On Button Cord Shacket, $50.00

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If you can't quite decide between a shirt and a jacket, you're gonna need a shacket. Cord is a major trend coming into winter and Cotton On has nailed the wearability factor with this tidy cropped cut, which takes it out of scary throwback territory.

Kmart Bamboo Handle Bag, $18

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The bucket bag is a key shape for 2020, and this creamy faux-leather option will make a stealth addition to your work wardrobe - or the perfect companion for weekends. It comes complete with a chic bamboo handle you can clutch and a longer strap to wear it across your body.

Haus Of Dizzy Be Kind Earrings, $45.00

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The message these earrings send is always on trend, but it feels particularly relevant now. These guys are seriously oversized, and the mix of acrylic and glitter will make a bold statement with any outfit.

Kmart Double Breasted Blazer, $30.00 

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Let's face it, this could be a LOT more expensive than 30 bucks. But it's not, so, best you get in quick. Our love affair with linen continues with this effortless blazer, the missing piece we've been looking for to complement everything from tailored pants to boyfriend denim.

Pillow Talk Calypso Knit Throws, $49.95 each

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As if you needed another reason to stay in and binge-watch The Bold Type, along come these super snuggly knitted throws. They're an easy way to bring some lush texture into to your living room, just make sure your pets don't claim them before you do.

Target Gigi Washed Linen Cushions, $25.00 each

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Again with the linen, we know, but these easy-going cushions are the stuff of our minimalist dreams. Layer up a few different tones on your couch, add one to your favourite chair, pile them on the bed... so many possibilities.

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Kmart Protea Flower Framed Print, $16.00

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This framed 60cm by 60cm print is pretty damn luxe considering the under $20 price point. It makes a splash on its own or looks amazing sitting alongside other prints on a makeshift photo wall. Boom.

Crystal & Stone Um, I'm New Here Starter Bag, $35.00

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If you want to inject some good vibes into your place but you've got no idea where to start on the rather intimidating spectrum of ~crystals~, the clever people at Crystal & Stone have you covered. Their starter pack includes uplifting Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz to attract love, Amethyst for calming, Obsidian, which helps control our reactions, friendship stone Fluorite, and Selenite for cleansing.

Will you be buying any of these finds? Let us know what you're loving in the comments. 

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