Cheap and Cheerful is a weekly column that highlights the chicest inexpensive finds. Because nothing’s more satisfying than looking good while spending less.
We’re coming upon that weird time of year when it’s too cool to go out without a top layer but too warm for an actual coat. You could buy a field jacket, of course, but if you want something with a little more color, try a silk robe. It’ll be just substantive enough to keep you warm when you’re hanging out on a rooftop on a chilly night in September, but still thin enough to ball up and store in your tote when it’s hot the next day.
If you need lessons on how to make a silk robe work for you, take a cue from Attico. The young Italian label’s first season was comprised almost solely of beautiful robes worn as top layers. (Designer Gilda Ambrosio wears hers over coats and loose, drapey dresses.) Keep the look elegant — and not too pajama-esque — by going for a rich fabric with an interesting pattern. Avoid anything with too much of a sheen, or any color palette that feels garish. Scroll below to shop our favorites for under $130.
A Chic Robe for Under $30
When You’re Bored of Your Casual Uniform
The One That’s As Pretty As a Painting
A Non-Basic Take on Neutral
The One for Petite Frames
The Designer-Inspired One
A Robe With Movement
The Plushest Option
A Vintage-Looking Robe Without The Hassle
The Non-Floral One
If You’re a Late Bloomer to Florals
The Moody Floral Robe
Still can’t get enough of your black floral dress? Buy the outerwear equivalent.
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