If you follow fashion, then chances are your inbox, Twitter, Facebook, and reader are all full of news from recent events like Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out. I know I’m on fashion-inspiration-overload right now — and to be honest, my bank account can’t afford all the pieces I’d love to wear this fall. Luckily, there are ways to save a little cash and get this season’s trends. I’m going to show you how to update your fall wardrobe for under $100!
1. Clutch from ASOS — $31.04
2. Hat from Forever21 — $14.80
3. Nail Polish from Essie — $8
5. Loafers from DSW — $29.95
6. Scarf from Forever21 — $5.90
GRAND TOTAL = $99.64
Can you believe you can get all of this for under $100?! These accessories are not only affordable, but they hit on the trends we’ll be seeing a lot of this fall.
Ladylike pieces are going to be big this fall. When it comes to this trend, think soft hues, fur, ruffles, bows, and retro influences. The clutch above falls into this classic lady look with its envelope structure and soft gold and neutral tones. When wearing this look, think Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby. Piggybacking off of this, Art Deco-inspired fashion will be big, as seen in the earrings from H&M.
When it comes to color, think jewel tones for the cooler months this year.Emerald, cobalt, and amber will all be big, but the “it” color is definitely burgundy. An easy (and inexpensive) way to wear burgundy is to paint your nails. The hat above is also a gorgeous shade of red — and this hat also falls into the retro ladylike trend as well!
You’ll be seeing lots of loafers walking around this fall, also known as “smoking slippers.” You could spend an arm and a leg on a gorgeous velvet pair. Or, you could buy them discounted at any number of trendy stores. The sequin pair above from DSW is perfect for adding a little glitz to your look, but I really like my less-then-$20, plain-black pair from Target.
One last trend that will be big this fall is “the great outdoors.” For this look, think preppy English countryside with lots of thick knits, tweed, argyle, and plaid. Check out your local Goodwill and see if you can find a couple oversized, knit grandpa sweaters and wear them with the cute plaid scarf above from Forever21.
What’s your must-wear trend this fall?!
written by: Sarah Heckle
Sarah Heckle is an editor and fashion blogger from Indianapolis.