Think you have to break the bank to stay on top of the changing trends and fashion seasons? Wrong. Sure, haute couture items from the runway will cost you an arm and a leg, but there’s a way to stay up to date with this year’s fall fashion trends for any budget.
We’re here to tell you about the trends and how to make them work for your wardrobe, and more importantly, your wallet.
1. Chunky, oversized rings are in.
Everyone’s going to be looking for bold, statement rings this fall. For rings that have a lot to say but don’t cost a lot of money, head to an accessories store like Claire’s, or, for even better deals, your local thrift store. Costume jewelry isn’t that expensive if you look in the right place.
2. Big black boots — find them at the consignment store.
Black boots with chunky heels are making a comeback. They were pretty “in” during the early 2000s, too, so you’ll probably be able to find them for next to nothing at thrift shops, consignment stores, and garage sales. Happy hunting!
3. Spring hemlines make your whole wardrobe do double duty.
This fall, flouncy, flirty hemlines are going to be in. Good news, that means you’ll be able to keep your mid-length skirt out of storage and let them get plenty of use this fall. Talk about getting plenty of bang out of the bucks you’ve already spent.
4. Go for gray!
Believe it or not, 50 shades of gray are one of this year’s fall fashion trends. Light gray, dark gray, blue-ish gray, heather gray — any kind of gray! To really achieve the look, don’t be afraid to mix different grays and different layers of gray. Chances are, you probably already have a few options waiting in your closet.
5. Stealing from the boys.
Androgynous wardrobe pieces, or stuff straight from the closet of your brother or boyfriend are going to be all the rage this season. Borrow some loose-fitting t-shirts, roomy jackets, or men’s cut jeans to stay on top of this trend without having to hit the store.
It’s easier than you think to incorporate the fall fashion trends into your wardrobe without spending a lot of money. Trends come and go every season, so don’t blow your paycheck on a few pieces when the clothes you need are probably lurking in your closet or at the thrift store.
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