It’s finally starting to feel like Fall (well at least here in Florida, it ‘s been fall for a little while everywhere else), and that means busting out the long-missed sweaters and boots. There are a lot of fun trends that you can rock for cheap. Here are my top trends worth a few of your hard-earned dollars:
1. Shirt Dresses:
These universally flattering dresses are great for work and play. Wear them with pumps for day and then with tights and hot boots for night. Affordable options are everywhere ranging from $15-$30 at Target (http://www.target.com/Shirtdresses-Dresses-Clothing-Womens/b/256154011/ref=_12?node=256154011) Old Navy (http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/category.do?cid=15292) and Ross.
Have fun with opaque colors and pretty patterns, but be sure to do this appropriately. If your dress already has a strong print, you may want to go with a solid pattern and muted color; otherwise, this is a great way to jazz up a simple dress. Stein Mart is currently selling Anne Klein tights in all colors and patterns for $5!!!
3. Platform Pumps:
I’ve been quite obsessed over these impractical, yet ego-boosting shoes. Wearing these says “Here I am.” Just putting them on adds confidence (and height)! They come in all types of lovely colors and patterns and at Macy’s you can find Madden Girl platform pumps in various colors for only $39.99. Use your Macy’s card and get 20% off!
4. Gray Nail Polish:
You may be thinking ‘gray on my nails, really?’. Yes, really. Gray is the new nude especially for Fall. The above color is OPI (for Sephora) in Metro. Play around with this grayish, purply color trend. It’s looks great on most skin tones and at only $8 at Walgreens, it’s an economical trend to try.
5. Cross Body & Messenger Bags:
Finally, these practical, yet too cute bags bags are in style! I’ve waited almost 10 years! No longer are we forced to slouch all of our stuff onto one shoulder, and now our arms are free! DSW has Nine West cross body bags starting at $19.95: http://www.dsw.com/handbags/collection/crossbody/page-1/?sort=price&new=true
Quite a contrast to my usual Boho Chic style, I’m really digging minimalism. Whether it is casual, for the office, or the red carpet, no one rocks this look better than Jennifer Anniston! She focuses on key pieces and has simple accessories (if any) and hair. If you are going to try this, make sure the your clothes are well-fitted. With minimum accessorizing and styling, this look is really affordable!
These entered the world of fashion last season, and for a while I didn’t embrace this adorable trend. I have now come to my senses and wear these any chance I get. They are super accessible and comfy. I got mine online at target.com for only $12.99! And really, they’re boots for Floridians.
I am so glad that red is one of the top fall colors! As soon as you put a red dress on you instantly gain confidence. This power color also represents Women’s Heart Disease Awareness and Prevention which is very near and dear to my, well heart. Many Ross stores are currently selling Red Calvin Klein sheath dresses for great prices. Perfect for the office and holiday parties.
9. Faux Fur Vests
Are faux fur vests practical? No. Will they be out of style next year? Maybe. Are they fabulous? Absolutely! I can’t wait to get a faux fur vest, but because they are pretty impractical and may be obsolete next fall, I won’t be spending a lot of cash. In the juniors department at JC Penney, they are selling faux fur vests for $17.99…and that’s where I’ll be going.
I think that’s enough for now.