10 Fall Essentials Under $100

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There is something about fall that makes me want to throw out my entire wardrobe and just start over. I immerse myself in the magazines and the replays of runway shoes, because, well, it’s my job, and I find myself wanting ALL the things. The cozy knits and leather and fringe. The boots and coats and faux fur trim. The abundance of plaid. The boots. Did I say boots already? I really love boots.

And I live in Florida.

So after I go on several fantasy fall shopping trips in my mind where I spend a bazillion dollars, I rein myself in. A little. And I zero in on the real game changers for the season. The items I would recommend for a client with a lot of time and a limited budget. None of these items is over $100, and most are considerably less, but they are all beautiful, versatile and wearable versions of the top trends of the season. And they all fit seamlessly in with the favorites already hanging in your closet. So here, in no particular order, are 10 fall essentials under $100.

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  1. Sleek Booties

You may already have a pair of booties, but this season’s crop are sleek and streamlined and work just as well with dresses as they do with denim. This pair is on sale, so the price is very affordable, and the subtle lug sole is right on trend.

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Steven by Steve Madden “Splendr” boot, about $40, Amazon

2.  A Long Cardigan

The season’s essential layering piece is cozy and chic and works over everything from your everyday jeans-and-tee to a dress on date night.

The Lapel of Luxury Cardigan, $59.99, ModCloth

The Lapel of Luxury Cardigan, $59.99, ModCloth

3. Plaid Pants

These comfy knit pants combine two top trends, a fun printed pant and plaid. Plus, the colors are neutral enough to pair with everything.

Kut from the Cloth "Diana" ponte pants in plaid, about $56, Amazon

Kut from the Cloth “Diana” ponte pants in plaid, about $56, Amazon

4. Leather Skirt

Leather has been cropping up in unexpectedly elegant places lately, as in this preppy pleated skirt that works for the office, date night, or a girls’ lunch.

Calvin Klein faux leather pleated skirt, $66, Amazon

Calvin Klein faux leather pleated skirt, $66, Amazon

5. Fall Maxi Dress

An easy pretty maxi dress in fall colors is a great versatile choice that can go from weekend casual to date night with a change of accessories.

MSK t-back maxi dress, about $40, Amazon

MSK t-back maxi dress, about $40, Amazon

 

6. An Updated Animal Print

New and novel animal prints are turning up everywhere, and this sleek silky blouse is a subtle take on the trend. While it’s a little bit of an investment, even on sale, it’s timeless and very versatile.

Joie "Aruna" silk top, $76, Amazon

Joie “Aruna” silk top, $77, Amazon

 

7. Moto Jacket

This essential topper adds edge and fun to anything you pair it with, and it keeps you warm too!

Jessica Simpson faux leather moto jacket with stitch detail, about $85, Amazon

Jessica Simpson faux leather moto jacket with stitch detail, about $85, Amazon

 

8. A long vest

A key trend this season, and one of the easiest to pull off, these vests are a great way to dress up a simple tee and jeans, or wear it over a long sleeved dress.

G by Guess "Adira" crepe best, about $28, Amazon

G by Guess “Adira” crepe best, about $28, Amazon

 

9. Flare Jeans

Flares are a huge part of this season’s nod to all things 70s, and they are one of the most versatile. These are a comfy stretch pull-on style, and the sleek even wash keeps them sophisticated. (Hint: If you’re a Style Dial 2, or otherwise hip conscious, these might not be your best bet.)

Blank Denim pull on flare jeans, $88, ShopBop

Blank Denim pull on flare jeans, $88, ShopBop

10. Fringe Bag

Fun fringe is an easy trend to incorporate into your wardrobe this fall, especially in accessories like necklaces, shoes, and, of course, this fun fringed crossbody.

Steve Madden "bmocha" fringe crossbody in cognac, $78, Amazon

Steve Madden “bmocha” fringe crossbody in cognac, $78, Amazon

 

From cozy knits to edgy leather, pretty dresses to fun printed separates, fall fashion really does offer something for everyone. Did I miss one of your favorite trends of this season? Let me know what made your list for fall!

Comments

  1. says

    Great list! I personally love the motorcycle jackets. They give a great twist to our wardrobes and an edge to our feminine look! All the items mentioned in the article are definitely the fall favorites!

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