Every year, we’ve got 4 seasons, which means 4 times the weather changes (dependent on where you live), 4 times we change how we dress, and 4 times the trends change. The change in seasons allows new beginnings, fresh starts, and the ability to turn to our next chapter if we so choose. It’s quite exciting! But the not-so-exciting part is the toll these seasons can take on our wallet when it comes to our closets. New trends = everything outdated in our closets, right? Not always. I’m here to share with you how to transition into each season without breaking the bank to be on-trend.
Now there’s two ways you can go about it: you can go quality, or you can grab a lot of pieces on the cheap because they might not be in style the next time the season comes around. Everyone has their preference, and I’ll leave that up to you. I usually do a mix. I splurge on some of my heart eyes pieces, and, if I find cheaper versions that look great to me, I’ll go less quality, more quantity.
How to Shop Fall Trends & Stay Under Budget
First investment should be in shoes.
Shoe trends, to me, are what change the most from year to year. Shoes are the finishing touch on your outfit, and, let’s face it, if your shoes ain’t cutting it, your outfit won’t either. So, this is why I suggest starting with shoes when you’re looking to add pieces to your next season closet.
The black Gucci loafers that are just about everywhere? I found them for $10 at Payless. I realized I could get a nice leather version from $70 to $700, but $10 sounded and looked good to me! Then I found a similar pair to what I got online if you’re interested in trying out this menswear trend below!
Best Places to Shop On-Trend Shoes on the Cheap:
Stack up on essential pieces.
We’re seeing a lot of menswear, super simple, and jewel tone styles for fall. Go buy some tees, button ups, or dresses that can be easily layered in these colors. Maybe try some silhouettes you’re seeing everywhere like cropped pants or jumpsuits.
Then change up your accessories.
An easy, inexpensive update to your wardrobe. Try new earrings, a new handbag, and some neckerchiefs.
Snag a few statement pieces.
Whether that’s trying out a wide leg to change up your skinny jeans or buying a bright floral dress, try something new and let yourself shine in it.
Where to shop for these pieces:
If you’re wanting to stay $50 and under for the most part, I suggest you take a look at my favorite places to shop under $50.
I’m all about keeping up with the trends and trying new things while staying afloat financially. I hope these tips help as you transition into the fall season! Leave your thoughts below!3