Fall is the most fashion-forward season of the year. Rather than drool over the highly coveted expensive looks splashed all over magazines, learn how to incorporate trendy pieces into your own wardrobe on a budget. Read on for some of the cutest fall trends; you will be surprised how many affordable options are available.
According to Harper’s Bazaar fall styling tips, animal prints have made a roaring comeback. Although they are practically timeless, leopard print pieces have been ubiquitous for the 2010 fall season, from the runway to the street. The easiest way to incorporate a little leopard in your life is to accessorize with the daring print before committing to an over-the-top coat. It is also easy to be tacky with leopard print, so choose a muted version of the color found on an actual live leopard. Check out this incredible scarf from Ann Taylor, serving as a perfect example to play up your outfit with animal prints in a classy manner. If you want to be a little more daring, check out this amazing leopard blanket scarf from Urban Outfitters. Instead of wearing the blanket scarf dramatically draped over the body, (as the model featured on the link demonstrates), the scarf would look amazing bunched up and around a classic peacoat.
When worn correctly, nothing looks more sophisticated than a beautiful, feminine tweed coat. That does not mean that tweeds have to be boring! Tweed only looks appropriate during the fall, so take advantage of this season’s fun new twists on the classic look. Check out this tweed swing coat from Forever 21; stay polished while beating the chill. Equally adorable (though more appropriate for the petite type) is this cropped tweed jacket that manages to look both sophisticated and playful. Another huge trend this season is the fedora hat. This cute quirky look is even sweeter in tweed; check out this fedora from Urban Outfitters if you’re willing to be a little more daring this season.
Incorporating lace into your wardrobe adds an instant boost of sex appeal. Lace clothing does not have to be particularly revealing, but it is a flirtatious look best kept out of the office. This casual top featured on the Forever 21 website is an example of how to wear lace without looking trashy or too revealing. The lace sleeves featured on this Forever 21 frock are the perfect accent to an otherwise plain black dress. If you do want to show more skin than you would in the office, check out this sleeveless lace top; the top would look chic underneath a blazer, yet perfect for a night out on the town at the club (especially if you typically shed your outer layers for dancing). If you are looking for a romantic lace top perfect for date night, Zappos features an adorable white wide-scoop neckline top that can be layered with practically anything.