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10 Affordable Staples to Add to Your Fall Wardrobe

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Kate MurphyGuest Blogger
October 11, 2016 · 3.1k Views

You love clothes, but you are also on a budget. Don’t let your current financial situation stand in the way of preparing your closet for fall. By focusing on certain basics, you’ll uncover a handful of inexpensive and creative ways to update your look for the new season. Here’s a list of 10 affordable clothing staples to add to your fall wardrobe.

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10 Affordable Fashion Pieces for Your Fall Wardrobe


1. A vibrant scarf



While we love the warm, earth-tone hues popular for fall, adding a vibrant colored accessory like a scarf is a cheap and easy way to perk up your fall fashion. Practical and stylish, it will keep you warm while looking cool as the temps begin to drop. And don’t be afraid to try out prints and different ways of wearing it. We love this pink leopard print scarf from H&M. For tips on how to tie a scarf, visit helloglow.co.


2. Print blouse

print blouse

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The not-so-basic basic to add to your fall wardrobe is a print blouse. Strike balance in your outfit by pairing it with dark jeans and a solid cardigan. Express your personal style and choose a top that is bold and bright or classic with subtle notes of color. We love this black floral swing blouse from Old Navy.


3. Flannel shirt

flannel shirt


We are not talking about an oversized lumberjack flannel here. But a plaid flannel in a relaxed fit that is perfect for casual layering. For a more chic look, wear it alone and tucked into a pair of jeans. Check out the variety of plaids available at Uniqlo.


4. A unique cuff

cuff bracelet

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A unique piece of jewelry adds pizzazz to an outfit. And it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Think about picking up a few luxe-looking pieces such as a cuff to wear for fun. A shiny cuff gives a personal touch to boring office attire and adds glamor to an evening look. Check out this ornate filigree cuff from Forever 21.


5. A statement necklace



Adorn your neck with a glittery necklace this season. The perfect accessory for an evening dress, it can also be worn with a t-shirt and jeans. We love this elegant piece from Banana Republic, which encapsulates this season’s velvet and floral trends.


6. A bright purse

bright purses


A bright, colorful purse is a nice compliment to black and fall neutrals. Because you are going so bold with arm candy, you’ll want to go small with a mini purse or small crossbody. Check out this pebbled leather mini crossbody from Macy’s.

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7. Turtleneck sweater



Classic yet casual, a turtleneck sweater will be your best friend this season. Stick to neutrals like black, cream, navy or dark green. You can go with a slim fit. For a modern look that mixes masculine and feminine, we love this box cut style with a thick turtleneck from Uniqlo.


8. Stylish Hat


Tanger Outlet

A fedora hat will be your favorite stay-warm accessory. It is trés chic and pairs wonderfully with a cozy scarf. The price point of trendy fedora hats at Target are so good you’ll want to pick up a couple to rotate out through the season. We especially love this one in gray suede from Target.


9. Car coat for everyday

car coat


A stylish car coat will make you look stylish even when running your daily errands. Look for one that has a straight silhouette with a relaxed easy fit. Wear it unbuttoned and with a t-shirt on warmer days. One of the more expensive items on your fall must-have wardrobe list, this wool-blend car coat in camel from Gap will last you for seasons to come.


10. Dark washed denim

dark denim

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Jeans are a staple all year round and fall is the right time to give dark washed denim a try. The deeper hue pairs well with both a casual flannel and elegant blouse. We love the original straight jeans in rinse wash from Old Navy.

By investing in a few inexpensive staples, people will think you spent a whole lot more on fall fashion this year.

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Kate Murphy is a native of Pennsylvania. After receiving a degree in art history, she moved to New York City to test the waters. She enjoys writing about art, culture, fashion, design, and travel. In addition to writing, Kate works with artists, leads, street art tours, and moonlights as an illustrator.

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