Frugal Fashionista: How to Upgrade Your Fall Wardrobe For Under $200

Frugal Fashionista: How to Upgrade Your Fall Wardrobe For Under $200

Fall is here! Yay! Time to update your wardrobe so that you can look like the autumn fashion plate that you know you are. And no, you don’t have to stress about where you’re going to get the money from in order to do it. Taking your style up a notch usually requires more of a good eye than a high credit card limit.

Don’t believe us? We checked out the latest fall fashion trends and came up with some ways that you can upgrade your fall look for less than $200. Look for sales. If you’re shopping online, go to sites like Retail Me Not for promo codes. And remember that you don’t have to buy everything at once. You’ve got until around Christmas to get your fall fashion together.

Start by picking a few of these items up…

Something in pumpkin

The must-have color for this fall season is pumpkin. Should be no surprise there since it’s the time of year for bonfires, harvest festivals and of course, Halloween. It can be a mini skirt (mini skirt suits are trending too), turtleneck or an accessory like a backpack (also in style), scarf or pair of gloves. Just make sure something in your wardrobe is this color. It’s such a signature look for fall.

Printed tights

You can still wear your skirts and even some of your shorts. You just need to keep your legs warm with the help of some tights; preferably opaque ones. Don’t think that it has to be a boring neutral color either. The brighter, the better! Get a couple that have some prints and patterns to them too.

Unisex sweats

Usually, we’re trying to get women out of sweats, but not this fall. This is the season when unisex sweats are the talk of the fashion blogs! And yes, we did say “unisex”, so feel free to go into the men’s section of stores if you don’t see what you want on the women’s side. Remember that you can always accessorize to make them look a bit more feminine (if you want).

Bohemian dress

As far as dresses go, look for something Bohemian. The cool thing about this option is you should be able to find this style at a department store or a local thrift store. Boho chic continues to be one of the most visually appealing looks around.

A string of pearls

You’re not going to be able to get a string of pearls for under $200. But you can find some costume jewelry that is the perfect alternative. Whether it’s at a store in the mall like Claire’s or on a website like Etsy’s, have a ball buying lots of strings in all sorts of colors. You can never have too many.

Big statement earrings

This is not the year to be shy about your earrings. Rather than studs and small hoops, look for BIG earrings! They will look so good with your big floppy hat or your sleek ponytail.

Socks (for your shoes)

OK, here’s an interesting look that’s pretty popular right now. Socks and shoes. It doesn’t matter what kind of shoe either. Whether it’s lace-up pumps, some sling backs or your favorite flats, put some socks on underneath. 

Metallic purse

As for make-up, this is the season for lots of glitter. As for hair, this is the season for the color copper. And as for accessories, it’s all about metallic. A metallic purse is something you can easily find, even at stores like Target. Sure it’s no designer bag, but it a gold or silver bag will still be eye-catching and the envy of all your friends, no matter how much you paid for it. (Wink.)

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