While summer was all about streetwear like track pants and sneakers, plus a heavy dose of “cheap” accessories like beaded bags and plastic shoes, this fall, get ready for an injection of polish into your wardrobe. For months, I’ve been studying the runway images from the runway collections, and one thing I noticed is how elevated and expensive-looking many of the new trends are.
You might assume that you need to break the bank to pull off “expensive-looking” style, but the truth is that savvy shoppers can do it on a budget. Ahead, I’m breaking down four major fall trends that will always make you look richer than you are. Each category includes designer pieces to pull off the elevated looks as well inexpensive finds. So you’ll be able to tap into each expensive-looking trend whether you plan to splurge on an investment piece to have in your closet for years ahead or you’re in the market for a great affordable find.
Faux croc has all of the allure of an exotic print without the sky-high price tags.
Diane von Furstenberg Vivienne Croc-Effect Leather Mules ($250)
Hello, new favorite shoes for fall.
Katy Perry Hudson Croc Embossed Bootie ($99)
These are so good.
Staud Croc-Effect Leather Belt ($110)
This color is perfect for fall.
Giuseppe Zanotti Alien 50mm Slides ($375)
Suiting is one of the easiest ways to look polished and put-together. Pro tip: Hire a tailor to make sure you have the perfect fit.
Wayf Goodwin Single Breasted Blazer ($128)
Here's a cool affordable style.
Lioness The Don Jacket ($99)
And one that's under $100.
Similar to the faux-croc trend, snake-effect pieces allow you to tap into elegant fashion pieces at a fraction of the price.
Aeydē Kate Snake-Effect Leather Ankle Boots ($455)
You'll be seeing these worn with jeans everywhere.
Neous Seven Suede and Elaphe Mules ($167)
The snakeskin on these is subtle but stunning.
Alexa Chung Snake-Effect Faux Leather Mini Skirt ($200)
Get this before it sells out.
Nanushka Madi Top ($285)
For fall, there was a strong movement toward faux fur on the runways with designers like Stella McCartney, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren leading the pack. But here's the best part: By wearing faux fur, you're not only supporting a noble cause, but you're also tapping into elevated style with luxe outerwear.
I.Am.Gia Stefani Coat ($99.95)
The trick to bundling up and looking elegant.
Free People So Soft Teddy Coat ($148)
Pair this with high-waisted trousers.
Urban Outfitters Faux Fur Utility Coat ($149)
This looks so cozy.
Vero Moda Faux Fur Coat ($45)
This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated. Next: Shop the 19 best things I wore this month.
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