My Budget Is Limited—These Are the Affordable Items I'm Prioritizing This Fall

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I'm not going to lie. Amid home renovations, my toddler starting pre-school, and an uncertain global pandemic, I'd say my shopping budget this fall lies in the scope of slim to minuscule. Luckily, however, as Who What Wear's market editor, I've become quite the expert at weeding out which trends and styles are worth spending your hard-earned cash on and how to acquire them for less.

With a whole host of new trends to get excited about this fall, today, I wanted to share the pieces I'll be prioritizing with my limited budget. From cool sweater-vests to lug-sole boots and knit cropped tops, scroll below if you're looking to find some of this season's most fashionable finds for under $100.

Preppy and cool, knit sweater-vests (a trend spotted all over the fall runways) are my latest obsession and are relatively easy to score for under $50.


H&M Ribbed Sweater Vest ($13)

Zara Cable Knit Vest ($40)

Vintage-inspired blouses with large, romantic collars are a fashion-girl favorite this season, and they are currently blowing up our feeds.


Mango Babydoll Collar Blouse ($60)

Simple Retro Kiara Satin Lace Doll Collar Blouse Ginger ($55)

If there's one pair of boots I'm investing in this season, it's comfortable chunky pull-on boots—as seen on every cool fashion girl.


Charles & Keith Olive Rhys Chelsea Calf Boots ($96)

H&M Platform Chelsea-Style Boots ($50)

My love for knit tops continues. They look and feel luxe and strike the perfect balance of cozy and chic. For an Insta-worthy look, opt for a set with a matching cardigan, skirt, or pair of shorts.


Who What Wear Collection Nico Cropped Tank ($85)

Nasty Gal Knit Right There Three Piece Lounge Set ($36)

Ribbed knits are a huge runway-approved trend this season that makes every outfit look more expensive. I'll be opting for a versatile, cozy, and stretchy ribbed-knit midi dress to carry me through the cold-weather season.


Rziv Sleeveless Sweater Dress ($30)

& Other Stories Ribbed Midi Knit Dress ($99)

Chunky chokers and chain-link necklaces continue to reign supreme this fall, adding a statement touch to even the simplest of basics.


8 Other Reasons x Draya Michele Twisted Anchor Chain Necklace ($38)

Siizu Gemma Chank Link & Genuine Pearl Choker ($75)

When it comes to tailoring this season, I'm opting for loose and oversize silhouettes. A pair of relaxed wide-leg pants will go with just about everything.


Nasty Gal Tailored Wide Leg Suit Trousers ($24)

Mango Oversize Striped Shirt ($60)

We saw dark, rich chocolate-brown hues on so many runways. I'll be trying the luxurious color trend in the form of sweaters and dresses. It's the perfect autumn hue to update my wardrobe.


Zara Fitted Satin Effect Shirt ($50)

Open Edit Faux Leather Trousers ($59)

Speaking of all things cozy, shearling coats are trending, and I'm 100% here for them. A shearling coat will undoubtedly add a plush touch to any autumn ensemble.


BlankNYC Bonded Faux Shearling Jacket ($98)

Nasty Gal Faux Fur Lined Faux Leather Aviator Jacket ($88)

There's no doubt a cozy cardigan is high up on my wish list this fall. I'll be opting for a vintage-inspired knit this season with unique details such as a pretty collar or statement buttons.


Who What Wear x Target Shruken Cardigan ($35)

& Other Stories Collared Alpaca Blend Cardigan ($89)

As I continue to work from home, pretty house dresses are the perfect option when I want a break from my sweats.


Zara Tiered Midi Dress ($26)

Scoop Smocked Waist Midi Dress ($23)

Furry shoes are trending this fall, and they're honestly all I want to live in. They're the ideal indoor-outdoor option.


Birkenstock Arizona Happy Lamb Sandals ($100)

Steve Madden Klaire Black Leather ($90)

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Up next, The 10 Fall Basics You Should Buy From Amazon, Nordstrom, or H&M

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