How to Update Your Fall Wardrobe and NOT Break The Bank

There is a special place in my heart for Fall Fashion.  I love the colors, the cuts, layers, layers, and more layers!!  I just can’t get enough!  But that being said, I can’t buy every single piece every year or my credit card would burst into flames!  Here are my tips to bring some of the trends for this fall into your wardrobe without having to spend a fortune.

TRY A STATEMENT COAT:

Statement coats in bold prints, angular cuts, loud colors, and mixed fabrics are all over the runway for fall.  But a statement coat is just that… a statement.  And do you really want to shell out a lot of money to make the same statement for all of fall??  Not me!  I’ll be picking up some budget coats to stay on trend but when I’m done with that statement, I won’t have major buyer’s remorse.  Try some of these budget friendly options.

Nasty Gal Dusted Bomber Jacket - $88

Nasty Gal Dusted Bomber Jacket – $88

Go Jane Striped Single Button Blazer - $40.95

GoJane Striped Single Button Blazer – $40.95

ANGL Ivory Lace Jacket - $39.99

ANGL Ivory Lace Jacket – $39.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADD SOME COBALT BLUE INTO THE MIX:

Cobalt is a hot hue this fall on everything from coats, to dresses, to shoes.  You don’t need to spend tons of money on this trend to be stylish.  Try adding just a couple of items for a pop of color to add to your current wardrobe.  Luckily, this color matches with so many other colors that are most likely already in your closet.  Try mixing it with orange, yellow, white, black, grey, or burgundy!

GoJane Ankle Strap Sandals - $21.40

GoJane Ankle Strap Sandals – $21.40

Nordstrom Statement Ring

Nordstrom BP Statement Ring – $12

Francesca's Marinette Strapless Dress - $48

Francesca’s Marinette Strapless Dress – $48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A LITTLE LEATHER, PLEASE!

This fall, leather comes in every shape and form.  Lucky for us, faux leather has come a long way and is surprisingly, well… leather-like!  Picking up some faux leather is a lot more budget friendly than the real alternative and a lot more animal friendly too!  Try a quilted variety for a great on trend look.

BB Dakota By Jack Vegan Leather Jacket - $47

BB Dakota By Jack Vegan Leather Jacket – $47

Nasty Gal Naomi Quilted Skirt - $68

Nasty Gal Naomi Quilted Skirt – $68

Francesca's Quinn Quilted Crossbody  - $44

Francesca’s Quinn Quilted Crossbody – $44

Denim on Denim Look

Main Denim on Denim image

I love a good denim on denim look. It’s totally comfortable and really easy to pull off!  How I like to wear denim on denim is to choose one dark version and one lighter version.  With all that denim going on, I feel a little like I could be working on a ranch as a chic cowgirl!  So to glamour it up a little bit, I wear it with some sparkly vintage crystal earrings and a necklace from my grandma.  I’m also wearing a lacy bandeau underneath so I unbuttoned the top an extra button.  Of course I like to top it off with some amazing shiny red heels and lips!  Can you tell I’m into red at the moment?

Tip:  Wear the darker version where you are largest for a slimming effect.  I wear mine on the bottom since I am quite “hippy.”

denim on denim

Brian Atwood Patent Leather Red Heels

vintage jewely

Close Up

Me with red lips

Outfit Look

 

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Top: Zara (Similar), Jeans: J Brand, Shoes: Brain Atwood (via shop-hers.com), Earrings: vintage (via Bad Madge & Co.)

Hammer Time

Me with my Sole Society HeelsRemember those gorgeous shoes Sole Society sent me to style?  Here’s the complete look!  Since the Kadene shoe has such a great mix of tough and feminine, I decided to do the same with my overall look.

I wore a pair of leopard print slouchy pants (that I like to lovingly call my “hammer pants”) and topped it off with a simple silk blouse.  To toughen up the look, I layered on a few gold chain necklaces from H&M.  Finally, I added a pop of color with my red patent leather Kate Spade dot bag and a red lip.  For those of you looking for a great red lip that actually lasts, try the YSL Glossy Stain (I’m wearing number 9).  It’s really the best ever!

These shoes are sure to be a staple in my wardrobe.  They’ll look great with jeans, skirts, dresses… you name it!

Close Up of Me

Leopard Print Pants

Kadene Sandals

The full look

Necklaces: H&M, Tank: Equipment, Pants: Devlin, Shoes: Sole Society, Bag: Kate Spade (No longer available)

Red is the New Black

red is the new black outfit

I’m in Washington to visit family and it’s gorgeous here!  These blue flowers in my boyfriend’s mom’s yard are so unique and amazing that I absolutely had to take pictures in front of them!  For my outfit today, red is my inspiration color.  Red is all over the runways for Fall this year and I’m so excited about  it!  I absolutely love it.  To make this look really pop, I paired my red silk blouse and suede booties with a pair of white jeans.

One tip for suede shoes and white jeans is to do a color test first to make sure you don’t rub off color onto your jeans!  Just take the edge of your shoe and gently rub the inside of your waist band (there’s usually a few layers of fabric there so it won’t show through).  If it rubs off, it’s not a match!

 

Red Suede Booties

gold statement necklace

beautiful blue flowers

 

 

 

Top: Costume National, Jeans: J Brand, Booties: Soda, Bag: Kate Spade

Photos from the Teen Vogue Back to School Saturday Event

Otay Ranch Graphics SceneThe Teen Vogue Back to School Saturday event was a great success!!  I helped to style some of these great outfits (along with the super stylish and talented Jennafer Grace) and had a blast doing it!  Here is a sampling of some of the photos from the event.  Don’t forget to visit Otay Ranch Town Center for all of your back to school fashion needs!

Otay Ranch Looks

 

Check out the line to meet the A+ Dropouts!

Check out the line to meet the A+ Dropouts!

Nautical Neutrals

Neon Looks

 

Nautical Neutrals

 

Americana Look

 

Americana Boys Look

 

Photos taken by Bad Madge & Co. and Otay Ranch Town Center