18 Affordable Designer Pieces That Nail Fall's Biggest Trends

With one of fashion’s most exciting season’s just around the corner, we can’t help but get a head start on shopping for some of fall’s biggest trends. There’s nothing more we’d love to do than stock up on some chic, new designer wares to take us into the new season, but we’d rather not fork out our entire paycheck to pay for them (we may still want to jump on a last-minute summer getaway, after all).

Luckily, there are still plenty of designer summer sales going on right now rife with trending pieces that will nail some of next season’s biggest trends. Luxury designer The RealReal and designer discount site The Outnet are also filled with some trending gems that will have us looking on point once September rolls around. Scroll below as we share some of the discounted designer pieces to get your hands on right now that nail fall’s biggest trends.

Snake-Effect Bags


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(Image credit: Tory Burch/Imaxtree)

Snake-effect bags (and shoes!) are a big trend that continues to reign supreme for fall 2019. Luckily there are some great designer options on sale right now.

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Mock-Croc Shoes


On the runway:
(Image credit: Tibi/Imaxtree)

Croc-effect shoes look opulent and will undoubtedly add a luxe touch to your outfit this fall. They had a major presence on the fall runways—from over-the-knee boots to kitten heels and platforms. Stock up on a designer pair while they're still discounted.

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Pistachio Hues


On the runway:
(Image credit: Sally LaPointe/Getty Images)

From minty green to sage and pistachio, the green hue has been discreetly gaining momentum this summer and is set to dominate by the time fall rolls around. 

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On the runway:
(Image credit: Courtesy of J.W Anderson)

If there's one accessory that was seen on practically every fall runway, its belts. Cinched at the waist over blazers, dresses, coats, and tops, wide or thin, they're the must-have accessory to invest in this fall.

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Rhinestone Drop Earrings


On the runway:
(Image credit: Prabal Gurung/Imaxtree)

Long rhinestone and crystal-studded earrings added a dose of glitz to the looks at Paco Rabanne, Prabal Gurung, Loewe and more. Wear your crystals casually and pair with a simple crewneck sweater.

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Capes & Cloaks


On the runway:
(Image credit: Courtesy of Celine)

If you want to make a fashion statement with your outerwear this fall and winter, a cape or cloak is an absolute must—as seen at Miu Miu, Chanel, and Celine.

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On the runway:
(Image credit: Courtesy of Chloe)

From Victorian-inspired high-neck ruffle blouses to ruffled shoulders and dresses, the flirty fabric was omnipresent on the catwalks, and we're sure to see them all over the 'gram come September.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.