Since I was young, my favorite hobby has been finding the best affordable clothing. Family members can recall a time when I'd force them to take me to thrift stores and teen stores like Limited Too (ah, memories) after school to scour the racks for the perfect deal. In my mind, nothing compares to the thrill of unearthing a discounted designer bag, scooping up a special piece at a sample sale, or finding an affordable fall fashion item.
Of course, I'd be lying if I didn't say that shopping takes patience, something not everyone has. It takes a lot of energy to hunt for expensive-looking pieces, time to curate a wardrobe, and effort to keep up with trends. On top of that, shopping for a new season can be overwhelming, especially when rolling heat waves make the mere idea of fall seem far off. All this is to say I understand why shopping might not be everyone's cup of tea.
Luckily for the anti-shoppers, fashion editors (like myself) live to share their recommendations. I've taken the liberty of rounding up 54 affordable fall fashion finds under $250 that will make the eventual transition into fall less stressful. Fair warning: These items may cause a lack of sleep and thoughts and overwhelming feelings because they're so good. If you're not an avid shopper with a high serotonin-boost tolerance, proceed cautiously.