Seriously, I really do hope you're sitting down because it's not every day I can share such great news. Thanks to two new Instagram follows, Kimara Mitchell and Ariel Oz, I found four effortless fall outfits that each cost less than $86. The fact that each of these looks also includes outerwear makes this discovery even more impressive. Yes, complete with blazers and quilted jackets, these affordable 'fits are ready for cooler weather.
I know you're waiting for the part where I tell you where these 'fits are from, so I'll cut to the chase. The brand is Free Assembly, exclusively available at Walmart, and it's quickly become a go-to for affordable wardrobe staples. (Don't even get me started on its denim collection.) See the four affordable, effortless outfits I found below along with styling tips from Mitchell and Oz.
I know it seems impossible that this blazer, jeans, and bodysuit combo costs just $86, but it's true. Blazers are a must-have, especially in the fall. According to Mitchell, "If you've checked out my Instagram, you know I love this layering piece. You can never have enough!"
And as for those jeans? "Back in the day, all my denim was high rise and 100% cotton," Mitchell explains. "Now, I've come back around to that style: high waist, 100% cotton, and a straight or slightly tapered leg. I like something that feels vintage without having to scour through tons of pairs to find 'the one.'"
While the previous look may be Mitchell's go-to weekday work uniform, I'm equally impressed by this monochromatic dress-and-jacket look. "I always say when all else fails, throw on a dress—and even better when it matches your jacket," she says. At this point, monochromatic dressing is a foolproof styling technique and one that I personally implement often. Mitchell says her fall style resolution is "to try colors and color combos outside my comfort zone," so monochromatic dressing is on her radar now more than ever.
Oz is in more of a neutrals mood at the moment, and this coordinated cream 'fit proves why. "Finding a great pair of jeans is like hitting the jackpot," Oz says of this look. These jeans are so good on their own but made even better when paired with a matching jacket in a different texture. (This one's corduroy.) And ICYMI, she's wearing the same ribbed bodysuit that Mitchell wore, but this one is white. At $14, I'll be buying it in both colors. It's truly an everyday staple that can be styled in so many ways.
Speaking of everyday staples, Oz says there are three boxes that always must be ticked: quality, comfort, and timelessness. "I love affordable basics like T-shirts, bodysuits, leggings, and bike shorts, which I am very glad to see are here to stay," she says. "Lately, my on-the-go outfit features a comfy fleece jacket, a cropped white T-shirt, and these bike shorts."
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