I'm Already Prepping My Fall Wardrobe—7 Affordable Trends I'm Buying First

There's no doubt my body and soul are relishing these long summer days. Eating alfresco, weekend pool days, and daily ice creams… This is a judgment-free space, right? My mind, however, is obsessing about fall. As a fashion editor, it's part of the job to stay ahead of the curve, so you'd be right in thinking I'm already eagerly prepping my autumn wardrobe.

Since I'm on a tighter budget this season, I'm particularly looking for of-the-moment pieces that I can easily integrate into my wardrobe at an affordable price point. Think elevated basics, trending hourglass silhouettes, and chic pointed-toe pumps—pieces that will give my ensembles a fresh, trend-forward touch. Keep scrolling for the affordable fall trends I'm buying first along with plenty of shopping picks, all under $130.



Versace/Launcmetrics Spotlight

While button-downs are more of a timeless classic than a trend, it's impossible not to mention their noteworthy presence on the fall/winter 2023 runways. Whether you go for a white button-down paired with a chic miniskirt à la Prada or layer one under a suit as seen at The Row, now is the perfect time for a button-down update.

Hourglass Silhouettes


Versace/Launchmetrics Spotlight

The fall/winter 2023 collections confirmed that waist-cinching styles are officially on-trend. (I'm looking at you, Gigi Hadid in that black Versace skirt suit.) Opt for hourglass silhouettes in the form of nipped-in blazers, corset-style tops, and belted dresses. 



Fendi/Launchmetrics Spotlight

An easy way to look on-trend this fall is to lean into the most dominant color trend of the season—fiery chili-pepper red. The traffic-stopping color was ubiquitous on the fall/winter 2023 runways, from Tory Burch to Ferragamo. Whether you opt for a bold dress or add the shade to your look via an accessory, the color will command attention in the chicest way possible. 

Pointed Toes


Miu Miu/Launchemtrics Spotlight

From polished pumps to decorative flats, pointed-toe shoes are set to have a major moment this fall/winter. They'll add a sleek touch to your everyday outfits—from the boardroom to the bar and beyond. For a riff on the runways, pair your sharp points with sheer or patterned tights.

Chunky Earrings


Bottega Veneta/Launchmetrics Spotlight

If there's one accessory to buy for fall, it's statement chunky earrings—a trend we saw everywhere from Bottega Veneta to Versace. Pair yours with simple tops, workwear, or elegant eveningwear.



Tory Burch/Launchmetrics Spotlight

From sheer tights at Saint Laurent to fiery-red pieces at David Koma and fishnets at Gucci, there's no doubt hosiery is having a major moment this fall. It's all about styling them in fresh and new ways this season. Take a leaf from Miu Miu and wear them with low-slung skirts and your cardigan tucked in so they're intentionally visible.

Corporate Chic 


Saint Laurent/Launchmetrics Spotlight

From needle-sharp shoulders to pinstripes and shirt-and-tie combos, lean into a fresh and powerful corporate-chic dress code this upcoming season.