The Affordable Trends I'm Buying for Fall

While we’re still in the thick of summer and I’m personally not quite ready to acknowledge that it’ll be winding down soon, there’s no escaping that fall is around the corner. With it comes a whole new set of trends straight from the runway that we can all add to our wardrobes, and while I never like to part with long days or Summer Fridays, I have to admit that I always look forward to making some sartorial changes when the new season rolls around.

If you’re not quite ready to make big investments in uncharted trends, you’re in good luck. I’ve mapped out some of fall’s biggest pieces but found them all for affordable prices—so you can try them out before spending a lot on them. Ahead, I’m breaking down fall’s most important trends to add to your wardrobe without breaking the bank (each piece is under $200).

Cover Yourself in Animal Print

One of the standout trends from the F/W 18 runways was animal print in every iteration. You can’t go wrong with anything from leopard and tiger stripes to cheetah and zebra prints.

Affordable fall style animal prints


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Balenciaga F/W 18 runway

Go Western

Pieces like cowboy boots, western belts, and items with fringe were all over the fall runways.

Affordable fall style western


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Isabel Marant F/W 18 runway

Go All-Out '80s

Lean into fashion from the 1980s with silhouettes like exaggerated arms and jackets with shoulder pads. Bonus points for wearing bright, bold colors.

Affordable fall style '80s


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Marc Jacobs F/W 18 runway

All Things Americana

Grab your prairie dresses and quilted pieces for the season ahead. For the season ahead, you'll be seeing a fresh take on Americana fashion.

Affordable fall style americana


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Calvin Klein F/W 18 runway