While summer was all about streetwear like track pants and sneakers, plus a heavy dose of “cheap” accessories like beaded bags and plastic shoes, this fall, get ready for an injection of polish into your wardrobe. For months, I’ve been studying the runway images from the runway collections, and one thing I noticed is how elevated and expensive-looking many of the new trends are.
You might assume that you need to break the bank to pull off “expensive-looking” style, but the truth is that savvy shoppers can do it on a budget. Ahead, I’m breaking down four major fall trends that will always make you look richer than you are. Each category includes designer pieces to pull off the elevated looks as well inexpensive finds. So you’ll be able to tap into each expensive-looking trend whether you plan to splurge on an investment piece to have in your closet for years ahead or you’re in the market for a great affordable find.
For fall, there was a strong movement toward faux fur on the runways with designers like Stella McCartney, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren leading the pack. But here's the best part: By wearing faux fur, you're not only supporting a noble cause, but you're also tapping into elevated style with luxe outerwear.