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As you may have read throughout my articles—or seen on Instagram—I love Zara as much as the next girl. However, my relationship with the fast-fashion powerhouse seems to be a little more temperamental than our average Zara devotee, taking regular breaks from the brand, mostly because the pieces are so good that everyone has them!
Since, at the moment, my on-again, off-again relationship with the brand happens to be off and we’re on the heels of a new season, today I’ve decided to look to some of my other favorite affordable sites and brands to see what under-$50 fall-ready scores I could find. From shoes and bags to dresses and tops, shop my picks of items you won’t see everyone else wearing but will love as much as your last Zara score. Check them out below.
Zebra is shaping up to be one of fall’s unexpected hero trends.
Every shopper needs multiple pairs of black ankle boots, if you ask me.
Very into the utility jumpsuit right now.
Also available in more sizes.
Obsessed with this tortoiseshell chain.
I update my basics (such as white tees) at the start of every season.
Use this easy pouch from day to night.
Is it just me, or are henleys so underrated?
I want this whole outfit, including those Lola Plaid Kick Flare Pants ($49).
Statement earrings are an affordable way to dress up all your outfits.
Metallics just make me happy.
This will be a layering dream!
Spacey sunglasses aren’t going away any time soon, so we might as well hop on board.
A denim jacket is great for transitional weather.
An ideal jumpsuit for layering.
Luxe-looking faux-croc accessories are everywhere this season, and I’m not mad about it.
A sweater that comes with an outfit idea.
As someone who doesn’t wear too much color, I love this shade of green because I’ve found it acts as a neutral too.
These will look so cool with this season's hiker boot trend.
Neon fleece for the win.
Time to update your summer scrunchie for a silky, fall-ready one.
Little details can make a big difference.
Very into these ’90s vibes.
Knit dresses are perfect for fall and look so especially good when layered with sweaters.
Cool and comfortable.
Buckles turn a basic tank into a standout one.
The fall statement-earrings trend is perfect for dressing up any look.
Tuck this into your jeans all season long.
Remember what I said about faux croc?
Pairs well with pumps.
I truly don’t understand how this is only $30.
You’ll get so much use out of this.
This belt is so far from basic.
I’m into this whole outfit idea.
Classic but still cool.
So happy the suiting trend has stuck around.
This belt looks so expensive.
Cozy up for just $25.
Up next: the coolest under-$45 trends from NYFW.