I'm Doing No-Spend September, But These Under-$300 Fall Finds Are Tempting Me

September kicks off my favorite time of the year. For the next three months, I'm absolutely giddy about everything from the weather to the activities and, of course, the fashion. But I'll admit I tend to get too excited scrolling through all the new arrivals at the start of the fall season—I end up impulse shopping right at the beginning, then later wishing I had been more strategic in adding only pieces I truly loved or actually needed.

This year, I decided to commit to a shopping freeze for all of September to give myself time to assess all the new pieces. The goal with this strategy is to provide myself the time and space to be thoughtful about what I'm choosing to invest in and ensure I only add things to my wardrobe that have longevity. However, since browsing fall collections is part of my job, I've come across some particularly good pieces at reasonable price points that are really testing my willpower. Since I'm technically still on my freeze, I figured I would highlight the items I'm currently eyeing so someone out there can take advantage. From cashmere turtlenecks to cozy cable-knits to distressed leather jackets, these are the best under-$300 fall fashion items.  

The cropped silhouette makes this leather feel unique.

I've been on the hunt for a pair of riding boots, and of course, Ralph Lauren made the perfect ones. 

Elevate your favorite sweater with these.

I saw another Who What Wear editor wear this at New York Fashion Week, and it's been on my wish list ever since.

I already have these pants in camel, and the fit is so good I may need the black as well.

J.Crew is, like, really good right now. 

The coolest take on a denim jacket I've seen. 

Perfect on it's own or layered under a coat. 

Get in on the moto-boot trend with this affordable find.

Ballet flats are having a moment, and these feel special. 

I would like to live in this cable-knit zip-up all season. 

I love how versatile these are. 

I'm obsessed with anything chocolate brown, and this knit dress is so chic. 

Cardigans are making a major comeback this year, and I love the cropped silhouette on this one. 

Picture this over a fitted long-sleeve. 

Maxi skirts are still going strong, and this one would look so chic with sweaters. 

To pair with all your sweaters and boots.

These were everywhere this summer, and the suede version feels fitting for fall. 

If it's chocolate brown, I'm going to want it.