5 Fall Trends I'm Buying From My Favorite Affordable Retailers

While I have a long wish list for each season, I keep myself limited to a budget—most of the time. There are a few trends that I prefer investing in, but I still like to add a few affordable pieces to my closet when the new season rolls around. (Life is all about balance, no?) If you're also looking to find a few trend-forward pieces to add to your outfit rotation and not spend over $100, then you've come to the right place. Also, trust me when I say that although the picks below may be trendy, I prioritized ones you'll actually want to keep in your closet for seasons beyond this one.

Ahead, I have highlighted five major fall 2021 trends that some of the most popular affordable retailers are doing really well right now. From vests to tonal tailoring, the trends ahead are my current go-tos, and I have a feeling you'll be on the same page as me by the time you reach the end of this story. 

Saturated Shades

While neutral shades may have overrun the fashion scene this past year, it seems like electric shades like kelly green and hot pink have come out of the woodwork. I'll be opting for basic pieces in these colorways, like button-downs or knits so they have more versatility with styling.

Coordinating Sets

It's all about elevated and coordinated sets for fall. I'll be wearing them year-round just because of how comfy and easy they are.

Thick Knits

While thick cable knits are considered a closet staple, I'm seeing them pop up on the market more than ever, which is understandable since they also appeared on many designers' runways.


Are you a fashion person if you don't own a vest yet? Be it a knit or a more forward, tailored version, it's the ultimate layering piece.

Tonal Tailoring

While tailored suits never seem to go out of style, they tend to be reinvented in different ways. The oversize silhouette is still a fan favorite, but the struggles of finding a matching set no longer exist. Tonal tailoring is popular as ever, and I'm certainly not mad about it.