Yes, I work in fashion, but I’m not the type to spend too much money updating my new-season wardrobe. I’ll pay attention to the runways during fashion week (it’s kind of my job), and I’ll definitely be doing some shopping (also kind of my job), but I tend to limit my investment purchases to classic styles I feel confident I’ll get a good cost-per-wear return on.
When it comes to seasonal trends I want to test-drive, I’m generally looking to scoop up pieces that ring in at under $100. If that rings true for you as well—and you’ve got a lot on your mind right about now, like which fall TV shows to get seriously invested in (hello, Maniac!)—you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading for my roundup of under-$100 pieces your fall wardrobe requires.
Some mornings I like waking up and putting pieces together. Most mornings, though, I rely on jumpsuits. Easy.
2. WRAP SKIRTS
Think you can’t snag a wrap midi skirt for under $100? Think again. I’ve currently got both of these options sitting in my cart.
3. WIDE-LEG JEANS
Yes, Topshop has the lion’s share of the under-$100 wide-leg jeans I’ve had my eye on, but there are also good options from Free People and Urban Outfitters ($69).
4. CORDUROY JACKETS
5. FLORAL DRESSES
There are surprisingly good sub-$100 floral dresses all over the high street. In addition to the picks, I’m also considering this lavender Fashion Union pick ($51).
6. WESTERN-STYLE BOOTS
Western boots, cowboy boots—whatever you call them, they’re essential right now. Note that the first pair is listed in men’s sizes, so make sure to size down accordingly.
7. CHECKED BLAZERS
Yes, a quick look around the L.A. office reveals that checked blazers are definitely still very much A Thing.
8. CHUNKY SWEATERS
Contrary to popular belief, L.A. does occasionally get cold enough to warrant piling on a super-warm, cozy sweater like the About Us number above or ASOS Design’s pretty mint pick.
Sorry, I’m just not a sneaker girl. For fall, I’m stocking up on fun mules that’ll add a bit of interest to even the most basic of looks. See also: Marc Fisher LTD’s patent-leather Hilda style (a steal at $96).
10. GRAPHIC TEES
The midterm elections are just around the corner, and why not show up to the polls in style? (Also very into all of Ganni’s delicious-looking statement makers.)