If you're like me, right about now is the time that you start to tire of your summer wardrobe of shorts and sundresses and yearn for cozy sweaters and a new pair of ankle boots to break in. But the problem is apparent—the weather outside can best be described as sweltering, and will remain that way at least for the next couple of months.
Unable to resist the fresh fall items that retailers are already endorsing, I put on my resourceful hat to source the fall pieces that can be feasibly worn right now and straight through autumn. And the cherry on top is that many of the best new arrivals are wallet-friendly.
From an irresistible sequined pullover to a pair of velvet heels that dreams are made of, here are 16 affordable, on-trend fall pieces that are lightweight enough to start wearing now. Simply combine them with your summer items for the time being to keep things seasonally appropriate. Shop them all below!
Full disclosure: I ordered this immediately.
These jeans are the best affordable version of the deconstructed denim trend we've seen. Get 'em while they're hot!
Also known as, how to get in on the velvet trend early without sweating.
This lightweight varsity-inspired jacket is the next incarnation of the bomber jacket trend.
This cool top may look warm and cozy, but its breathable loose fit makes it appropriate for breezy summer nights.
Corduroy, an accessible fall trend, is made wearable for summer via a flirty miniskirt.
Architectural details make this top feel special.
A breezy, flattering frock in fall-friendly olive is an ideal choice for the office.
Adorable is an understatement when it comes to these ruffled trousers.
We adore this subtle take on the upcoming western trend. Pair it with a denim miniskirt until the weather cools down.
You heard it here first: Brown is back!
This lightweight plaid top is classic and cool, with a hint of a '90s vibe.
A perfect fall basic to wear on its own with denim shorts now and as a layering piece come fall.
Wear with mules now and mid-calf boots come fall.
Because one-shoulder is the new off-the-shoulder, according to the fall runways.