6 Ways to Be on Trend for Fall (If You're Totally Broke)

With fashion’s most exciting new season just around the corner, it’s hard not to splurge your entire paycheck, savings, and secret stash you acquired from selling your wares at The Real Real in order to get your hands on a fully fledged fall wardrobe. And with so many exciting new-season trends tempting us as the leaves start to turn brown, it can be hard to procure all of the latest offerings, (especially if you’ve spent all your hard earned cash on one too many sangrias during your sun- and sand-filled getaway(s) this summer.

So how do you keep up with the trends if you’re—to put it politely—flat broke? The key is to add one or two key pieces into your daily wardrobe that clearly say I’m au courant with this trend instead of attempting to kit yourself out from head to toe. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and scoured our budget-friendly retailers for some of the latest trends (that look way more expensive than they are) and selected the pieces worth buying for the new season.

Scroll below for some tips, tricks, and shopping picks to help you stay on trend when you’re broke.

The Animal Print Trend: Opt for Accessories

Statement Earrings: Look to Mango, Amazon, and The Outnet

The Plaid Trend: Choose a Skirt

The Logo Bag Trend: Skip It for a Hands-Free Bag Instead

The Western Trend: Shop at ASOS for Cowboy Boots

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