Instant Wardrobe Pick-Me-Ups: 50 Fall Trend Pieces—All Under $50!
It’s easy to swing into the new season when you have a surplus of disposable income to spare (oh if only...) but it’s time to face reality: Trying all of fall’s 14 top trends doesn’t come cheap. That’s why we found clothes to fit into the top looks of the season for $50 and under—a reasonable price point that can get you looking fall-ready without dipping into your savings account. From modern-day LBDs to must-have moto jackets (everyone is wearing them), click through for our 50 finds under $50.
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Dominate in a LBD
The little black dress is a classic staple in every woman's wardrobe-so much so that it earned its own acronym. While the LBD is a timeless piece, designers consistently find new ways to evolve the sexy design. This season we spotted sheer accents, dramatic drapery and off-shoulder styles. LBDs are a seasonless go-to piece destined to get a lot of wear, making it the ultimate guilt-free purchase.
Photos: (from left) Emilio Pucci, Yigal Azrouël
Polyester and elastane, $46; missselfridge.com.
Polyester, $50; ; mango.com.
Cotton, spandex, and polyester, $25; hm.com.
Polyester and elastane, $28; fashionunion.com.
Viscose and elastane, $35; dorothyperkins.com.
Take on Tartan
Not many patterns have the ability to evoke the unlikely combination of sophistication and grunge quite like plaid can. Perhaps it's because the print has embodied everything from school-style uniforms to '80s punk fashion. Try the trend with a bold black-and-red miniskirt or a babydoll dress in understated hues. Regardless of how you wear it, the pattern will always be both subtly seductive and slightly demure.
Photos: (from left) Marc by Marc Jacobs, Mulberry
Polyester and elastane, $40; zara.com.
Mossimo® for Target
Polyester, $25; target.com.
Cotton, $50; riverisland.com.
Polyester-rayon blend, $45; landsend.com.
Viscose, $42; missselfridge.com.
Connect with Cobalt
When you want to stand out in exquisite way, step into a richly saturated shade that's icy cool, but not cold. Crisp blazers, true-blue denim, and pleated dresses doused in the compelling color are just clicks away.
Photos: (from left) Alberta Ferretti, Roberto Cavalli
Cotton and elastane, $40; topshop.com.
Spandex, rayon, and polyester, $25; hm.com.
Faux-denim, $19; joefresh.com.
Recreate Runway Romance
Romantic dresses strike a sensual balance between sexy and darling. Designers delivered pure passion this season, which managed to translate off the catwalk as well. Recreate the look with these flirty and affordable frocks-each one is decorated with a charming detail (think: lace overlays and satiny finishes).
Photos: (from left) Bottega Veneta, Jenny Packham
Polyester and elastane, $43; fashionunion.com.
Polyester and elastane, $35; dorothyperkins.com.
Polyester, $35; hm.com.
Lace, $48; warehouse.com.
Polyester, $44; dorothyperkins.com.
Rewind to Retro
Classics are always exciting to revisit-these tailored but sometimes casual pieces have a streak of eroticism that make them exciting to wear. Lamé tops, tweed separates and extra-wide pinstripes add drama to your day and will seamlessly carry you into the evening. Slip one on and see where the night takes you.
Photos: (from left) Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs
Rayon, spandex, and polyester, $25; hm.com.
Viscose, $50; riverisland.com.
Acrylic, polyester, and viscose, $15; topshop.com.
Mossimo® for Target
Cotton and polyester, $35; target.com.
Follow the Belle Curve
There’s something so empowering about spotlighting the womanly figure. One of fall's biggest trends does just that, showcasing strong silhouettes that accentuate the female form. We rounded up affordable form-fitting pieces that naturally mold to your every bend, from a peplum top with sculptural lines to an easy-to-wear shift with black curved panels.
Photos: (from left) Balenciaga, Victoria Beckham
Viscose and elastane, $34; fashionunion.com.
Polyester, cotton and rayon, $50; hm.com.
Polyester and cotton, $44; missselfridge.com.
Polyester, rayon and spandex, $30; target.com.
Listen To Your Animal Instinct
Animal print isn't a novel concept, but when fresh styles slinked down the runway this season, it was apparent that all things animal should be closet mainstays. For a new, fierce spin, experiment with non-traditional shades and mixed prints.
Photos: (from left) Emilio Pucci, Peter Som
Acrylic and viscose, $45; dorothyperkins.com.
Viscose and elastane, $16; fashionunion.com.
Viscose and elastane, $27; oasis.andotherbrands.com.
Polyester and elastane, $45; NEW.
Taper Your Trousers
As the happy medium between too-tight skinnies and excessively slouchy slacks, tapered trousers are the way to go. Take on tailored styles that sit at the waist and flow down to reveal a sliver of ankle. For comfier, more playful options, try printed loungers that narrow at the ends. Pair them with a sharp blazer and stilettos to dress them up.
Photos: (from left) Giambattista Valli, Alexander Wang
Cotton and elastane, $49; dorothyperkins.com.
Polyester, $25; hm.com.
Rayon, $15; uniqlo.com.
Viscose and rayon, $50; monsoon.co.uk.
Be a Minimalist
As the saying goes, "Less is more," which designers revisited this season. Stripped of superfluous details, these structural pieces relied on clean lines and elegant silhouettes. Slip on a nude pencil skirt or a lapel-less blazer for an air of effortless sophistication.
Photos: (from left) Derek Lam, The Row
Polyester, $39; joefresh.com.
Polyester, $17; oasis.com.
Mossimo® for Target
Polyester, rayon, and spandex, $35; target.com.
Acrylic, $26; zara.com.
Polyester, $45; warehouse.com.
Channel Your Inner Biker
A handful of designers included moto jackets in their looks for fall, pushing these intimidatingly cool pieces to the top of everyone's wish list. But with some marked in the hundreds (of dollars), we found alternatives within reach-and still on-trend, from contrasting sleeves to rich hues.
Photos: (from left) Antonio Berardi, Tom Ford
Polyurethane and polyester, $50; buckle.com.
Polyurethane, rayon and polyester, $50; delias.com.
Polyurethane, viscose and polyester, $43; forever21.com.
Polyurethane, $50; hm.com.
Polyester, rayon and spandex, $35; target.com.