I am, and always will be, a FRUGAL shopper above all else. I try to find a deal on anything I can, and if something isn’t priced right for me, I will walk away – I have that willpower! I know there’s lots of other women out there like me, especially the ones who have little ones since they come with their own expenses… So I figured I’d throw together a great Fall look book for you guys, with each piece in it under $25!! It’s motivating me to release my inner fashionista, and break out of my shell, all the while benefiting you guys! I mean, seriously, a military jacket under $25!? Who woulda thunk??
Fall Fashion Faves for Under $25
FLANNEL + PLAID
This is just a given. All things plaid or flannel make me think of Fall, with their dark colours and cozy, cuddly feel. Every girl needs a good plaid shirt in her closet, preferably with some red or wine colouring, and preferably tailored to fit. Unless you intend to wear it unbuttoned over something else, in which case a big of bagginess is on trend.
What else is gonna crunch those leaves or allow your toes to embrace the crisp Autumn air? Not your Birks, my friend.. Not your Birks! You need a good pair (or two) of boots. I love a good knee or over-the-knee black boot to pair with leggings (which we will get to). But short boots with buckles make me swoon, too. I can’t decide, so yeah, just get both. I mean, they’re under $25!
Ponchos, flowy sweaters, cable knits – whatever you layer with, make it cozy. There’s really nothing as great as a comfy sweater. Except maybe a comfy sweater hot out of the dryer on a cool morning, and you haven’t gotten your pumpkin spice beverage yet. Right? Right.
This makes or breaks the outfit. I know this. I am a jewelry hater, so it’s tough for me to admit, but it can truly complete your outfit (or utterly effing ruin it, ha!). I really love the LOOK of a gorgeous statement necklace, but I can’t pull them off, so I stick to rings and earrings. If you can pull of a statement necklace, please do, for me. And also, I kinda hate you. Not really, but maybe a little, or just your fashionable neck.
There’s just so much more to carry with you in the winter, and it isn’t gonna fit in the tiny cross body you got for the beach that holds your cell phone, cards, and keys only. You’re gonna need a scarf, mitts, lip chap, sunnies (it’s still bright AF in the Fall!), your Starbucks gold card, maybe a beanie.. Let’s be honest, it basically needs to have a second life as a duffle or baby bag in order to accommodate your needs. OK maybe not THAT crazy, but you definitely need a purse, not a clutch or coin purse. And think black or brown – it’ll go with more of your outfits.
I live in these year-round right now. A real “sweatpants are all that fit me right now!”, sorta thing. Ever since I had B, I’ve just given up on jeans and other pants. They are so uncomfortable I feel like I may as well just wrap myself in sand paper and call it a day. I’m workin’ through it with a fashion therapist and making real progress. But in the meantime, you should join my leggings club. They really are a versatile item for your wardrobe because you can dress them up or down. I have about 67 pairs so I’m always ready for whatever the day brings. Just PLEASE, I beg of you, make sure your shirt covers your bum cheeks when you wear leggings. I don’t care whether you weigh a pound or 700 – cover yo buns, hun!
65. That’s how many scarves I had at one time once. That is a pretty good example of how much I love them. Firstly, because they cover my stomach area, which makes me feel more at ease and comfortable when out and about. Secondly, because they complete my outfits. As I mentioned earlier, I never wear necklaces, so a scarf was like a statement necklace for me. I managed to let go of quite a few of them, but I still love a good, oversized, cozy scarf for Fall.
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Am I missing anything? What can’t you live without this season?