5 Fall Fashion Must Haves on a Budget

5 Fall Fashion Must Haves on a Budget

Heather Gautschi

Heather GautschiSep 21, 20173 min read

The air is getting crisper, the leaves are starting to change color, and that can only mean one thing: it's time for fall fashion! We've got you covered for scoring these wardrobe essentials without breaking the bank. Get ready to welcome fall with open arms and cozy layers, while scoring some great deals.

The Biker Jacket

We are loving this signature piece for fall. Go for a fitted look, and pair with virtually everything, from jeans to dresses and everything in between. This is an item that you can easily splurge on, but thankfully, you can also easily snag some great looks for under $100.  Super cute and affordable options abound, from this trendy H & M Biker Jacket for around $70, to the sleek Faux-Leather Moto Jacket from Old Navy for just $59.99, to the chic steal Faux-Leahter Jacket with Ruffle Trim by Zara at just $49.99. The biker jacket is bound to take you through fall and winter seamlessly, and at great savings to you.

The Over-the-Knee Boot

This was a big hit last fall, and it's got staying power heading into this fall fashion season. The OTK boot elevates any look with chic, totally put-together flair. Pair with dresses, jeans, leggings, and of course, the oversized, chunky knit sweater that screams fall. Zappos is a great go-to for snagging can't miss deals on OTK boots for $100 and under, from these stylish Steve Madden "Gorgeous" boots to the glam Steve Madden "Emotions" boot (on sale for $59.99), and the ultra chic Chinese Laundry Wedge boots. You'll be on trend and your wallet will thank you.

The Boyfriend Jean

The perfect pair of jeans will forever be a wardrobe essential, and this fall is no exception. If you're a skinny jeans devotee, don't fret. The slouchy silhouette of the boyfriend jean needn't look sloppy. Go for a medium to dark wash with minimal distressing, and pair with feminine tops and accessories. You'll create a balanced, chic look from the board room to out on the town, to relaxing at home. Old Navy and Gap are great go-to's for this trendy look, and at sale prices under $40, you'll love the savings.

The Essential Leggings

Leggings are clearly here to stay, and are a must have for your fall wardrobe. Like other essential fashion pieces, not all leggings are created equal. While you can certainly splurge on those $100 and up cute prints, you can also rest assured that there are plenty of options for fantastic looking leggings that won't break the bank. Opt for these classy faux leather leggings from Nordstrom which are a steal at just $29, or go for these American Eagle comfy yet sleek jersey leggings starting at around $12, available in a wide array of hues.

The Classic Trench

Don't assume that this wardrobe staple has to be worn in the traditional camel color – this season, the classic trench is popping up in a variety of colors, textures and silhouettes. You won't want to pass up this lovely pink trench from Zara, on sale for just $29, or this chic little quilted number from Michael Kors marked down to around $150 at Macy's. Macy's is also boasting a can't miss sale on all things trench, from Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Vince Camuto, to name a few. Check out their trench sale page for a wide variety of awesome deals you won't want to pass up.

Creating your fall look on a budget has never been easier. Start layering, and start saving, and you'll be ready to catch those falling leaves in style.