How to Update Fall Wardrobe on Budget

October 19, 2015, by Daily Style Finds

1. Necklace: BP. ($18 + free shipping both ways!) // 2. Fedora: Forever 21
3. Necklace: Kendra Scott ($18 option) // 4. Turtleneck: Topshop (Other option: The Limited)
5. Tee: Topshop (Similar LOFT option)
6. Denim: BlankNYC (Other Nordstrom option) // 7. Poncho: Topshop (Under $30)
8. Jeans: Topshop (Similar LOFT and Nordstrom options) (Bootcut option)
9. Bucket Bag: MICHAEL Michael Kors
10. Cross body Bag: Emperia (Only $36 + free shipping both ways!)
11. Boots: Journee Collection (Under $80)
12. Lipgloss: MAC // 13. Lipstick: MAC
14. Rollerball: Donna Karan // Boots: Sole Society

Hi!  I am Lisa, and I blog over at Daily Style Finds - an online personal stylist and shopping site.

Today, I am taking over The Blended Blog to share some tips on how to update your fall wardrobe with some simple, budget-friendly pieces.   I know each fall when my style magazines come out - and all the new fall items hit the stores - I want to buy everything, but without an endless budget, I have to limit what I buy.  These four trends - fedora, poncho, scarf, burgundy color - can be added to existing wardrobe staples to make an existing look feel "new" and make you feel great and look super chic.  I know when I add something new - even something as simple as a new shade of lipstick - I feel prettier and more confident.
The look above I built from a few basic pieces - black denim, a white top (either turtleneck or tee or even a blouse), and black boots.  I incorporated faux leather jeans to show how to easily they can be styled (for any age) - but they can easily be swapped out for just black denim.  Also, you could switch the over the knee boots with short booties, tall boots (under the knee) or even flats.  And, if you don't like black jeans, you could wear a dark denim.  Also, if skinny jeans are not for you - flares would work great or even bootcut.

So, now, the four trendy "add on" items for fall, which you can add to your existing wardrobe....

Item #1: Fedora
A fedora is the hat to buy right now.  Back in my day, it was the baseball cap, and today the on trend option is the fedora. You do not need to spend a lot of money on one.  I have found some options for under $30 - some as low as $12.  If this is your first hat, I would stick to a neutral color - beige/tan, gray or black, because it is most versatile.  Depending on the colors in your wardrobe, you could try a burgundy one.

SHOP (All under $30)

Item #2: Poncho
The new “go to” cover-up is a poncho.  Ponchos from the seventies are definitely back.  You can spend as much or little as you want.  I got this plaid poncho for $38 - and I love it!  You definitely do not need to spend a lot of money.

SHOP (All under $50) 

Item #3: Scarf
I thought this trend might fade - but it is still going strong and does not seem to be fading anytime soon.  These big blanket scarves you can wear loosely around your neck, or you can even belt them and wear them more like a poncho.  Scarves are a great layering piece for the fluctuating fall temps, and are a great budget friendly way to update an existing outfit.

SHOP (Under $50 - most around $30 or less)

Item #4: Something Burgundy
I think burgundy is a rich beautiful color - that just says “fall”.  You can easily incorporate some burgundy into your existing wardrobe - through a new bag, shoes, boots, or even something as simple as lipstick.

SHOP (Mostly everything $25-50)

Here are some other looks for fall and ways to incorporate wardrobe basics of black denim and boots.

#1: Black denim, neutral tunic sweater, black booties - here.
#2: Today's look.
#3: Cozy long cardigan, jeans,  and boots - here.
#4: Plaid shirt, quilted vest (or shaggy sweater), black denim, boots - here

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great day!