Being a budget-conscious fashionista means shopping for the latest styles without hitting your wallet too hard. Here are a few on-trend looks for fall 2011 that will have you looking like a million bucks — for less than $50.
To the max
Long skirts and maxi dresses are sticking around from spring and making an appearance in the fall. To get the look, you can don a maxi dress, or pair long skirts with elongated tops. You can find cute maxi skirts with budget-friendly style. If you don’t like the look of a full-length skirt, consider one that hits an inch or two below the knee instead.
A neutral flare
Fall calls for lots of neutrals in earth tones, along with flare-bottom jeans. Combine the two trends with a pair of flared trouser pants in an earthy shade. The neutral base gives you ample opportunity to don colorful tops, while the slight flare at the bottom is oh-so-current.
Booties have a fashion-forward look that will get you through fall whether you’re donning pants or a dress. This fall, it’s all in the details, such as a peep toes, cut-out sides and buckles, to add a modern spark to your look.
Every season has an it color, and this fall, it’s all about red. From bright fire engine red to deep burgundy, you can rock this easy-to -wear color from head to toe, or in accessories such as handbags or shoes. For a feminine yet relaxed look that will work in the office or out on the town, pick a pretty red top with lightly gathered draped sleeves.
Polish your everyday look for fall with a structured handbag. Ladylike satchels, classic bowlers and sophisticated briefcases are chic and sweet. Select a structured bag in a neutral shade like taupe that will go with everything in your closet.