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Merlot Mini: Bella Hadid's Camel Sweater and Leather Skirt Look for Less

Bella Hadid's camel sweater, burgundy mini leather skirt and black ankle boots
While snapped at Paris fashion week, model Bella Hadid aced her street style look in a camel sweater and merlot leather mini skirt. She finished the look with black patent ankle boots (which I am assuming are Saint Laurent since that's what all the It-girls seem to be wearing these days) and her hair pulled into a sleek up-do. If nothing else, I'll be copying this color combo in some way, shape or form this fall. You can, too, with the following affordable finds...

Forever, Yes: Jessica Alba's Plaid Shirt and Message Clutch Look for Less

Jessica Alba's plaid shirt and Forever No clutch look for less
Jessica Alba makes us smile with her casual-cool look that combines a plaid shirt (which we all own), all-black base, and graphic oversized Kenzo 'Forever, No' clutch ($398, farfetch.com). Get her look for less with finds from Walmart, Old Navy and Zara. Read on for product details!

BB's Weekly Link Round Up: Jennifer Hudson for New York & Co., Pumpkin Decorating Ideas and More

Jennifer Hudson for New York & Co., Pumpkin Decorating Ideas and more
SheFinds is loving Jennifer Hudson's new jeans for New York & Company.

PopSugar shares 32 pumpkin decorating ideas that are actually doable.

This Pinterest-inspired look that I recreated on Instagram was your favorite outfit of the week.

College Fashion rounds up 5 items you should buy from the men's section.

Sydne Style shares fabulous DIY Halloween costume ideas.

Camel Cool: Nicky Hilton's Wool Coat and Lace-Up Boots Look for Less

Nicky Hilton's camel coat and gray coat outfit idea
Nicky Hilton is one of those enviable fashion chameleons who can do Uptown chic as easily as she can rock Downtown grunge, as evidenced by this layered fall look. She tops a black sweater and gray jeans with a classic camel coat for a touch of polish, while edgy extras - black lace-up boots, a slouchy beanie and round sunglasses - keep her looking effortlessly cool. Read on for our affordable look for less picks that will have you changing your sartorial colors with ease, too...

Classic Cutie: Reese Witherspoon's Button-Front Cardigan and Red Print Heels Look for Less

Reese Witherspoon's black cardigan and red print heels outfit idea
This recent outfit we spotted on Reese Witherspoon has us thinking about updated classics, and how little things like accessories can go a long way in upping your overall style quotient.

She starts with a black button-front cardigan and on-trend jeans, then adds some red print heels and a red lip for kick.

The pièce de résistance of our budget-friendly recreation is this Barrington 'St. Anne Tote' which we've seen touted by many a stylish fashion blogger. You get the upscale look and quality of of, say, Louis Vuitton, at a fraction of the price (just $145, and you can add a monogram for $5!). This is a bag you'll carry all the time which brings the cost-per-wear down, too. Much classier than anything faux!

Read on for the complete look for less (because saving money is always in fashion):