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5 Under $50: Trends You Can Keep from Last Fall

Many of last fall's styles are still going strong this year, which means you can renew, reuse and recycle a lot of the stuff that's already in your closet. Here are five examples of the trends you'll want to wear again:

1. LEOPARD - This classic animal print still looks purrfect on scarves, bags and shoes. (Merona Animal Print Wrap, $12.99,

2. JEGGINGS - Jean/legging hybrids are back, perfect for tucking into boots and pairing with long tunics or cozy knits. (5 Pocket Denim Legging in 'Lido' Wash, $39.95,

New York & Co. at ShopStyle

3. CHUNKY CHAINS - Pile on last season's mixed chains, rhinestones, and pearls with this season's strands for a one-of-a-kind look. (Chunky Layered Metal Necklace, $8.99,

Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

4. PLAID - Always in, always affordable, plaid can be styled to go from grunge to great outdoors to preppy to chic. Take your pick! (MNG by Mango Plaid Shirt, $49.90,

5. MILITARY JACKETS - The military beat marches on with buttoned jackets, blazers and vests that add structure and polish to the simplest of outfits. (Xhilaration Military Jacket, $24.99,

Xhilaration at ShopStyle

What trends are you happy to see returning for fall?
Yes! I love animal print anytime, anywhere.

I purchased a military-style coat last fall and I'm glad to see that military is back more than ever this approaching season. Course, I would have worn it in anyway. ;-)
#1 penny. LA (Homepage) on 2010-08-21 09:51 (Reply)
The military look, always seem to be in style... cargo's boots, jackets, camouflage. I love the scarf you featured in this post. Thank you for sharing budget worthy options of the current trends.
#1.1 Dana (Homepage) on 2010-08-21 23:55 (Reply)
These are great finds! I would love for you to check out my frugal finds on my blog The In's and Out's of Sometimes Having It All {I'm new and trying to gather a following base!}

#2 Taylor (Homepage) on 2010-08-21 10:08 (Reply)
Good to know some trends are sticking around. Only thing I'm missing is the military style jacket.
#3 IF on 2010-08-21 10:39 (Reply)
I had been looking for a pair of leopard pony hair heels for the last 6 months or so that didn't break the bank, and finally found a pair at Nordstrom's Rack tag sale marked down from $100 to $20!!! Glad to see animal prints are still IN. :-)
#4 VeronicaInLA (Homepage) on 2010-08-23 12:48 (Reply)
#5 lucychen (Homepage) on 2010-09-05 12:23 (Reply)
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