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The Budget Babe Round-Up: Essential Items for Fall 2018

The perfect Fall wardrobe checklist for 2018! I'm taking this shopping with me
If there's one thing that makes the end of summer more tolerable, it's the fall wardrobe! We are more open to the idea of losing sunny days if it means replacing them with cozy cardigans, ankle booties, out favorite denim, and rich fall colors . All the usuals are here, but we've rounded up some specific items we're loving along with a few new trendier pieces - starting at just $12!


Denim Jacket
Starting off with a classic jacket from a classic brand. I'd be surprised if many don't already own one, but if you don't, it's one of those items that is definitely worth it to not go too cheap with.

Utility Jacket
I have this jacket myself and I LOVE it. It's very lightweight so I can layer sweaters under it without feeling bulky, and its a perfect transitional piece too for those days that start and end in cooler temps.

Trench Coat
Such a must if you're a busy professional who needs to look polished and still defend against the elements.

Long Cardigan
Long, sweeping cardigans definitely give off boho vibes for summer, but they look gorgeous with jeans and ankle boots as you cozy up for fall. This one from Bohme is the SOFTEST material you'll ever wear!
Regular Cardigans: Cable Knit // Basic Grey

Check Blazer or Grid Blazer
Plus Size
The beauty of a tailored check jacket like this is the versatility. Whether you wear it with trousers and pumps for a workday or jeans a mules for a casual hipster feel, it's a standout piece without saying too much.


Striped Shirt
We love the preppy boyish vibe achieved by a clean, crisp button down top - and vertical stripes are still way in. Try going for blues and dark neutrals or rust/red colors.

Cotton V-Neck
You can't have too many cotton tees in your closet. Ever. Madewell makes a great pocket tee that comes in tons of colors.

Plaid Button Down: Flannel or Plaid Shirt
Plus Size
Everyone looks good in plaid, it's festive, and it layers well over your favorite basic tees. Need I say more?

Printed Blouse
Trade your bright floral blouses for fresh fall prints - animal, to be exact. Flowy, pretty tops like this are always an old faithful on our list, so we're refreshing our patterns to fit the autumn vibes and still look pretty and put-together for almost any occasion.


Mom Jeans // Boyfriend Jeans
These styles aren't for everyone, but if you're curious, AE makes great quality jeans for fair prices so it's easier to not feel so guilty for trying out a new style. Same with Everlane - they have rave reviews! Wear these with a cropped tank and heels for a night out, or tuck in your favorite striped tee and some sneakers on a Saturday out and about.

Skinny Jeans: Regular // Black
Plus Size: Dark Wash // Regular
We're convinced skinny jeans will never die, and we won't argue against it. But we will always argue that you can find high quality jeans without breaking the bank, and will also last you longer than one fall season.

Black Jumpsuit
We're not ready to say goodbye to jumpsuits, either! Find one in a darker hue and you can still style it for work or holiday events.


Leopard Flats
Leopard print is making a comeback and we definitely don't hate it. Snag these mules and you'll combine two fall trends in one!

Love it or hate it, the dad sneaker is a thing now. Celebs are loving it and personally I love sneakers, so I'm open to trying out some funky kicks this season.

Ankle Boot
A non-negotiable, in my opinion. A beautiful pair of faux leather cognac ankle boots can transform basic jeans and tee into an enviable street style look (a cool moto jacket will earn you extra points).


We know how we'll be making a statement with jewelry this fall! This bold, artistic work of art will certainly make a statement this fall; not to mention how fabulous it will pair with reds, rusts, and olive tones.

Top Handle Bucket Bag
Bucket bags and top handles are on the list for bag trends this fall, and this one has both! Studded detailing gives it a unique twist.

As Dianna said to me, "Once you go backpack, you won't go back!" She owns this one in cognac. The hands-free convenience and perfect size for all your needs will have you sold after one use.

Great pics!
#1 carla (Homepage) on 2018-09-04 20:45 (Reply)
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