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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!



Gabrielle Union's Look for Less: Stella McCartney Mixed Print Dress

Gabrielle Union Stella McCartney Mix Media Dress Look for Less
Can't decide whether to go with stripes or plaid? Problem solved. Gabrielle Union is bold and girly in this flouncy asymmetric zip mix print dress by Stella McCartney, which retails at $1,240. In our humble opinion, we prefer this one from Tommy Hilfiger - a little less stark in its contrasting prints, yet still unique and looks great with white loafers! But, we will give Gabrielle major credit for good taste with the Sam Edelman bag. Speaking of, these Lia Studded Loafers are another winning option for this outfit, if you're in the market for a good pair of white shoes above $100!



Nina Dobrev's Plaid Shirt, Denim Cutoffs, and Black Pumps Look for Less

Nina Dobrev's Plaid Shirt Black Pump Look for Less
Pumps and denim shorts isn't a combo we see often! But the beyond adorable Nina Dobrev totally makes it work and seamlessly combines classy, casual & edgy. You likely have a plaid shirt, basic tee, and shorts in your closet, so this is a super example of how to play them up and get creative with your look - accessories help with that by way of an eclectic silver statement necklace and ladylike chain strap crossbody bag.



Get the Look for Less: Kristin Cavallari in Alexander Wang Check Mini Dress and Blazer

Kristin Cavallari Plaid Mini Dress Look for Less
Playing the matching game with your pieces can be a bit tricky and border the line of dressing like grandma (especially with plaid), but Kristin Cavallari shows us how it's done in this mini dress and blazer by Alexander Wang. Simplicity is key here, with minimal accessories and black high heel sandals. We threw in a clutch idea to hold your lipstick and other essentials as you dash off for date night! Style your hair in sexy curls with a side part for a classic 1940s look that will finish this fun and flirty, yet polished look.



Charlotte McKinney's Check Crop Top and Flare Jeans Look for Less

Charlotte McKinney Check Crop Top Look for Less
The more we see of the crop flare jeans on our favorite celebs, the more we dig this trend! Charlotte McKinney catches our eye wearing hers with this frilly blue check crop top. Her white heeled sandals keep things feminine, and the snake print contrast with her top is another one of those unexpected pairings that inspires us to be more adventurous with our own outfits!