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It’s almost October, which means you really can’t get away with wearing your summer clothes anymore. The temps are dropping, the leaves are changing and it’s time to embrace all things fall in your wardrobe.
If you want to spice up your closet with some new styles for the season, check out the five must-shop fall trends below. Though they are especially popular this year, many of these styles have serious staying power and are timeless enough to wear for years to come.
Worried there’s no room in your budget for a new pair of shoes or a soft, cozy sweater? You’ll be glad to know all the on-trend picks below are $45 or less.
1. Ballet Flats
Ballet flats have been dubbed the "It" shoe of the season, so treat yourself to a new pair. These comfy shoes are perfect for the office and for wearing on the weekends.
Halston Square Toe Flex Ballet Flat, $44.99 (Orig. $88)
Lucky Brand 'Emmie' Flat, $41.30 (Orig. $69)
2. Wide-Leg Pants
With skinny jeans taking a backseat at the moment, wide-leg pants and jeans are getting a lot of shine. This silhouette looks good with heels, booties, sneakers and more, so you have lots of styling options.
BP. Wide-Leg Stretch Cotton Corduroy Pants, $22 (Orig. $55)
BP. Ripped Nonstretch Wide-Leg Jeans, $24.99 (Orig. $49)
3. Sweater Vests
Sweater vests may seem hard to pull off, but don't overthink it. Wear one over your favorite dress, or pair one with your go-to jeans.
RDI Cable Knit Sweater Vest, $26.97 (Orig. $79.97)
4. Polo Sweaters
Embrace your inner prepster in a polo collar sweater this fall and winter. This style feels a bit dressier than simple crewneck designs, so it's great for the workday or a date.
BP. Rib Long Sleeve Polo Sweater, $15.60-$24.99 (Orig. $39)
Heartloom Alexa Space Dye Stripe Polo, $39.99 (Orig. $89)
5. Plaid Shirt Jackets
For days when it's not absolutely frigid, a plaid shirt jacket is the perfect outer layer. Wear it open or closed, depending on your preference.
BP. Plaid Shirt Jacket, $34.50 (Orig. $69)
RDI Buffalo Plaid Shirt-Jacket, $39.97 (Orig. $134.97)
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