How to Get Fall’s Designer Looks for Less

Fall is here and for many of us, that means revamping our wardrobes to get the latest autumn trends. For all you fashionistas out there, here are some fall trends and designer deals you need to know about!

Ice Ice Baby

After seasons of understated jewelry, bling is back in a big way. Big, ornate, and sparkly jewelry were spotted walking down the runways of Balenciaga and Prada – particularly brooches and baroque-inspired pieces.

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This brooch looks like it was stolen directly from the Vatican. $32 at Macy’s

Say Goodbye to Stilettos

Channel your inner Mia Farrow! Low, chunky heels are quickly replacing sharp, sky-high stilettos made famous by Carrie Bradshaw. Walking will be more comfortable than ever, and your feet will thank you for this new trend.

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Get these one-of-a-kind vintage stacked kitten heels from Easy for only $19.

These Boots Were Made for Stomping

Thick, chunky stomping boots are the new combat boot. This new trend is perfect for walking in the snow or trampling on your ex.

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These $39 stomping boots from Zappos are great in rain or snow, and easy to slip on.

Not Too Long, Not Too Short

In case you haven’t heard, midi is the length of the moment. Not quite a maxi skirt and not a mini skirt, midi’s fall between your knees and above the ankle for the perfect mix of sophistication and modesty. Think flapper mixed with your grandmother’s closet.

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This patent leather midi skirt goes with everything and brings a new twist to an old silhouette. $46 from

Mom Jeans

Who would have ever guessed that “mom jeans” would come back in style? But it makes sense that after years of pubic skimming pants, waistlines keep crawling up. High-waisted pants are comfortable, elongate legs, and are very forgiving. I for one, welcome this change.

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There’s nothing matronly about these high-waisted jeans from Forever 21.


This 90s trend is back again – which means oversized coats, structured lines, and simplicity. Designers even featured male models in women’s fashion shows this year.

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Play up your masculine side with this loose-fitting blazer from Zara for $69.90.


Save money on scarves by buying turtlenecks instead. It’s not just for over-the-hill literature drama teachers anymore!

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This turtleneck from Urban Outfitters is guaranteed to make any outfit sexy! Currently on sale for $29.

That 70s Show

The type of colors you would find in a 1970s era kitchen are now in style for Fall 2015. Burnt orange, brown, and mustard yellow are the de jour colors to wear, along with wide leg pants and skinny scarves.

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Pair these burnt orange, wide-leg trousers with a jean blouse and feel like a member of Charlie’s Angels. $41.30 at Dillards.

Upgraded Sweats

Workout clothes aren’t just for the gym or Run DMC anymore. It’s the ultimate in comfort and fashion.

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Get this bedazzled sporty top from Nasty Gal for $29.40 and go directly from the gym to cocktails with no effort at all.

Fur Details


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Nothing beats cold weather better than fur. Just make sure it’s faux.

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This camel-colored faux fur collar from Topshop is a must-have for fall. $125 at Nordstrom’s.



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Another great fall coat option is to sport a cape instead. Think rich, elegant 50s divorcee instead of superhero.

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This double-breasted khaki cape is the new trench coat. $43.99 at Jollychic.

P-Diddy Coats


Puffer jacket and heels. Courtesy of The Fashion Tag

Puffy coats a la late 90s rap stars are back in style. What better way to start off the holiday season than wearing a forgiving jacket that hides the Thanksgiving weight gain?

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An ultra light and packable shiny puffer jacket is the perfect staple for traveling and taking brisk walks in the park while the leaves change. $88 at Bloomingdale’s.

Black is the New Black


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After seasons of everything-but-black, black is back. Wearing head-to-toe black isn’t for goths anymore – just make sure to keep your makeup fresh and simple or you’ll end up looking like Robert Smith from The Cure.

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Bring some much needed softness to the all-black look with this delicate chiffon maxi dress from H&M straight out of a Tim Burton movie. $69.99


What’s your favorite cool-weather trend?




Zara Zhi
Zara Zhi
Zara is a freelance writer and filmmaker who has worked for numerous magazines and news sites. When not coming up with puns or writing screenplays, she enjoys having blind children read to her and donating plasma TVs. Follow her on Twitter: @zarazhi