It’s finally starting to cool down in Arizona, which means it’s time for me to really start considering fall fashion for myself! Normally I am only minimally interested in going clothes shopping (especially since I have kids in tow most days. No thanks). And THEN the seasons change. As soon as the temperature starts to rise or drop a bit it’s all I can do to rein in my inner shopaholic. Shopping sounds fun again when you have a new season to work with!
Unfortunately, I AM on a budget that does not care one bit whether or not I want an entirely new wardrobe for fall, so I have to be smart about what I pick up. I think long and hard about what trends I want to embrace and which I can leave behind and then I scour wallet-friendly stores for pieces I love that will work with what I’ve already got. It’s not as fun as shopping with reckless abandon, but there’s definitely some joy in the hunt! I generally end up with things I really love without any serious wallet-related guilt.
Here are four fall fashions I love and some budget pieces that will keep you on trend and under budget.