With fashion’s most exciting new season just around the corner, it’s hard not to splurge your entire pay check, savings, and secret stash you acquired from selling your wares at the Real Real, in order to get your hands on a fully fledged fall wardrobe. And with so many exciting new season trends tempting us as the leaves start to turn brown, it can be hard to procure all of the latest offerings, (especially if you’ve spent all your hard earned cash on one too many sangria’s during your sun and sand filled getaway(s) this summer. So how do you keep up with the trends if you’re—to put it politely—flat broke? The key is to add one or two key pieces into your daily wardrobe that clearly say I’m au courant with this trend, instead of attempting to kit yourself out from head-to-toe. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and scoured our budget-friendly retailers for some of the latest trends (that look way more expensive than they are) and selected the pieces worth buying for the new season.
Scroll below for some tips, tricks and shopping picks to help you stay on trend when you’re broke.