The concept of styling for less has always been a difficult proposition. Looking and feeling great in your day-to-day lifestyle is an essential goal for all of us, but being able to accomplish this on a limited budget is not impossible. Keeping up with new styles and staying on the pulse of the latest trends can be exhausting. Knowing where to shop for these items without taking a hit on your wallet can be a full time job. Since the art of styling for less is becoming a larger topic in fashion, I decided to curate these 10 Fall styles from brands including Zara, H&M and PrettyLittleThing.
As a stylist and blogger, I have to understand every client’s wants and needs. The idea is to create chic looks that suit your style, not the girl you want to emulate or try to be. My TWO second rule in fashion is: “If you try on a look and you’re not sure what you see in the mirror, it’s not the look for you.” Don’t try to figure out how to make the look work, just move on. Fashion is art and you are the curator!
The art of styling for less is about mixing luxury designers with affordable brands. Owning great staple pieces in your closet is your first step. No matter what your style is, the goal is to keep it timeless, modern and street fresh. A turtleneck, a trench coat, t- shirt, or high waisted pant are great pieces to add to your Fall wardrobe. Accessorize when necessary, and remember less is more. Choose color palettes for the season, so you can mix and blend these items with what you already own.
Set a budget that works for you. Here are ten Fall fashion looks that I styled on an affordable budget. Chic is chic no matter what the cost, remember it is all about the style!
Casual Chic style can be found in your closet. All it takes is a keen eye for selecting some of your favorite clothes giving you the enduring look that takes you from day to evening. It’s important to have the ability to accessorize accordingly, such as adding a pair of clean sunglasses. This nude look combines some of your staple pieces and creates the perfect day look. Dress up this ZARA sand colored fitted tank dress with a light beige short pile coat with narrow, notched lapels from H&M. Complete this ensemble with these camel leather boots from ZARA.
Create a mood. When wearing black, change up the textures to complete the look. I styled this bodysuit from PrettyLittleThing with a mini skirt from H&M. Elevate the look with a long double-breasted wool trench coat from COS and over the knee Lycra boots from EGO. Don’t forget to accessorize! Belt bags are the latest trend and I love this camouflage bag from ZARA.
Dress like A Boss! I Love this sexy, masculine suit from ZARA. A camel colored double breasted tuxedo blazer with a mid-rise trouser and flared hem makes a statement when you enter a room. Pairing it with a pair of mink colored leather boots will give it a monochromatic vibe – also available at ZARA.
This off the shoulder dress from ZARA is perfect for date night. It creates the right amount of flirt with front ruching and long sleeves. Pair it with ankle fitted boots to elongate your legs. Loving these burgundy leather boots also from ZARA.
Denim on denim will never go out of style- it’s classic, versatile and an iconic look that has been around for 150 years. It is the original street chic vibe that can be worn so many different ways. Having denim in your wardrobe seals most Fall looks that will enhance the other items in your closet. It’s chic enough to go from day to evening. What’s your favorite wash? Acid wash, bleach wash, stone wash or black/grey wash? Pick your favorite denim and mix it in with your wardrobe.
“Black Tie” typically calls for a gown. This H&M cream long satin spaghetti strap gown creates a flirtatious tone. To complete the the look add the perfect tuxedo jacket from ZARA with a shawl collar, to drape over your shoulders and set the mood for the evening. Dance all night with these EGO sexy nude snake print faux leather stilettos.
The easiest way to capture your street vibe is to choose a key piece and build around it. This high collar jumpsuit with long sleeves from ZARA gives a utilitarian look. What better way to wear this army green jumpsuit than adding a splash of white. These white leather boots from ZARA keeps it modern with an edge.
Whether you’re building your look around these burgundy knee high boots by ZARA or incorporating earth tone colors for the Fall, this outfit gives a bit of variety to your wardrobe. This fitted eggplant dress with a V-neck style provides the right amount of silhouette shape and comfort. For the girl on the go, this look is capped off with the right oversized blazer from ZARA. It adds richness and confidence, while keeping it sleek and sexy.
A night on the town is always fun when you don’t have to put too much thought into your outfit. Pulling select pieces from your wardrobe always works. Relax and comfort is the idea. It has to be casual enough to be cool yet make you stand out in the crowd.
Start with something simple like this black bodysuit from PrettyLittleThing. Layer it with an ultra-lightweight crinkled oversized coat like this one from COS. Complete this look with super skinny gray washed denim jeans from H&M.
From a great suit to a flattering dress, plan your looks wisely for any occasion! There are many brands that give you the designer look for less. Selecting the right style for your body shape is the key to feeling confident for the night.
I love these selections found at REVOLVE. Both dresses, whether long or short, will make you shine at any occasion. This black Michael Costello x REVOLVE gown with nude front mesh, gives the illusion of a plunging V with a cinched waist and high slit. These clear perspex heel and strap shoes from EGO are a perfect pairing.