With the arrival of September, stores have finally begun the transition into one of the most fashionable seasons of the year: fall.
September marks the second and final fashion month of the year. This month is inundated with designers flaunting their new looks on runways, social media, and in reports. Many stores have even begun to release fall-inspired lines, including Target’s new line of fashionable workwear that sports a few tell-tale fall themes (hello, rusted orange skirt).
The new Target line, dubbed “Prologue,” aims to please the working woman but anyone with a flair for the fall will be inspired by the lovely leather, simple silhouettes, and extra-long blazers. The line even caps its price at under $50, making it pretty darn affordable.
This is important, especially for kids going back to school this fall. Even though the semester started, plenty of parents will take advantage of post-summer sales to get more bang for their buck. While almost 18% of teens in America don’t reach a proficient level of financial literacy, it’s essential that parents instill a savvy spending budget in every child’s mind.
If you want to slay this fall fashion season, here are some of the ways you can blend the new with the old.
There are three quintessential colors associated with fall: oranges, blacks, and burgundies. These neutral-inspired colors pair well together or with a host of different patterns, making them the perfect addition to any closet. If you find yourself strapped for cash, simply look for these main colors in your current wardrobe and build an outfit around that color.
Blazers are a staple in every closet. Go for a blocky shoulder pad or keep it streamlined. Blazers are the fall necessity that everyone needs whether they want to add a pop of houndstooth pattern or amp up a simple outfit with jeans. As the line begins to blur between business and pleasure, more people are coming around to the idea of blazers for everyday wear.
Didn’t you hear? Jeans aren’t just for your legs. Fall is the perfect season to brush off your jean jackets in just about every color available for the perfect layered look. If you don’t think you have anything to match with denim, just get ready for the next point.
It was once a cardinal sin to match contrasting textures and textiles, but it looks like the fashion industry has come around. That’s right: mixing satins with sweaters, corduroys with leather, and sports with lingerie is the new “in” thing.
If you’re worried you’ll blow all your money on your fall wardrobe, take a breather. There’s no need for the five-finger discount at your favorite stores. In fact, more than $45 billion are lost from inventory shrink each year, according to the Global Retail and Theft Barometer.
Luckily, more and more consumers are recognizing the benefits of thrifting. Before you scour the new sections of your favorite stores, check out the sales rack, visit the thrift store, or look for some of these fashions in the back of your closet. With decades’ old fashion constantly making reappearances, your fall fashion will stay up to par without breaking the bank.