10 Affordable Fall Outfits to Wear //
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PR samples: a few of these pieces were sent to me over the last few months to style. Many of these pieces I bought with my own money
Man oh man, this post has been a lot more work than I thought it would be, but I’m super excited to share it! After living in two VERY warm states (Arizona and Lousiana) for the last year, coming to Utah and experiencing a real fall was kind of a shock to my wardrobe. I had gotten rid of almost all my coats, sweaters and layering pieces during our moves and found that I didn’t own a lot of warm clothing. I was both dreading and looking forward to the task of rebuilding my fall and winter wardrobe; it would be fun to get some new clothes but it would NOT be nice to spend a lot of money!
And then I remembered! thredUP! I’d had a little bit of luck before shopping them and decided to try again. And let me tell you, I was so successful trying that second time, I tried again. And again. And again. I’ve placed at least 5 orders with ThredUp in the last 2 months and have built my fall wardrobe up from the ground AND I’ve spent just over $125.00 doing it. I know that may seem like a lot at first, but considering I have added 13 key pieces to my closet, it’s actually been a HUGE amount of savings.
Never heard of thredUp before? No worries. In simple terms, thredUP is an online consignment shop, but it is so much more than that! thredUp’s mission is to make your life a little bit easier by offering bargains on quality pieces ever day, and making it easy to clean out your closet all in one! You can send your gently used clothes into thredUP for money that you can use to buy other clothes they have or you can cash out the money to PayPal at the end of the month.
Each piece of clothing I’ve bought from thredUP has come in excellent condition – everything looks like it is brand new and the discounts are SIGNIFICANT (i.e. a $35.00 Old Navy sweater for $7.99) In fact, some of the clothes still have tags on them! The key to shopping thredUP is to constantly check what they have in their inventory. Thousands of items are being added to the site by the hour and hundreds of items are being “released” by shopping carts if they have not been purchased within 24 hours. This means that the specific piece you may be looking for may pop up at any time! If you see something you REMOTELY like, add it to your cart because if you don’t, someone else can and then it’s bye bye! You can always remove things from your cart later, I’ve learned it’s just better to add them immediately or else you’ll be sorry!
Anyway, each outfit I’m sharing below has at least one piece from thredUP and the price I paid for it, so you can see the great bargains that are to be had. I also tried my best to link similar products so that you have options in case you want to recreate a look!
Sidenote – this post is NOT sponsored by thredUP (although I have worked with them before.) I just have had so much luck and so much love for them that I had to share! If you want to try thredUP, you can use this link and get $10.00 towards your first order!
Another note – you’ll notice that I use a lot of accessories (like shoes & bags) on repeat. That’s because I’m a real girl on a real budget and can’t afford to have 20 different bags to accessorize with…and that’s OKAY! I figured we’re all in the same space when it comes to that and I hope that by reusing my accessories or certain items of clothing, you can be inspired by the many different fall outfits and styles you can get our of your closet!
Chambray Dress – Old Navy via ThredUp ($12.99) | Leggings – Simple Addiction ($9.95) | Booties – Rue21 ($19.99) | Hat – Walmart ($13.00) | Blanket Scarf – c/o Mo & Cho (similar here for $12.99) | Bag – Gifted
One of my favorite outfits of the season ever! I love the colors, the slight boho vibe and how on this outfit is trendy, but classic at the same time. I’d been wanting to add a chambray tunic to my closet all summer for the fall and stumbled upon this one from Old Navy on ThredUp. It originally retailed for almost 40 dollars and I got is for $12.99!
This just screams holiday season, am I right? Once again, I’d been looking for a red cable knit sweater for weeks, but they were all so expensive. I thought to check ThredUp and after a few days, this one from Old Navy appeared on their site, and for only 8 dollars! Bought! It looks brand new and is so soft. I love the way it pairs with the black and white pattern of the herringbone vest; it’s very bold!
FURTHER READING: 3 Ways to Style a Herringbone Vest
Sweater: The Loft via ThreadUp ($16.00) | Scarf: Amazon ($7.99) | Bag: c/o Sammy’s Dress | Jeans: Rue21 | Boots: Gifted |
I feel like every fall/winter wardrobe requires a creamy white chunky sweater. Like I mentioned above, sweaters are not very cheap! So, I turned to ThredUp and scored this SUPER soft sweater from The Loft. It is so cozy and comfortable and I love the way it pairs with scarves!
You’ve seen me style this bag before here.
FURTHER READING: 2 Must-Have Bags for Fall
Another sweater from ThredUp, but I’m not even sorry about it because it’s my favorite sweater from the lot. It’s cozy, it’s got a fun pattern detail and it’s a bit more fitted, so if gives me shape!
FURTHER READING: Two Ways to Style Leggings for Fall
Leather Jacket: Gifted Similar here for under $50.00| Tank Top: Kimchi Blue ($8.99) via ThredUp (exact one on Poshmark) | Leggings: c/o Mo & Cho | Pumps: K-Mart | | j | Necklace: Ink & Alloy (Use code PRIMP25 for 25% off your order)
I’m a huge fan of mixing edgy and feminine elements in my personal style. There’s nothing quite like putting on a leather jacket and heels and feeling like you can take on the world! Jewel tones are perfect for fall and winter since they are more rich and pair well with black!
FURTHER READING: How to Style Edgy Leggings
I know that I’m replaying the leather jacket and clutch on this look, but I wanted to show how versatile pieces like a leather jacket can be! This outfit has a totally different feel than the one before; it’s more of a “lunch date with girlfriends” type of look. I wanted to add a leopard print piece to my closet and of course, I turned to ThredUp before looking into the stores. I love that this tee is on the longer side – I have a long torso and hate when shirts ride up on me!
Sweater: Lauren Conrad via ThredUp – $11.99 (Get your first $10 dollars here) | Vest: Mint Julep |Jeans: Target Mossimo Jeggings | Boots: Kohl’s last season (Similar Here) | Necklace: Thrifted | Earrings: Burlington Coat Factory
Festive polka-dot sweaters for the win! I love a lot of Lauren Conrad’s clothes but they are so pricey at Kohl’s! Snagging this beauty for under $12.00 bucks was such a steal and it pairs so well with fall colors like olive and maroon!
FURTHER READING: Hey There, November (Goals & Fall Layering Inspiration)
I know I’ve shared this outfit before, but this is one of my favorite ones from the season so far. I love the casual layered style that’s been so in recently and after I picked up this layered jacket, I knew I needed to find the right tee to go with it. I didn’t want something that was plain white, I wanted something that had a little bit of dimension, so this tee from j. Crew was perfect! The sequin details gives the whole outfit the right amount of texture and color!
I decided I needed to add some different colors to my fall wardrobe other than olive green and maroon, so when I saw this kelly green dress, I had. to. have. Not only does it pair really well with these navy blue leggings, but it’s a great holiday color that will be fun to dress up as we get closer to December! And, it pairs well with my leather jacket when I want to be a bit edgier, or a cozy peacoat when I want to look a little classier! Super versatile (and affordable) so I’m all about that!
Also, sorry for the weird photo; I forgot to get a nice one before I lost the light, so I had to snag one in my office!
Last but not least, we have this cute little ensemble that I’ve worn MULTIPLE times because I love it. I wanted to add a piece to my closet that would work with printed leggings, so it had to be a tunic and it had to be a solid color. This tunic from Express was on clearance on thredUP and I love that it has the satin ribbon detail to make it a bit fancier. The tie around the waist and cut is also really flattering with my chest size and it’s been a go-to piece on days when I want to look nice but feel comfortable!
PHEW! We made it to the end. If you’re still with me, you’re a gem! I hope that this guide was helpful or inspiring for those of you who want to get more out of your closet. Remember, you don’t have to buy new things every day to be fashionable (I styled a lot of the same pieces throughout this post) and when you do want something new, check thredUP first to see if you can get a bargain deal! And, don’t forget to use this link to get $10.00 towards your first order!
Let me know in the comments below if this was helpful for you or what your favorite outfit was!