SPLURGE OR SAVE: LEOPARD PRINT
Leopard is by far the most popular print of the season. We love how it adds a uniquely feminine, yet edgy twist to an otherwise timeless look. Here, we’re featuring two blouses that can be easily styled with a number of bottoms. Pair these with some high-waisted black or faux leather pants or a fun and flowy midi skirt for a fashion-forward fall ensemble. Our splurge item is this FRAME blouse (left), which is beautifully made and lies flawlessly on the body. Our save item is this equally stylish 1901 blouse (right) that is lightweight, comfortable and festive. Craving more leopard print styles? Check out our guide to styling leopard print here.
SPLURGE OR SAVE: WHITE BOOTIES
White booties have been having a major fashion moment for a few seasons now, and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon, especially as “winter white” joins our end-of-the-year color palette. Here, we’re featuring two white booties that are neutral enough to match anything. Plus, both of these booties have a chunky block heel, which is another popular shoe trend this year. Our splurge item is this gorgeous pair of Vince Ridley booties (left) that hit just above the ankle, and these faux snakeskin booties (right) that are just a bit lower in both height and heel are our save pick.
SPLURGE OR SAVE: OVERALLS
Love them or hate them, overalls have officially transitioned from ill-fitting and outdated to form-flattering and ultra-fashionable. Here, we’re featuring two pairs of light to medium wash overalls that can be easily styled over a tee or long-sleeve top for a fun and unexpected fall style. We suggest pairing these with a simple top and slides or sneakers and finishing the look with a layered sweater. Our splurge option, these Citizens of Humanity overalls (left), are perfectly distressed, while our save option, these Levi’s overalls (right), feature an on-trend cropped ankle and a lower neckline that flatters any body type.
SPLURGE OR SAVE: POWDER BLUE ACCESSORIES
Powder blue is popping up everywhere, from chic outerwear to fashionable accessories. Here, we’re featuring two handbags of similar styles that are the ideal pop of color for any of your autumn ensembles. We love how both of these bags are completed by sophisticated gold hardware and suggest pairing these with an all-black or all-white look with added gold statement jewelry. Our splurge item is this Tory Burch bag (left) that we immediately fell in love with, and our save item, this smaller crossbody bag (right), is understated, yet elegant.
SPLURGE OR SAVE: WIDE-LEG CORDUROY
Similar to overalls, wide-leg cropped trousers have become a polarizing fashion trend. We love how comfortable wide-leg pants are and are thankful for how forgiving they are compared to shorts or skinny jeans. As the end of the year nears, corduroy is making a comeback, especially in this trendy cut. And, just in time for autumn, deep reds and rust-colored styles are hitting the scene. Here are two options for both sides of the spending spectrum. Our splurge item is this pair of Elizabeth and James wide-leg corduroys (left), while our save item, this deeper red pair (right), is almost identical and over $200 cheaper.
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