Fashion and Style Trends

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Be the most stylish girl in any room without spending a fortune! Budget Fashionista has a long history of providing fashion-minded women with budget fashion advice and style trends — for looking and feeling beautiful.

We love the trends, even if we don’t chase them. We love to watch what’s coming off the runways and into the stores. And then we can get creative about incorporating those fresh new styles into the rotation without breaking the bank. Take that fashion and style journey with us!

Seasonal and Celebrity Style Trends

Need something super specific? We have you covered! See our spring/summer trends posts and our fall/winter trends posts.

You can also check what’s happening with accessories and our look for less celebrity style advice.

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The Eloquii Walmart Collection: 10 Plus-Size Picks Under $60

Eloquii is the destination for fashion-forward, plus-size clothes suitable for work and play. The brand was originally a short-lived, plus-size line at Limited that met its demise when Limited decided to focus on its...
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Wardrobe Update: 5 New Ways to Refresh Your Fall Look on the Cheap

When you’re short on cash, you could manage the style transition to fall by teaming last year’s jeans and puffer vest with your summer tops — but what’s the fun in that? It’s a...
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The Very Best Loungy, Long-Sleeved Tops for Fall for Women Over 40

Did you embrace the loungewear craze of 2020? I certainly did, to the point that the only items in my rotation were joggers, shorts, and t-shirts. Occasionally, I’d step up my game and toss...
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Fashion for Fall: the Best Transition Pieces for Women Over 40

Are you ready for cooler, shorter days? Yeah, me either. The transition seasons of fall and spring are problematic for a budget fashionista — the styles change as much as your need for body...
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The 5 Best Women’s Sneaker Trends This Fall

I have a thing for sneakers. They’re comfortable and stylish, the right pair can transform an outfit, and they wear well with 70% of the stuff in my closet — namely, shorts, jersey dresses,...
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The Ultimate Guide for Storing Clothes at the End of the Season

I’m not emotionally ready to put my shorts, tanks, and sandals away just yet — but the calendar tells me it’s time to start thinking about it. Storing clothes seasonally is a critical step...
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Fall Wardrobe Prep: 7 Budget Moves to Make Now

The calendar says its nearly Labor Day, but I don’t quite believe it. The summer is coming to a close, and too soon at that. If you love the summer sunshine like I do,...
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Feel Great, Look Great: 26 Sustainable Fashion Brands to Watch

Taking an ethical, slow fashion stance on style means more than wearing the occasionally recycled garment — although that’s an excellent start. A good next step is a commitment to refreshing your closet with...
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My 9 Favorite Apps for a More Stylish, Beautiful, and Fulfilling Life

What’s the first thing you reach for when you’re bored? There’s no shame in being honest; it’s likely your smartphone. And why not? That pocket-sized computer/camera/phone book is loaded down with free and low-cost...
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The Top 10 Easiest, Cheapest Outfit Ideas on the Planet. Oh, and They’re Stylish Too!

Instagram and Pinterest are great for mindless scrolling, but sometimes you need an edit. That’s especially true when you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe with some easy outfit ideas. So let’s skip past the...
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Your Top 5 Budget Fashion Questions Answered

Sex in the City character Carrie Bradshaw famously said, “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.” While I get Bradshaw’s perspective, I have a different outlook. You see,...
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Slow Your Roll! 5 Easy Ways to Support the Slow Fashion Movement for a Better, Healthier Momma Earth

Every decade brings its own set of cultural norms. While the 50s were the era of classy retro jazz fashion, the 60s morphed into the space-age phenomena. Similarly, the decade of 2000s was all...
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How to Shop Cheeky Swimwear This Summer & THE Cheeky Brand to Watch

The calendar says it’s August, but I don’t quite believe it. This year has gone by in a haze of home-based activities and, if we’re being honest, wine drinking. Even so, we are in...
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Feeling Stress? Try Budget-Friendly Crystal Jewelry for Well Being and Style

You could easily argue for or against the healing powers of crystals. But you would have trouble arguing that crystals and crystal jewelry aren’t inherently beautiful. A piece of rose quartz, for example, can...
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KENZO x Vans Teamed Up: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

If you were to pick the ideal collaboration partner for a French luxury fashion brand, it’s probably not going to be a footwear company with a cult following of skateboarders and California dreamers. But...
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Hayley Hughes Inspired! 4 Mini Handbag Picks to Bring out Your Inner Sexpot

Who says you need to bare it all to turn up the sex appeal? Sure, you could wear body-hugging fabrics and flash some skin when you’re feeling seductive — that’s guaranteed to turn heads....
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And, In Other News: 7 Summer Dress Trends That’ll Brighten Your Day

The mercury’s rising, ladies. It’s long past the time we switch from leggings to dresses to stay cool while still looking fab — even if the only people who see you these days are...
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Shop High Fashion on Amazon! 10 Brilliant Highlights from Common Threads on Amazon (Vogue x CFDA initiative)

Amazon has conquered every aspect of retail except for designer fashion. That is, until now. The online retail giant has gone all out with its first venture into the industry, teaming up with Vogue...
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Daydreaming: 7 Fashion Splurges to Make the Most of Your Next Cash Windfall

Splurge buys? At a time when unemployment is off the charts, and our nation is working through some major economic and social issues? Yes, I’m talking about fashion splurges — the stuff you daydream...
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Summer Just Got Better With These New Designer Target Dresses

Most of us have designer clothing taste without a budget to match. That’s why we’re always thrilled when Target releases a new limited-edition collection by designers we know and love. This time around, your...
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7 Black-Owned Businesses in Fashion and Beauty You Should Know About

With protests around the world in support of Black Lives Matter, people are finally taking a hard look at the daily inequalities Black people face. Though we see the most serious and often deadly...
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