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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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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 Summer 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 Splurge-y Fashion Buys 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 Target’s New Designer Dress Collections

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 Fashion and Beauty Brands 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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Bedazzled! 5 of the Hottest Jewelry Trends of Summer

Now’s about the time we could all use some self-care, right? And your style of self-care might be a bubble bath infused with essential oils, or a glass of Cabernet on the patio. But...
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7 Loungewear Options to Add to Your Life Right Now

At a time when most of us are still spending the majority of our time at home, finding something comfortable to wear around the house that isn’t our old worn-out sweats from the last...
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Trend Alert: 7 Chic Pearl Accessories of the Moment

Pearl accessories may bring to mind visions of Lucille Ball, Charlotte York, or maybe your dear grandma Mary. Pearls, like so many other fashion trends, have adopted many personalities over the years — ranging...
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12 Essential Style Pieces to Snag from J. Crew…While You Still Can

With the news that J. Crew has filed for bankruptcy, it may be only a matter of time until some of your favorites are no longer available. While bankruptcy in itself isn’t necessary the...
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No One Needs to Know You’re Wearing These PJs All Day

If you’re proudly living that pajama life right now, well…we can’t really blame you. Life generally is crazy at the moment, so you can’t be blamed for going the hyper-relaxed route while you can....
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Loungewear with a Twist: 5 Styles More Chic Than You Might Expect

It’s definitely prime time for loungewear right now. The relaxed and comfortable pieces you once reserved strictly for weekends now enjoy pride of place in your life — every day of the week. But,...
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Style Under $15: Little Treats to See You Through These Tough Times

When you’re on a shoestring budget, it can be tough to justify any type of frivolous purchase. Buying fun items doesn’t feel quite so enjoyable when it comes with a heaping side of buyer’s...
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7 Small Fashion Brands to Support Right Now

The fashion industry is undoubtedly taking a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. The world’s biggest names have seen sales plummet, while most physical stores around the world are shuttered temporarily. While that’s an impact...
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Work from Home in Style with these 5 Ultra Stylish & Comfortable Footwear Options

It’s probably been a while since you last wore that your fav pair of designer shoes you picked off the clearance rack. Even your ballet flats may not have seen the light of day...
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How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out at Home During Quarantine

You’re feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on your lifestyle in a number of ways. We all are. Working from home, perhaps at the kitchen table, not leaving the house for days, wearing...
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The Must-Have Clothes You Need for At-Home Workouts

Sure, you can’t exactly stick to your gym routine right now, but just because you’re inside doesn’t mean you can’t work out. In fact, there are a million reasons to break a good sweat...
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5 Gorgeous Work-Appropriate Tops You Can Wear with Joggers

With so many more of us now working from home, it can be a major mental adjustment when it comes to figuring out what to wear. After all, home is where we kick off...
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The New H&M Collection You’ll Love Wearing At Home

The hallmarks of any great garment are comfort and style, and the new P.E. Nation x H&M Collection capitalizes on both in an amazing way. P.E. Nation is one of Australia’s most beloved off-duty...
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