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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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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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5 Adorable Capri Pants to Wear This Spring

At the first hint of spring warmth, we’re shopping capri pants. Not only are capris the gateway to skirts and shorts, they’re also the emblem of crisp, classy style — what’s good enough for...
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Throwback! Can We Talk About Olivia Pope?

If I could, I’d look like Olivia Pope every day. Even after Scandal’s seven-season run has ended, she’s still one of the fiercest characters on TV. Pope, played by Kerry Washington, is beautiful, confident,...
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Corsets Are Trending! Here’s How to Wear One (Without Looking Trashy)

Corsets happen to be trending again, and in ways that are actually quite wearable. Seriously, there's no bare skin or patent leather required.
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6 Swoon-worthy, Long Sleeve Midi Dresses to Walk Through Transitional Spring Days in Style

That seasonal transition is here once again. And that means it's time to add a couple long sleeve midi dresses to the mix. Manage through cool days in style!
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These 5 Gorgeous Pastel Accessories Will Jumpstart Your Spring Wardrobe

The other day, I saw the most exciting thing: tulips just beginning to sprout from the cold, grey dirt. That’s my cue to celebrate the survival of another winter. Those tiny, bright green stalks...
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Mini Backpacks Are One ’90s Trend We’re Thrilled to See Return

Mini backpacks are back! Compact, convenient, and oh-so-stylish, the mini backpack is a '90s trend that's having another moment. Here are four picks to buy now!
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5 Spring Trends to Love Now — & Luxurious Designer Pieces to Match

The urge to wear bright colors has been building -- to the point I might go on a crazy spring fashion trends shopping binge. Here's what I'd buy.
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Stash Your Stuff in Style: 5 Perfect Handbags to Turn Heads

If you’re ready to retire the hefty tote you hauled around all winter and embrace something lighter and fresher for the season, here are five purses for spring that are sure to step up...
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The Tough-to-Wear Silhouette That’s Trending (Again!): 5 Savvy Ways to Wear It

Can you believe it?! Drop waist dresses are back! Learn how to wear the latest iteration of this style without looking like you're going to a costume party.
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Video: I Unbox and Try on My Latest Haverdash Shipment

Want to see my latest Haverdash unboxing? You’re in the right place. I opened my latest shipment in front of the camera and then tried on each of the pieces (though the actual changing...
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