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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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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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Target Is Knocking Us Out With This Cute and Cozy Sleepwear Collection

What's more comfortable than slipping into a pair of affordable and stylish Target pajamas? Toss those old concert tees ladies! It's time to invest in real pjs.
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The Chic Crop — Genius Outfits That’ll Have You Dying to Wear a Crop Top This Season

You can wear crop tops without baring miles of your abs. Here are four inspiring outfits, plus some styling hacks to make this look work for your body type.
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For When He’s Ready to Pop the Question: Know Your Engagement Ring Styles (So You Can Hint Him Into Making the Right Choice)

Thank you to Diamonds USA for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Searching for interesting engagement rings for women? Check your feeds. Celebrities are at the forefront of engagement ring styles. Granted,...
Tracee Ellis Ross on the red carpet

She’s a Style Icon, Alright! Tracee Ellis Ross Shows Us 5 Ways to Turn Heads

Yes, Tracee Ellis Ross is entertainment industry royalty, but she simply glows in her own right. Here, she shows us five ways to be a style icon.
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Love Those Curves on a Budget! 7 Plus-Size Pieces We’re Eyeing from Old Navy Now

If you're willing to let Old Navy's spotty plus-size strategy slide, here are seven must-haves of the moment from the online shop.
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Hail to the Moms! 5 Amazing, Super Stylish Mommy Bloggers Share the Inspiration You Need Right Now

We love the gorgeous moms in our lives. And we're equally drawn to their more public equivalent, the hard-working mommy bloggers who prove a busy life doesn't require you to sacrifice fashion fun. Here...
Woman shopping January sales

It’s Here! One of the Best Times of Year To Shop for Clothes. Try These Inspiring Picks

A fresh start can take many forms. You could get a fresh hairdo, a new lip color, or -- my favorite strategy -- do some January sales shopping for a wardrobe refresh.
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9 Stylish, Affordable Workout Tops That’ll Inspire You to Hit the Gym

The holidays generally destroy my workout schedule and my healthy eating habits. By the time Jan. 1 rolls around, I’m sooo ready to hit the gym and eat buckets of salad with no dressing....
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Feel Like a Movie Star on New Year’s Eve in These Glamorous Pieces

Party time! New Year’s Eve is on the horizon, which means it’s time to find yourself something amazing to wear. That’s assuming your plan is to stay up and ring in the new decade...
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Winter Sunglasses — Gorgeous Styles to Keep Your Eyes Protected from the Sun (and to Up Your Style Game)

Thank you to SmartBuyGlasses for sponsoring this post about winter sunglasses. All opinions are my own. Did you know the earth is closest to the sun in early-January? It’s true! Despite January being the...
Woman wearing red winter scarf

These 6 Winter Scarf Styles Deliver Everything You Need From Your Neckwear This Winter

Thank you to Noxerena for sponsoring this post about winter scarves. All opinions are my own. It’s snowing as I write this and I can’t help but wonder where on earth I’ve put my...
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Here’s How Fashion Girls Will Wear Pantone’s Color of the Year in 2020

Every year, we wait with bated breath for Pantone’s color of the year announcement. This year’s choice of Classic Blue is one we truly love. It’s fabulously classic and approachable — and also super...
Selena Gomez for Puma

Why We Love the New Installment of the SG x PUMA Collection

The third installment of Selena Gomez’s collaboration with PUMA is here, and it’s noteworthy that it’s so effortless and wearable. Of course, that’s what you expect of top-tier athleisure, but all too often those...
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This Throwback Holiday Party Garment Should Be On Your Must-Wear List Now

It’s tough to find the perfect outfit for your office holiday party, or for a last-minute gathering where you want to look your best but not like you tried too hard. A few wardrobe...
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These 5 Styling Secrets Will Get You to the Office Holiday Party in Style

Holiday party season is upon us, which means it’s time to start dusting off your finest work-appropriate festivity garb to enjoy some quality off-duty time with your coworkers. Unless it’s strictly an ugly sweater...
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