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.

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...
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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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Don’t Be That Girl! 6 Rules To Live By for the Holiday Work Party

There’s one party every year where business is guaranteed to mix with pleasure: the holiday office party. It’s that time to let your hair down (finally) with your coworkers, have a few laughs, and...
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It’s Time! Your Once-Annual Chance To Save Big on This Celebrity-Favorite Brand

Thank you to Autumn Cashmere for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. A good sample sale may be the highlight of a budget fashionista’s year. Sure, you have to fend off competing...
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Heading Home for the Holidays? Wow Your Family and Friends with These 6 Chic Pieces from The Urge

Thank you to The Urge for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. If you’re headed home for the holiday season, you have a lot to anticipate: home-cooked meals, fun times with the...
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The Drool-Worthy Designer Collaboration That We’re Loving Right Now

It’s been tough to get excited about designer collaborations with retailers lately. There’s been something of a sluggish turnabout as creators fail to come up with pieces that are truly inspiring and exciting. But...
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You Can Still Wear This Slinky Summertime Piece In The Fall—Here’s How

This might blow your mind, but here goes. A slip dress is a masterful transitional piece. Sure, the sinewy straps and lightweight fabric position the slip dress as a summertime-only classic. But it’s those...
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Thanksgiving Travel On The Calendar? Here are 6 Style Essentials To Get You Through (We Can’t Help With Your Family Though)

If you’re planning on Thanksgiving travel this year, you’re facing enough stress without having to worry about your outfit. The right sartorial essentials can make all the difference to both your style game and...
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Hands-Free Style: This Classic Bag Is A Celeb Favorite That’s Perfect For Fall And Beyond

Ever find yourself scrolling through Instagram posts tagged with #crossbodybag just for fun? Hey, it makes sense. Crossbody bags are chic, and the ladies who love them on your feeds tend to wear really...
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Lean Machine! The Coat Silhouette You Must Have This Winter & Where To Get It Now

It’s coat season y’all! Now maybe you don’t love the cold weather, but let’s talk about the silver lining—there’s a new coat silhouette on the racks, ready to jazz up all your winter outfits....
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Cropped! How Regular Ladies Can Style a Short Sweater

Cropped sweaters are among the garments that tend to look really cute and stylish on celebrities, but seem decidedly less practical in the real world. But they’re out there, taking up space on the...
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Super Hero Style: How To Wear The Cape Trend

The cape trend seems to come and go without warning. Truth be told, it’s just practical enough to pass as a non-trend—you need to stay warm when it’s chilly outside, after all, and a...
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Seeing Spots: 5 Leopard Prints for Fall

The fall 2019 runways were jam-packed with animal prints. That’s nothing new, of course—the ubiquitous pattern consistently emerges as a must-have almost every year. This season, we’re loving the revival of the always-welcome leopard...
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Mom Outfits: 6 Cute Looks That Are Perfect For Fall

With the kiddos back in school, now’s the time to focus on yourself. And one way to do that is by giving your closet a quick fall overhaul. Start by donating the old and...
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