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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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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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Material Difference: The Easy Way To Pick Super Chic Fall Accessories

This post is sponsored by Jord. All opinions are my own. You’ve heard the advice 1,000 times before: When the seasons change, it’s time to give your wardrobe a quick refresh with a new...
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5 Items You Need from the Fall ’19 H&M Conscious Collection

Henry David Thoreau once famously remarked that doing good did not agree with his constitution. Maybe, just maybe, that’s because the H&M Conscious Collection wasn’t an option in the 1800s. Seriously — H&M’s sustainable...
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For Curvy Girls: Date Night Outfits You’ll Both Love

You have Friday night circled with a heart on your calendar and that can only mean one thing: date night. Maybe you’re exploring someone new, or perhaps you’re interested in spicing things up with...
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Scoop Returns: What We’re Loving from the Walmart Line

Fashion enthusiasts may remember the demise of Scoop NYC, the beloved boutique that closed its doors in 2016. Since 1996, it had served a niche group of discerning clientele who considered it the go-to...
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Emmys Fashion: The Standouts of 2019

This year’s Emmy Awards are in the books, but people are still raving about the beautiful dresses that took over the purple carpet. Sure, there were the usual Emmys fashion fails in the mix—but...
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The Best Long-Sleeve Dresses on Amazon for $50 or Less

Just because it’s cooler outside doesn’t mean you have to shove your dresses to the back of the closet until spring. How miserable would that be? There’s a reason that long-sleeve dresses exist, after...
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Try This Trick for Easy, Bold Fall Outfits

Color us obsessed with the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report for autumn/winter 2019/2020. The fall color trends palette serves up the best of the best: vibrant, beautiful hues that’ll dazzle on clothes, shoes and...
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The Duster Cardigan: How to Wear It

Ah, the duster cardigan. It’s an elegant take on a classic fall layering piece. And they’re so fun to wear, too. There’s just something about this silhouette that makes me feel taller, slimmer and...
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New York Fashion Week 2019: Recap & Budget-Friendly Picks

New York Fashion Week 2019 was a celebration of the unexpected — and that’s saying a lot for an industry that lives on shock-and-awe. The spring/summer 2020 events took us all in different directions,...
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Chic White Pieces to Wear After Labor Day

White after Labor Day? While grandma might gasp in horror, we say yes wholeheartedly to some crisp whites and ivories in the fall. After all, it’s always fun to spice up your style with...
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6 Fall Essentials for $50 or Less

As the weather begins to transition and we start looking ahead to fall, we’re setting our sights on the essentials that make cooler conditions more tolerable. You likely already have the wardrobe staples —...
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6 Amazing Jeans Outfits — Wait for It…

This is an intervention — a jeans rut intervention. I know, we tricked you into being here with that headline. Sorry about that. But there are times we can slip into a jeans-and-tee rut...
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Trending Fall Shoes You Can Actually Wear

We can’t resist a chic pair of shoes — and the change of seasons provides the perfect excuse to invest in a few new styles. So, of course, we scoured the interwebs for trending...
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The Most Important Style Lessons from Queen Bey

She’s an icon in every sense of the word. Beyoncé is no stranger to anything dynamic — she turns heads for her incredible talent and her on-point fashion sense. Is it any wonder that...
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Upgrade Your Casual: Add The Denim Dress to Your Style Game

Without question, denim is a fashion mainstay. You’re as likely to have it in your closet as you are to have an LBD, a crisp white shirt or a tailored trouser. But it’s also...
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