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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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Summer Outfit Picks for Moms and their Littles

Is there anything cuter than a matching set for you and your little? Yeah, we don’t think so either. And, the newest crop of mommy and me fashions is downright amazing — they’re cute,...
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Move Over Leopard: There’s a New Spot Trending

Everyone loves a good leopard print. It’s ferocious, feisty, fierce and fun. You can’t go wrong, really, mostly because it’s achieved classic status at this point. But right now there’s another patterned player vying...
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Sundresses — 4 Styles and 12 Picks Under $50

Sundresses for summer? How inventive, right? But let’s take a minute to put aside the preconceived notions and focus what really makes these single silhouettes great. Sure, they’re feminine and flirty. And they’re also...
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The Tribal Print: How Fashionistas Are Wearing It Now

Ever since “The Lion King” premiere, “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” is on repeat in my head. And that’s a good thing. Why not brighten the day with some happy, hopeful lyrics...
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Airport Style: Feel Like a Celeb in These Airport Outfits

If you’ve ever sped through the airport at breakneck speed, racing against the clock to reach your gate in time, then you know it can be more than a little challenging to look even...
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The New Era of Smocked Tops and Dresses

Smocked tops and dresses used to be the stuff of tube tops and toddler dresses. But no more. That’s right — smocking is back and today’s version has an upgraded, more sophisticated vibe. It’s...
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7 Streetwear Brands To Watch

Thank you to Serena Yang for contributing this post about streetwear brands to watch. So…about streetwear. It’s a genre that defies definition. Skater and punk styles stand alongside classic hip-hop and active wear, with...
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The Most Popular (Budget-Friendly) White Summer Dresses on Amazon

There are few pieces more synonymous with summer than the classic white dress. As timeless as it is breezy and relaxed, it’s ideal for anything on your agenda. Dress it up with statement accessories...
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Summer Outfit Style Inspo From the Feeds

Something we do pretty often? Check the ‘gram for of-the-moment style ideas that are as chic as they are inspiring. You never know when you’ll find a look you wouldn’t have considered before you...
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How (and When) to Wear the Shorts Suit

The women’s shorts suit is everything right now. And that’s a beautiful thing for anyone who appreciates the tailored style of a pantsuit but can’t bear the thought of wearing one on a hot...
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How Old is Too Old to Shop Forever 21?

“Am I too old to shop here?” It’s a thought that likely runs through many a woman’s mind as she casually steps through the doors of Forever 21. It’s a bit sobering, to be...
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Summer Fun in Style: What to Wear to a Picnic

Ah, summer. That means slippin’ into sandals, driving with the windows down and, of course, enjoying the tradition of a great summer picnic. But before you start making your famous macaroni salad, think first...
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The Hard Pass: 5 Trends That Won’t Be Around Next Season

It’s so easy to fall in love with a trend because it looks great on a celebrity or catches your eye on Instagram. But so many of the hottest trends flame out after one...
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Beach Pants: How (and When) to Wear Them

Beach pants are loose and relaxed — some might even call them a little lazy. But they’ve got a certain nonchalant charm that makes them a nice choice for your freshest summer ensembles. The...
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What We Think About Rihanna’s Fenty

Everyone is abuzz about Fenty, the new luxury clothing line launched by Rihanna in partnership with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Why all chatter? Besides the Rihanna factor, Fenty is the first new LVMH...
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5 Flattering Summer Styles To Try Now

Sometimes I just need style to be easy. Because dressing well is fun, but it’s not my top objective in life. I’m sure you can relate — no matter how strong your love for...
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Heads Up! Pretty Summer Hair Scarves Under $20

Easy, breezy hairstyles are having their moment this year, and we’re pretty happy about it. I’d rather be outside, having fun than inside styling my hair, any day of the week. But even so,...
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Step Back, Athleisure: This is the Fitness Wear Trend

Long gone are the days when wearing sweats and plain tees was the casual wear du jour. Those off-duty garments were replaced many moons ago by the advent of athleisure — loosely defined as...
Victoria Beckham wearing a boilersuit

The Boilersuit: What It Is & How to Wear It

Craving something different in your wardrobe, maybe a piece that’s super trendy and IG-worthy? Meet the boilersuit, the edgy cousin of rompers and jumpsuits. It’s wearable, chic and also conservative — which is an...
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Not Into Short Shorts? Try These Instead

Remember the question asked by that ’80s Nair commercial: Who wears short shorts? Fast forward 30+ years and the answer is that not many women over the age of 22 are wearing tiny shorts...
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The ASOS Edit: 6 Trending Pieces Under $50

Few things hit the spot as well as retail therapy. Even better? Filling your wardrobe with warm-weather essentials without annihilating your bank account. That’s why we’re so crazy about ASOS. The ASOS Trending Now...
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