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.

Beyonce on stage

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...
Denim dress from Oasis

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...
Woman wearing beanie and faux fur

Fur-ocious for Fall: Affordable Statement Makers to Scoop Up Now

Ah, the luxurious feel of faux fur. It’s a trend that will never truly expire, because it’s affordable, animal-friendly and oh-so-indulgent. And as summer wanes each year, we see a new influx of creative...
Woman wearing handkerchief hem dress on sand dunes

5 Reasons to Add a Shark Bite Dress to Your Summer Wardrobe

The shark bite dress — also known as a dress with a handkerchief hem — is visually interesting, generally flattering and also perfect for warm, sticky summer days. You’ll want one in your summer wardrobe because...
Woman wearing cotton outfit on the beach

Gorgeous All-Cotton Outfits to Get Us Through Summer

Cotton is an all-star summer fabric. The breathable material keeps you cool and comfortable during the balmiest days of the year, and has the added bonus of being naturally low maintenance. Because cotton holds...
Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio at the "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" premiere

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Premiere Looks for Less

It’s not just you: Everyone is buzzing about “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” the latest blockbuster from Quentin Tarantino starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie. And the premiere, held at TCL...
Woman wearing shorts with heels

Wearing Shorts with Heels: How to Do it Right

You see it often, both in real life and on the feeds. Pairing shorts with heels looks so chic and photo-worthy — but it’s also daunting if you’re not accustomed to wearing this look....
Models walk the runway finale at the Fendi show at Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Fall Preview: What the Runways Predict for AW19

It’s that time of year again! We’re staring down the start of fall and the job of curating the closet for chillier days ahead. Luckily the AW19 shows were packed with amazing, covet-worthy picks...
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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...
Tribal print dress

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...
Courteney Cox in the airport

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...
Fashion model on runway wearing smocked dress

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...
Woman wearing white summer dress on the beach

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...
Older woman wearing quirky hat and sundressOlder woman wearing quirky hat and sundress

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...
Woman in picnic outfit near basket of food

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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