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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6 Trends from NYFW That Anyone Can Pull Off

It’s hard to imagine a world in which we don’t take at least some inspiration from the wild, raucous and incredible looks that grace the runways at NYFW each year. For fall/winter 2019, imagination...
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How to Wear A Bomber Jacket 6 Ways

Bomber jackets are more classic than trendy — and always reliable, comfortable, and super stylish. You can easily wear this piece when you want to dress down something that’s a little too prim for...
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Feisty’s the Word for Spring 2019 Color Trends

Are you positively done with the arctic chill and mind-numbing temperatures currently sweeping across the country? There’s good news: spring is on the horizon! And with spring comes a slew of gorgeous colors destined...
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10 Color Block Bags Under $50

We figured as much about the staying power of the color blocking in fashion. The Budget Fashionista originally wrote about the color block bags trend back in 2014 — and the style had already...
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Why We’re Eyeballing Luxe Pieces in Gold and Red

Chinese New Year is mere days away — on February 5, to be precise. In this Year of the Pig, we’re thinking festivities are in order. With beautiful fabrics and luscious designs ripe for...
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Valentines Day Lingerie — Pieces You’ll Both Love

It’s the little things that promise to make Valentine’s Day memorable for you and your special someone. You can have dinner lined up at the best restaurant in town and plans to see that...
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10 Ways to Wear Flats According to Instagram

Let’s just call it the perfect shoe. Flats are ubiquitous, universal, and easy on the wallet, too. You can wear them with everything from jeans and Breton stripe tops to sheath dresses and cardigans....
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Jeans Lovers Rejoice! Four Fab Denim Trends to Watch

There’s no denying that denim continues to reign supreme. Jeans will forever be reliable staples that provide you with something to wear when it seems like there’s nothing to wear. The beauty is that...
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9 Iconic Wardrobe Essentials — and Where To Get Them Now

There’s never just one item that every closet needs. If anything, there are at least a handful of classics — wardrobe essentials that all women should own, mostly to resolve the dreadful and recurring...
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Feeling Wordly? Copy These 7 Top European Style Trends

Thank you to Barcelona-based blogger Zlatina Jekova of La Elegantia for giving us the inside scoop on European style trends! As the fashion month is fast approaching it is time to go back and...
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We Solved the Winter Date Style Dilemma

If you already struggle to decide on the right outfit for a date, winter is not your friend. Somehow you’ve got to (1) look amazing and stylish, and (2) stay warm. When you’re staring...
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4 Trends We Can’t Believe Are Back

Everything old is new again. It’s an age-old adage that is particularly relevant in the fashion world, where trends recycle every few years and new designs draw inspirations from decades past. Some fads may...
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Chic Accessories: Capes, Hats, and Gloves We Love

For some, winter is the most wonderful time of the year. For others, it’s when we gaze longingly at the summer dresses shoved to the back of the closet. But if we spend too...
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High-Tech Style: 5 Pieces That Go Beyond Basics

The modern world is more advanced and tech-savvy than most of us could ever have dreamed. Speaking into a wristwatch a la Dick Tracy is perfectly normal, and virtually attending an event as it...
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18 Budget Party Dresses for Every Body

Party season is in full swing. If your favorite dresses have been worn just a few too many times and you really just want a great excuse to snag something new, the holiday season...
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6 Luxe Leather Pieces on Our Holiday Wish List

We’re facing the last legit shopping weekend before Christmas. And that means it’s also high time you carve out a few minutes to finalize your own wish list. If you’re at a loss for...
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The Lucy Hale Outfit Anyone Can Wear

Easy does it in a near-flawless ensemble that keeps you comfortable and stylish on those brisk late fall days. Granted, Lucy Hale probably isn’t braving super heavy winds in Los Angeles, but she does...
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Inspired by Film — Festive Holiday Outfit Ideas

Classic holiday movies have a tendency to put anyone in a festive spirit. There’s something about that 24-hour marathon of “A Christmas Story” on TBS that would even make Scrooge crack a smile. Even...
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Out of This World: Galaxy-Inspired Fashion

Prints are having their moment in this fall/winter of 2018, and it may have you looking for new patterns to show off. Sure, animal print always makes a statement. And florals and stripes, well,...
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What’s Trending in Coats This Season

The cold front sweeping the country is no joke — and it may even create a sartorial emergency. Unless you live in the tropics, you’re in dire need of something warmer than those cute...
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How to Shop Mid-Range Jewelry & Brands to Watch

There comes a time in every budget fashionista’s life when she decides to outgrow ultra-cheap jewelry. Of course I love that Forever21 stocks fun, cheap earrings and bracelets…but many of those pieces are short-lived....
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