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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5 Glitzy Shoe-and-Bag Combos for the Holidays

Party season is upon us, and that means your schedule is quickly filling up with soirees of all kinds. Whether it’s biz-cajsh annual office gathering or a formal affair you’ve been anticipating for weeks,...
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5 Trending Styles Anyone Can Pull Off Right Now

If ever there was an accurate source of trending styles, it’s eBay. The virtual marketplace is a veritable mecca of all things fashion. When you’ve got a hub of style hits and misses, it...
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What Ever Happened to Plus-Size Line Pure Energy?

As fashionistas, we see the rise and fall of so many labels that play in the budget space. Just when we grow fond of a line we can get at Target or Walmart, it...
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Pattern Trend: What’s Hot and How to Wear It

If you love patterns, 2018 is YOUR year! And this Fall, the philosophy is the bolder the print the better. If you’re eager to embrace the “more is more” mentality of autumn 2018, read...
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Here’s How Warmth and Style Can Co-Exist

You know how to dress for the season, and you’re generally on the cusp of what’s comfortable and trendy. You’ve likely seen a few unfortunate examples of layering that look a little too bulky...
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What the Season’s Hottest Shoes Are Doing to Your Feet

A shoe lover is likely to zero in on style before anything else. Sometimes you’ll snap up some gorgeous trending shoe styles without trying them on — hello, online shopping and serious sales that...
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3 Things Handbag Divas Do on the Regular

Your handbags say a lot about your style and your personality. Often, it’s the key accessory that completes an outfit to perfection. Spending a little extra on something that catches your eye isn’t unheard...
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The New Women’s Suit: How to Pull It Off

The modern women’s suit is most certainly a new concept, as well as a sartorial farewell to the suits of old. Remember the excessively padded versions of the 1980s and the uber-masculine power suits?...
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Feel Great, Look Great: Sustainable Fashion Brands to Watch

Taking an ethical stance on fashion means more than wearing the occasionally recycled garment — although that’s an excellent start. A good next step is a commitment to refreshing your closet with sustainable fashion...
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Top 16 Pop Culture Halloween Costumes

If you’re looking for the “wow” factor this Halloween — while still showing off your savvy style sense — try a costume inspired by pop culture. Pop-inspired Halloween costumes are super fun and (bonus!)...
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Life of the Party — Cocktail Wear to Love in 2018

Falling in that hardly neat space between semi-formal and fancy, cocktail wear is a mystery to many aspiring fashionistas. If you have ever shown up to a bridal shower in a maxi dress or...
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The Plus Size Evening Dress That Looks, Feels Incredible

Dear Budget Fashionista: I am a plus-sized woman and was just invited to a black-tie optional event in early December. I’m 28 and don’t want to look 58. On top of that, I’d like to...
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The Brown Report: 7 Key Pieces for Fall

Brown is a popular hue every year, but 2018 finds brown clothing taking on entirely new meaning. In its many iterations, this rich, dramatic color is everywhere — and it’s winning accolades for proving...
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How to Stack Rings Like a Celebrity

Ever notice how JLo frequently sports bling on several fingers? As one of our favorite style icons, Jennifer Lopez truly understands how to stack rings for any occasion. When she is “relaxed Jenny,” her...
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8 Unique White Tees to Add to Your Wardrobe

As white tees go, there’s almost nothing more exciting than finding one that somehow ticks all of the boxes on your list of sartorial musts. Great fit? Check. Exact amazing shade of white? Check....
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First Date Jitters? Look Drop-Dead Gorgeous with These Tips

What you wear on a date should feel like second skin to you. The more comfortable you are, the better you look. Your clothing and makeup are not something that should make you anxious...
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How to Find Wide Calf Boots + Top Picks

Dear Budget Fashionista, I really need your help. Even though I wear a clothing size 12, I have VERY wide calves (plus size—about the size of someone who wears a size 16 to 18)....
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5 Amazing Denim Pieces for Your Fall Wardrobe

Denim is an all-time favorite that holds pride of place in most women’s closets. Whether you’re a slave to a single pair of jeans or you enjoy a healthy rotation of silhouettes and colors...
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Why You’ll Love Shopping for Pants This Fall

The weather’s cooling off and that means it’s time to think about covering up. This time of year, the layering pieces — cardigans, blazers, light scarves and the like — get all the attention. But...
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The Morbid Jewelry Trend That’s on the Rise

Say you compliment a dear friend on the amazing ring she’s just started wearing, and she tells you it’s cremation jewelry. Um, what now? Yep, that’s right — cremation jewelry is a thing and...
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This Dress Flatters Almost Universally: 5 Picks to Wear Right Now

Does it suddenly seem like you’re seeing tie-front dresses everywhere you turn? It’s not your imagination. This trendy look is more than just a ‘gram MVP, though. It also happens to be a highly...
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