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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How To Wear Bright Colors Like a Pro

Trends naturally come and go. One season you’re instructed to wear a single hue from tip to toe, the next you’re advised to rock the boldest and brightest hues of the spectrum. This year,...
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How to Dress for a Job Interview

You nailed the cover letter, wowed them with your resume, and can’t wait to show them what you’ve got. But first you’ve got to get through the job interview. You may not know exactly...
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Best Jeans for Women Over 50

With maturity comes wisdom, along with the occasional change in our bodies that nothing seems to stop. But that shouldn’t signal a dramatic shift for your wardrobe, especially if you love your denim and...
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Mom Style As Told by Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is redefining “mom” style. Although she is now a mother of three beautiful children, she never traded in her billowy, bright dresses and eccentric hats for baggy mom jeans...
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What Ever Happened to Contempo Casuals?

The revival of padded shoulders, retina-burning neon hues and palazzo pants have sparked nostalgia for those halcyon days of the big-haired ‘80s. But as much fun as leg warmers are…we’ll never enjoy a full...
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The Jeans Outfit Combo That Always Works

Everyone has those mornings when they don’t know what to wear. It’s not that you don’t have enough clothes (if you’re like me, you probably have too many), but rather you feel overwhelmed with...
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Budget Shopping the Bimbo Way

This post about bimbo clothes was originally published way back in 2005! I’ve revamped it because there are so, so many more options for those of us who like to show a little skin...
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She’s NY’s Original It Girl — Steal Her Look for Less

“Simple Life” star and celeb personality Paris Hilton has always been a master of glam style. Although Paris is now in her late-30s — shocking, right? — she still has that fresh-faced, fun-loving look...
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Patriotic Looks You Can Wear All Summer

Each year, Independence Day brings its own celebratory style to the forefront. While 4th of July fashion is never out of style in the U.S., it reaches its peak of popularity right about now. And you know how it...
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If You’re Short & Style-Minded, You’ll Love These

It’s tough to be short, even if your BFF is a tailor. All those super-cute pieces the mannequins wear are designed for leggy ladies, while the petite racks are stocked with sad, frumpy seconds....
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Dressing Those Curves — Style Tips for Shapely Hips and Thighs

Want to rock a tiny bikini but you have a little body image voice holding you back? Eh, so what if you have a round backside and wide hips? There are women who would...
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5 New Ways to Wear an Old Warm-Weather Trend

Celebs have shown us full range of the lace dress this year. From Lily Collins’ romantic take at the spring 2018 Givenchy show to Tracee Ellis Ross’ color-bomb lace dress on the Late Night Show...
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How to Wear the Glitter Trend (Without Looking Ridiculous)

The glitter trend is on this season. But this is one trend that’s especially hard to wear — as there’s a high risk of looking like you’re starring in the next big Cirque show....
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Under $50: 10 Cute Crossbody Bags

My spring/summer bag has always been a crossbody. Just big enough for the essentials, and the long-strapped style frees my hands for all sorts of fun-in-the-sun adventures. However, these warm-weather carry-alls are frequently exposed...
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Finger Bling: Sporting the Cocktail Ring this Season

A well-placed, oversized ring — aka the cocktail ring — might be just what I need to spice up my look this spring. Sure, the cocktail ring is less talked about today than in...
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Travel in Style with This Essential Bag

Heading out of town for a summer adventure? Instead of dragging along your oversized suitcase, carry your essentials in a chic travel bag. Perfect for short getaways, weekender bags are stylish, functional, and offer...
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Fab On-trend Swimsuit Picks for Women Over 40

Just a few weeks ago we were still talking scarves, coats and sweaters. But somehow we’ve fast-forwarded past the long winter, head first, into warm and sunny days. And before I’ve even put the...
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Hunter for Target — Top Picks for Instant Style

If you’re a devoted Target shopper like the rest of us, you’ve probably been anxiously waiting for the drop of the new Hunter collection. The latest Target fashion collaboration with Hunter Boots launched earlier...
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The Jewelry Brand Fashion Girls Love for Summer

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine… it’s summertime!” ~ Kenny Chesney The summer season is almost here. And summer — with its long, sunny days — is such a...
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8 Super Stylish Bodysuit Outfits to Try

I’m not sure exactly who brought bodysuits back from the ‘90s but I’d like to thank them. This trend-turned-staple is sexy, sophisticated and highly versatile — a piece that can be styled for both...
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The Basics of Jewelry Style

If I had my way I’d wear jewelry, a great pair of heels and nothing else. Jada Pinkett Smith Jewelry trends change from year to year — one season, we’ll see big statement pieces,...
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