Budget-Friendly Fall Pieces under $25

It is really starting to feel like fall around here. This week we had our first taste of cool, crisp air; I was thrilled to be able to try out some of my fall outfit pieces, and today I’m sharing a few of my favorite budget-friendly pieces!

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First, I love the simplicity of this windowpane vest. I wore a number of longer vests this summer, and I really like the way they can easily dress up a simple outfit. Or, for a totally different look, they can be worn with shorts and skinny dress pants. I purchased this particular vest from Nordstrom and was able to capitalize on their in-store alterations as a result. (That’s such a nice perk for those of us who almost always need tailoring.) This vest is under $25, and it’s going to be great with dresses, leggings, and jeans this fall. I’m really excited about the versatility of this piece.

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This dress is from Old Navy, and it actually comes in a variety of great colors, including a simple stripe. I’ve had it for months, and I honestly wear it all the time. It’s such a great price point and, since it’s got some stretch, is really comfortable for just about anything you’ve got going on. I would say this has been one of my most worn pieces all summer long, and I will easily be able to transition it into fall.

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These boots are from Free People, and what I consider a “splurge” item. Two things about these boots caught my eye: 1) the suede went all the way down through the heel (as opposed to having a wooden or rubber heel), and 2) they were very thin at the ankle so they should pair really well with tights and leggings.

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The rest of my outfit is just made of pieces that I’ve had for a while. I linked similar items below in case you’re looking for the jewelry. I’ve also linked some alternative vest and dress options for you as well.

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Dress: Old Navy (under $20!); Vest: Nordstrom (under $25); Watch: Marc Jacobs (current version); Boots: Free People; Bag: Kate Spade Beau Bag (old); Necklace: J.Crew Factory (old – love this simple one, and such a good price!); Lips: MAC in Cyber

I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. My weekend will be spent in my hometown visiting family and friends; it’s been so long, I can’t wait to see everyone! I’m also looking forward to lots and lots of good festival foods. :) Anyone doing anything out of the ordinary?

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