Key pieces for a sharp Fall wardrobe don’t have to be expensive, and a few wallet-friendly updates can add a ton of style to your overall look. As we mentioned in our previous Fall Essentials piece, the key thing to think about with your fall wardrobe is changing temperatures, you want items that layer easily or can be versatile enough for varying temps. Like with the rest of the items in your Essential Wardrobe you want pieces that will have you looking sharp no matter your height, body shape, or age.
Here are our picks for the Best Budget-Friendly Fall Essentials for 2019!
H&M Wool crewneck sweater – $20
A simple versatile item that can be worn a ton of different ways, from casual to dressy. We love the one from H&M, it’s budget-friendly and super stylish.
The Tie Bar Wool Knit Tie – $25
An easy way to add some texture and personality to dressier looks, these simple additions are great with suits or chinos. We love the options from the Tie Bar specifically, the bang-for-the-buck is outstanding.
H&M Quilted Jacket – $79.99
Budget-friendly quilted jackets are very tough to come by but this one from H&M hits all the marks. A solid price, great casual style, and a nice light weight make for a very versatile jacket for your Fall layering.
Suede / Perlon / Wool watch straps – $5-$20
A super simple (and cheap!) way to mix up your accessory game. Try something in suede or perlon for some added texture and style to your watch.
Uniqlo Corduroy Jeans & Chinos – $39.90
We discussed these in our previous Fall Essentials video, and for good reason, a few solid pairs of pants can really set your rotation up nicely. We really love the corduroys and chinos from Uniqlo because they’re super affordable and great quality for the money. The range of colors is great too, so make sure you invest in a few pairs to mix up your rotation from denim.
Leather Lace-Up or Chukka Boots – $130 – $250
A solid and versatile lace-up boot or chukka boot is an indispensable style foundation for fall. Keep in mind that affordability is relative and you get what you pay for. Ultimately, It’s tough to find anything of quality below $150 or so. The picks below are a great mix of quality and affordable prices.
Wool Scarf – $13-$60
Easy warmth when you need it and it can be a great accessory. Go for solid black, grey or navy for an understated look or opt for a pattern like plaid or a bolder color for more of a statement. Wool blends and cashmere are the most comfortable.
Uniqlo Suede Belt – $30
You’ve hopefully got a few casual and dress belts in leather already, but adding a suede version is an easy way to change up your accessory game and add some nice texture to your outfit. As another option, a nice braided leather belt is a cool update as well.
Flannel Shirts – $30 – $50
We discussed the importance of great casual button-ups for fall and there are a number of good flannel options that are perfect for the cooler months. You can go for a solid color or a bolder plaid and these are great as a layer under a denim or bomber jacket or just worn on their own. We love the ones from Uniqlo the most but there are other great picks we love below as well.
H&M Blazer – $70
Another super versatile jacket, we love that this blazer can add a bit of polish to any casual outfit, like with denim or chinos, or it can be dressed up with some trousers and a tie. The checked pattern is a nice way to add a bit of personality but in a subtle way and you can even layer a sweater underneath for added warmth.