I recently took a few trips into NYC, to see Catch Me If You Can on Broadway before it closed, & I attended a special advanced screening of The Lion King 3D before it opened this past weekend. Good times were had with friends & plenty of wine was consumed, however, post-Labor Day street style has brought out some new fall pieces like flats, belts, textured tights, scarves, & boots.
I’ve been doing a lot of posting recently about what the stars are wearing & indulging in my favorite new category, Super Style Wishlist, but I have not forgotten the roots of Style Darling, style on a budget. Seeing all the different combinations of belts over tunic tops or button downs with leggings & skinny jeans, paired with flats, there’s just so much to talk about!
I clicked through some of my favorite websites for affordable accessories & shoes & couldn’t decide what to pick, so I focused on items, on a store-to-store basis. Where are you looking to get some new belts this season? I recommend Forever 21, with prices ranging from $1.50 – $8.80 in the belts shown. Sizes range from Small - Large, but if you click here for Forever 21+, you can find fashionable belts in the same price range that go from XL – 3X.
I’m loving the flats this season from Payless, especially the ones designed by Christian Siriano & Z London. Post-summer styles start at $12.99 & newer designer styles go up to $49.99, but the prints are so versatile for your office look or weekend look. Inspired by my weekend in New York City, you can bet a lot of the city going gals are pounding the pavement in these comfortable foot-friendly flats in croc, leopard, with jewel embellishments, or bows?!
My absolutely favorite part of this time of year is that I can now break out my textured tights. The store that is selling the best designs is certainly Express. I love florals, animal prints, polka dots, striped, & anything you can think of to go with my tweed, bubble, or pencil skirts! The prices of these tights & many more on the website, range in price from $14.90 – $29.90, but if you are signed up to receive emails, you’ll get coupons & notifications of all the best sales. Not to mention, if you’re a credit cardholder, you can receive a rewards card, like I did & got $15 off acute sequined top. Now I wish I’d saved it & spent it on some tights, but I’m sure I’ll figure something out. For my fuller-figured readers, check out Torrid for textured tights & flirty legwear, ranging in sizes 1X - 4X (styles not shown).
If we’re talking about fall fashion, you can’t leave out boots. There weren’t many boots out & about during my two weekends in NYC, but a few did catch my eye. I instantly went to DSW to see these sexy & polished styles, ranging in price from $19.94 – $39.94, from brands like Michael Antonio & Madden Girl by Steve Madden. Everyone loves knee boots or over-the-knee boots, but at heart, I’m an ankle bootie girl, especially with the textured tights shown above!
Last, but not least, you can’t have anything to do with fall & not talk about scarves. They’re that extra special touch of style that make your casual, dressy, or edgy look possible, especially with these finds from Old Navy! The store offers lightweight, infinity, & heavy knit scarves for whatever occasion may call for a covered neck, but stars like Sienna Miller, Nicole Richie, & Ashlee Simpson always rely on a scarf to avoid a chill. The styles range in price from $8.94 – $14.94. Those are prices you can’t beat, especially if you’re a cardmember b/c you’ll earn points for future purchases & get discounts like $15 off you next purchase of $50- which I received as a recent birthday gift from the store.
Be sure to check out my last NYC Street Style post for when I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty exhibit before it closed! Which trends are you spotting around town? Do you have a favorite scarf, pair of tights, or flats that you’re looking forward to wearing this fall? What’s your favorite accessory for when the weather turns a bit chillier? Happy Styling!