Looks for Less Fall Fashion Staples Under $100

Frugal Fashions for Fall: You won’t be stressing over price tags during your next shopping trip! We have rounded up a few of the hottest red carpet looks for fall and show you how-to re-create celebrity star style for under $100. Are you ready to impress for less?
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 05, 2009

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No need to stress over price tags during your next shopping trip. We’ve rounded up a few of the hottest red carpet looks for fall and show you how to recreate celebrity star style for under $100. Are you ready to impress for less?

By Qianna Smith

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Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to update your wardrobe for fall? Invest in few eye catching animal print pieces. From belts to bags, a single pop of print will instantly update your look like Halle Berry at the 12th annual Shanghai Film Festival.
Get the Look for Less: Spiegel Signature Fine Polished Canvas Collection Tailored Blazer, $17.99 (Originally $79), spiegel.com; All Over Zebra Lips Crop Tee, $32, topshop.com; Forever 21 Distressed Liquid Matte Leggings, $17.80, forever21.com; Js By Jessica Lindsay Patent Leather Pump in Black, $19.94 (Originally $79), dsw.com; Napier® 6-Mm Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings, $10.50 (Originally $10.50), kohls.com.

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Get a double dose of trends when opting for animal prints in neon hues like these BCBGMaxAzria leggings, $78, BCBGMaxAzria boutiques nationwide, that also give off a cool 80’s vibe, which is so haute for fall.

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Step out in style like actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, who dons a power leather skirt with flirty separates to create an elegant overall statement. This is the perfect outfit to go from a meeting to martini’s with the girls.
Get the Look for Less: Forever 21 Chiffon Dot Ruffle Top, $17.80, forever21.com; Spiegel Seamed Lambskin Leather Skirt, $44.99 (Originally $99), spiegel.com; Leidy Jeweled Necklace, $12.80, forever21.com; Charlotte Russe Oversized Flower Ring, $2 (Originally $4), charlotterusse.com; Charlotte Russe Buckled Zipper Booties, $19.99 Online Only (Originally $39.99), charlotterusse.com.

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If a real leather skirt is not in the budget this season, go faux. We like this Rachel Rachel Roy Faux Leather Skirt, $89, Macy’s stores nationwide.

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Whomever said business attire has to be boring or stuffy was wrong! If you’re a glam girl, show it like Kerry Washington, who looks sophisticated and sexy-chic at the 57th San Sebastian Film Festival in San Sebastian, Spain.
Get the Look for Less: Arden B Charm Ruffle Front Blouse, $38, ardenb.com; Forever 21 Printed Skirt with Belt, $14.80, forever21.com; Chaps Metallic Large Ball Stud Earrings, $9.38 (Originally $14), kohls.com; BKE Sequin Wallet, $9 (Originally 12),buckle.com; Wet Seal Patent Pointy Toe Pump, $22.50, wetseal.com.

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Layering prints like this Apostrophe Cardigan, $18, Sears stores, with a Plaid Mandee blouse, $28, mandee.com, is a fun and fab way to take the business attire you already own and turn it into an entirely new look.

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You don’t have to be a rock star to look like one! Chrisette Michele oozes casual rock-girl glamour by playing up statement accessories like this sequin jacket, zipper-detailed pumps, bold necklace and black shades.
Get the Look for Less: Arden B Sequin Shrug, $48, ardenb.com; Forever 21 Fab Ribbed Racerback Tank, $3.50, forever21.com; Old Navy Women’s Square Sunglasses, $5 (Originally $9.50), oldnavy.com; Silver Knotted Chain Tassel Necklace, $12, torrid.com; Charlotte Russe Shiny Knit Leggings, $11.49 (Originally $22.99), charlotterusse.com; Charlotte Russe Zipper Rosette Slingbacks, $14.99 (Originally $29.99), charlotterusse.com.

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Attention-grabbing accessories with glimmering detail screams rock ’n roll. Fuse feminine touches like this lace She Said Tank, $30, JCPenney stores, with a bold necklace piece by Mixit, $32, JCPenney stores, for your own unique embellished style.

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Looking slim and trim at the New York Film Festival’s screening of “Precious,” Mary J. Blige goes back to the style basics in sleek head-to-toe black. Mimic her moves, if you’re looking for a versatile outfit that will work for almost any occasion.
Get the Look for Less: Charlotte Russe Wavy Knit Jumper, $12.49 (Originally $24.99), charlotterusse.com; Forever 21 Rhinestone Hoops, $7.80, forever21.com; Lulu Townsend Snake Clutch, $26.95 (Originally $38), dsw.com; Avon Leather Shoe Bootie, $19 (Originally $39.99), avon.com.

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