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29 Pieces Of Fall Clothing And Accessories That Only Look Expensive


29 Pieces Of Fall Clothing And Accessories That Only Look Expensive

Under-$50 fall fashion finds that’ll still have you looking like a million bucks.

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1. A chunky knit oversized cardigan you won’t ever want to stash away under your bed, but that you will frequently put on and say is your favorite. It’s an easy throw-on, so all you’ll have to worry about is whether or not to let James in off the dang porch.

Yes that was a Folklore joke, obviously. The only jokes I make these days. Also, don’t let James in — he repeatedly met that other girl behind the mall.

Promising review: “This sweater has become my favorite sweater. I like that it’s knit and oversized. The pockets are large enough to fit my iPhone 8 Plus with my big case on it. It’s lightweight enough to have on hand, but warm enough to keep you from some cold conditions such as windy days. I wear my sweater every day. I washed on cold and put it in the dryer on low. I didn’t experience any color fade or damage after I washed it. I would highly recommend this cute sweater. Great price and high quality.” —Latoya Boyd

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 25 colors and prints).

2. A luxe leopard satin slip dress that’d be equally fab on its own with sandals, heels, or sneakers now or tossed under a cozy sweater come fall.


Promising review: “These are the most amazing dresses. I ordered them in four colors and would have purchased the other colors if available. The adjustable straps make this a great dress for people of various heights. (I’m 5′ and by shortening the straps the dress actually hits me where it’s supposed to.) This is a fun and very early 2000s-esque slip dress. I look forward to layering it in the fall.” —SItleClark

Get it from Target for $24.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in five colors and prints).

3. Faux-suede low heel ankle booties, which’ll look so cute with everything from jeans to dresses, they may make you decide to give all your other footwear ~the boot~., Amazon

Promising review: “I love these booties! They’re very true to size. They don’t look like they only cost $27. I have another pair of booties that I had thought were the most comfortable boots in existence, but these might top them. I know I’ll have no problems wearing them for hours on end. I’ll probably be purchasing again.” —Rachel Sheets

Get them from Amazon for $18.79+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 30 colors and prints).

4. A polished pastel blazer with a cinched waist you should ~knot~ hesitate to pair with your favorite jeans.

Kloset Envy

Or, as the model above demonstrates, bike shorts!

This gorgeous jacket is from an LA-based, Black woman-owned business!

Get it from Kloset Envy for $36 (available in sizes S-L and in more colors here).

5. A striped top that screams “Parisian chic” and will still leave you with plenty of funds left to order a croque monsieur on Grubhub.


Promising review: “This shirt fits like a dream. I’m a size 16 and purchased an XL and it’s lovely. It’s the perfect length and the Peter Pan collar makes this shirt perfect for work or even for just running around. I paired it with black ponte pants and pointy-toe flats and loved it.” —Tricia McKenney

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in four colors).

6. Polished plaid straight-leg pants for a look that’s professional yet effortless at the same time (plus will show off your equally cute shoes).


Get them from Target for $27.99 (available in sizes 0-26W and in five colors and prints).

7. A go-everywhere anorak that might not leave your body all season long.


Promising review: “I bought a $98 cargo jacket at the department store last week that I kept the tags on because I found this for a third of the price. They look very similar and I’m pleasantly surprised with the quality of this one! I will now be returning the department store jacket! I almost like the look of this one better.” —Stevebb12

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S-3X and in 44 styles).

8. A pastel duster jacket because fall definitely doesn’t have to be all about neutrals.


Get it from Boohoo for $16 (available in sizes 14-24 and in six colors).


Promising review: “OBSESSED!!! Exactly like a coat from Urban Outfitters except at a fraction of the cost. It’s super comfy and warm! Love love love it! It feels expensive and is super cute. You don’t have to spend so much money on trendy items — it’s so not worth it when you can find cute dupes.” —Vanessa

Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes S-3XL and in 17 styles).

10. A snake-sational top handle mini bag with elegant gold hardware and neutral piping that’ll take even a basic jeans and a tee ensemble to a luxe new level.

Lilly’s Kloset

It’s from an awesome and affordable Black woman-owned online boutique — the founder started her business with just $2,500!

Get it from Lilly’s Kloset for $48.

11. Combat booties that have a knit and faux-fur lining that can be folded up or down, making them a cozy and versatile staple you’ll wear into winter.


Promising review: “I normally wear a size 9 and that’s what I ordered. They fit perfectly. I don’t have narrow or super wide feet, but my feet are slightly wider in the toes, and these have plenty of room and my feet don’t feel shoved in or scrunched up. There’s room to wiggle my toes, but they’re tight enough for support when doing a lot of walking. They’re well-made and seem quite durable. The price was a steal.” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $36.99 (available in sizes 6-11 and in three colors).

12. An embroidered velvet tunic dress just begging to be paired with your favorite boots. Honestly, you might even get excited for the weather to get colder so you can wear this.


Promising review: “Super comfy. It’s very good quality, which surprised me. It’s one of the hidden gems of Amazon. I ordered the biggest size they had as I thought it might run small, but I definitely could’ve gotten away with my true size. Regardless, it’s roomy and very warm.” —Brooke B

Get it from Amazon for $23.98+ (available in sizes S-4XL and in five styles).

13. A trendy denim overall dress that looks like something you might find at Madewell or Topshop for way more moolah.


Promising review: “This looks better/more expensive in person! Love it! It’s so cute and has that ’70s vibe. The waist is pretty loose in the back, but you can’t tell from the front. I’m 5’7″, about a size 8, and got a medium, and it hits mid-shin (pretty much looks exactly like the picture). I could see this working for plenty of body types!” —CP BK

Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in two washes).

14. Professional paper bag waist pants to make you look totally boss even without a corner office budget.,

Promising review: “These pants are by far the best piece of clothing I have bought on Amazon. They are exactly as described, fit as expected, and are a great material and great quality. Love love love and will go back and order every color now.” —Irma

Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes 4/6-12 and in three colors)

15. A boho chic tie-neck floral mini dress with a smocked waist that’s just begging to be paired with your fave fall boots.

Forever 21

Might I recommend some cool hoop earrings, too?

Get it from Forever 21 for $22.99 (available in sizes S-L).

16. A luxuriously soft wrap you can tie as a shawl or a scarf, and that will keep you cozy in the blasting AC of your parents’ house now and autumn breezes later.


Promising review: “I was honestly surprised at how lightweight this is. It’s also very, very soft to the touch. I figured it wouldn’t be warm enough, but I got chilly and wrapped the shawl around myself. Within two minutes I realized that my shoulders and arms were toasty warm. I didn’t think something so light could be so warm. Treat yourself to one. It’s not very expensive and it keeps the chill out.” —Susan Goldstein

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 11 colors).

17. Chic ankle booties with a cool lace-up detail and just-right heel height — as in the kind you’re sure to fall for this fall, without literally falling down.,

And don’t worry, there’s a zipper on other side so you don’t have to lace them up every time.

Promising review: “The quality of these boots is amazing! They are so adorable! I got my normal size and they fit perfectly.” —Ashlee Lauryn

Get them from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in five colors).

18. A ruffled gingham mini skirt that actually is here to make friends — with all your sweaters and tights, that is. Heck, it’s posh enough you could probably hand it to Blair Waldorf, tell her you got it at Bergdorf’s, and she’d pop it on.,

And as the two reviewers above demonstrate, you can style it for hot or cold weather!

Promising review: “I buy everything on Amazon based off of reviews, so I wanted to come back and tell you guys that if you are on the fence, BUY THIS! It’s such a cute skirt, and I got sooo many compliments on it! I can’t wait to wear it again!!! I would order a size up for comfort.” —Simone

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes XS-XL).

19. Leopard wide-leg cropped pants so your style can take a walk on the wild side without your budget doing the same. These paired with a bright top and neutral flats or booties? *Chef’s kiss*

J Crew Factory

Get them from J. Crew Factory for $34.50 (available in sizes 00-24).

20. Fall-, summer-, or any season-ready sunglasses with an under-$15 price tag and over 2,000 5-star reviews that some folks say are comparable to a certain brand that rhymes with Shmay-Span.,

Promising review: “I am still in shock that these sunglasses were so nice. I bought them for the style and look (trendy yet comfortable) and figured the polarized label was a gimmick (polarized sunnies I’ve bought in the past have been well over $200). I was going on a trip and needed some sunglasses I wouldn’t cry over if I didn’t return with them (always lose mine). These sunglasses were packaged beautifully. They came with a polarized tester! They passed the test as well as my Ray-Bans I knew were polarized, but when I kept switching back and forth between these and my Ray-Bans I’m pretty sure the lenses on these are even CLEARER. Maybe because they were brand new, but I was so impressed!! They are so cute and stylish while also so comfortable with an amazing lens. BUY THESE!! Super good deal, you won’t be disappointed! They also seem so sturdy, so I’m hoping they will last me a while. Update: I still have these sunglasses and I’m still obsessed!!! ONLY issue I have had with them is the lens glue is kinda melting down but I think it’s because I left them out alone in AZ 110 degree weather, just boiling them out there. Still look amazing, still so strong. I’ve sat on them 8,574,927 times and they are still alive. Amazing. I’ll never buy expensive sunnies again.” —liz

Get them from Amazon for $14.67 (available in 11 colors).

21. A dramatic, voluminous-sleeved snake print blouse that’ll be ssssssso fun to sssssstyle with all your jeans and skirts.


Get it from Target for $27.99 (available in sizes X-4X and in three colors and prints).

22. A chic, cutout-detailed shift dress you can dress up with heels or down with leggings.


Promising review: “I have a small chest and round hips. This tunic in a size small fit me perfectly on top, but was way too loose on the bottom. I tried it with a black belt, and it looked gorgeous! I’m going to wear it with black leggings and I know it’ll be a terrific outfit. I love that the style is something that you don’t see everywhere — it really stands out and is unique. I’m totally happy with my purchase!” —KofuJill

Get it from Amazon for $19.59+ (available in sizes S-XL and in three colors).

23. Polished T-strap flats perfect for pairing with with cuffed jeans or skirts and tights.


Promising review: “I’m so glad I bought these!! I had another pair of black pointed-toe flats that I loved, but that without fail hurt my feet and gave me heel blisters every time I wore them. I saw these on sale and I’m a sucker for T-straps, so naturally I added them to my cart immediately. I’m already in LOVE. The second I put them on I knew they suited my style (and my feet) so much better. On my first day wearing them to the office they do NOT feel like first-day shoes, and I know I’m not going to have blisters at the end of the day. I went with a size 10 because some reviews said they run a little small, and I’m definitely glad I did. The strap gives flexibility to adjust the fit and I’m always a fan of planning for a little extra room, knowing I can tighten as needed. Now my only problem is that I’ll need to get them in a bunch of other colors….” —Katlyn

Get them from ModCloth for $34.99+ (available in sizes 6-11, with some colors available in wide sizes, and in four colors and prints).

24. A romantic lace top with trendy athletic stripe details that’s totally unlike anything anyone else will have.


4Twenty4 is a Black-owned online boutique!

Get it from 4Twenty4 for $42 (available in sizes S-L).


Get them from Gap for $46.99 (originally $98; available in sizes 24-35 in regular, tall, and petite).

26. A checked bucket bag that looks like it’s from a certain major fashion house (hint: rhymes with Dewey Baton), but is actually a teeny weeny fraction of the price.


Get it from Boohoo for $12.80.

27. Druzy and tassel earrings, because statement stunners like these shouldn’t just be limited to your summer wardrobe. Just think how great they’ll look with coats, jackets, and scarves!


Check out BuzzFeed’s full write-up on these earrings.

Promising review: “These are super cute and great quality. I like that it’s a stone-like effect on the top — I didn’t realize that from the pictures. I want more! I ordered a few other similar earrings at the same time that were cheaper. You could definitely tell the difference in the quality. The tassels on the cheaper ones were frayed and not as smooth as these. It was also nice that they sent multiple backs.” —Kindle Customer

Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 30 colors).

28. An edgy yet classic layered chain, faux pearl, and lock necklace to turn your basic tee that says “I just threw this on,” into a *look* that says “Why yes I am a classy high society socialite, how did you know?”

Forever 21

Get it from Forever 21 for $7.99.


Get it from Asos for $39.20 (originally $56; available in size 12-24).

You in your fancy fall duds with plenty of cash to spare:


Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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