Hi friends! Happy Tuesday and welcome back! Before I get started, I just have to say what a GLORIOUS day I’m having. Nothing particularly great happened, in fact it’s been a little weird in my office, but guys…it was only SEVENTY-THREE degrees when I got out of my car this morning – praise God! I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but it’s been consistently in the high 80s – low 90s since May and I’m OVER IT! So here’s to Tuesday and some marvelous fall weather! Moving on. As you can see, I’m back with part 2 of my fall fashion dupes! ICYMI, yesterday’s post was all about shoes and accessories (HERE), so today we’re switching things up and covering clothes (insert praise hands here)! I have been scouring the web for WEEKS trying to find more budget friendly options for some of your fall favorites, so if you wanna see what I’m loving, let’s jump right in!
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French Connection Mara Sweater: I have noticed the mock-neck trend really taking off this season; it’s a nice middle ground between a true turtleneck and a regular neckline. So if you’re someone who enjoys the look of a higher neckline without feeling strangled (raises hand), this might be a nice trend to try out. This sweater from French Connection is absolutely beautiful; the fabric has nice weight to it and is perfect for a cool night on the town.
H&M Mock Neck Sweater: H&M has really stepped up their game! Their sweater selection is abundant and I have ordered QUITE a few staples from them that have lasted me more than one season! This red mock-neck piece is drapey and perfect for fall; the material is slightly lighter weight than the FC option linked above, however for just under $30 dollars, I don’t think you can go wrong!
Free People Structured Knit Tunic: Free People always comes through with the best boho comfy pieces, and this sweater is no exception. It features a chunky rib-knit material, drapey silhouette and coziness that doesn’t quit. If you don’t mind the price tag, it runs TTS and would be perfect for the upcoming season!
H&M Turtleneck Sweater: Another gem coming to you live from H&M. I know the quality isn’t QUITE the same as buying something straight from Free People, but for a classic grey turtleneck, I would repurchase a million times over. I just don’t think it’s necessary to go out and spend $100+ on a basic turtleneck sweater…does that make sense?! In any case, I was able to order this and give it a try and it’s as cozy as advertised! It fits TTS (slouchy) and isn’t too scratchy, so basically….a win-win! I should also point out that it’s a TAD darker than the picture above would indicate.
H&M Knit Turtleneck Sweater: If you’re looking for a REAL steal, this is it! It’s under $20 dollars and features the classic grey slouchy look that pairs perfectly with jeans and skirts alike! It’s a soft, lighter weight fabric that will be perfect for fall! I should also note that it’s a little shorter than the other 2 options linked above; It’s not cropped and is slightly longer in the back, but it’s a little shorter than ‘tunic’ length; i.e., perfect for a front tuck! NOTE: Sizes are selling FAST; if yours is sold out, keep trying back, they restock often!
Vince Camuto Cable Knit Sweater: Is there anything more classic than a cable knit sweater? They’re soft, chunky and scream “I’m ready for cooler weather!” I should note that this sweater comes in 4 different colors and runs TTS (though I size up for a bit of a “roomier” fit).
H&M Cable Knit Sweater: If I’m being honest, I prefer this option from H&M over the Vince Camuto sweater linked above. I like that the cable knit pattern continues all the way down and features a smaller “waistband” section at the bottom! I find this piece to run TTS (though I size up) and feature a slightly more comfortable fit in the arms! If you’re looking for a classic cable knit, give H&M a try!
Rails Hunter Plaid Shirt: Phew, $150+ for a plaid shirt is A LOT. I’ve tried these shirts on more than once and while I think they’re super soft and versatile due to their bevy of color options, I don’t think they’re worth the $$. A friend of mine has this shirt in a couple different colors/patterns and said that after a season of washing and wearing, the seems on the sleeves are starting to fray. With the amount of plaid on the market, I just think they’re are better options out there! However, if you love them and want to give them a go, I 1000% recommend SIZING UP!
BP. Plaid Shirt: A flowy plaid shirt to fulfill all of my fall dreams! This gem from BP. comes in a variety of color options and feels (and looks) great on the body! The small gathering seams on the back of the shirt allow for a comfortable fit and will be perfect for the season ahead! I think this would be nice front tucked (like the model) or with a vest over top! Note: The website says it runs big but I think they run TTS!
Old Navy Relaxed Plaid Shirt: Old Navy strikes again! I have this in the Burgundy Plaid pattern and love it! It’s drapey without being sloppy, long enough for leggings and looks great paired with jeans and skirts alike! I will say, this is a bit heavier than the other 2 shirts linked above so it will serve you well into the fall and winter (with a coat or vest) months; however, if you’re looking for something a little more lightweight, check THIS one out!
Halogen Rib Knit Wool & Cashmere Cardigan: I have seen this cardigan EVERYWHERE. It’s a long-line cardigan that looks great draped over a cami or a lightweight blouse! It translates well from the office to date night and comes in a variety of colors (I love the grey). It’s incredibly soft (thanks cashmere) and perfect for this time of year.
Old Navy Plush-Knit Long-Line Cardigan: As soon as I saw this on the ON website I knew I had to have it. As much as I love a cardigan, and I do LOVE a cardigan, I’m not willing to pay over $50 dollars for one. This piece is incredibly soft, runs TTS (I’m in a M) and comes in a variety of colors (I’m eyeing the Icelandic Mineral). If you’re looking for an affordable cardigan, hit up your nearest ON, they’ve got you covered!
The North Face Aconcauga II Down Vest: Is there anything better than a classic vest in the fall?! They’re easy to throw on over sweaters, tunics and flannels, and add just the right amount of oomph (and warmth) to any look.
Old Navy Quilted Vest: This is definitely more lightweight than the other two options shown above but I thought it was worth mentioning anyway. I have 3 quilted vests from ON and love them all. They hold up well, fit TTS and are the perfect accessory to any fall outfit!
Old Navy Frost-Free Puffer Vest: You can never go wrong with a classic puffer vest in the fall and winter months. They add an extra layer of warmth and look great over a flannel! This vest comes in multiple colors, runs TTS and is a must-have for the upcoming season!
Thread & Supply ‘Wubby’ Pullover: I’ve talked about and linked this pullover a million times before but think it’s 1000% worth mentioning again! It’s soft, warm and cozier than just about everything I own. If you’re in the market, I would wait for it to go on sale (black Friday) or just snag the dupe I’ve linked below!
Boxercraft Sherpa Quarter Zip: This is by far the BEST ‘Wubby’ dupe I’ve seen; I’ve personally tried both and think this one is just as good, especially for the price. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, give this one a try! BONUS: It comes in multiple colors, the Snowy Garnet is super dreamy and on my wishlist!
BLANKNYC ‘No Limit’ Suede Moto Jacket: If you follow a lot of fashion bloggers on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen this hundreds of times before! The BLANKNYC jackets are some of the most coveted items during the Nordstrom Anniversary & Black Friday sales, and I totally understand why. They come in multiple colors, fit like a dream and look great dressed up or down! If you have the extra cash to spend, these jackets are 100% worth it! NOTE: Though the reviews say they run TTS, I recommend going up one size, especially if you’re on the bustier side!
Escalier Moto Biker Coat: I found this gem while perusing the Amazon site late one night and thought it looked really similar to the popular No Limit jacket from BLANKNYC! It has great reviews, comes in multiple colors and is much more wallet friendly than some I’ve seen!
H&M Faux Suede Biker Moto Jacket: Okay, I know this isn’t an EXACT dupe…but for the price, I thought it was worth mentioning. It definitely pulls a little more rust/orange than the one from BLANKNYC, but for under $50 dollars, I think it’s a really nice option. NOTE: SIZE UP!
Badgley Mischka Leather Biker Jacket: You can NEVER go wrong with a classic black leather jacket. I think they’re perfect for fall and can easily be dressed up or down! While I love the look of this particular piece, $300 dollars ON SALE (gulp), is a no go for me. If you feel the same, I have linked a couple budget friendly options below!
BLANKNYC ‘Life Changer’ Moto Jacket: If I’m being honest, I like this jacket way better than the BM one linked above! It’s more affordable than their suede moto jacket and fits like a glove! I love the look of the gold hardware and think it’s 100% worth the money. NOTE: I find it to be (mostly) TTS, though I sized up. Also worth noting, it’s a little long in the arms so be mindful of that when ordering. NOTE 2: Sizes are going quickly but they restock often so keep checking back. NOTE 3: If you’re size is sold out, my other favorite can be found HERE and is available in ALL sizes!
Gallery Bouclé Coat: I don’t know what it is, but I have been loving all the Bouclé coats I’ve seen lately…but I’m also a sucker for any and everything blush-toned, so I guess I’m not surprised. This coat is soft, feminine and ultra cozy! If you have the money to spend, I think it’s a great staple item; however, if $270 is too much for you (*raises hand*), Old Navy has a really nice option that I’ll link below! NOTE: The website says to size down if between sizes; however, if you’re busty, I recommend sticking TTS!
Old Navy Bouclé Coat: Old Navy has done it again! I mentioned this in my ‘On Wednesdays We Wear Pink’ post (HERE) and absolutely stand by my statement! This coat feels so much more high quality than price tag shows and will be perfect for the upcoming season! I would say it’s medium weight but incredibly soft and cozy making it appropriate for 50 degree temperatures! Pair this with a nice pair of skinnies and a fun scarf, and you’ll be sure to turn heads this season! <3 <3 NOTE: Runs TTS
London Fog Heritage Trench Coat: In the interest of full disclosure, the only reason I featured the black version on the graphic above is because the khaki colored dupe version didn’t have a picture where the jacket was closed. The one that originally caught my eye can be found HERE. While I think the black is very nice and put together, I tend to prefer a stone/khaki color option for trench coats! In any case, this jacket features a removable lining, detachable hood and a tie belt at the waist! It comes down to the mid-thigh area and works well in a variety of weather conditions! 🙂
A New Day Trench Coat: As soon as I saw this on the Target website I knew that A. I had to have it and B. it was a great dupe for the London Fog option linked above! I tried this on in-store and found it to be incredibly comfortable, TTS and more sturdy/well made than I thought it would be for the price! Like the one above, it features a removable hood and comes about halfway down the thigh; and again, while I think the black looks nice, I prefer the khaki color! 🙂
So that wraps up part 2 of my fall fashion dupes post; I hope you guys enjoyed it and found some pieces you might want to add to your upcoming holiday wishlist! Is there something you’ve had your eye on but you can’t pull the trigger because of the price tag?! If so, leave me a comment down below and I’ll see if I can find something a little more budget friendly!