Spend vs Save- Casual Fall Outfit With A Sprinkling Of Trend
A reader asked me to create a splurge vs save post with an outfit she could wear to watch her grandchildren play sports in early fall. She wanted them both to be budget-friendly and include a few trends to keep her looking current. These both include budget items you can save with. Of course, we know the ultimate way to save is by shopping in your closet.
I started with a super casual, buffalo plaid shirt that’s not too fussy for sitting on bleachers at a kid’s basketball or soccer game. I added straight-leg black jeans, which are also classic, but the leg shape is trending. The black scarf and red crossbody are totally classic, as are the CZ stud earrings.
Assuming she’s not out in a muddy field, I added mules with a chain detail which is super popular this fall. Faux and real leather is everywhere this year, so a small touch in the baseball cap nods to the trend. Chunky chain necklaces have been popular for several seasons and work well with the ruggedness of the buffalo plaid.
The spend outfit comes in at $604, and the save outfit is around $241. Over 50, the best way to incorporate trends into your outfits is to sprinkle small touches throughout your outfit because trends are not where you want to invest big dollars.
Could you spot the less expensive look?
Thanks for reading, and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.
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