Affordable Fall Fashion Finds

Brittany Thompson, MSUM Print Journalism

Every year New York City sets the fall trends during their annual Fashion Week. Sadly, most of the designs we covet on the runway are from famous designer stores, which tend to be highly pricey and unaffordable for many.

Luckily, once these fashion trends become popular many lower-priced versions of the same piece of clothing will come up. In downtown Fargo and Moorhead we have an abundance of boutiques that carry the fall fashion items we desire, at affordable prices we love.

Boutiques located in downtown Fargo

Boutiques located in downtown Moorhead

What to look for this fall

Now before the shopping begins, make sure to be aware of what is in style for fall. Typically one would be attracted to the neutral colors like the browns, beige and some may get a little wild a go for burgundy, but according to Teresa O’Day, the owner of Proper and Prim, the fall colors are going in a whole other direction this year.

“Neon’s are really in style this fall,” O’Day explains “and studs, too.”

Glenda Haugen, owner of My Best Friend’s Closet, recently got back to Moorhead after scoping out fashion in Chicago. Here is a list of what Haugen says to look for when looking for fall clothing:

  • Colors: black, gray and brown
  • Add a bit of sparkle: add a sequined shirt beneath a blouse or blazer
  • Mix patterns
  • Long jackets such as, trench coats
  • Long scarves
  • Accents of fur
  • Lots of bangles

Get inspired

Here are a few fall-inspired outfits worn by, Kallie Hensrud and Stephanie Dahl and created using the clothing from Proper & Prim and My Best Friend’s Closet.

Proper & Prim

Dark green dress: $42 Black blazer $54.50
Spike ring: $12
Sweater- $62 Jeans-$46.40 Necklace: $17.50

My Best Friend’s Closet

Barrie Pace blazer – $18 Mossimo blouse – $12 Mudd jeans -$12
Jessica Simpson heels – $17.60
Three Dot Blazer – $58 The Limited blouse- $16 Mudd Jeans – $12
Relativity jacket – $24 Mudd jeans- $12 Mossimo zipper tank-top- $12
Shoes- $5.40

After talking to both of these fashionistas it seems like the options are endless for creating the perfect fall outfit.

In need of more inspiration?

Check out this Pinterest board, which is filled with tons of fall fashions ideas. Happy fall shopping, everyone.

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