We’re already a few weeks into September, which means that fall is just around the corner. The change of season also calls for a wardrobe update if you want to keep up with all that’s new this season. Here are six trendy, budget-friendly, and completely versatile must-haves for 2011 to help you stay stylish throughout fall and into winter. Whether you buy just one or all six of these items, you can rest easy knowing that you’ll look up-to-date without having to buy a whole new wardrobe.
1. Cozy pullover
Since it’s slowly but surely getting cooler outside, it will soon be time to break out some cozy cold-weather clothes, and this season, there’s no better choice than a comfy pullover. Wear one with some jeans for a cool and casual look or pair it with a skirt for a stylish vibe. There are always lots of options when it comes to colour, style, and fit, so it should be easy to find a sweater that matches your personal style.
2. Flared jeans
Flares are this season’s most popular and versatile denim style. These jeans have a distinct ’70s vibe, but are also super-easy to wear. Just style them as you would any other pair of jeans and you’ll be good to go! Try wearing them with a pair of chunky clogs, a white button-down shirt, and a bohemian chic hat.
3. Collar necklace
If you buy one new piece of jewellery this season, make it a collar necklace. As the name suggests, these bold necklaces give the illusion of an ornate collar and are available in tons of unique styles. Since all kinds of collars are going to be super-trendy this season, this is an easy (and totally detachable!) way to try this trend. Try dressing up a basic tee with these statement necklaces or adding some edge to your favourite little black dress.
4. Over-the-knee socks
These tall stockings will help transition your favourite summer dresses, shorts, skirts, and rompers into fall. They’ll also give you some extra coverage and keep your legs toasty when it starts to get chilly. These socks can look chic with flats, oxfords, and heels, but can look especially good when paired with tall boots.
5. Anything polka dot
Polka dot seems like a perpetually popular seasonal print, and this fall is no exception. This pretty print is both whimsical and feminine, and it definitely makes a fun statement. As with other trends, if you aren’t ready to go all out with this print, try a polka dot accessory for a subtler look.
While maxiskirts ruled throughout the summer, demure and ladylike midiskirts are going to be popular for fall despite their somewhat turbulent past. Wear them with flats and a pretty blouse for a dainty and feminine outfit, or with an oversized sweater and wedged booties for a look with more juxtaposition.