Have you started shopping for fall clothing? I’ll admit last year I was more into trends than I was clothing that fit me well and made me feel confident in my appearance. Gen Z made the claim that skinny jeans were out and straight leg jeans were in, and I heeded their advice. I invested in a few pairs of jeans that I didn’t care for, were too baggy on me, and made me feel unconfident in my appearance. In a way, I’m glad I went through that experience because it made me realize that feeling confident in items I know fit me well is far more important than trends. Over the last few months, I have done quite a bit of shopping for new clothing that is not only trendy but clothing I love and I know I will wear time and time again. This past summer I dished on my casual and affordable summer fashion favorites. That post was so popular that I’ve decided to share my picks for the best casual fall fashion must haves under $200!
This season I am sharing a few fashion essentials that have transitioned well into fall, and quite a few others that I’ve added to my wardrobe. If you’re searching for the perfect skinny jeans, straight leg denim jeans, the best sweatshirts, a pretty top for going out, a fabulous dress, and more, you’re in luck. Here are 15 casual fall fashion must haves under $200. I hope you love them as much as I do! Xoxo
Best Graphic Sweatshirt For Fall
Anine Bing graphic sweatshirts are more popular than ever! Earlier this year I finally purchased the trendy best selling Vintage Bing sweatshirt that has been on my wish list forever and am so glad I did! I wear it all the time with my workout shorts, skinny jeans, straight leg denim, bike shorts and that’s just the beginning! This sweatshirt is perfect for fall, winter, spring, and cool summer nights. I highly recommend this celebrity fashion favorite, and plan on purchasing a few more Anine Bing sweatshirts this season. I adore them!
Must Have Ruffle Sleeve Sweatshirt
My love is strong for ruffle sleeves. Late last year I featured a few of the best ruffled fashion essentials of the season, and I’m thrilled to share this Pistola Dylan Ruffle Sweatshirt with you today. Pistola brand is fairly new to me, I absolutely love everything on their website and wish I’d purchased their popular denim miniskirt that was on my wish list and sold out multiple times over the spring and summer. The brand was kind enough to gift me a few casual fall fashion essentials that I’m excited to share with you today including this fabulous sweatshirt.
If you’re like me and live in cozy sweatshirts during the fall, winter, and spring months, you need this sweatshirt! It has the power to dress up the most basic outfit. I wore it (next to my homegrown pumpkins!) with my Golden Goose sneakers and skinny jeans, and also plan on wearing it with boots and mules time and time again. This cozy statement sleeve sweatshirt is a MUST!
Beautiful Knit Cardigan You’ll Wear Throughout The Year
Cardigans have been one of the hottest fashion trends of 2021, and they’re projected to be just as popular next year as well. They look great with denim, skirts, trousers, and over your favorite dress. Cardigans are perfect for the office, can be worn to church, date night, to class, and that’s just the beginning! Every woman needs a gorgeous cardigan in her closet as this piece is incredibly versatile and one that is destined to be worn time and time again. Pistola gifted me is this BEAUTIFUL light blue cropped knit cardigan with rhinestone buttons. Friends, I’m obsessed! I hope this cardigan will be available in other colors because this is the only cropped cardigan I’ve found that hits at the waist and looks luxurious without the hefty price tag.
In the photo above, I wore it with a white camisole, skinny jeans, and Dior slides. Like many of you, I love mixing budget-friendly and designer pieces. This beautiful cardi definitely makes a statement on its own though. I have worn it quite a bit with a white cami and my distressed denim shorts and jeans.
The Best Casual Fall Tops and Shirts Under $100
Must Have Graphic T-Shirt For Fall
Anine Bing graphic t-shirts and casual sweatshirts are a must for after work and the weekend. They’re also great for students or those who work from home (and aren’t on video calls…unless your office is pretty casual). I bought this casual Anine Bing Tiger t-shirt earlier this year and I wear it all the time! It looks great with bike shorts, over leggings, and with jeans. You can wear it with a long cardigan or with a leather Moto jacket this fall and winter.
This shirt was a part of my summer fashion essentials post, and to tell you the truth, this is one I wear throughout the year. It’s a must in my book! I’m definitely purchasing more Anine Bing shirts this season.
The Best Casual Henley For Fall
If you’re searching for a trendy and affordable thermal henley, look no further than Free People! I’m obsessed with their Everest henley. I bought mine in leopard print last year, and it is still available on Amazon. Free People has many different henleys for fall, and they come in a wide array of colors and prints. This cozy shirt will look great on its own this season with jeans, joggers, or faux leather leggings. You can wear it under a sweatshirt or jacket and it will keep you warm while on a walk or out to run errands later this fall and into winter.
This Puff Sleeve Top Will Elevate Any Look
I have had this black ASTR The Label Square Neck Puff Sleeve Top on my wish list for months! It first became available in early spring but sold out immediately. Thankfully it’s back in stock in a few different colors and sizes. It’s ideal for date night, hosting Thanksgiving dinner, brunch, and more! This beautiful top is only $55, at this price I’m definitely going to order more.
This gorgeous puff sleeve top will look great with straight leg jeans, skinny jeans, leather pants, or a cute skirt!
The Best Casual Fleece Jacket For Fall
I have shared quite a bit how much I love my warm and cozy The North Face Osito Jacket in black. This classic fleece jacket can be worn out to lunch, to the pumpkin patch, on a fall vacation, or while out on a long walk. I typically start wearing this jacket in mid-October when the weather cools off quite a bit in the mornings and evenings. I highly recommend it, the best part is it is only $99 with free shipping.
My Favorite Sweater Dress For Fall
It has taken me forever to find a casual dress I feel comfortable in, doesn’t overwhelm my 5’2 frame, and is flattering. I fell in love with this gray superdown wrap sweater dress recently and purchased it in two colors and in two different sizes. I highly recommend going up a size! Since the weather is still fairly warm here, I have worn it with heeled sandals. I can’t wait to wear this trendy and affordable dress with boots later this fall and into winter.
My Favorite Casual Romper For Fall
I am head over heels in love with this casual and affordable sleeveless mock neck blouson romper! It comes in a few different colors and prints. I purchased it in gray and absolutely adore it. This cute casual romper is available in regular and petite. I’m so glad I purchased the petite, the length is just perfect. I have worn it with my slides and with my sneakers. I can see wearing it with my black leather Moto jacket and heeled sandals at night as well. This Amazon find is under $20 with free shipping!
The BEST Black Bike Shorts
Zella is one of my favorite athletic brands. I adore their leggings, t-shirts, and tank tops. Their black bike shorts were a part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and were very picked over! I decided to buy them after the sale and I’m so glad I did. They are the best shorts! There are so many things to love about them! They are so comfortable, have pockets that are large enough for my iPhone, air buds, etc. I wear them when I work out, while working in the garden or run errands. These cute biker shorts look great with oversized sweatshirts, graphic t-shirts, long tank tops, and more! I highly, highly recommend them!
The Best Straight Leg Denim Jeans For Petites
I bought a pair of Agolde Jamie high waisted straight leg denim jeans last year and I’m so glad I did! They are cropped at the ankle, but typically when I buy jeans that are cropped at the ankle they are too long, these aren’t! They fit just right, look great with sneakers, mules, slides, and more. I like wearing them with my favorite twist front tops and graphic sweatshirts!
While searching for a great pair of distressed straight leg denim jeans, I stumbled on these Agolde Riley Jeans. They have holes in both knees, fit well, and are cropped at the ankle! I wore these quite a bit over the summer and planning on doing the same this fall. The denim isn’t stretchy and washes very well! They’ll look great with sneakers, boots, mules, slides, heels, and more!
My Favorite Skinny Jeans Ever
I may have gotten on the straight-leg denim bandwagon, but my heart is still with skinny jeans. When looking at photos, I feel I look my best in skinny jeans. When I say I look my best, I mean I look taller! 😉 My body has changed quite a bit over the last year, and sadly my old skinny jeans no longer fit. I have always been a fan of AG jeans, but my favorite legging ankle jeans weren’t cutting it anymore. Thankfully I decided to purchase a pair of the AG Prima Crop Jean at Zappos. I’m head over heels in love, and quite frankly OBSESSED with these jeans! The length is perfect.
I love the fact that they’re lightweight and stretchy, and that I just feel so confident in them. I wear them all the time with anything and everything! They can be dressed up or down easily and effortlessly. The best part is Zappos has them online at nearly $100 less than what I’ve found elsewhere. PS: If you’d like to see how the jeans fit, please check out the photos above of me in the cardigan and in the ruffled sweatshirt as I’m wearing these amazing jeans in those pics!
Casual And Affordable Fall Accessories
If you caught my summer fashion accessories post, you know how much I love my Lele Sadoughi headband, faux pearl earrings, and Nike sneakers! They have been worn on the daily all summer long and into fall. I have added a few items to my fall accessory list that I absolutely adore, I just wish my Apple Watch wasn’t so pricey, as I’d add it to this post.
The Best Casual Hat For Fall
I LOVE my Brixton Joanna straw hat. It will dress up any basic summer outfit! When I heard that the fall inspired Brixton Joanna felt hat was a part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I knew I had to have it. This hat is so popular that they didn’t have my usual small size. I went a size up and crossed my fingers it would fit – thankfully it did! I absolutely adore this hat. It is under $70 with free shipping and looks great with EVERYTHING! It is the most perfect fall accessory. PS: If you’d like to see how this hat fits, please check out the photo of me in the ruffle sweatshirt, as I’m wearing it there!
The Best No-Show Socks
White crew socks may be all the rage, but I haven’t quite fallen for the trend just yet! I’m still a fan of no-show socks. A few months ago I searched Nordstrom for a new pair and ordered these Zella socks. Friends, these are the best no-show socks ever! They are $19 (with free shipping) for a pack of three. They are well made, wash well, and are perfect for those of us who don’t like our socks showing when we wear our sneakers!