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33 affordable items that look like designer pieces The best in fast fashion.

10. September 2020

Now that life is slowly getting back to normal; we’re sure you’re looking forward to dressing up to go to the office or meet your friends again. So it’s time to refresh your work outfits and update your fall wardrobe. By paying attention to the fall trends, you can find affordable pieces with hot design appeal. The best items of fast fashion labels look so high-end that it is possible to elevate any outfit without breaking the bank.

And as you know, style has no price. Having a good eye – and time, you can discover affordable clothes that have great design and quality to last for several seasons, which is crucial if you want to have a sustainable wardrobe. And to nailing that so desirable French-girl style, mix these affordable clothes with designer pieces or heritage items you have in your closet—Et voilá.

We did the heavy work and hand-picked for you 33 affordable items that are the best in fast fashion. For example; sustainable clothes in natural materials like organic cotton and wool, and accessories like hats and belts. Keep scrolling, and happy shopping!

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Ponchos

Although ponchos are not a new thing, they are definitely the heroes of fall 2020. We’ve seen the cool throws on the runways of Longchamp, Michael Kors, Burberry, Zimmermann and Gabriela Hearst, to name a few. Besides bringing diva glam to any outfit, these capes are ideal for transitioning weather. And, although affordable, our selection looks like designers clothes thanks to the chic hues and plaid print.

Tweed and Buclé. As seen in Miu Miu, Gucci, Roger Vivier Fall 2020, among others. And of course, in Chanel.

Tweed

Seen in almost every designer collection this season, the timeless tweed comes in mini-skirt suits at Miu Miu, coats at Prada, and shoes by Roger Vivier. The chic material is luxurious per se, so the best affordable tweed garments from fast-fashion shops can look like Chanel, Gucci and other designer pieces.

Hair accessories

A foolproof way to elevate your look, not only in fall but all year round, is with hair accessories. Since pearls are back big time this fall, we selected affordable headbands with pearls and in sumptuous satin like the designer pieces we’ve seen during fashion week.

Matelaseé coat and moni soft leather bag. Just some items that immediately upgrade your look.

Quilted jackets

Quilted jackets have a chic equestrian vibe, and are a must this fall. Choose earthy tones that are more elegant. For example, Almond Oil and Military Green, which are two of the fashion colour trends for fall 2020. Chloé presented in its FW 2020 collection a long quilted outwear in Olive Green. Designer labels like Prada and Dior also created quilted jackets for next season, but we found affordable pieces for you, in colours that exude pure luxury.

You can find great affordable Denim Jackets in military or safari look this season.

Denim

Yes, my dear, luxury designer pieces can come in denim too. Dior, for example, created beautiful vests in denim for fall. The classic denim shirts, even from affordable fast fashion, are chic pieces that you can pair with silk scarves and bold chain necklaces as seen in designer collections. The same goes for denim coats.

Vests

Vests are the best transitional garment for fall in fast fashion. From Chanel to Dolce & Gabbana, luxury fashion houses have set the trend and fashionistas followed immediately. Tick two fall trends with a faux-fur vest. Additionally, the affordable yet chic tweed-like vest looks like a designer piece, and you can’t go wrong with a belted beige vest.

Belts

A nice belt can transform your outfit, making it look polished and high-end like designer clothes. Even affordable belts, if you choose them right. Take, for example, the quilted belt with an air of Chanel, or the minimalist one with a gold buckle. Additionally, one of the best fast fashion finds is the sleek Obi belt that you can tie over long shirts or blazers. The cinched waist will make your outfit more elegant.

Hats

Follow the french It-girls lead and finish your looks with a hat; it adds style and chicness to any outfit. Natural materials such as cashmere, leather and wool, and colours like pastel green, black or camel make these affordable hats look like luxurious designer pieces.

Scarves and shawls

Nothing beats a silk scarf to bring chicness and elegance. You can wear the scarf tied on your head as we saw in Dior’s runway show or like Caro Daur wore at Milan Fashion Week. We also go for the classic way, only around your neck, as the French girls do. But if you are looking just for a shawl to keep you warm, pay attention to fall 2020 trends colour. Brown, for example, automatically makes your outfit chicer, especially when paired with black, navy or grey.

Faux Fur, because there is nothing chicer than being sustainable.

Faux-fur coats

One of the coat trends for fall 2020 is the faux fur shaggy coat like Gucci, Stella McCartney and Miu Miu outwear. Luckily, we scoured the internet and found affordable coats in the style of the designer pieces. The best faux fur coats in fast fashion are light beige, almost off white, and the faux-cowhide. Wear any of these with a denim shirt and you’ll look as effortlessly chic and cool as Kate Moss in the ’90s.

Bags

Luxury designer bags make you look chic, but, with the right styling, some affordable pieces can do the trick too. Beige faux fur, faux leather or nylon bags, paired with a camel coat, a crisp white shirt, dark jeans and sneakers make a uniform that looks like a million bucks but could actually fit in any budget.

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