Fresh for fall: Top budget-friendly wardrobe trends
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(BPT) - As the weather outside evolves to a fresh season, wardrobes are evolving too. Whether you’re back-to-school shopping with your kids or you want a few new pieces for you and your spouse, incorporating some of the season’s top trends into your look is an easy way to stay stylish. The good news: fall 2013 is full of trends that are not only comfortable, but affordable too.

Here are six trends for this autumn that will keep you looking great without breaking the bank:

Innovative fabrics

Being fashionable doesn’t mean being uncomfortable. That’s where modern innovative fabrics take center stage. Many designers are now using fabrics that breath, stretch or wick perspiration. For example, dENiZEN (R) from the Levi’s (R) brand jeans, feature essential stretch, a denim that has a four-way stretch of up to 40 percent. These trendy jeans not only flatter in all the right places, they offer all-day comfort for any type of fall adventure.

Colorful hats

Beanies, fedoras, baseball caps, oh my! When it comes to fashion meeting function for fall, there’s no better option than a great hat. Having a few in your collection means you can mix and match depending on your mood. Remember, accessories can be a good way to experiment with color, so a hat in rusty orange or vibrant teal might be the perfect way to integrate unique hues into your wardrobe.

Classic patterns

Checkers, houndstooth and pinstripes are classic patterns that never go out of style. Plaid is also  on-trend this season, popping up on runways around the world. Luckily, these patterns are available relatively cheap at many stores. Alternatively, hit vintage boutiques for affordable options that feature patterns that stand the test of time.

Slimming features

From tanks that tuck and jeans that smooth, designs that slim are hot for fall. Pants are a great way to incorporate this trend into your look. The innovative slimming features of dENiZEN (R) from the Levi’s (R) brand jeans create a fashion-forward look that complements any body shape. Available exclusively at Target, get a few in some of the season’s most popular styles, like the Essential Stretch Modern Skinny and Essential Stretch Modern Boot-cut.

Lovely layers

Layering is a fashionable way to stay warm when temperatures dip. Stay on trend by mixing textures and prints for a one-of-a-kind look. The trick to layering is to start with light fabrics and then build thickness with each layer. For example, start with a cotton tank or T-shirt, layer with a light cardigan or sweater, and finish with a thicker jean jacket or military-style blazer.

Chunky knits

From oversized sweaters to wool scarves, chunky knits are perfect to snuggle into on cool days. Cable-knit sweaters are a great example, providing a preppy yet comfy look for both men and women. Keep in mind jewel tones are some of fall’s hottest colors; select a chunky knit in emerald green, royal purple or ruby red and you’ll have a ravishing, versatile addition to your wardrobe.

These affordable trends will have you looking great no matter which way your personal style leans. From modern fabrics to classic patterns, your wardrobe will stand out in fall 2013 and beyond.

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