A Budget-Friendly Fall Outfit For Work or Play

By Kristin Hull

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Photos courtesy of retailers.

Transition from summer to fall with a comfy ensemble that can shift easily from work to play with just a change of accessories.

Besides being a cute, stylish and comfy outfit, all pieces, except one, are under $55. Plus, it will work for pear, straight and hourglass figures. Apples will want a top that isn’t so busy – try this one.

TIP: Tuck the front few inches of the top into the waistband of the pants (like this) for a modern look.

Now, let’s shop!

Shirt (now $49.99, reg. /Loft – Sign up for their email list and get an extra 40% off!): Because the stripes are narrow they won’t have that dreaded widening effect.

Pants: (now $54.99, reg. $69.50/Loft – Sign up for their email list and get an extra 40% off!): The newest trend in pants, this style is easy to wear because the waistband is elastic and they’re roomy enough to camouflage the tummy. They have a really cute teeny tiny black pattern on them. IMPORTANT: This style pant tends to creep up the rear end so be sure NOT to wear a thong or go commando. You need full on panties to prevent the embarrassing faux pas. A pair of boy short panties will work best as they won’t show any lines (which is another big no-no).

Work Accessories

White Heel Pump (now $84.96, reg. $169.95/Nordstrom – free shipping both ways!): We are in love with this sophisticated take on the pump. The white color of the heel makes it look uber-stylish while the thickness means more stability and less pain.

Purse ($26.99/Target)

Necklace (now $44.99, reg. $49.50/Loft – Sign up for their email list and get an extra 40% off!)

Pump (now $34.99, reg. $89/Amazon – free returns on shoes!): The pointy toe is back! Because of that though, you may want to buy a half size up or, order that and your usual size to see which fits better since return shipping is free.

Play Accessories

Slide-on Skater Sneakers ($24.99/Target): Try the latest trend in sneakers with this quilted pair.

Cross-Body Bag ($48.35/Amazon – free shipping both ways!)

Ankle Strap Flat ($24.98/6pm- free shipping!)

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