5 Fall Trends That Won't Break The Bank

With any change of season comes the inevitable itch to go on a major shopping spree. Sure, your favorite staples from last season are probably still "in." But there's nothing quite like a fresh pair of boots and a new leather jacket to start the fall season out right. Of course, shopping all the new-for-fall trends can cause some serious damage to your wallet. So instead of dropping a month (or more) of rent money on pricey new items, we're here to help you update your fall wardrobe without breaking the bank.

We’ve teamed up with Shoe Carnival to create five fall-ready ensembles with refreshingly affordable price tags. From updating your classics to trying something entirely new to you, like a pair of lace up sweater boots, it just takes one simple upgrade to create a totally separate fashion forward outfit. The rest of the look can likely be put together with items you already have in your closet, like simple layering pieces. With so many reasonably priced options, you'll be able to have fun with your money this fall — rather than wear it. Think: more dinners with friends, a new camera, or a trip to a faraway destination. We'll cheers to that!

Black Is Always Back

Shake up your classic little black dress routine this season by wearing one with a metallic sheen, paired with cool lace up booties. To make the ensemble work after the sun goes down, reach for your favorite leather jacket and add a swipe of red lipstick.

Long Sleeve Mini Dress, Z ara.com ; Fringe Earrings, N astygal.com ; Red Lip Stain, S ephora.com ; Leather Jacket, Z ara.com ; Black Booties, ShoeCarnival.com.

Sky High

The up-to-there boot silhouette is back in full force this season. Looking for a new way to wear your latest pair? We'd recommend donning them with a simple pair of skinny jeans, a classic white top, and layered necklaces.

White Button Down Shirt, JCrew.com; Skinny Jeans, TopShop.com; Brown Knee-High Boots, ShoeCarnival.com; Gold Choker; ShopBop.com; Arrowhead Necklace, KendraScott.com.

All Laced Up

When the temperatures drop, up your sweater weather game with a cozy, lace up sweater, and balance the look out with chic lace up sweater boots. Pair them with a military-inspired wrap skirt, and add your favorite gold jewelry as a finishing touch.

Lace Up Sweater, Zara.com; Wrap Mini Skirt, TopShop.com; Statement Earrings, Revolve.com; Bangle Bracelet, Wanderlustandco.com, Lace Up Sweater Boots, ShoeCarnival.com.

Lessons In Layering

Revitalize your favorite warm weather dresses by layering them over a simple turtleneck or crew neck t-shirt. Pair with a buckled leather boot and a touch of perfume — just in case your evening plans heat up.

Floral Maxi Dress, Zara.com; Grey Turtleneck, JCrew.com; Rollerball Perfume, Sephora.com; Brown Leather Boots, ShoeCarnival.com ; Mirrored Aviators, Nordstrom.com.

Pieced Out

Want to pair your favorite ankle booties with a new trend? Try the latest must-have denim silhouette: a pieced-front paired with vertical seams and raw hemlines. Take them for a spin with a feminine blouse and a wide brim hat. A leather saddle bag makes for the perfect finishing touch, and holds everything you need in one place.

Pieced Jeans, Hm.com; Leopard Print Blouse, TopShop.com; Black Saddle Bag, ShoeCarnival.com; Wide Brim Hat, Zara.com; Black Ankle Booties, ShoeCarnival.com .

This post is sponsored by Shoe Carnival.