Couture Buys for the College Budget: Foxtails, Moccasins & Ponchos, Oh My!

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Fall fashion under $40 – H&M poncho $12, Tilly’s thermal $13, H&M Denim $40, Aldo Moccasins $22, Bardot bracelet $17, Aldo foxtail $12, H&M frames $9.58

As college chicks are in full swing of the semester, it’s easy to swap your H&M denim for some of your two year old softball sweats. Fear not, comfy college budget trends are here to save you from bumming it on the daily. An alternative to the cardigan/camisole combination is one of my favorites of fall, the poncho. Short sleeve ponchos have been dominating the outerwear lines of Forever21, H&M, and Charlotte Russe, in faux fur material. Ponchos look fantastic when layering over a long sleeve, basic-colored sweater, and adding dark skinnies as a form fitting bottom. The loose, boxy, fit is a breath of fresh fall air as opposed to the tight fitting cardigan. Dress up your look with a pair of fringe topped moccasins, on sale now at Aldo Shoes for $22.49! The most distinctive trend that has been popping up everywhere is the fox tail key chain accessory. The fox tail can be clipped to your belt loops for a unique little addition, or to your purse as seen on the runway by Louis Vuitton. Find yours at Aldo, in faux fur, for $12.00. Just a reminder: this season and winter are so big on fur; please remember to buy faux fur only! Because the foxtail is so expressive, finish the look with some minimalist bracelets and geek-chic tortoise shell rims. The frames, inspired by Ray-Ban collection optical, are just $9.58 at H&M. Coast to class on the arm of that adorable junior in this comfortably cute ensemble!

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