Usually when the word “investment” pops up in a sentence about fashion, it means that you’re about to spend a pretty penny. Now that fall is almost upon us, your typical investment piece is usually something heavier like a warm coat or a new pair of galoshes to keep your feet dry. These two items alone can rack up a bill that’ll make most of us bite our nails off before heading to the check-out counter. I whole-heartedly believe in quality over quantity, but unfortunately not everyone can foot that bill. I don’t think treating ourselves once in a while should have us considering whether or not to pay rent on time. That being said, this month’s Style Steals installment is all about those “investment” pieces you’ve been eyeballing…but for under $100!

That’s right, each one of these fall fashion staples is under $100. I consider the next five articles of clothing absolutely necessary this season—from trench coats to leather handbags, you’ll be right on trend having any one of these pieces in your wardrobe. Whether you’re on a tight budget or looking to flex your savvy shopper muscle, this post is for you. Keep scrolling to see five pretty fall fashion staples with an even prettier price tag…

ASOS trench coat

1. A Trench Coat

If you’re going to have one trendy coat in your closet this season, let it be a trench coat like this one. The soft camel color will complement just about any outfit and will look chic dressed up or down. I’m a big fan of this ASOS Classic Trench Coat for a few reasons—it’s double breasted, has a flattering belt at the waist, and it hits just above the knees. What’s not to love?

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Over-the-knee boots

2. Over-the-Knee Boots

I’ve had my eye on over-the-knee boots for quite some time, and this season I think it’s time to add some into my own closet. There’s no better way to instantly elevate an outfit than with a fierce pair of OTK boots. Whether you’re stepping out in a flirty skirt or throwing them on over your favorite pair of black skinny jeans, this is one pair of shoes that you won’t regret purchasing. My current faves are these Daisy Street Black Heeled Over The Knee Boots, and you guessed it, they’re under $100. 

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 LC Runway leather crossbody bag

3. A Saddle Bag

If you thought it was difficult to find a leather bag under $100, think again! Lucky for us, Lauren’s latest LC Runway Collection has multiple leather bags that are extremely affordable. This LC Runway Leather Bow Mini Crossbody is perfectly adorable with its rose gold hardware and bow detail. Plus it comes in two different colors! If you’re going to buy one bag this season, let it be this one. 

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Gap cable knit sweater

4. A Cable Knit Sweater

There are few things cozier than a chunky sweater on a cold day. I know I’m not alone in thinking this since I’m pretty sure that sweaters go hand in hand with PSLs. Anyways, stock up on your sweater game with this Boatneck Cable Knit Sweater from Gap. A classic cable knit like this one will last you from September all the way through winter, making it quite the versatile piece.

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 Topshop black distressed denim

5. Black Distressed Denim

Distressed denim is having a major fashion moment right now! Here at Team LC, we have quite the obsession with ripped knees. This pair of Topshop Destroyed High Rise Ankle Skinny Jeans is effortlessly chic—and guess what? They would look amazing paired with any of the items I’ve listed above! 

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I know I’ll be adding each one of these pieces into my own wardrobe this season! And there’s no need to feel guilty when the prices are as great as these…

What fall investment pieces would you add to this list? 

Let me know in the comments!

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