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Affordable Fall Shopping

Shopping This Season’s Biggest Trends Has Never Been Easier — or More Affordable

Your closet called, and it’s begging for a fun refresh! We teamed up with Kohl's to show off the pieces from the Cara Santana x Apt. 9 collaboration that are attainable, stylish, and affordable additions to your Fall closet.

Nothing inspires a closet deep dive like Fall. Every year once the temps dip below 60, we take stock of what we have in our wardrobe to see what can be used as transitional, statement, or layering pieces and where we have gaping holes — current trends that need filling. And while the thought of stocking our closet with all the latest trends makes us giddy, our credit cards might not be as pleased with the idea. So shout-out to the Cara Santana x Apt. 9 collection at Kohl's — it's filled with the pieces we've been eyeing with price tags that don't make us cringe and both plus and misses sizes. See the below outfit formulas for some major fashion inspo — think: faux leather, knits, plaids, and suit sets. Not only are these the must-have pieces for impeccable Fall style, but each is under $100!


Nothing gives off that nostalgic, back-to-school feeling like a plaid blazer. Luckily, this bold pattern in neutral shades will be a cornerstone in any wardrobe. Try wearing it with matching trousers for a chic suiting moment or with a vinyl tan skirt, combat boots, and a cream knit for a comfy yet chic Fall ensemble.

Plaid Blazer ($50, originally $68) Vinyl Tan Skirt ($50, originally $68) Cable Knit Sweater ($45, originally $60) Combat Boots ($55, originally $80)

Colorblocking? Been there, done that. Colorblocking in neons? That's new . . . and cool. We love the idea of mixing-and-matching these pumped-up colors for Fall. The key to pulling off this bold choice for Fall is to ensure the pieces are weather-appropriate for cooler temps — aka knits and coats. Also, it's a good idea to ground the look with a darker piece, like these faux-leather pants and leather loafers.

Neon Coat ($70, originally $98) Pink Sweater ($45, originally $60) Faux Leather Pants ($50, originally $68) Loafers ($75, originally $80)

This asymmetrical faux-leather skirt will be a closet hero this season. Whether you plan to wear it with punchy knits or a basic white tee, you'll be amazed at how versatile it is. That's because this fabric is a wardrobe chameleon, adapting to any situation with the simple addition of a few choice accessories. Try croc-effect booties for a more glam look and backpack to keep it casual and cool.

Pink Sweater ($45, originally $60) Faux Leather Skirt ($45, originally $68) Black Backpack ($48, originally $70) Croc Ankle Boots ($81, originally $90)

This look giving anyone else major '90s vibes? Trust us, that's a good thing. Some of this season's most popular trends were inspired by decades past, but with a 2019 twist. We love this mustard yellow plaid sweater paired with a matching blazer. Throw on your trusty faux-leather pants and white Keds and you're good to go.


If you think plaid pants aren't in your wheelhouse, we're here to tell you you're so wrong! These pants are great dressed up for work or dressed down with sneakers for the weekend. Our favorite way to wear them is with a neutral knit, statement-making trench, and a comfy mule. When combined together, the look is bold yet sophisticated.