Fall 2011 Shopping Guide (Everything Under $100)

It’s that time of year again! It may be blazing hot outside, but fall fashion is already on everyone’s minds. Here are my top 10 trends for fall 2011 (many of which you can start wearing now!) and where to buy them for under $100.

1. Colorful Skinny Jeans
Colorful skinny jeans work well with bright colors in the summer months, but pair them with neutrals like black boots and camel coats this fall for a fun pop of color.

High Gloss Fashion Bright Blue Skinnies, $29
Forever 21 Premium Denim Colored Skinnies, $22.80
Cheap Monday jeans via YOOX, $45
Mstyle lab jeans via Macy’s, $34

2. Leopard Pumps
Leopard is still going strong this year, but this fall I’m focusing on adding one important piece to my closet—leopard-print shoes! They look great paired with other trends, like this fall’s standout color, red.

Mossimo Black Versie Pumps via Target, $29.99
Colin Stuart Platform Pump via Victoria’s Secret, $68
Steve Madden “Koool-P” Ballet Flats via Bloomingdales, $90
Express Leopard Pointed-Toe Wedges, $59.90

3. Polka Dots
This fall, polka dots are everywhere. Layer this fun print with other prints or let them take center stage by pairing them with flared jeans or a high-waisted skirt.

Banana Republic Polka dot cardigan, $69.50 
Piperlime Daniel Rainn Polka Dot Top, $64
Delia's Polka Dot Dress, $34.50
Forever 21 Polka Dot Top, $15.80

4. Brooches
Brooches are popping up everywhere this autumn. Take advantage of this versatile statement-maker by dressing up a coat, blazer or sweater with one, or by adding it to a statement necklace.

Chico’s Hanzila Pin, $39
Anne Klein Anchor Pin, $19.99
ASOS Silky Clip, $3.66
ASOS And Mary Vintage Brooch, $17.24

5. Red
Without a doubt the standout color this season is red. Some skin tones work better with red than others, but anyone can wear the color away from their face with red jeans or even red shoes.

Urban Outfitters BDG Cigarette High-Rise Jean, $58
The Limited Woven Tee with Pocket, $39.90
Victoria’s Secret Pencil Skirt, $49.50
Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Pleated Chiffon Mini Skirt, $49

6. Capes
Sweater capes look great with skinny jeans and boots for fall. Invest in a soft material that will keep you warm and looking stylish all season long.

Nordstrom Casion Button Front Hooded Poncho, $89
Almeria Cape via YOOX, $65
Hive & Honey Cabled Cocoon Poncho via Piperlime, $69
Pure Handknit Spring Fling Poncho via Neiman Marcus, $60

7. Boat shoes
This fall’s boat shoe trend is one of those rare times when function meets style. Pair them with a cute dress and a trench coat on a rainy day or with some jeans and a cape sweater for running errands.

Sperry Monatauk Leather Boat Shoe via Nordstrom, $89.95
Sperry Original 2-Eye Khaki, $90
Sperry Authentic Original Boat Shoe via Nordstrom, $69.95
Sperry Angelfish Boat Shoe via Nordstrom, $74.95

8. Cobalt Blue
Another hot color this fall is cobalt blue. So many items are available in this great hue—invest in a blazer, drapeneck dress or a pencil skirt for work, or a casual shirt for weekends.

Aqua Bright Girlfriend Blazer via Bloomingdales, $88
ASOS Kimono Waisted Dress with Belt, $60.34
The Limited Twist-detail Drapeneck Top, $32.90
ASOS Midi Pencil Skirt with Front Split, $60.34

9. Colorblocking
Colorblocking is still a huge trend for fall, and I’m especially loving these geometric shapes in neutral colors that are sure to spice up any fall wardrobe.

J.Crew Perfect-fit colorblock tee, $39.50
Forever 21 Colorblock Dress, $19.80
Limited Colorblock Boxy Tee, $46.90
Ann Taylor Color Block Pencil Skirt, $88

10. Trench Coats
Trench coats are a classic that have been around forever, but this fall choose one in a fun colors like lime green or punchy prints like zebra or leopard.

ASOS Classic Trench, $94.81
Anne Klein Trench Coat, $98.99
Jessica Simpson Zebra Print Crop Trench via Nordstrom $48.90
Nordstrom Gallery Trench Coat, $64.90 

What are your favorite trends for fall 2011?