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Runway Goes Collegiette!: How to Wear Fall’s Top Trends on a Budget

For a college girl, fashion runway previews are a love-hate relationship.  Although we love what we see, we hate what it costs. But even though top designer pieces may be out of our reach, this doesn’t mean we can’t still wear the trend!  Check out ten fall fashion trends you can do for under $50!   

A Grey Day is a Good Day

Is grey the new black? Maybe not, but you can still look fab as the leaves are falling.

BDG Cricket Sweatshirt Dress


Nanette Lepore

The Backpack Makes a Comeback

Have no fear, ladies! The backpack is back on track…but stay away from the Hannah Montana bags, okay?

    BDG Nylon Backpack


        Shoot for a Great Fall Boot

        As the weather begins to chill, warm up your tootsies with a cute boot.

          Glaze by Adi Slouchy Vamp Peep-Toe Bootie



              Louis Vuitton

              The Perfect Blazer is Major

              Play like the boys but still be a girl in this chic, menswear-inspired jacket.

              Alice and Olivia

              The Cardigan is Back Again

              Almost always a good addition to an outfit, a cardigan will keep you cozy this fall.

                Alexander Wang

                A Relaxed Sweater is Always Better

                Chunky sweaters like these are all the rage for the cooler months.

                Striped Metallic Threaded Sweater


                Phillip Lim

                Goodbye Sandals, Hello Flats

                Keep your toes from turning blue by sliding them into a classic ballet flat, embellished for a modern edge.

                  Chain Front Ballet Flats


                      Jimmy Choo

                      Jeans, Jeans, and Jeans

                      The ultimate wardrobe necessity for every college girl amps up the style factor as we move into fall.

                      Extreme Skinny in Dark Rinse


                        The Military Look is Back for Round Two

                        Stay chic and look tough with an always-edgy military jacket.

                        Utility Bomber Jacket


                        Marc Jacobs

                        The Return of the 90’s

                        Nirvana? Empire Records? My So-Called Life? Yes please. ‘90s nostalgia is all the rage. 

                        I ‘Heart’ Ronson Chambray Boyfriend Shirt


                        Ralph Lauren

















                        Victoria Guerrera, 2011, from Rocky Hill, Connecticut, is a junior Print and Multimedia Journalism major at Emerson College in Boston. Victoria started out as a Features Writer for em magazine, a fashion and lifestyle magazine at Emerson College, then became the Features Editor her sophomore year, and is now a Co-Editor-in-Chief of em magazine. Victoria has been a summer editorial intern for Us Weekly Magazine and Hartford Magazine. She enjoys shopping, playing volleyball, Andy Warhol, celebrity news, watching Project Runway marathons, and reading tons of magazines. After college, Victoria plans to pursue a wonderful career as a magazine journalist.