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Head-to-Toe Trendy, Under $100

by jill manoff

A head-to-toe outfit for under $100 is one thing, but—an under-$100 outfit made up of five hot trends you can wear every which way throughout the season? That’s another story. This BONGO ensemble has everything you could want in a fall look, including great denim—all for less than some girls spend on jeans alone. (You’re welcome!)

Head-to-Toe Trendy, Under $100

A Lace Top
Feminine lace is having a moment, and this goes-with-all tank is by far our fave take. We wear it as a shell to balance borrowed-from-the-boys blazers and in place of plain tees to elevate everyday jeans.

Distressed Jeans
Our favorite jeans? Our oldest jeans, for as long as we can remember. It was all about their broken-in “cool,” which always proved incomparable—until this season. So many jeans now come equipped with that worn-to-threads look that took us years to master—like these thrashed-to-the-max skinnies that just moved to the top of our pile.

A Standout Backpack
It’s the one accessory you’ll work every day; make it a great one: This throw-on-and-go bag packs outfit-making punch, plus it’s sized to haul it all—homework, headphones, gym clothes, you name it.

Wedge Booties
These lace-up wedge booties are ones you’ll reach for repeatedly, thanks to their leg-elongating effects and ultra-wearability: Aside from providing comfort for miles, they pair with jeans across the board—including the new oxblood styles.

Edgy Jewelry
The best thing about this season’s heavy-metal extras? They work wonders with pieces already in your jewelry box: Add a cross-detailed cuff to your next “arm candy” mix, or a stack of studded bangles to your go-to set of baubles. (You can’t go wrong!)



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