7 Must-Have Fall 2010 Style Essentials Under $100

Sheri Reed

dots dyes scarf
Dots and Dyes Scarf ($49.50) at Madewell
Most of us don't have a chunk of cash to toss down and completely replenish our seasonal wardrobes. Not even close (I wish!). We make due with what we have, try to wear or layer our clothes a little differently, and, if we're lucky, we get to add a few new items.

So if you can add a few new stylish pieces to your closet for fall, which ones should you choose? A good pair of jeans, some comfy long-sleeved T-shirts, one simple dress, some boots? These are all good things to have.

Well, we've made our seven picks for must-have pieces for Fall 2010. Even if we invest in nothing else, these are the go-to items of the season -- all under $100, of course.

7 Must-Have Fall 2010 Style Essentials Under $100

1. Perfect Scarf (shown above)

As we transition into fall, it's essential to carry a lovely scarf in your handbag. You never know when it's going to get a little chilly or when you might need to spiff up your outfit.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Harriet Wallaby Wedge
BCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Harriet Wallaby Wedge - Mahogany
($94.50) at Amazon
2. Ankle Boots

Ankle boots are the perfect fall-to-winter shoe in any style, from lace-up to pull-on or zips. Adorable with tights and leggings. A little warmer with your favorite skinny jeans.

Black Bootcut Studded Jean
Black Bootcut Studded Jeans ($69.50) at Limited
3. Black Jeans

Speaking of jeans, black jeans are another essential (really love the super-black ones that almost look like trousers). You can dress them up. You can dress them down. Either way, you look fabulous.

BRASS necklace triangle
Brass Necklace - Small Triangle ($30) at Uniform Natural
4. Long, Simple Necklace

Perfectly paired with light sweaters or long-sleeved T-shirts. Pick a shape you love, and it'll add just the right amount of flair to your look.

Tucker for Target Hooded Wrap Jacket Orange Herringbone
Tucker for Target Hooded Wrap Jacket - Orange Herringbone
($44.99) at Target
5. Bold, Adorable Jacket

Pick up a well-fitting jacket in a bold color, texture, or pattern. It can spice up your look even when you're just wearing jeans and a T-shirt.

Delightfully Warm Tights Plum
Delightfully Warm Tights - Plum ($21.99) at ModCloth
6. Pretty Tights

Sure, black tights always come in handy. But this fall, bring in some lovely colors and textures. A cute pair of tights can make even a boring black dress lots more fun.

Frenchie Knit Top Tshirt
Frenchie Knit Top ($17.80) at Forever 21
7. Striped T-Shirt

Stripes are the "it" trend this season, and you can find many affordable options. Find one that you like, but don't pay a lot for it. This is a fun essential this fall but may be a passing trend.

What's the most essential item in your fall wardrobe?


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