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    Sep 17, 2019

    24 Splurge-Worthy Style Items To Help Cure Your Fashion Month FOMO

    You may not be able to sit front row at fashion shows like Carrie Bradshaw, but you can still *look* runway ready.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A ruffled pink skirt from the Rodarte x Universal Standard collection that's feminine and flirty and will have you twirling all day.

    Universal Standard

    This skirt is made from a stretch georgette fabric with sheer chiffon ruffles, and it's lined up to the ruffle to so you don't have to worry about it being see-through! And the sash is removable if you want to switch up the look slightly.

    Get it from Universal Standard for $150 (available in sizes 00-40 and two colors).

    2. A pair of Kate Spade cat-eye sunglasses to keep the sun out of your eyes and add an effortlessly stylish touch to any look.

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    Promising review: "I'm so picky about sunglasses, and was therefore a little skeptical buying these on Amazon without trying them on. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I love these, and they're probably my favorite sunnies ever! They are such a cute shape, and fit my head perfectly. I got the black and white ones, and they look very classy. They don't seem flimsy. If you keep them in their case, I doubt they'll break anytime soon." —H. Swiss

    Get them from Amazon for $68.87 (available in four colors).

    3. A teal puffer coat from the new Christian Siriano x J.Jill collection you can throw on over any jeans and tee and instantly feel like a fashionista.

    J.Jill

    Fashion designer and Project Runway judge (and winner of season four) Christian Siriano is bringing his expertise to a lower price point than his usual gowns that he makes for celebrities like Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, Taylor Swift, and more. This coat stood out to me because it takes Siriano's playful creativity and puts it into a more wearable design for us non-celebs. Plus, it has an adjustable waist for a more custom fit and it's machine-washable for easy care.

    Get it from J.Jill for $189-$209 (available in sizes XS-4XL, including petite and tall).

    4. A pair of Sam Edelman ankle booties to really ~kick~ your fall wardrobe up a notch. These shoes can be worn with leggings, denim, or tights and the leather material should last for seasons to come.

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    Promising review: "Love these comfy booties! Already had a similar Sam Edelman bootie in a different color so I was very happy that these also have the same good quality!" —mum

    Get them from Amazon for $45.50+ (most pairs are around $130; available in sizes 4-13, including wide options, and 15 colors).

    5. An animal print Never Fully Dressed midi dress with a pink floral insert you'll probably want to wear to every single party for the rest of your life. It's just too dang gorgeous!

    Asos

    A few of my coworkers have been eyeing this dress, including me!

    Get it from Asos for $87.50 (originally $125; available in sizes XS-XL).

    6. A navy Lilly Pulitzer dress perfect for wearing from the office to happy hour.

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    Promising review: "I love this dress, it's one of my favorites. It's so easy to just throw on and go to the grocery store and look super fab. I was worried it was going to be too tight and it wasn't." —Angieknowsthetruth

    Get it from Amazon for $98 (available in sizes 2XS-XL and two colors).

    7. A Chromat "sample size" T-shirt to remind everyone that style has no size!

    11 Honore

    Known for their A+ representation of all bodies, genders, and races both online and for their runway shows, Chromat offers a wide range of fashionable swimwear. However, this T-shirt is one of their popular standout items and a great message to promote not just during Fashion Month, but all throughout the year. The unisex fit tee is made from 100% heavyweight cotton.

    Get it from 11 Honoré for $60 (available in sizes M-XL) or Chromat for $60 (available in sizes S-3XL).

    8. A pair of wool-lined Ugg booties that'll feel like you're wearing slippers all day long. They'll keep your toes toasty all fall and winter.

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    Some reviewers suggest going down a size!

    Promising review: "I got these because I wanted something different than the classic Ugg boot. They are perfect!! I did size down in these. I even have some room in them even though I sized down. These are warm just like the classic Ugg. I bought these since I live in Indiana and have worn Uggs for years for the warmth. I wear them without socks just like with my other Uggs, my feet stay nice and warm. They look great with skinnies and leggings. I have already ordered a black pair I like them so much." —Christine

    Get them from Amazon for $98.50+ (most are around $130; available in sizes 5-12 and three colors).

    9. A nude and rose gold Kate Spade watch, because it'll add a chic, polished touch to any outfit.

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    Promising review: "This is super cute and great quality. I am glad I got one before they ran out! Also, it arrived really fast." —LilyV

    Get it from Amazon for $98.98+ (available in four designs).

    10. A 1.State plaid blazer to add to your business wardrobe and feel like an instant boss babe. Use it to polish off almost any ensemble.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $139 (available in sizes 0-16).

    11. A pair of mixed print Steve Madden sneakers that can pass as neutral, but are 100% Insta worthy.

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    I am fairly short, but I hate wearing heels — cue this adorable elevated sneaker! I can wear them with long pants or skirts, still feel fashionable, and be comfy! My fave.

    Promising Review: "This shoe gets tons of compliments. The colors and various patterns make it easy to match with any outfit and in fact, it is the ornament that will make anything you wear instantly into stand-out fashion. Very comfortable for all day wear as well as running as long as you're not a professional runner." —TurboCat

    Get them from Amazon for $69.98+ (available in sizes 5-11 and 22 colors).

    12. A sheer parka by Good American to wear over pretty much any kind of look and feel instantly cooler — throw it on when you're going to the gym or style it up over jeans and heels.

    Good American

    Get it from Good American for $149 (available in sizes XS-4XL).

    13. A pair of relaxed fit high-rise jeans that'll pair perfectly with a bodysuit or crop top for a very fashion-forward outfit.

    Eloquii

    These jeans are machine-washable and made of 99% stretch woven cotton.

    Get them from Eloquii for $89.95 (available in sizes 14-28).

    14. A faux leather Levi's jacket, because it's the perfect layering piece to start transitioning into fall — and I think everyone should own a leather jacket.

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    Promising review: "This jacket is the best. I bought it thinking there would be something I didn’t like but I absolutely love it. It’s my new favorite. It fits very well and I have broader shoulders. I really want it in another color too. I ordered a large and it fits perfectly." —Julia

    Get it from Amazon for $65.87+ (most are around $90; available in sizes XS-3XL and 11 colors and styles).

    15. A pair of blue wide-leg satin pants for when you need a little extra confidence to walk into that meeting and shine like the star you are.

    Henning

    This new brand was created by former plus size model and fashion editor Lauren Chan. She created this line for women size 12 and up, after she herself faced years of frustration in trying to find high quality, fashion-forward essentials. These pants are just one of the fabulous pieces from her debut collection.

    Get them from Henning for $349 (available in sizes 12-24).

    16. A textured midi dress with pommed embellishments and sheer balloon sleeves to make you feel like an off-duty princess.

    Anthropologie

    This dress has so many possibilities — wear it to work, to a wedding, or just on a regular day when you're in the mood to snap some pictures. You can also get away with wearing it during pretty much any season.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $160 (available in sizes 0-26W and two colors).

    17. A Herschel backpack you can stuff with everything you need for your next flight or overnight trip.

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    Promising review: "I am obsessed!!! I started researching what backpacks would be best for law school and Legal Eagle on YouTube recommend this backpack. Let me just say, IT'S AMAZING. You just feel the good quality. The bag is made of a thick material, the black straps are nicely done, the laptop sleeve is so soft so your laptop is safe from scratches, and the inside is spacious. You can feel and see the quality of it! I continue to get compliments on it. I’ve taken it on flights and it never once hurt my back. The padding on the straps make it so comfortable. It also rained today and it held up great. It didn’t feel wet at all, I didn’t know this but a friend mentioned that it was water resistant, which gives me more of a reason to love it. Don’t let the price scare you, the quality IS WORTH IT!" —Aly

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in 39 colors).

    18. A leather Coach crossbody purse, because it's a beautiful fall color and you can easily use it as an everyday bag. It'll give your work attire a pop of color and last for years.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "Oh, this is a beautiful bag. Just the perfect size to fit a wallet, phone, and water bottle, but not too big. Beautiful leather and details." —ljljlj

    Get it from Nordstrom for $197.49 (originally $395).

    19. A pair of adorable Dr. Martens chunky heel booties that'll take your shoe closet to all new ~heights~.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Cherry red, perfect. Patent shine, brilliant. Slight color gradient on toe, superb. Tongue (eyelets and laces) a bit stiff, but breaking in nicely. Padded roll at the top is comfy on calf and shin. Tongue is even notched at the top to allow comfortable forward flex of stride, without digging into shin. Super comfy insole and outsole, as we come to expect from Docs." —Phaelon Goodarrow

    Get them from Amazon for $120.64+ (available in sizes 5-11 and two colors).

    20. A cozy teddy coat you can snuggle up in daily as the temperatures start to drop. Plus, it looks super fabulous!

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I got the red Teddy Coat and I am IN LOVE with I AM GIA. I am a frequent shopper at UO and this coat is definitely one of my favorite purchases. It is so soft and amazing to wear indoors and outdoors. All of my friends always comment on how much they love it and want one. Yes, it is a little costly, BUT IT IS SO WORTH IT. Definitely a go-to jacket for me. HIGHLY recommend!" —jjor

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $120 (available in sizes XS-L).

    21. A vegan leather blazer dress that'll have you looking sharp and sophisticated with a bit of edge. 😎

    Express

    Just add some tights to it as the weather starts to get colder!

    Get it from Express for $168 (available in sizes 00-18).

    22. A Tommy Hilfiger tote bag to take you from work to the gym to hanging out with friends, and everything in between. It's both cute and spacious.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I always seem to have a lot of stuff to take to work. I power walk on my lunch, so I take work out clothes to change into. I also take my lunch, and my craft stuff to work on during my break. This bag holds all of that, and it is super cute! I love that it has a zipper, so if I want to use it as an overnight bag, I can. It is also perfect to take to the beach. There are pockets inside, and outside. I love the canvas! I also love Tommy Hilfiger items. I have multiple products by this brand, and I have loved every single one of them." —Summer Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $98.

    23. A pair of crisp white sneakers, designed in collaboration with World Champion gymnast Aly Raisman, that you can wear during a morning jog or style them up with a pair of jeans.

    York Athletics

    I have these sneakers in the patchwork colorway and I love them! They are super breathable and lightweight and I can comfortably wear them without socks if I want to. I've paired them with jeans and I even dressed them up with a skirt. Totally worth the price tag in my opinion!

    Get them from York Athletics for $145 (available in two colors).

    24. And a unique denim jacket guaranteed to turn heads and get you tons of compliments.

    BuzzFeeder Abby Kass loves this jacket, she said: "I can personally attest that you will for sure get compliments on it every time you wear it. The first time I wore it, I got seven compliments in the first hour."

    Promising review: "I never fail to get compliments when I wear this jacket! Just yesterday, an Anthropologie stylist said I looked like I stepped out of the pages of a fashion magazine. It's fabulous." —Elle G

    Get it from Wren + Glory for $395 (available in sizes S-XL).

    Yup, you can go ahead and kiss your paycheck goodbye.

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