What happens when you ask fashion heavyweights to scour one of New York’s most stylish neighborhoods for awesome fall looks but only give them $250? You’re about to find out.
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The ninth circle of hell to some, midtown is the beating heart of our city. And we consider ourselves pretty fortunate to live in a place where we can hit all of the popular budget-friendly chains—Urban Outfitters, Zara, Aritzia, Topshop—and Saks Fifth Avenue without having to bust out a MetroCard. Blogger Lisa Dengler of just-another.me seemed like the perfect expert to send to the tourist trap. So can you cop her less-is-more style for, well, less? That’s a big yes. And Dengler plans to come back soon. “I love that you can shop on a budget here but still be inspired by contemporary designer collections,” she says.
Check out Dengler's must-have threads for fall below!
Anthropologie pave marquee necklace, $58, at Anthropologie, 50 Rockefeller Center (212-246-0386, anthropologie.com)
"Every girl needs one simple necklace to wear with everything, no matter the season."
Zara style scarf, $10, at Zara, 500 Fifth Ave (212-741-0555, zara.com)
"Neck ties are HUGE right now, and I love the idea of having a longer silhouette, which gives it that hint of elegance."
Talula Brackenbury pants, $65, at Aritzia, 600 Fifth Ave (212-307-3121, us.aritzia.com)
"This is a new silhouette that I love for fall because it's the perfect pair of pants to layer under tunics and wear with ankle boots."
Topshop high-neck ribbed-funnel top, $25, at Topshop, 608 Fifth Ave (212-757-8240, topshop.com)
"This top is a must-have to wear on its own, or to layer underneath sweaters to give the perfect amount of neck coverage."
Adidas Originals Stan Smith Vulc sneakers, $70, at Urban Outfitters, 521 Fifth Ave (212-867-4107, urbanoutfitters.com)
"I’m still obsessing over white sneakers, but I think these in tan will be a great updated look for fall."
Photographs by Raydene Salinas. Styled by Jessica Lundgren.