Back-to-school bargains are already on the shelves, so why not stock up on fall must-haves now, before you are stuck picking through the dregs?
Following are 10 of our favorite finds, all at prices that make updating the annual school wardrobe affordable and fun.
Speechless Lace Blouson Dress
Perfect for stylishly sashaying from summer into fall, this fully lined cute polyester dress is a hallway showstopper thanks to its sweet lace form and grosgrain ribbon.
Available in jade and coral.
$20 at jcpenney.com
(See also: Best jeans under $50)
They had us at "animal print," but the on-trend coral color, tiered ruffles and smocked waist on this easy-to-care-for mini make it a flirty-fun option--at an amazing price.
$15 at Wet Seal
There is no such thing as too many versatile flats, and these inexpensive options, which come in 11 colors and patterns ranging from gold to black and white polka dots, make investing in a few pairs an affordable indulgence.
$19.50 at Delia's
Available in sizes 2-12.
$19.99 at Zara
Bold, cute, and easy to clean, this black-and-white striped blouse makes stylishness effortless. Just throw it on with a pair of skinnies and you're dressed to impress!
$39.99 at Piperlime
Comfy and well-priced, these classic cuffed shorts can provide stylish comfort through fall's hotter days and debut again next summer! Throw them on with a pair of skimmers and a blouse or tee and you're ready for school.
$10 at jcpenney.com
Supersoft and perfect for layering, this pretty wardrobe essential makes looking good easy and instantaneous. Available in 16 spectacular colors, it can easily become cornerstone to any fall wardrobe.
Better still is the price--$19.50 for one or $25 for two at Delia's!
Any girl headed off to college should have at least one pair of head-turning heels. These neon yellow numbers, which have no-skid tread and cushioned insoles for optimal comfort, totally do the trick, without a stomach-turning price.
Bonus: They come in a variety of colors!
$30 at Target
We love this handbag for its versatile chic style. Pair it with jeans and flats for toting your phone and other small school essentials or with a skirt and heels for evening style.
It's also easy to clean and costs a mere $24.99 at Target
With the comfort of a supersoft tee and a style that is sweet and edgy, this striped sensation is perfect for any wardrobe. Available in 11 colors, it can be paired with your favorite skinnies or a sweet skirt.
$19.50 or two for $25 at Delia's
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