August 20 Under $20

Happy August everyone! Over the last few years August has become one of my favorite months (second only to September!). Preparing to go back to school feels like a new beginning and this year it really will be as a head to New York for school. While I like to save most of my fall shopping until mid September I use August to stock up on basics. So for this month’s 20 Under $20 I put together some of my favorite fall basics!

H&M is always the best spot when you’re looking for layering basics. My favorite finds from H&M have always been their sweaters. Both the grey and black sweater above are perfect for all your fall outfits and they won’t even come close to breaking the bank. 

Another great spot to stock up on basics is Old Navy. Time after time I’m surprised by the amount of great pieces Old Navy has. Remember those $3 flip flops you used to buy in every color each summer from Old Navy? Well the new must-have shoe are their ballet flats. These flats (for only $19!) come in four colors and are ideal for casual afternoons. 

I also think it is important to have bags that can be worn for many different occasions. The black cross body bag from Asos can be dressed up for a night out or down for an afternoon of sight seeing. One of the best ideas I’ve seen on Pinterest recently is using an iPad case as a clutch. The taupe and snake print ipad bag can be stowed inside a tote during the day and then used as a clutch later on. 

~ Caroline
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