If you enjoyed reading my NYCR Picks for fall, then you should know that there is a place where you can score many of them on a budget - JCPenney.
I just checked out their latest new arrivals for fall, and was excited to see affordable versions of so many of the fall trends we've been hearing about --
The Peter Pan Blouse
I like the fact that this peter pan collared top ($16) can do double-duty -- right now, it's perfect by itself or layered under a cardigan. But come late fall and winter, you could even throw a crewneck sweater on over it and let the white collar peek out.
This faux leather accent dress ($35) is a bit bad-ass, don't you think? I like that -- even though it's very edgy with the leather detailing on the front and the zipper -- that the dress is still a classic silhouette.
This "moto" trench coat ($70) can flatter so many different body types -- with its wide belt at the waist, it creates a chic hourglass shape. I love coats and jackets that nip in at the waist. I also love the off-center zipper and the contrast piping.
The color of this peplum blouse ($16) is really beautiful. It's somewhere between a mustard and a mango I guess :) And even though it's a bold color, I think you could pair it with other bold colors -- dark green, chocolate brown, burgundy, plum, etc.
I am seriously in love with this colorblock sheath dress ($40). When I first saw it, the shade of blue and the polka dot on the front panel instantly reminded me of the fall 2011 Marc Jacobs collection.
These ankle boots ($42) are right on trend for fall. The low, stacked wood heel, the side zipper, the British Invasion feel to them ... booties like these are on every fall shoe roundup.
When I saw that emerald green was going to be big for fall, I was pretty excited. It has to be one of my favorite colors. This tweed skirt ($30) looks so luxurious and expensive ... the price tag is amazing!
Equally at home with a gray t-shirt, a white collared button down or a sheath dress, this rectangular stone necklace ($16) looks dressy but can be worn with so many different outfits.
(All images courtesy of JCPenney)