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Affordable, Modest, Über-Stylish Fall Fashion for Christian Girls

PI ladies! I saw leaves falling outside my window today. Although fall in New England is breathtaking, it’s still a reminder that my favorite season–summer–is almost over.

It’s also a reminder that it’ll soon be time to pull out our fall gear, make sure we have everything we need and maybe even add some fresh looks to our style.

If you’re looking for some fall fashion ideas, you’re in luck–I’m about to offer you a jumbo-sized presentation! And the best part? These selections are not only affordable, but they’re also modest and über stylish. Because, after all, only modest is hottest for us Christian gals!

So get comfy, ladies!

Fall fashion to me means longer sleeves and extra layers in the many warm colors of the season. The temperatures are still pretty warm as the season begins, but the evenings get colder faster, and warm days become less frequent as the chill starts to kick in. But those layers don’t have to cover up your style!

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Let’s start with dresses.

I’ve decided to shop for more dresses. I think they’re the easier option since they’re only one piece. Dresses save time! What do you think, ladies?

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My selection begins with a pretty soft sienna dress with an elastic waist and flared skirt. The sleeves feature crocheted details. This is a lovely relaxed look that’s great for when the season begins to cool. Next is more of a tailored dress with a round neckline, capped sleeves and straight skirt. If you do consider this style, make sure no cleavage shows and the skirt is not tight or short. Last is a lovely sweater dress in a beautiful fall green. Sweater dresses are so comfortable and feminine, and they go great with tall boots and opaque nylons!

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The shirts I’ve selected are quite tailored. Each example offers various features that add some dimension to their styles, such as collars, pockets, crocheted lace and tassel ties.

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These designs may seem a little formal, but don’t be fooled–they can be worn casually, such as in the picture above with the jeans.

As the weather gets cooler, you’ll need some items to keep the chill out.

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I thought it would be fun to add a poncho to the mix, and they look great with a pair of jeans or a skirt. Or opt for a knitted pullover with a hood. Both are lightweight, so you can wear them as the day cools into the evening.

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A simple cardigan in a beautiful fall hue is also an option, and the cream cable vest with tie waist goes with pretty much anything.

I wanted to come up with some fun skirts, but the majority of them are just too short or not very stylish at all, in my opinion.

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The long tiered maxi skirt in the above picture did catch my eye, however, and I think it looks great with the rest of the model’s ensemble. I would add a little color though–maybe with a scarf and handbag.

Looking for some pants to fit into your fall collection? If you don’t have a great pair of modest jeans, how about some wide leg flares?

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The wide leg linen pants on the right are so elegant. A light material is perfect for fall pants because it accommodates for the temperature transition in a typical fall day. Both styles go great with the tops and sweaters in this collection.

As the weather gets colder, you’ll eventually have to add a coat to your outfits. But coats don’t have to hide your fun fall ensembles. Instead, they can be a part of them.

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All fall wardrobes should include a denim jacket for a casual look, I believe. The red corduroy jacket on the right features a faux shearling collar and adds color to complete your outfit.

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The double-breasted coats above are stunning and versatile. When selecting a fall coat, you want it to go with everything you have, so be particular about the color you choose.

Adding the coat to your look can be the final touch, but it doesn’t have to be. You can add accessories! This is where the fun really starts.

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The image above is a great example of how accessories play a huge part in your fall look. In fact, items such as scarves are a fantastic way of adding color and life to your ensemble.

Image credits: kohls.com

The scarves above are perfect for fall. The wrap could easily cover the lace bib top featured earlier in this collection, or the scarf can be added to the poncho as the season cools. That’s the beauty of this autumn selection–you can pretty much mix and match the various items.

I’ve added a couple of belts, too. They add another dimension to your outfit and have both a useful and appealing effect. You can add a belt to a pair of jeans or even to pull in the waist of a dress.

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Both the cutout skinny belt and the metallic braided belt add a fun feminine touch to your look. If possible, you should match your belt as closely as you can to your shoes. Did I mention shoes? Guess what’s next?

Some girls live for shoes. Let’s be honest–in many cases, shoes can make an outfit. I know some of you ladies may have questions about the height of heels when considering both age and outfit. If you’re interested, check out my post, How Old, How High? My Guide to Heels.

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I began with flats, which usually go with anything. The red patent ballet shoe with the ruffle is just adorable.

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Ankle boots are my favorite and all three of these styles are cute. Browns and reds are great fall colors. Each boot offered features a fun element such as buckles or tassels.

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Let’s not forget the high boot. This style looks fantastic with dresses and skirts, especially with matching opaque tights.

And if this is not enough, then you can add another dimension. A hat!

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Hats seem to be the forgotten accessory, and yet there are so many fun and stylish designs to choose from. Every season affords the opportunity to wear a hat, but fall seems to have the most classical offerings. Go back in time with my selections above, but notice that from the wool floppy hat to the newsboy design, each item can be worn with much of what has been chosen in this fall collection.

Handbags are my last offering in this fall fashion guide. Bags should be both useful and aesthetically pleasing.

 Image credits: kohls.com/target.com

These bags can be worn with both casual and more formal outfits.

Remember, you don’t have to overhaul your whole wardrobe, but rather, you can add a few items here and there that can help enhance what you’ve already got. Whether it’s a a pair of shoes, a handbag, a jacket or a hat, you can add a fresh touch to your style.

Which items are your favorite? What would you add to this collection to make it complete?

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18 Comments

  1. Shanell Elise is back

    Posted by Shanell Elise is back on February 8, 2013 at 08:12

    I like the dress with the black band near the waist and the black skirt. Actually i go to JCP to buy clothes and i look on there site a lot and that was one of the dresses i liked. It’s my style!!! Thanks Nicole 🙂

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by jesusismysavior on September 10, 2012 at 18:21

    these are really great! I’m soooo glad to see some modest clothing options!

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by sunnylass on September 8, 2012 at 07:07

    I love these outfits!!!!!!!! I especially love the forever 21 boots (btw those boots also come in black @ forever 21)

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by blebo25 on September 6, 2012 at 15:50

    While these styles are great, they just aren’t the kind of thing that is teen-friendly. Modesty is important, and I remember that when I shop, but these clothes are not my style

  5. Livelikeurdying

    Posted by Livelikeurdying on September 4, 2012 at 18:01

    Love these ideas!

  6. Dee

    Posted by Dee on September 4, 2012 at 16:29

    DUDE!!! I love dressing up my wardrobe, but I don’t have ANY money! haha But it’s fun to see this stuff. It helps me put things together out of what I already own sometimes. Thank you so much!!!!!

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by U.r.a.Blessing on September 4, 2012 at 12:45

    I luv the red jacket!! #11 with double buttons!!! Luv it!

  8. Paris

    Posted by Paris on September 4, 2012 at 00:24

    I absolutely love the scarves and purses!

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by Gonzamj7 on September 2, 2012 at 16:09

    Please do not shop at JCPenny…it has decided not to remain neutral in the war against marriage.

  10. xJesusLovesYoux

    Posted by xJesusLovesYoux on September 2, 2012 at 09:33

    I love this 😀 I really love the Frye Melissa lace up boots. They are so cute and modest 🙂

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by 247girlyattire on August 31, 2012 at 19:41

    Cute!

  12. Rosalynn

    Posted by Rosalynn on August 31, 2012 at 19:29

    Nice tips!! The pink dress is super cute and love the ankle boots! Another awesome thing in fall fashion are fitted blazers- I just adore them. 🙂

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by BeStillAndBreath98 on August 31, 2012 at 16:14

    lol these are no-brainers to me. all ready got my fall clothing sketched out with swatches and EVERYTHING <3

  14. Loving.Lexie

    Posted by Loving.Lexie on August 31, 2012 at 15:42

    Wow-I like a lot of these!!
    Great picks.

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by TheMouseLover on August 31, 2012 at 14:18

    I have that long sleeved pinkish dress in your second group of pics! It is from American Eagle and is SOOOO cute! One of my favorite dresses!

  16. andi

    Posted by andi on August 31, 2012 at 13:06

    neat

  17. bren

    Posted by bren on August 31, 2012 at 07:44

    This reminds me that I have to get a denim jacket…I just love how you can wear them with almost everything; dresses, shrits, etc. Thank you for the ideas! 🙂

  18. HurricaneMurphGirl

    Posted by HurricaneMurphGirl on August 30, 2012 at 17:00

    Those are really fun! Thanks so much for posting them!