Fall may still be around the corner, but there’s no time for fall shopping like the present. In honor of the magazine’s big 120th anniversary (1892-2012), we’ve highlighted 120+ items under $120 that are Vogue vetted for the new season. And, to make stocking up for autumn an endeavor that’s a little easier on everyone (including your wallet), we’ve broken down our finds into categories that highlight the key trends—be it animal print, oversized proportions, mixed textures, and more—featured in the September issue. Here, the unexpected, but easy to obtain accessories, accents, and even full-fledged looks that all cost $120 or less.
Dressing to look taller isn’t a simple one-two punch of Aquanet-ing a three-inch Snooki-pouf and stepping into six-inch stilettos. Instead, lengthening a petite body type involves an entire conference of teams: necklines, hems, color palettes, print types, shoe shapes.
The word “petite” is a more complicated adjective than you’d think. Directly translated from French, the descriptor means “little” and people tend to associate it with both the very short and very thin. Which are hardly the same thing—especially when it comes to clothes.