The key to looking fashionable everyday while saving money is learning how to mix and match your wardrobe.

Every girl needs a maxi skirt, bow blouse and faux-fur vest in their closest this season.

Pop culture and style correspondent Katrina Szish reveals how we can wear fall’s must have staples two different ways to get more bang for our buck.

Step into style with these fashion tips!

Maxi Skirt:
The hottest hemline for fall falls all the way to the floor. The skirt we chose for both looks is from Victoria’s Secret and costs $40. For the edgy daytime look, pair with a chunky sweater and top with a super soft leather motorcycle jacket which adds an instant rocker vibe without being costume-y. Play with the accessories and add a sequin pouch bag and faux fur lace-up platform boots.

Victoria’s Secret maxi skirt, $40,
Victoria’s Secret soft-washed leather motorcycle jacket, $199,
Michael Michael Kors deep cowl sweater, $120,
Spiegel purse, $30,
Colin Stuart lace-up booties with faux fur cuff, $118,

Up the glam factor and focus on creating shape and adding sparkle. This oversized sequin tunic becomes evening-appropriate — and body-conscious — with the addition of a metallic chain belt. For subtle sex appeal, style it off-the-shoulder. No matter what the occasion, keep in mind that with a maxi skirt, your shoes should NOT peek out, unless you’re walking or sitting. The look is at its best when the hemline skims the floor.

Victoria’s Secret maxi skirt, $40,
Victoria’s Secret sequin blouse, $98,
Newport News belt, $39,
BCBGMAXAZRIA Blake clutch, $88,
Colin Stuart peep-toe ankle strap pumps, $88,

Bow Blouse:
The bow blouse is one of the hottest trends of the season, and has a lot more personality than you might expect. Yvonne and Yvetter are both wearing a Lauren by Ralph Lauren silk blouse that I found on sale for $120 at Pair with a sleek pencil skirt and patent leather pumps for an instantly elegant office look.

Lauren Ralph Lauren blouse, $120, on sale via

Cynthia Steffe pencil skirt, $93, on sale via
Jessica Simpson Elley patent leather pumps, $79,
Jessica Simpson belt, $34,

The bow blouse can also be surprisingly casual — although still very sophisticated. Cropped, slim cargo pants and a fitted denim jacket create a modern twist on the classic Equestrian style. The red clutch provides an unexpected pop of color, and leopard ballet flats give a touch of whimsy and add a dose of one of the trendiest prints of the season.

Lauren Ralph Lauren blouse, $120, on sale via
Lauren Ralph Lauren denim jacket, $90, on sale via
Cynthia Steffe cargo pants, $74, on sale via
Jessica Simpson Lafayette clutch, $78,

Faux Fur Vest:
One of my favorite must-have items of the season is the faux-fur vest. Both Ava and Loretta are wearing a Sanctuary vest from The flared jeans are a must for this look and the silk blouse keeps it feminine and the embellished belt adds some subtle bling. The platform boots and satchel bag complete this updated blast-from-the-past ensemble.

Sanctuary New Rockin’ Natalie faux fur vest, $148,
Joie Nikara top, $198,
Hunter Petite Ferris Flap Pocket Flare jeans, $189,
Steve Madden Carnaby boots, $160,
Fossil Vintage Re-issue bag, $188,
Frye Deborah embellished leather belt, $298,


Nothing is better than a vest tossed over a feminine dress, especially when the vest is longer and skims the hips. Black opaque tights streamline everyone’s legs, especially when paired with black suede wedge booties. This is the ultimate girls’ night out or date night look.

Sanctuary New Rockin’ Natalie faux fur vest, $148,
Jessica Simpson square-neck belted dress, $128,
Steve Madden Annnie suede booties, $130,
Hanes black opaque tights, $10,