Saturday, June 25, 2011

Frugal Fashion

I was recently asked to pull some budget friendly fashion looks; since I splurge way more often then I should, I thought this would be great practice for me and my wallet. Sarah Jessica Parker once said "Fashion is a right, not a privilege" and I couldn't agree more....So here we go.

My rules for dressing at any price point are 1. )FIT-it doesn't matter what you paid for it if it doesn't fit it doesn't work. 2.) COMFORT- if it doesn't feel good i.e. scratchy fabric, to restricting, doesn't feel like 'you' than you need to pass. I think we all need to step out of the comfort zone and try something new-but if you can't 'own' the look or if the 'clothes wear you' than you need to pass. 3.) BUILD YOUR WARDROBE- styles/trends change season to season, which is what makes fashion fun but you should always have staples in your closet: t-shirts/camisoles in a variety of colors, a solid dress, slim trousers, dark denim, classic blazer, black pumps, simple flats, etc. With a few classics you can update your look by adding a few new pieces from season to season without starting from scratch.

Now the fun part some pieces to get you started:

1. Funky tops and the trend to your look- MNG Mango at

2. Classic platform pumps Forever21

3. Dark skinny jeans Fade to Blue

4. A great bag is a must here are 2 classic shapes Simply Vera

5. Black slim trousers are perfect to build a look around GAP

6. Statement jewelry adds interest to a simple look MACY'S (various brands)

7. Classic sack dress thrown on as is to run errands or dressed up with a jacket and a belt ZARA

8. Another easy way to add interest, color, and trend to any outfit is through your accessories pink scarf and feather shoulder jewelry ZARA

9. A basic blazer; add to jeans for a more put together casual look or pair with your trousers for a bussiness-casual ensemble FOREVER21

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