Style Your Budget – Spring 2022 Capsule Wardrobe

Style Your Budget – Spring 2022 Capsule Wardrobe

Layers are key when dressing for spring because let’s face it, you can encounter numerous different weather conditions and all within the same day. That’s why for this month’s Style Your Budget we’re showcasing how you can give your favorite neutral cardigan new life by styling it with a printed top and gray jeans. For this particular look, we’re styling an ivory cardigan. However neutral can also mean gray, black, tan, and all shades in between. This look is just part of the Outfit Formulas® Spring 2022 Capsule Wardrobe!

Just like there’s a misconception that you can’t mix black and brown together, which you most certainly can, sometimes there’s a misconception that you can’t mix grays and brown or in this case ivory, together. The key is to pick a printed top that helps to pull them both together. If you still can’t get past the ivory cardigan, this outfit will also look fabulous with black neutral items or even go gray to create a sort of column-dressed look.

What Is Style Your Budget?

If you’re new to Style Your Budget, it’s where we offer style inspiration for a fun seasonal look, in this case, spring. The look often features a trend or two that pair with some classic closet staples. Most items you may already have in your closet. But in case you don’t, we offer different price points to help you fill in the gaps. We truly believe every woman, no matter their size, age, ethnicity, or budget, deserves to feel pretty and confident. Now let’s check out this month’s Style Your Budget outfit formula.

Neutral Cardigan + Printed Top + Gray Bottoms + Neutral Mules

This is an outfit that has an ivory cardigan with a red, orange and blue ditsy floral top with gray jeans, tan mules, a gold headband, and layered necklace and tan crossbody.
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Now Let’s Style Your Budget!

This is a gif that showcases three different outfits that are all an ivory cardigan with a printed top with gray jeans, tan mules, a headband, and layered necklace and tan handbag.

Option #1

This is an outfit that has an ivory cardigan with a pink, and navy floral top with gray jeans, tan mules, a headband, and layered necklace and tan crossbody.

Neutral Cardigan $29.99 / Printed Top $29.99 / Gray Bottoms $24.99 / Neutral Mules $24.99 / Neutral Crossbody $20.00 / Layered Necklace $14.99 / Headband $15.99

Total $160.94

Option #2

This is an outfit that has an ivory cardigan with a pink and navy ditsy floral top with gray jeans, tan mules, a silver headband, and layered necklace and tan bucket bag.

Neutral Cardigan $29.90 / Printed Top $24.64 / Gray Bottoms $49.30 / Neutral Mules $32.99 / Neutral Crossbody $76.53 / Layered Necklace $28.99 / Headband $18.00

*Total $260.35

*Prices may differ depending on size selected

Option #3

This is an outfit that has an ivory cardigan with a printed top with gray jeans, tan mules, a gold headband, and layered necklace and tan bucket bag.

Neutral Cardigan $45.00 / Printed Top $48.00 / Gray Bottoms $78.00 / Neutral Mules $69.00 / Neutral Crossbody $45.00 / Layered Necklace $35.00 / Headband $18.00

Total $338.00

Your turn! What Style Your Budget Look is your favorite?

If you like what you see and what more, the Outfit Formulas® Spring 2022 Capsule Wardrobe guide includes 30+ days of casual outfit ideas with “dress it up” and “dress it down” tips so that these looks work for every lifestyle! You also get an easy-to-follow shopping list of budget-friendly classic essentials and on-trend items, including accessories!

This is a picture of two outfits mixed in with lots of accessories, hats, and shoes.

Style Your Budget – Winter Casual Shacket Outfit

Style Your Budget – Winter Casual Shacket Outfit

Love it or hate it, the shacket is a huge trend this winter so if you haven’t found one you love, there’s still time! It’s a great layering piece and easily adds extra interest and detail to your outfit. That’s why I’m featuring it in this month’s Style Your Budget. The below look not only showcases the shacket, but it’s also a look from the Outfit Formulas® Winter 2021 Capsule Wardrobe. Round two of styling this and 33 other casual looks starts January 16th. It’s not too late to join the fun so sign up now!

If you’re new to GYPO, Style Your Budget is where I showcase one total look and then feature it at different price points. Not only can you use this as outfit inspiration, I always recommend shopping your closet first, but if you have any gaps, you can fill them at any store and at any price point you want. I want to show you to that looking stylish and feeling great is for everyone – every body, every age, and every budget!

Now let’s take at look at the outfit formula used for this look. I realize some items may feel outside your comfort zone and that’s okay. Take the outfit formula and make it your own. If you don’t like the hat, change it out for a beanie or skip it all together. If the shacket truly isn’t for you, any plaid shirt will layer beautifully too. Have fun and make it yours!

Plaid Shacket + Neutral Top + Light Wash Jeans + Taupe Ankle Boots

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*Some items may show as sold out online but are available in store which is why I still share the link.

Now Let’s Style Your Budget!

Option #1

Plaid Shacket $39.99 / Neutral Top $17.99 / Light Wash Jeans $19.99 / Taupe Ankle Boots $49.99 / Neutral Handbag $24.99 / Felt Hat $17.99 / Textured Hoop Earrings $5.99

Total: $176.93

Option #2

Plaid Shacket $35.99 / Neutral Top $16.99 / Light Wash Jeans $59.50 / Taupe Ankle Boots $49.99 / Neutral Handbag $23.00 / Felt Hat 19.99 / Textured Hoop Earrings $18.00

Total: $158.05*

*Prices may differ depending on size selected

Option #3

Plaid Shacket $69.00 / Neutral Top 29.00 / Light Wash Jeans $52.50 / Taupe Ankle Boots $59.99 / Neutral Handbag $54.00 / Felt Hat $39.00 / Textured Hoop Earrings $15.00

Total: $318.49

Your turn! What look is your favorite? Will you be trying the shacket this winter?

The Outfit Formulas® Winter 2021 Capsule Wardrobe guide includes 30+ days of casual outfit ideas with “dress it up” and “dress it down” tips so that these looks work for every lifestyle! You also get an easy-to-follow shopping list of budget-friendly classic essentials and on-trend items, including accessories!

STYLE YOUR BUDGET – Outfit Formulas® Fall 2021 Capsule Wardrobe

STYLE YOUR BUDGET – Outfit Formulas® Fall 2021 Capsule Wardrobe

When it comes to summer outfits, creating extra interest takes work and creativity because the last thing we want is something that looks great, but isn’t functional. For instance, layers and summer do not mix. However, layers and fall do mix and they mix ever so beautifully! The options are endless from a denim jacket to a cardigan or maybe even an olive utility jacket. I love seeing how many different looks I can create just by swapping out the toppers. That’s partly why I created Outfit Formulas®. It was my way to see how many different looks I could create using a handful of pieces including closet staples and a few trends and translate all that into easy-to-follow formulas.

For this month’s Style Your Budget I pulled a look from the Outfit Formulas® Fall 2021 Capsule Wardrobe. What I love about this look is that it truly has something for everyone. Some may be able to shop this entire look from their closet, which I always recommend first, because it does consist of some excellent closet staples. But if you look closely, this look also represents items that are totally on-trend for fall. Like the rust-colored cardigan, while a cardigan is a closet must-have, rust is a really popular color this fall. And that’s where this post comes in handy. It can help you fill in any of the gaps you may have by providing different options and price points so you can shop where you want and spend what you want. That’s what I call a win-win. Now let’s check out this month’s SYB formula, shall we?

Colored Cardigan + Neutral Embellished Top + Boyfriend Jeans + Black Shoes

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Option #1

Colored Cardigan $13.98 / Neutral Embellished Top $15.00 / Boyfriend Jeans $27.50 / Black Shoes $19.98 / Black Handbag $29.99 / Earrings $6.79 / Bracelets $12.99

Total $126.23

Option #2

Colored Cardigan $12.99 / Neutral Embellished Top $24.99 / Boyfriend Jeans $39.99 / Black Shoes $24.99 / Black Handbag $39.99 / Earrings $5.99 / Bracelets $24.99

Total $173.93

Option #3

Colored Cardigan $21.40 / Neutral Embellished Top $21.99 / Boyfriend Jeans $29.99 / Black Shoes $49.95 / Black Handbag $39.99 / Earrings $20.99 / Bracelets $17.98

Total $202.29*

*Prices may differ depending on size

Option #4

Colored Cardigan $82.50 / Neutral Embellished Top $24.50 / Boyfriend Jeans $44.95 / Black Shoes $39.59 / Black Handbag $59.50 / Earrings $14.50 / Bracelets $19.50

Total $284.95

Option #5

Colored Cardigan $41.40 / Neutral Embellished Top $49.00 / Boyfriend Jeans $89.00 / Black Shoes $69.95 / Black Handbag $45.00 / Earrings $24.00 / Bracelets $22.00

Total $340.35

Your turn! What Style Your Budget look is your favorite?

OUTFIT FORMULAS® FALL 2021 CAPSULE WARDROBE

If you like this outfit and want to see more, the Outfit Formulas® Fall 2021 Capsule Wardrobe guide includes 34 days of casual outfit ideas with “dress it up” and “dress it down” tips so that these looks work for every lifestyle! You also get a shopping list of easy, low-cost essentials that are already on trend today, including accessories!

Style Your Budget – Small Details

Style Your Budget – Small Details

Dressing for the summer weather can sometimes feel limiting. It’s hot and the last thing you want to add is extra heat. In the fall and winter it’s so easy to add tons of interest to any outfit with layers, scarves, or a cute jacket but in the summer...
Style Your Budget – Monochromatic Outfits

Style Your Budget – Monochromatic Outfits

I have always been a fan of monochromatic outfits. It’s an easy and quick way to pull together an outfit that looks chic and polished. This summer, however, monochromatic outfits are definitely having their moment. They can be seen all over Pinterest, in your favorite magazine, and in retailers’ advertisements. But what exactly is are monochromatic outfits? While it typically means dressing in one single color, it can also mean choosing pieces from the same color family, just with varying tints or shades. For instance, I love a solid black ensemble with a pop of color either using a fun heel, a statement necklace, or a top layer. This is my go-to look especially when it comes to holiday parties which you can read about HERE.

For summer though, I’m enjoying all the bright color selections as well as the earth-tone neutrals. This is one trend that’s definitely fun to play with. That’s why I thought it would be a great look for this month’s Style Your Budget. What is Style Your Budget? It’s where I offer an outfit formula for inspiration and then style it at different price points. For some items, you may be able to shop your closet and if you find any gaps, I offer different price points to fill in those gaps. While the formula this month is pretty simple, the pairing options are endless. What color palette will you choose for your monochromatic outfits?

Solid Top + Solid Bottoms + Neutral Shoes

Monochromatic outfits from various stores including Old Navy, Nordstrom, J.Crew Factory, H&M and Amazon.

Now Let’s Style Your Budget

Option #1

Monochromatic outfit from H&M with gold hoop earrings, taupe tank top, gold pendant necklace, sunglasses, beige linen pants, taupe crossbody and canvas espadrilles.

Solid Top $7.99 / Solid Bottoms $17.99 / Neutral Shoes $34.99 / Neutral Handbag $17.99 / Earrings $5.99 / Necklace $5.99 / Sunglasses $14.99

Total $105.99

Option #2

Monochromatic outfit from Old Navy with cream wrapped earrings, gold aviator sunglasses, a rust color tank top, a gold tassel necklace, rust paper bag waist shorts, canvas tote and natural color wedges.

Solid Top $8.00 / Solid Bottoms $29.99 / Neutral Shoes $30.00 / Neutral Handbag $27.99 / Earrings $9.99 / Necklace $17.99 / Sunglasses $12.00

Total $134.97

Option #3

Monochromatic outfit from Amazon with silver drop earrings, silver aviator sunglasses, a navy flutter sleeve shirt with a long silver pendant necklace, a brown leather tote and brown slid on sandals.

Solid Top $17.75 / Solid Bottoms $45.90 / Neutral Shoes $18.90 / Neutral Handbag $49.50 / Earrings $12.95 / Necklace $7.98 / Sunglasses $20.99

Total $173.97*

*Price may differ depending on size

Option #4

Monochromatic outfit from J.Crew Factory with gold hoop earrings, tortoise shell sunglasses, a pink v neck shirt with a pink and gold flower necklace, pink shorts, a straw tote and canvas espadrille wedge mules.

Solid Top $14.59 / Solid Bottoms $29.50 / Neutral Shoes $64.50 / Neutral Handbag $59.50 / Earrings $10.50 / Necklace $14.50 / Sunglasses $19.50

Total $212.59

Option #5

Monochromatic outfit from Nordstrom with a sage green flutter sleeve shirt, sage green drawstring shorts, silver hoop earrings, white and brown sunglasses, a long silver necklace, a brown crocodile embossed tote and brown sandals.

Solid Top $29.99 / Solid Bottoms $49.00 / Neutral Shoes $29.96 / Neutral Handbag $49.00 / Earrings $18.00 / Necklace $27.30 / Sunglasses $59.00

Total $261.26

Your turn! Are you a fan of monochromatic outfits? Which look is your favorite?