Mix high and mid-priced items with low. You only need a few classic investment pieces to pair up with mostly inexpensive clothing and accessories. Spend a little each season to update items like trendy tops and necklaces. Pair them up with quality jeans, knits, shoes and handbags that you can wear longer term.
Add animal print to any outfit. Leopard print acts as a neutral. One piece is all it takes to add a little something special to your look.
Shop the juniors’ department for great deals.
Always, always shop your closet first. Chances are there’s already something in there similar to what you want.
Invest in pieces that will stand the test of time. Buy a handbag you can carry for at least a year. Purchase good boots that can be worn season after season. Invest in a great trench coat. Do a cost per wear analysis. You may find that a more expensive item is actually less expensive per wear than a cheaper one.
Go with higher quality denim for a better fit. Many higher end department stores provide free altering. Dry clean premium denim every couple of weeks to make it last longer.
A good fit can make even a low-priced item look polished and expensive. Don’t be afraid to get items tailored, even if they were cheap. For a few dollars, a tailor can transform the most inexpensive item into a custom fitted piece for you.
Every woman should havethese basics in her closet – dark wash jeans, cardigans in every color, comfortable flats, tees/tanks and plenty of scarves. The combination possibilities are endless and you will always look put together.
You can look good on ANY budget. Start off spending just $20 a week (or month) to add new items to your wardrobe. You’ll be amazed at what you can find!
Bold accessories are an inexpensive way to up the wow factor of any outfit. Pick up statement necklaces, stacked bangles and chandelier earrings at places like Forever 21, Kohl’s and Target.