Style Your Budget: Fall Throwback

It’s time for a throwback edition of Style Your Budget. If you’re new around here, Style Your Budget helps you shop smarter by showing you one outfit prompt styled at five drastically different price points.

One of the things that makes Style Challenges work so well is that we don’t provide you the clothes. That may sound like a bad thing at first, but we promise it isn’t. By providing you with a style prompt rather than a box of clothes, you get to decide what the outfit ultimately looks like (and how much it costs).

If you already own all the pieces in the prompt you can shop your closet for a free outfit. Woohoo! However, if you need to fill in a gap in your wardrobe you get to choose which store, and more importantly how much you are going to spend, to fill in that gap.

This outfit is the Day 12 outfit prompt from the Style Challenges Fall 2017 Capsule Wardrobe (told you this was a throwback!). This may be a look from last year but it’s a classic one that is totally wearable again and many of these pieces will be styled again (in some variation) in the Fall 2018 Capsule Wardrobe as well. If you are checking your closet for gaps these are great pieces to consider adding to your shopping list.

Moto Jacket + Solid Tee + Olive Jeans + Slip On Sneakers

Now let’s Style Your Budget!

Option 1

Blazer $21.87Ruffle Cold Shoulder Top $14.88Jeans $14
Sneakers (price varies by size) $17.23 / Necklace $11.99 / Satchel Bag $18.15
Outfit Total $98.12


Option 2

Denim Jacket $29.99 / V-neck Tee $12.99Jeans $49.99
Metallic Mules $29.99 / Necklace $7.99 / Shopper Bag $24.99
Outfit Total $155.94


Option 3

Tie Front Cardigan Sweater (clearance for $79.99) $169 / Jersey T-shirt $39.95
Jeans $69.95 / Ballet Flats (clearance $44.99) $64.95 / Necklace $39.95 / Tote Bag $99.95
Outfit Total $483.75


Option 4

Moto Jacket $178 / Tunic $128 / Jeans (sale $35.99) $98
Smoking Slipper $108Necklace $48 / Mini Tote $98
Outfit Total $658


Option 5

Moto Jacket $98 / Tee $58 / Jeans $89.50
Metallic Sneaker (sale $59.90) $74.95Necklace $85 / Hobo Bag $388
Outfit Total $793.45

We always recommend investing in the best quality that your budget allows when it comes to your closet staples. However, if you are trying out new trends, fluctuating between sizes, or need a more budget conscious option we hope this post has helped you see that you truly can feel confident in what you are wearing no matter where you shop or how much you can afford to spend.

It’s Your Turn: What version of the outfit was your favorite?