Style Your Budget: One Outfit – Five Budgets

Today I’m introducing a new blog series that is A LOT of fun. One of the things that makes Style Challenges work so well is that I don’t provide you the clothes. Say whaaat?!

That may sound like a bad thing at first, but I 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.

In this series, I’m going to show you one outfit prompt styled at five drastically different price points. I present to you — Style Your Budget.

This outfit is the Day 2 outfit prompt from the Style Challenges Summer 2018 Capsule Wardrobe.

Bright Top + Olive Shorts + Metallic Sandals + Straw Purse


Now let’s Style Your Budget!

Option 1


Top $14.99
Shorts $19.99
Sandals $17.99  
Earrings $2.99
Bag $17.99

Outfit Total $73.95

Option 2

Top $7.99
Shorts $17.49   
Sandals $26.99
Earrings $19.99
Bag $6.97

Outfit Total $79.43

Option 3

Top $68.00 (on sale $53.99)
Shorts $48.00 (on sale $24.00)
Sandals $78.00 (on sale $62.50)
Earrings $38.00 (on sale $26.50)
Bag $35.00

Outfit Total $267

Option 4

Top $42.50 (on sale $12.99)
Shorts $59.50
Sandals $79.50
Earrings $58
Bag $88

Outfit Total $327.50

Option 5

Top $105
Shorts $169 (on sale $101.40)
Sandals $119.95
Earrings $68
Bag $298

Outfit Total $759.95

I 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 I 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?


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