Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Savvy Savers

For todays post I decided to create outfits from three great clothing stores that provide fashionable pieces at affordable prices! Whether you need a look for a night on the town or just something simple for a trip to the store, I've attempted to put together looks for any occasion. Knowing that people are on a tight budget these days, I made sure each look was under $100.00. There's even one that costs less than $50! To provide you with some more bang for your buck, I chose these outfits because they are versatile and can work for both day and night depending on how you accessorize them. Enjoy todays post and continue keeping an eye out for great buys!

Forever 21:

Sheer Stripe Shirt $10.50

Herringbone Shorts $10.80 

Leatherette Wingtip Shoes $22.80

Forget Me Not Necklace $2.80

Total: $46.90 + tax

I thought this outfit would be cute as an everyday outfit. The vertical bands going down the front of the white shirt will pick up the stripes in the herringbone shorts to create the illusion of a longer line, making you look taller and thinner! Win win right? The oxford shoes add a touch of tomboy to the outfit, all while helping to create a polished and modern look. Finished off with a simple bow necklace for a touch of girliness, this look can easily go from day to night with a pair of hot heels and a dressy clutch.

Charlotte Russe:

Printed Challis Tube Romper $19.99

Rolled Sleeve Crop Jacket $26.99

Faux Suede 3-Strap Sandal $17.50

Twisted and Textured Bangles $4.00

Total: $68.48 + tax

This look would also work as a day outfit. The playful silhouette of the romper with a simple white jacket make this outfit appropriate for a shopping trip with friends or a fun brunch to fuel yourself before hitting the mall. I added the gold bracelets in case you wanted to dress up the romper a little more. The metallic bracelets help to add a touch of sparkle and visual interest to the outfit without looking like you tried. Switch the white jacket for a black blazer and the gladiator sandals for gladiator heels and you're ready for a night on the town. Live it up!


Finer Things Top $23.40

Delightful Floral Skirt $18.40 

Natural Elements Belt $18.40

Paprika Jiffy T-Strap Peep Toe Sandal $22.20

Total: $82.40 + tax

I liked the idea of mixing different materials with the same type of print for this outfit. The neutral lace tank jives well with the floral banded skirt. If the tank would have been a different color, or had a different print, it might not have worked out quite as well. I added the studded black belt to help cinch in the waist and create an hourglass shape, as well as add a touch of edge to toughen up the girly lace top. Lastly I added the nude heels to balance out the cream tank as well as create a longer leg line. This look would be perfect for a fancy dinner or summer party. It would also work as an everyday outfit if you switched the heels for some black flats or a cute pair of embellished sandals!

On another note, I stumbled upon a website that features affordable prom and bridesmaid dresses that may appeal to those savvy savers out there. Prom season might be over but you may be able to snag a great dress for a school dance or fancy party for a future event at a great price. I know that styles change from year to year, but if you find a dress with a classic silhouette in a neutral color, it'll be a timeless piece that you can wear for years without having to sweat about it going out of style! So if you have a special event or are in need of a bridesmaid's dress this summer, take a look at the link I've attached!

Inspired? Look for these items here:

No comments:

Post a Comment