Only a few more weeks of winter. March 19th marks the official change from frigid air to warmer temperatures and longer days. This climate metamorphosis will require adaptable garments that can work hard no matter the weather. Choose affordable fashion pieces that can be layered now and then unveiled as things heat up.
Thrift Store Outfit Mix- $4 Chiffon Dress
This sassy back sleevless chiffon dress was a clever thrift store find and cost only $4! You can't beat the versatility of an LBD. This universal wardrobe staple can be worn for day or night and mated with a variety of accessories. For this rocker glam look I chose to accentuate the delicate chiffon fabric by contrasting the texture with denim and leather.
Denim jackets are a personal favorite and this affordable style by Just Fab was only $29. The faux leather sleeves amp up the look and add a touch of sophistication.
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Affordable Accessories Add Punch
To reinforce the tough yet glam look of this thrift store outfit I added interesting accessories that mix feminine with fierce. This Jessica Simpson "Aisha" bag (below) features a metallic finish and funky fringe. Everyone should own a black statement necklace. Mine came from Burlington ($8) and mixes rhinestones with antiqued gold and black.
Budget Friendly Finishing Touches
Finalize this 'fit with some killer stiletto ankle boots and a red lip stain. My pre-owned suede booties were a Clothing Loft find at only $24. The Clothing Loft is one of my style destination for consignment and resale fashion in Lafayette. As spring progresses, ankle boots like these can be worn without tights and also with cuffed denim. I chose a red lip stain to add a punch of color and sex appeal to this otherwise monochromatic and modest outfit.
Thanks for joining and until next time: "Let your fashion freak flag fly."- Sophia Amoruso
By Jennifer Craft
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Affordable Spring fashion is what we all need right now, along with warmer temperatures and more sun. I like to transition into Spring with pretty blouses, denim and neutral accessories with an interesting touch. Here is an easy outfit inspiration for a day date, brunch, or shopping trip.
This coral chiffon top is perfect for brightening up overcast skies and was an absolute steal! This $3 H&M blouse with the tag still on it was found at Plato's Closet in Lafayette during one of their recent sales. The feminine long sleeves are convertible so I can adjust for different weather and roll them up as summer approaches. I recommend these button up style chiffon tops because they easily transition from work to play. Buttoning the top button can ad a touch of trendiness and would work well with a short statement necklace for a different look.
Medium wash skinny jeans are perfect for spring, not too dark and not overly faded. These Jessica Simpson jeans were purchased from Burlington for $16, and could easily be used to create 16 spring outfits. They have a bit of stretch which is good for retaining shape as you move. And you'll be moving a lot with the fun outdoor activities coming up this season! Hopefully even dancing at some point.
Warm brown accessories are great for transition because they work with a variety of colors and keep this outfit from looking too summery. This quilted chain strap bag came from Harwin St. in Houston for $15. If you haven't been to Harwin, and you love a good deal, you need to plan a road trip. I will touch more on that later...These suede leopard booties are GB from Dillard's. I hit one of those extra discount sales and ended up paying about $24. Leopard is always a go-to for any season, the print can add a fierceness to any outfit! To finish off this super affordable outfit, I added an upcycled necklace and gold ring. The medallion in the necklace is vintage and it was given a new chain/ a new lease on life.
Stay tuned for more interesting outfits and budget fashion tips.
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Jennifer Craft feeds her lifelong fashion obsession with low prices and high creativity.