If you are on a tight budget, it may seem like it doesn't make any difference what is trending this season. The truth is you can incorporate a few inexpensive pieces to help give the right illusion. Fashion really is all about the illusion you create with your clothing anyways, so updating with a ten dollar piece is not all that much different than going on a shopping spree and spending too much on a trend that will be gone by fall. Or at least that is what I tell myself!
The following ideas will allow you to work some of the hottest fashion trends into your wardrobe for less.
Midas touch According to ancient mythology, everything King Midas touched turned to gold. While that may sound attractive, the moral of the story reminds us that money cannot buy a person happiness. But you can add shimmer to your wardrobe and a smile on your face with a pair of gold sandals. Gold can be paired with all your basics and give it a little update without breaking the bank. For example these Merona Emeline Sandal ($14.99) can be worn with shorts, dresses or your favorite pair of jeans. Gold has a luxurious look even in an inexpensive pair of sandals.
Ahoy Mate Another summer trend that can span your closet are stripes. While a horizontally striped shirt is a key piece that can be worn with many different items, you can incorporate this nautical trend for even less than the cost of a good t-shirt. I love the way a lightweight summer scarf can completely alter your look. Add an elegant touch with a simple length of nautical print fabric. While you could look for a premade scarf, an easier, even less expensive option is to check a fabric store of silky striped material.
Neon Lights Neon hues are a big part of the summer fashion scene, but this is not a trend I would invest a lot of money in. There is a shelf life to neon and I would imagine it will start to fade soon, not the color, just the trend! You can rock this trend while it is here with an inexpensive skinny belt or purchase a few bottles of neon nail polish for your fingers and toes. Paint the ring finger a different hue to add a little more fun to your trendy manicure.
Go Long Maxi dresses continue to be a big trend this season and that is good news for you budget fashionista. These summer dresses can be purchased in discount stores, TJ Maxx and mall shops for a reasonable price. One long dress can be accessorized different ways and be a nice go-to outfit for the weekend. This Basic Essential Breathless Dress in bold orange ($14.99) is a great way to show your summer style for less than the cost of a large pizza. Pair with gold sandals for a hot look.
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