I hope you all received helpful advice from my “The Do’s and Don’t Of Fashion Styling”. Today I will give you some helpful tips on how to be fashionable on a BUDGET.
Lets face it, we all love to save in every aspect in our lives, especially when those Dior shoes are on sale. But with the rise of fast fashion such as H&M and Forever 21, people are starting to look the same because of these low prices, but there are other ways to save without losing the quality of item.
When I was growing up, I have been privileged to be surrounded by closets full of all designers, My parents have them all, mostly my mother, but there kids were not going to get it that easily. I have my designer items but sometimes I have to hunt like everyone else. Here is a list of some stores that have great brands and still fashionable and have expectable prices.
Lord & Taylor: This store has many bridge/contemporary designers. For those that do not understand this concept, this means that its not too expensive nor is it too inexpensive, but the quality is expectable and the price is great for what you are getting. Brands like Calvin Klien, Ben Sherman, Hugo Boss, Michael Michael Kors, and DKNY. Even thought the prices are in the middle, Lord & Taylor is AWESOME because they have COUPONS and they have lots of SALES, which bring the price down drastically. If you have a Lord & Taylor card, even more discounted.
Macy’s: We all grew up with Macy’s some way or another, There are many inexpensive brands, and there are bridge/contemporary brands. They also has COUPONS and have many SALES, and with a company card, your prices continues to go down. But to find good quality items, you have to dig through the store, but you will find them. But fashion doesnt have to be expensive, so here buy your cool pair f Levi’s.
Loehmann’s: This place is HEAVEN, there are so many high end designers here and also bridge/contemporary designers, this is a place to go if you want designer for the best price. They give you a BIRTHDAY DISCOUNT and they have REWARD CARDS, when you add both together, you feel that you robbed the place. You will find Valentino, Victor & Rolf, Prada, ect.
Im not a fan of fast fashion, but out of all the fast fashion, in my opinion Zara is the best. H&M does not do it for me, unless its a collaboration with a designer. Zara produces less pieces which gives you more exclusivity, and they are more fashionable and the quality is a bit higher than H&M. Even though the price is a bit higher, its worth it.
How can I forget high-end department stores. Nieman Marcus is great because of LAST CALL, you better be there the first day of this sale, thats the best stuff. This is do or die, when this sale comes along, but you will be so happy getting those Tom Ford boots.
When you have pieces from all of these stores, mix it up, and you would look like an individual, you saved and you have great pieces that can be used for a long time because of quality. With these great brands you look like a fashionable person. Again, from my previous post, find things that speak to you and your style would speak to others.
I hope you all enjoyed these helpful tips.