Stylish Winter Looks For Less
I love this time of year. Fall is here and winter is coming bringing with it the crisp cool air. It’s time again for sweaters, scarves and winter hats. Every year new styles and trends come out with tempting options in all colours and fabrics. But how do you get to partake of these wonderful things without breaking the bank? There are choices for you on any budget, and great ways to dress up what you already have. So break out that winter wardrobe and we’ll take a look at how to keep you stylish this season!
First of all, take to the closet and storage to gather all of your winter clothing. It is important to take stock of everything that you already have. Sort through and get rid of anything that is worn or out of date. Then donate things that are slightly worn or outdated. Consign some of your good quality items that either don’t fit or aren’t your taste anymore—you can make some extra cash to buy new things! This will provide a great picture of what you need to purchase.
Not into Trends?
I know that some people don’t “buy into” trends and they want to stick to their own personal style. But what better way to spice up what you already have then buying a few pieces that can instantly update your wardrobe? By adding a scarf or bold accessories you can jazz up your old favourite standby sweater. It is also an economical way to add to your wardrobe without having to go and buy a whole new outfit. Here are some trends to watch for this season, and suggestions of where to get them so that you still have money for presents.
Animal prints seem to show up in every collection. Even though they are trendy for the winter season, if you invest in pieces now they can become staples for years to come. The key with animal print is that less is more. You don’t want to have an entire outfit in leopard print so stick to one or two pieces. The Limited has a great range of leopard print scarves in vibrant colours, also a current trend, for only $19.99. Forever 21 carries well-priced items from cheetah print dresses for $24.99 to other animal print accessories starting at $5.
Another part of the animal trend is fabulous faux fur—not only is it economical but it helps save animals and the environment. Topshop.com is one of my favourite places to shop; it has all of the latest trends and quality product for low prices. They have a beautiful tweed and faux fur jacket for only $80. If you’re not in the mood for a jacket made entirely out of faux fur, they have plenty other choices in the same trend.
Men’s wear for women is always a classy look, and it’s showing up this season in tailored suits and wide legged trousers, paired with daring colour combinations. An easy way for you to match the trend is by purchasing a sweater or blouse in a bright colour, then pairing it with the suit that you already have in the closet. Target.com has their version of current trends at low prices—they’ve collaborated with famous designers such as Missoni—to create collections that make hot styles available to the masses.
The trends for the season really tend to be a mix of textures and colours. So mix frilly with masculine, and soft fabrics with chunky knits, to really hit the style mark. By taking what you already have at home and melding your personal style with this year’s trends, you can create a unique and individual style of your own this winter!
Samantha Hathaway is a financial consultant and loves to create ways for saving money. She suggests there are times when payday loans may come in handy when you have financial urgency prior to a pay date.
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