For me, it feels comfortable and (oh so) right to start off with a pretty, yet uncommitted dressing canvas (er goes, I’m a neutrals girl). Let’s be honest, our mood is the #1 influence on how we will present ourselves throughout the day. Starting out with basics, such as these, gives me the versatility to go in any fashion direction that feels right on any day!
Keeping accessories to a minimum (sunglasses & hat or sunglasses & scarf) will communicate a more serious & quiet tone, but not at the expense of sacrificing a polished finish. While, styling it up with some great gold hoops (yesssss!!! My friends say I am obsessed with em. Aren’t they the answer to any jewelry quandary? I’m Latina, after all), bangles, or other statement piece (ha! Hope it’s a good statement) gives me the extra shine to confidently attack the rest of my day!
All the pieces I posted are very affordable (ok ok, except for the 360 Sweater, but I couldn’t find another picture that resembled the one I found at Forever 21 better. Sorry
) and can be purchased for even lower prices if you shop at the right time and under the right circumstances. For example, the black boots (Chaima $120 Aldo Shoes), I found a comparable pair at Shoe Dazzle
(Maygan) for $45.95. But first time buyers get 50%, so I paid $25.04 TOTAL
! I haven’t received them yet, so I don’t know how comfy they will be. But their return policy is great & if I’m not happy you can’t say I didn’t try =)
Same thing with the awesome Steve Madden Ramble boots. Original price was $150, on sale for $90. However, the SM website was offering 25% off. Ended up getting them for about 60% the original price ($60 total).
If you have any questions on this post or any other let me know! And keep coming back for more ideas AND bargain hunting tips =)