Building a spring wardrobe can put a major dent in your wallet. But we survived the recession, and we’re keeping our budget-conscious ways.
Scoop up these fashionable finds with a price tag you can justify.
The plain, white tee
A plain, white tee is the ultimate wardrobe staple: consider it a go-to piece when you can’t find anything to wear. A loose tee tucked into a pair of jeans with a chunky necklace is a simple and chic everyday look. Head to American Apparel for a variety of plain tees “ most of their styles will only cost you around $20.
American Apparel Plain White Tee: $20.00
A bunch of bangles
Sprucing up an outfit takes little more than a cluster of bangles. Whether they’re a mix of metal or wood (or both), bangles are easy to wear on any occasion.
The best part is that, unlike other jewellery (diamonds are a girl’s best friend!), bangles won’t cost you a pretty penny. Forever 21 has a great selection with most bangle sets selling for less than $10.
Forever 21 Bangles: $7.80
The trench coat
There’s nothing quite like a classic trench to protect you from the spring elements. It’s an iconic coat that adds a touch of sophistication to low-key outfit, like jeans and flats. Remember that a trench is an investment piece “ you’ll be wearing it for years to come. (We’ve spotted ones at Old Navy for less than $50.)
Old Navy Trench: $49.50
We can’t imagine a summer without jean jackets and denim shorts (separate of course, unless you’re brave enough to try out the denim on denim trend.) But these days, brand new denim can cost you and arm and a leg. Check out your local vintage store for some great denim items.
The pieces are sure to be good quality (they’ve lasted this long!) with some very reasonable price tags. We love these destroyed denim shorts from AE.
AE Destroyed Denim Shortie: $24.95
Is a purse obsession putting you in the red? Lucky for you, designer bags aren’t the only ones that will add a bit of glamour to your get-up. H&M always carries affordable versions of the current runway trends. Whether it’s a canvas tote or a faux-leather, slouchy shoulder bag, it’s easy to find one that’s right for you for less than $40.
H&M Shoulder Bag: $14.95
What’s the best fashion bargain you’ve ever scored? Tell us in the comments!