Like most women, I pretty much find any excuse to go shopping. Whether its a small dinner party, or an upcoming wedding, even just a night out on the town, if I have any sort of event planned at least 36 hours ahead of time I usually justify buying a new outfit. For your own sake, I hope that you don’t take after me in anyway because it’s not exactly the most rational thinking, however it did bring me to start focusing more on smaller items like accessories. Not only can these be more budget friendly, but you can work them into any outfit to make it feel like new. Below are some of my favorites for Spring and Summer.
Scarves are my absolute favorite. I love wearing them to work to tone-down a blazer, or on days where I’m doing the whole Hanes white V-neck thing, a scarf tossed on top makes me look just a little more put together. I’m partial to Lilly Pulitzer because I’m obsessed with everything in the store. I’ve had my eye on the Murfee Scarf for about four years now.
But $118 is a lotta dough for a scarf, so for a happy wallet, and to satisfy your accessory fix, try stores like Target or Marshalls for cheaper but just as colorful options.
I love me a good belt, and this adorable bow-belt from The Limited comes in a variety of pastel colors. If you’re able to snag it on-sale like I was then that means you can buy more colors, right?
I have a not-so-secret obsession with cocktail rings. From the one passed down to me from my grandmother, to the borderline tacky costume jewlery I found at a yard-sale, with me bigger is always better in the jewlery department. Of course this is just my personal preference, but I love being able to make a statement with something as simple as slipping on a ring. Trashy Diva already has me hooked from vintage glam eye-glasses to bow-tie wearing cats, there really is no limit to creativity here.
Finally, sunglasses. Next to cocktail rings, these are another item I probably own to many of. But i’ve accepted that and I’m moving on. I love being able to put on a totally outrageous, really glamorous, or super edgy pair and have it dictate the entire mood of my outfit. I recently bought a pair of these, and I have yet to switch them out for one of my other 15 pairs. At $12.00, I’d say not a bad investment.
What about you guys? How do you reinvent your everyday style, while also being on a budget?