Tip 1: Don’t Knock Costume Jewelry Till You Try It
A bunch of stores are now making cute, on-trend jewelry that’s almost too inexpensive to be true. SheFinds editors frequent Forever 21 for cocktail rings ? often under $5 ? and bangle bracelets to jazz up tanks and sleeveless dresses. The stuff that costs less than a Grande latte will probably fall apart eventually, but it’s worth the few wears, especially if you’re buying to match a special outfit. Even higher-end stores like J. Crew and Banana Republic have costume jewelry deals, and, in keeping with their aesthetics, the pieces are usually easy-to-wear and not at all cheap-looking.
Tip 2: You Should Buy Cheap Shoes
We’re in total support of splurging on shoes you’ll wear forever like that indispensable pair of black work pumps. However, if you’re feeling like a trendy fix, look in places you wouldn’t normally turn to for footwear. Tons of lower-priced retailers have great gladiator sandals ? the top trend this season ? for under $40. You can find them at Payless, Charlotte Russe, Target and others. You probably won’t want to wear them four years from now, so stellar construction doesn’t have to be a concern. For a roundup of the best places to buy great-looking, inexpensive shoes, check out the SheFinds Under $100 Shoe Guide.
Tip 3: A Little Color Goes a Long Way
Check out SheFinds comprehensive guide to discount fashions. There’s a source for everything on the cheap, from bras to bikinis.
What’s your favorite affordable fashion update?