Eco Stylish Budget Friendly Finds
By Naima Turner
The time of year has come when many of us will shop to our heart’s content for new items. It’s no doubt that after a season of covering up, many of us are ready to shed off layers and give our wardrobe a much needed overhaul. While updating our look with new clothes is something we are dying to do, some may lack the big budget that accommodates a large desire to splurge. The solution? Develop a plan prior to going shopping. Plan ahead what items you will splurge on and what you may want to buy on sale.
Often while shopping with clients, I help them take assessment of a few things by asking the following questions:
- What gaps in your wardrobe need to be filled in? Do you have items that are interchangeable that compliment all parts of your lifestyle?
- What items do you currently own that you would like to buy a complimenting garment to match?
- What items need to be replaced?
- What can you afford to splurge on?
One thing you should keep in mind is that it’s NEVER wise to spend alot of money on trendy items. When purchasing a trend, keep in mind that it will only be around for a few months and afterwards make your wardrobe seem outdated. So don’t spend tons of money on trends, instead consider splurging more on classic and basic items that serve as a wardrobe canvas.
Below are a few hot, stylish eco deals on a few trends and other pieces that will last in your wardrobe for a few spring seasons, to come.
Beaded Organic Cotton Top by Banana Republic
Original Price: $79.50 It’s A Deal: $59.99
Perfect with a khaki suit at the office during the day, but also has style versatility for a more casual look. On the weekend, pair it with slim cargo pants, jeans, or shorts..and be sure to wear a sleek strappy sandal. This a shirt has the potential to last a few seasons.
Heidi Tunic by Kate D’Arcy
Original Price: $48.00 It’s A Deal: $40.80
Turn up the volume with this trendy, dramatic puffy sleeve top. It’s a steal, plus you can wear it with just about any sliming silhouette that you may currently own. I suggest a slimming silhouette because the sleeves have a lot of volume in the arms, so adding more volume to the bottom with a full skirt or full pant will be a tad too much. Keep the overall look balanced with a pencil skirt or straight leg pant.
Straight Leg Jean By Good Society
Original Price: $99.00 It’s A Deal: $59.40
You can never have enough jeans! It’s also a good idea to have a range of cuts among your personal jean collection. A straight leg jean is the perfect compliment for any look. A true classic wardrobe staple.
The Cody by Numanu
Original Price: $105.00 It’s A Deal: $52.00
It’s all about the neckline with this blouse. This sassy number adds just the right sizzle to your wardrobe. Pair up with any neutral bottom or one with a print. The cut of this shirt has alot of character and even better, it’s not trendy.
Mott Sandal from Marais
Original Price: $59.00 It’s A Deal: $22.50
It doesn’t get any better – a simple sandal style available in the hottest color of the season. This will add the perfect pop when paired with a white jean or pant.