Five cheap ways to update your Fall wardrobe without breaking the bank.
It's here. Fall, my favorite time of year. The time when I can say 'screw you flowy dress and pink polish!' and say hello to warm clothing, Pumpkin Spice Latte and Fall leaves. Not that we have any in Florida but a girl can dream.
I've already calculated that I have spent entirely too much in an attempt to 'Fallize' my wardrobe. If I would've done this to start off with I could've had more $ to update my DVD collection.
So what do you need this Fall?
You must have a pair of booties. It's a must. You can get a high end pair or you can get the cheap alternative in order to save bucks for that thing called Christmas coming up.
Here's a few from Go Jane, all under 40 bucks!
2. Patterned/Lace Tights
This will Fall-ize any Summer dress and will keep you warm when the wind starts blowing, plus they look AWESOME with the booties.
These beautiful ones found at Banana Republic are $19 but you can pick some up at Target for half that price. I know I already did. Be careful with them, when taken care of they can last. Hand wash them and hang them to dry and always carry a small bottle of clear polish to stop runs.
It's a truth universally acknowledged that in the Fall nails turn dark. You dont have to be a compulsive nail-a-hollic like me. One good color can last you for a while if you find the perfect one.
A bottle of OPI will cost you $8 and the last on them is worth it or you can go for a cheaper alternative and Sally Hansen has never done me wrong. The line of Insta-Dry is no joke. It literally dries in a minute. And all you need is ONE coat. You can get them at any drugstore for about $5.50 a piece. Remember - dark. (Jumpin' Jade, Uptempo Plum, Blazing Blue, etc.)
Thrown over a basic tank or a flowy dress sharpens the look for fall. Like the one below from Forever 21 which can be purchased for about $23.
This time around leave the dangly, oversize Gypsy earrings at home and opt for a thick bold pearl necklace. Necklaces are huge right now and adding some femininity to your LBD while pairing your new stockings & booties will scream lady-like rock princess (dont forget your dark polish).
Found this stunner at American Eagle for under $20
If you were to update your closet with a few essentials shown here you would've spent a total of about $100. Not too shabby, eh?
(notice that I ignore animal print and fur all together. I just can't handle it, I cant. Anything animal-like is not my thing but they are big right now.)
Also. I am now Twittering. This is a new concept for me so bare with me as I try to sound cool and aloof via phone texting while I'm really attempting not to rear-end someone while twittering and drinking coffee.