Today more and more women are looking for affordable trendy spring fashions. As most of us are now paying attention to every cent that we spend we’re having to look harder at our fashion budgets. I know that I am. I still buy fashion magazines so that I can keep up with the latest fashions, but I’m only looking at them. I can’t afford $300 shoes anymore or a $450 handbag.
What I’m looking for are fashion trends that I can take to stores like Target, TJ Maxx, Kohl’s, Sears and J.C. Penney. I no longer can afford to shop at Nordstrom, but I don’t have to look like it. Some of the spring fashion trends are very easy to find in more affordable stores. One of my very favorite spring fashion trends is safari. What I really enjoy about this look is that khaki shirts go really well with jeans and khaki pants can be dressed up with a nice shirt and jacket and are perfect for work. I saw a Michael Kors safari inspired top and belt that cost $170. I was able to find the perfect khaki shirt in Sears, and a canvas and leather safari inspired belt in TJ Maxx. It cost me under $45 for both.
Another spring fashion trend is metallic. Here’s a great idea for you. Some of your safari fabrics can match beautifully with metallics. Don’t forget to check out sites like J. Crew. I found a fantastic metallic shirt there for under $80. It’s a cotton shirt with metallic threads. It’s comfortable and will be long wearing. It’s also just a hint of glamor that also works well into my work wardrobe.
When I think spring fashion I usually think pastels. It doesn’t seem that pastels are “in” this spring season. What is in is black and white in geometrics, horizontal and vertical prints as well as polka dots. The best part is that black and white never goes out of style. This is an easy tend to replicate. Every woman has black pants or a black skirt in her wardrobe. It’s easy to pair a geometric shirt with either of these for an updated look. Again, this look works for work as well as for your casual wardrobe.
One way that I’ve saved a lot of money on fashions is buying end of season sales. Not only in my local stores, but from on line high end fashion sites too. Buying classic styles means that I can wear them from season to season, and year to year. Well chosen pieces that you take care of can last you for years. That means I have more money to buy a few trendy pieces to help me look updated.
Just the other day I was looking at another fashion magazine that had an article on how to save money on fashion. For some reason they still showed $1400 shoes, a $1500 dress and a $1995 hat. They obviously still haven’t gotten the message that most American women aren’t shopping like that anymore. We’re much smarter. We’re shopping smart for fashions and find out that we don’t have to have the latest designer fashions in order to look fashionable.
I believe that our current economy may work out in our favor. We’re going to see more and more affordable fashionable clothing choices as designers figure out that we’re unable to buy their exorbitantly priced clothing, and lesser priced design houses who are offering affordable fashionable clothing flourish.