With the latest trend always being late, and never having enough money- this combination can result in fashion suicide. Some people can't afford the new $580.00 from Rag And Bone, and some of us can't afford the new Helmut Lang jacket, or yet alone a Tom Ford suit. Because of the economy most women can't even afford a discounted teal leather woven belt from Bottega And Venetta... So what do you do?
There is a way for fashion to happen on a budget and lets take a look and review what we can and can't do!
When shopping remember three things... Fit. Color. Trend.
DON'T BUY SOMETHING IF IT DOESN'T FIT YOU PERFECTLY. THERE IS NO REASON TO BE UNHAPPY WITH THE WAY SOMETHING FITS. Or spend an additional 20-30.00 and have it tailored. Now some things aren't worth being taken to the tailors but regardless fit is the most important thing.
The second thing is color- don't buy something that will only be in season for one month, and don't buy a dated color. There are some colors that will go on forever: black. white. red. navy. khaki. pink. Don't buy some random off shade, dip dyed fuschia bathing suit slip over for 800.00 from Versace... Just don't do it. That will only last during the summer months and summer colors never repeat back to back years. Buy in advance. If you see a color that describes you, buy it. Like green- it comes in during fall, but wear it during the holiday season and then pull it out in late spring for that last burst of spring's natural color palette.
Trendy- it is a hard... Being on trend is so hard, but being trendy is easy. Make sure you when you buy a garment, you know what trend it is following. I have seen people buy gladiator sandals and wear them with booty shorts, and a tube top and then go to the club. WRONG. Make sure you stay true to a trend you love. Don't mix mod with punk rock, and don't mix leggings with sandals. The problem is most people don't know what the trends that are being set by the fashion gods, so rise above that ignorance and pick up a trend magazine like W, Harper's Bazaar or In Style.
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