Everyone has heard the phrase “the best things in life are free.” While there’s definitely truth to those words, it certainly doesn’t seem to apply to fashion! Spending a day at the mall with a tight budget can leave you feeling disappointed and can take the fun out of shopping. As much fun as it would be to go on a Pretty Woman style shopping spree every day, that’s just a Julia Roberts day dream for most of us.
Staying stylish on a budget has always been a mainstay of my lifestyle. While it is always fun to splurge on a dreamy designer piece, that has always been more of an exception than the rule when it comes to my wardrobe. That being said, I have prided myself on putting in the work to get the look I wanted – without maxing out the credit cards! There’s also that extra sense of accomplishment I get when I see that shocked look on people’s faces when they find out I got that high-fashion look at only a fraction of the cost.
So ladies, I did the research and came up with some designer chic looks and their deceptively cheap alternatives to stock up on that will keep you looking fabulous this summer. Enjoy!
Designers vs Dupes
We all know that designer bags can be a real budget buster, but they don’t have to be! There is a well established market for designer dupes, that can give you the look you want at a much more reasonable price point. Don’t get me wrong, it is an undeniably amazing feeling to save up enough to bring home the real thing, but sometimes that’s just not in the cards. With that in mind, here are some designer originals and their dupe counterparts that you can find on Amazon.
Whether it be stylish scarves, cute jewelry, or a pair of stunning sunglasses, there are plenty of ways to add designer flair to any outfit. Spice up your look with this collection of fashionable accessories at a variety of price points.
Looking great while laying out can be no easy feat. Even though it may seem like cheap and stylish swimwear should be easy to find, we all know that is not always the case. Check out this selection of designer and cost-conscious swimwear choices that will help you look your best this summer.
Living in sunny Southern California, I wear sandals almost year-round. Whether it be a stylish design to wear out with jeans or a simple slip-on for the beach, here are some choices that can fit any budget.
I LOVE shoes, and have definitely broken the bank my share of designer heels in my lifetime. That being said, I also love to have food to eat and a roof over my head! With that in mind, here are a selection of designer heels and affordable options to satisfy your shoe cravings!
Hope you all found some looks you love! Stay posted for more seasonal styles and steals that fit within your budget!