A. I think we are all feeling the tightness on our wallets. We just don't have the extra money for ourselves and some of us are feeling frustrated. We want to look great this fall but we aren't sure how to pull it off without looking "cheap".
Lucky for us there are so many great places to go for discount pieces that look like an investment piece. Here are some of my favorites.
Target!!! I can't stress this place enough!! Look at these shoes!!! And there are more like it! I mean, $32.99 for a shoe that looks this great? Come on!! They have all the latest styles like the Mary Janes that we are seeing everywhere, adorable flats, the cutest leopard ballet flats I've seen for $25.00. So, don't go to Target just for toilet paper and Qtips. Not only will you find beautiful shoes that look really expensive, you will find great bags, accessories and coats.
Hire a professional wardrobe consultant. This may seem like a plug for my services (and it is) but seriously it will be the best money you ever spend! People like me will help you make smarter decisions on purchases, making sure it's the right fit, the right style for your figure thus making less mistakes which of course means spending less money!! I mean, really, how many pieces do you own with the tag still on? How many times do you need to look at your closet and scream "So many clothes but nothing to wear!!". End it today! Get smarter with your purchases and ask a professional for help.
Check out www.piperlime.com a great website owned by Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. It features the seasons greatest shoes, bags and other items and is extremely easy to use. I found this bag shown for $80 by searching for bags under $100. It's beautiful and the perfect addition to your wardrobe this fall. A great neutral that will go with everything. They have suggestions for mens fashion and women and just about everything you will could need in shoes and bags for fall.
Other great stores to check out is H&M, Forever 21 and JC Penny for discount items. Just know that when buying clothing from these locations and Target they are not investment pieces and you will most likely not get a lot of wear from them next season. Some pieces will survive, but count on them not surviving and you won't be disappointed.
So, don't despair!! Search the discount stores, hire someone you trust to help you make better, smarter decisions and look great this fall!!! You can and will look great!!