How To Shop Trends On a Budget

Friday, May 27, 2016

Shopping for trends tend to be expensive and short lived. Why purchase into a designer label trend when it'll be out of style and out of season in a few months? We've collected 4 foolproof ways to shop for trendy shopping pieces with more bang for your buck.
1. Classic silhouettes: Pleats? Raw edge denim? Kitschy emoji dad hats? It's hard enough to keep up with the latest styles making their way onto the market, let alone believing in one long enough to buy into it. A surefire way to make your trendy new favorites last through the summer (and hopefully into the next) is shopping for pieces with timeless fits and silhouettes. A camisole style summer dress with a pleated skirt, like the Kiss Me Hello Skater Dress in navy, is just simple enough to wear day and night. The style isn't so bold that it can't be disguised as a skirt when layered under an easy t-shirt. 
2. Two in ones: Set dresses are little more than matching tops and skirts, sold together. Essentially, you're buying two separates for the price of one. In the summer, shop this trend in feminine lace or classic stripes with a crop top + skirt duo. You can mix and match the pieces with other summer-ready pieces in your closet. That's 3 different outfits for one!

3. Layerability: One pieces have been dominating our Instagram feeds for a while now, but just how practical are they? One word: very. While a wide-leg floral print jumpsuit doesn't seem like the most reasonable purchase, a jumpsuit with subtle details in a neutral shade provides endless possibilities. Jumpsuits can be worn alone for warmer days, layered over a basic tee for more cover up, or disguised as pants with a tunic top. Try a jumpsuit with a trouser leg in a relaxed fit and discrete lace up sides.

4. Versatile swimwear: It sounds strange, but hear me out. Bodysuits and crop tops have made a major comeback, and in reality they're not much different than the swimsuits we have stored away in our closets. Shopping for swimwear that can double as a top during cooler months makes them one of our favorite socially acceptable trends to wear all year around. A monokini with a lace-up plunge neck, like the Deep Cut Lace Up Monokini in olive, looks slimming and simple tucked into your favorite pair of denim.

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