New year, new wardrobe? While your budget may not allow for an entirely new wardrobe, feel free to spruce it up or add some extra style with a few new looks. Most stores are still offering holiday specials for the season! Take a trip to the mall or the outlet stores to get a great steal. Can’t make it to the mall, perhaps? Don’t fear! Check out the online sales for your fill of bargains. Of course, don’t make the mistake of choosing pieces that will go out of style! Most sales will offer trendy pieces from the previous season, but an ideal shopper chooses a sale piece that looks quite similar to a new arrival or chooses a piece that will always be a need like the “little black dress.” As a guide, check out some staple, fashion pieces found in the “sales” sections below!
Ann Taylor LOFT: The LOFT store always offers fresh fashions at affordable prices! The best part? You can practically dress up or down any clothing they sell. This white, long sleeved, tie-neck blouse is a must-have for any wardrobe! You can pair a simple top like this one with a lace pencil skirt or a cute boot-leg jean. Either way, the top is versatile enough for numerous looks and it’s ON SALE. Perfect way to shop, no?
Macy’s: You can always count on Macy’s for bargains like no other department store. Their new year deals on coats are incredible and as Florida is experiencing some cold weather snaps, getting a new coat might not seem so extravagant at all. This Nine West, color-block, pea coat is timeless and a great investment for any closet. If you frequent up north for family visits or vacationing, a coat like this one at $79.99 is a steal. If shopping for a coat, don’t get too carried away! Choose one in a neutral tone that might match any outfit and pick a classic cut like the pea coat for a stylish look any year.
Dillard’s: It’s often difficult to find a sturdy but trendy pair of jeans. These pair of Ralph Lauren jeans does the trick nicely! Offering a dark wash and a boot leg cut, these jeans will last any season of fashion. When thinking of purchasing jeans, invest in a darker wash- it’s more slimming AND you can dress it up for a fun evening out. You can always count on Ralph Lauren for a classic, timeless look, and for $53.70, you’ll attain a look of elegance without severely damaging your pocketbook!
Old Navy: Adding a light dress to your wardrobe is always a good idea for Florida weather! This crepe shift dress is perfect to slip on for everyday wear. Old Navy offers a functional wardrobe for the best deals. At $17.97, this cute, green dress makes a statement for a bargain. Wear with a pair of flats, a scarf, and some chunky jewelry for a truly stylish look! Keep in mind that greens are always easy to match and accessorize with, but stay away from jewel tones and especially bright colors hanging on the sales rack! Pastels are making a comeback this season, and you don’t want to be stuck with a closet full of blinding colors you bought on sale.