Fashion and fiscal responsibility rarely coexist well together in the worlds of most fashion lovers. More often than not, to be fashionable one must overstretch a budget. There are, however, many budget-friendly options when it comes to fashion. Take, for example, these five fashion finds under fifty dollars.
A Feminine Dress
Dresses in a flattering cut produced with quality fabrics seem to cost more than a woman can feel confident spending for only one article of clothing. However, this Jessica Simpson dress, normally $98, can be found for less than $40 on 6pm.com. The mix of comfort (adjustable straps and a stretch back), style, and quality are surprising in a dress that costs only $39.20 with a little searching.
A Classic Blazer
One great piece of clothing is a classic blazer. It can be layered over a dress to create an instantly put together look, paired with jeans and heels to dress up a more casual look, or paired with dress pants or a pencil skirt to work well at the office. Finding an attractive, well-fitting one can be difficult, as one of quality can cost upwards of $100. This linen/rayon blend 3/4 sleeve blazer is available at a fraction of that price; it costs only $22.99 and is available in sizes small through extra large.
A Chic and Sporty Bag
Nautical themed accessories are big this year, and this Franco Sarto tote is a snag at only $39.94. It’s roomy, neutral, and fun, and while it is great for carrying files to the office, it works just as well lugging a towel and a few paperbacks to the beach on a day off. Bonus: it comes with an umbrella that matches the lining.
A Great Pair of Heels
One of the best things in the fashion world is a pair of adorable yet comfortable heels. Does comfort have to come with a big price tag? Not at all! These 4 and 1/4 Madden Girl heels (with a 1 inch platform) are available for as low as $29.97 (a savings of $19.98 with the help of Yahoo! shopping).
A Fabulous Pair of Flats
While great heels are imperative for many women, a fabulously fashionable yet comfortable pair of flats are equally necessary. These J. Renee Darcy flats are decorative and comfortable, and while they retail for over $80, they can be found on 6pm.com for $46.99.
Fashion and finance can indeed overlap comfortably. With a little searching, popular brands of high quality merchandise can easily be found for $50 or less.
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