Fashion lovers tend to flip through the latest trendy magazines, sighing loudly at every beautiful but overpriced outfit featured on those oh so shiny pages. Being on-trend doesn’t require an expensive designer, though! Finding the “look for less” can be a fun shopping challenge that doesn’t murder the budget.
If nautical nonsense be something you wish, this look is for you (I know I just quoted the Spongebob Squarepants theme song. I love Spongebob, okay?) Nautical is a big trend this summer, and there is no better way to represent your inner-sailor than to wear a striped shirt (preferably with white, blue or black stripes). There are many variations of the striped boat neck top, so it is quite easy to find one that is reasonably priced.
There is always a chance of denim being expensive, depending on who designed the pants. However, it is still doable to find quality jean shorts without breaking the bank. Jean shorts make a particularly cute match with the top, and add summery balance to the three-quarter sleeved shirt, which could easily be worn in winter or summer.
It seems as though the cuter shoes are, the more expensive the accompanying price tag. Luckily, the airy croqueted flats that go perfectly with this outfit can be found at a low price, and are just as cute (if not cuter) than their pricier counterpart.
Finally, time to finish the look off with accessories. Envelope clutches have been invading the wardrobes of television characters for some time now, which usually indicates that a new trend has arisen. Using a bright pocketbook to add a splash of color to an outfit is funky without being over-the-top. To drive home the nautical theme, an anchor ring is a fun and eye-catching piece of jewelry. It is easy to fall in love with pricey jewelry, but it is so much more fun to spend less and therefore be able to buy more of it!
Ta-da! There you have it; a look for less – much less – without sacrificing style. With your nautical look complete, you are free go play sailor. Or pirate, if that’s more up your alley!
Cliffs by White Mountain flat shoes
Elliott Lucca evening handbag
Expressions NYC black handbag
Bing Bang gold ring