The Budget Stylista: Stock Up On Denim

stacks of jeansBack-to-school means two of my favorite things:

1) Back-to-school supplies.  Seriously. Walking down the aisles of Office Max the year I got a brand new set of scratch and sniff markers has earned this yearly event a very, very special place in my heart.

2) Back-to-school jeans. As a kid, it was because your jeans didn’t fit you come back-to-school time; you were growing. As a college student… well, same story but with one minor difference: we’re growing out instead of up. Details schmetails.

Credit it to the bad economy or credit it to the fashion gods wanting everyone to look GOOD in their denim (please no muffin tops thankyouvermuch), but right now the hottest trends in jeans are on sale sale sale sale SALE! 20% off here, $19.00 jeans there — and they’re cute! My two favorite C words! Cute and Cheap! (Oh, and Chanel. The day I can fit all 3 words into that sentence, I will be one very, very happy chick.)

There are deals to be had, people! Now is the time to snag the latest styles (think skinny jeans for tucking into boots and the boyfriend jean for comfortabe chic-titude) and  the wardrobe staples (throw on for class and go go gadget).  Right now is the time to reassess your denim wardrobe and start shopping for those denim discount deals!

The skinny (with a twist)

gap skinny 2 button skinny forever skinnies

The boyfriend
(The key to these is to keep the top fitted since the bottom is loosey goosey. No need to look like a hobo or a pregnant homemaker.)

old navy bf lulu boyfriend white bf

Yes, you can still wear white. It’s such a unique (and cheap!) twist on the BF jean that everyone else will be sporting.

The flare throw-on-and-go jean
(Great for flats, sandals OR heels)

delias jeans day jeans urban jeans

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