budget stylista - page 3

Dec 2, 2011

Budget Stylista: Sparkle in Sequins

Worn correctly, sequins can be tasteful, glamorous and stylish! Revamp the sequin holiday dress, find a sequin daytime look, and even a take on stripes all for under $35.

Nov 25, 2011

Budget Stylista: A New Take On Stripes

Everyone loves stripes. If you don't, you're a psycho or you just haven't seen the light yet. Fret not friends because I am here to show you said light. Stripes are fabulous in a sweater a la Les Francais, or to spice up a favorite body-con skirt.

Nov 18, 2011

Budget Stylista: Lace

Lace is traditionally feminine but it's lack of elasticity make its a very structured look which provides the perfect amount of contrast. Whether you sport it on a skirt for a night out or on a blouse for job interview, you can never go wrong in lace.

Budget Stylista: The Little Black Dress

The LBD is essential to any wardrobe, even if fashion isn't your favorite pass time. Slimming, chic, and eternally in style; the little black dress is perfect for every body type. Wear a LBD to turn heads, to look chic, or just polished in class. This must have can come cheap, in fact for under $30!

Budget Stylista: Jade Green

This fall jade green is the color to wear. Whether you sport it in a darker shade on your nails, lighter in a blouse or on a bold suede pair of pumps. Jade has been spotted all over the place, from Lauren Conrad's fierce nails to Freida Pinto's Juan Carlos Obando Resort 2012 collection gown at the Planet Of The Apes premier.

Budget Stylista: Chiffon Romance

This season it's all about channeling our inner Lillian Gish in beautiful, enchanting chiffon. Designers alike have been contrasting this sheer trend with 70s inspired flares, or even masculine and military-inspired jackets. Chiffon softens a statement trend (like minimalism or menswear) without going overboard like fellow effeminate trend, lace. Below are three looks that combine the best of chiffon, all for $30.00 or less!

Oct 21, 2011

Budget Stylista: Mod Revival

Designer Mary Quant made the mini a mod staple, and it hasn't gone out of style since. This season put away your maxis and bring out your teeny tiniest hemlines. Not big on short dresses (pun intended)? Sport a menswear-inspired pant and sweetheart collar with some chandelier earrings and you'll be mod-ready too!

Oct 14, 2011

Budget Stylista: Greaser-Inspired Style

The classic greaser look is comprised of Levi's 501s, a slightly oversized leather jacket, and Harley Davidson-inspired biker boots. But nowadays this look has been reinvented time and time again. This 50s-inpsired look includes a fusion of structure and slouch, chains, bulk, and general badass.

Oct 7, 2011

Budget Stylista: Camel, A Fall Classic

Each fall fashion season designers announce a new set of colors, this season we’ve been given jewel-toned hues but one color in particular always graces the catwalk: camel. This color is a classic and a must have for every fall wardrobe. Wear it on any piece from boots to outerwear and you’re instantly autumn-chic.

Sep 30, 2011

Budget Stylista – Dressing Up Sportswear

This is one of the things that I love about fashion. Designers can be "inspired" by something, and then channel it in a way that is on an entirely different planet than the original inspiration. For example, just because the Victorian-era inspired designers this season, doesn't mean girls are rocking the insane junk-in-yo-trunk bustle. So instead of the clothes you'd sweat-it-out at the gym in, there are chic, sporty clothes for you instead.

Sep 16, 2011

Budget Stylista: Chunky Sweaters

It’s a great year to kick your sweatpants addiction. One of my greatest pet peeves about college students is the...

Sep 9, 2011

Budget Stylista: Seeing Spots

Lucky for people like myself with an eternal love for polka dots, designer heavy weights such as Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney had us seeing spots for their F/W 2011 collections. Yes ma'am, the polka dot is big (but not literally) this season.

Sep 2, 2011

Budget Stylista: Back to School Fashion for Less

If you're dying to add a few new pieces to your wardrobe, this weekend is the time to do it, as many retailers are furthering reductions on items, or even just offering 35% off (Banana Republic what up!) on all items. Sure there are a lot of expenses related to school, but if you save some money by buying used textbooks, you have a little extra to go towards a new top.