My 20's have been weird for fashion. I have found it difficult to get out of looking like a teenager but avoid looking like I'm 50. I work in a business casual environment and there are very few stores that cater to women in their 20-30's who must dress in that way. The ones that do, are out of a a middle class or just starting in their career woman's budget. So, over the past couple of years I have learned how to combat that and now I'm sharing it with all of you.
In my location, I do not have the access to big name labels. I'm trying to make it work with mall brands and thrift stores. I seldom see business casual style on blogs. What I'm trying to do with this series is show the average woman's fashion on a small budget. Hopefully, this will inspire some of you.
I am a clearance and thrift shopper. What does this mean? I rarely pay full price for anything. I go straight to the clearance racks or use coupons. I try to wait until the 40-50% off the clearance price sales. I do shop at Forever 21 or other discount stores for basics (accessories, camis, etc). Also, 50-60% of my clothes are from Plato's Closet and/or eBay. I do splurge (hello, fabulous leather Fossil boots...I didn't pay full price for those either) from time to time. I always think: If I only have $100 to spend, do I want one or two splurges or several pieces? The answer is several pieces.
Many of my outfits incorporate both off the rack and previously loved pieces. I also sell my clothing to offset the cost of purchasing more items.
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