With fashion trends changing about as often as the weather, keeping up with the latest styles can be a challenge, especially when you don’t want to break the bank. Instead of sacrificing style for the sake of your budget, splurge on a few versatile items for your wardrobe that can be worn during any fashion season.
Every closet needs the essentials. These are basic fashion items that are must-haves for any woman, and they can be made over with different accessories to form an entirely new look. The most well-known essential is the little black dress. Worn any time of year, a high-quality black dress can be punched up with chunky jewelry in spring, strappy sandals in summer, colorful scarves in fall, and leggings in winter. It can be worn as a formal dress to a wedding or as a fun, casual outfit for a night on the town. Other essential items include a good pair of tailored pants, a pair of figure-flattering jeans, a cashmere sweater, and a basic blouse. Any of these can be used in the creation of a new look, but since you intend to wear these items for a long time, be sure the fabric is of good quality.
While countless fashion blogs and websites can help you keep up with the latest trends, financing your wardrobe may become an issue. This is especially true when seasons change. Setting up a special fashion account can help. Simply transfer a certain percentage each month into savings or onto a special card, such as a REACH prepaid card. This ensures that you stay under budget and, more importantly, avoid getting into debt.