Valdosta Daily Times


March 10, 2013

Spring sass for little cash

VALDOSTA — I just went on a fake shopping spree for work on Tuesday to gather clothes and props for a spring fashion spread that will appear in April’s edition of the Valdosta Scene magazine. As I was walking around, picking up tons of cute and current fashion, I began to panic. How in the world am I supposed to get all the latest trends in my closet when I have no money?

Obviously, looking a season behind is not an option because let’s face it, I’m the most undomesticated woman ever, so looking pretty and my college degree are all I got going for me at this point.

For inspiration out of this world, I turned to Vogue ... and for a more “down to Earth” dose of inspiration I turned to Pinterest (surprise, surprise). So, my savvy budgeteers and recessionistas, here is my list of how to go from drab to fab on a zero tab, the Spring Edition!

Belt it up baby!

If you got a dress that you love but is a drab winter color, pop on a pastel color belt and some chunky spring color accessories. It is for this reason why I love, love, love Forever 21 (and, of course, you can shop online, duh). I buy almost all my belts from there for just $4.99 and you won’t find a necklace more expensive than $14. Accessorizing is always the perfect way to bring multiple outfits up to date with just a few pieces.

Not your mama’s white button-down.

Everyone has a good old Oxford white button-down somewhere in their closet that you’re probably just not doing justice to. Go buy yourself some cute, fun and brightly colored skirts and tuck that button-down right into them. The white button-down shirt is like Audrey Hepburn, it never goes out of style and never looks bad with anything.

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