Marshalls Fashion Challenge: Colorful Bottom
The second Marshalls Face Off challenge was colorful bottoms, and I was excited to create a look that is so on the trend, this fall colorful jeans are everywhere. It IS possible to dress trendy while staying on the budget.
I like especially all the different shades of red so I was happy to find these light burgundy trousers from Marshalls to complete my second challenge. In fact, this time my entire outfit is from Marshalls. I wanted to create an outfit with fashionable but inexpensive clothes, and uplift the look with a nice leather bag (the Michael Kors one I got when we kicked off the Marshalls fashion challenge) and a high quality leather pumps.
FASHION TIP: When your shoes are high quality the whole outfit looks neat and you can wear it everywhere!
I had never been to Marshalls before this fashion challenge and two things I’ve learned so far: you can make trendy finds from Marshalls for a good price, but you can also find some timeless elements to your wardrobe. This time I found a well made white cotton button up shirt for $16,99 (retail price $50) and an off-white cable knit pullover for $39,99 (retail price $80). The pullover is very soft, it even includes luxurious cashmere.
FASHION TIP: When you have timeless elements in your wardrobe, you can spice them up with the trendy garments.
My trendy light burgundy trousers were only $19,99 (retail price $40) and together with the rest of the clothes in my outfit are only $76,97! Can you imagine!? While I was looking for colorful pants I visited the shoe section as well. I was so amazed about the shoe section when I did the trendy fall bootie fashion challenge, I just had check out the shoe selection again. And I’m glad that I did. I found a very nice and classic Elie Tahari leather pumps and especially because I had some money left of my $100 outfit budget I bought the pumps to complete my outfit. The retail price for the pumps was $198, but I got them from Marshalls for $99,99! What a great find! With the timeless high quality leather bag and the designer shoes my entire outfit is $346,95. While that’s going over the “budget fashionista” limit in my book, I could have just chosen cheap tennis shoes and a fabric tote to stay under $100 budget for the entire look, but I chose to make the entire outfit to look more luxurious by combining the inexpensive clothes with high quality bag and shoes – which were also highly discounted at Marshalls.
I think this outfit would be a perfect for the day at the library or even work. And after studying hard you can just call a friend and go to dinner, straight from the library. The heels make the outfit suitable for almost everywhere!
FASHION TIP: Think of multifunction outfits that take you from day to evening to keep you living life to the fullest on the go!
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