Q&A: How Can I Work Fall’s Fashion Trends on the Cheap?
By Erin Donnelly
A. It’s all about the accessories, baby. The right bag, shoes or scarf can help you pick up the seasonal trends without spending a ton of money or going overboard on a trend that will soon be a distant memory. Here are a few items I recommend for fall 2009.
-A faux fur scarf. The ‘40s are back in a big way on the runway, and a faux fur scarf adorned with a brooch and thrown over a blazer is a great way to try out the trend in a glamorous way. Plus, it will keep you nice and toasty!
-A neon clutch. The ‘40s aren’t the only decade enjoying a style renaissance. Big, flashy 1980s gear is all over the shops, but can go from trendy to tacky in 10 seconds flat. A day-glo pink or blue patent clutch paired with a little black dress or jeans and a dark sweater is a small dose of high-energy color.
-Houndstooth. Instead of splurging on a houndstooth coat that you may not wear again, keep it simple with a checked scarf that you can throw over a sweater. Very classy.
-Colored tights. Bright tights may not fly at the office, but come date night or museum-hopping with your pals, keep your legs warm with an eye-catching pair of tomato red, forest green, mustard yellow, or cobalt blue stockings.
So what are you waiting for—time to hit the shops!
© 2009 SingleMindedWomen.com All rights reserved. Permission to reprint this article must be obtained from SingleMindedWomen.com.
More SMW Fashion & Beauty Advice:
Follow Sex & the Single Woman on Twitter! Click here to see our Twitter page and sign up to get updates.