Last fall an article in In Style magazine titled “Shop Like a Fashion Editor” caught my eye. Three editors at In Style recorded how they had shopped for the season on their varying budgets ($400, $2000 & $4000) which they spent over a four month period. This sort of project is great to keep track of what sort of pieces one is picking up and to control spending!
I’ve got 2.5 months left and $400 to go - I’d like to fill my summer wardrobe with quirky pieces reminiscent of
androgynous-cool staples like suit pants, mom jeans and brogues. Suzy Bishop, Alexa
Chung and Solange
are my style gurus. I’m going for Suzy’s cute dresses and weird charm –
unexpected accessories like bug earrings or mod purses. On the other hand Alexa
and Solange’s daring prints and boyish cuts are must-haves to mix and match. Bright orange,
mustard yellow are colours I’m really digging
in these trends –looking for eye-catching patterns or colour blocking these
with black, white and nude pieces. Moonrise
~ my whimsical summer inspired collage ~
First things I can cross off my list are shoes! This month I got a pair of TUK creepers (birthday gift) and white leather cut-out boots from Topshop ($70)! I also purchased a leatherette mini skirt from H&M ($30) on a whim and a loose black tee to match ($13) – both of these are staple pieces I can wear with pretty much everything in my wardrobe. I especially love the loose black tee for its boyfriend fit and versatility. Finally I picked up an elephant print blouse from Forever 21 ($24), quirky shape and awesome prints – check and check!
So this month I spent $140 (rounded) of $400 – I head into April with $260 to get creative with.