Mar 25, 2013

style on a budget?

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’d like to fill my summer wardrobe with quirky pieces reminiscent of Moonrise Kingdom mixed with 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, red and 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.

~ 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. 

XO, Rebecca 


  1. aww - i absolutely love this feature - i always read instyle, and i love looking at their shop like an editor section as well! i love your take on it, it really gives me a sense of who you are! i adore the white cut-out boots, especially - topshop really makes the best boots *swoon* <3

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  4. That's a great idea! Great choices and staying on budget! Awesome!