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How to make Cheap look Chic

Every now and then I’ll browse a store that I usually wouldn’t, just to see if I see something trendy that may catch my eye. A few weeks ago, when I went into Joyce Leslie, I was just searching for an inexpensive black shrug to put over my shoulders. However, I decided to take a look around even after I found what I what I needed.

I’m a bargain shopper, so of course you know I went to the sale racks. I didn’t think I’d find much because the weather was warming up and most of the items on sale were winter items. As I sifted through the dress rack, my wedding band became caught on a piece of string. I fiddled with the string and pushed the clothing aside so that I could be let free. That’s when I saw it. A plain and long, dark green dress. It didn’t look like much on the hanger, but I’ve been trained (by my mother) to see beyond what clothing looks like off the hanger and imagine how the clothing will fit your body. My mind started racing with all of the different ways I could transform this dress. What made this find even more exciting was the fact that the dress was only $5! And to top it all off, there was a black and gray leopard print dress for the same price. Sure the dress was supposed to be for winter, but I knew it was thin enough for that “in between” weather. Would these dresses be signature pieces in my wardrobe that I would keep for a lifetime? Probably not. But for $5, I could surely figure out some way to make them look chic.

Take a look at one of the ways I made this cheap dress look chic with Ralph Lauren taupe wedges, pearls, a thin belt, and a vest.

P.S An expensive shoe and purse, can make any cheap piece look expensive. Brands don’t make the clothing, you do!


About Portia S. Cole (99 Articles)
Portia began blogging in 2012 and has been having a blast ever since. She loves hair, fashion, and beauty, but she also enjoys pop culture and current events. Portia currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and son.

4 Comments on How to make Cheap look Chic

  1. Great find. I love bargain shopping too.

  2. Saundra from Cali // May 7, 2012 at 12:23 PM // Reply

    LOL! I have owned these Ralph Lauren shoes for almost 2 years now and have never worn them because I could not figure out what to wear them with. THANKS! THANKS! THANKS!

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