'But it is possible for a woman to be elegant without spending very much money on her clothes, if she follows the basic rules of Fashion and is careful to choose the clothes that suit her personality.'
- Christian Dior
My mother has trained my sisters and I to walk directly to the back of the store towards the sale section. Because of this, I have become extremely 'thrifty' over the years. That's not to say that I don't give in every now and then for a must have full-priced item in the window. Though, I must admit I am a pro at buying classics at the end of the season. Last September, when chunky autumn maroon and forest green sweaters were replacing the maxi dresses, I found great deals on all of those beautiful summer maxi-dresses with their exotic prints. Instead of spending $140 on an Anthro dress, I spent $40 because it was 'out of season.' The beautiful royal blue maxi-dress I bought from urban for $7 was at a wholesale of $80 two weeks prior to buying it. Rule number one in fashion, at least with RTW, be patient. If you are buying things a head of time, stick to the classics. Maxi-dresses aren't going anywhere and if you love a garment enough, it won't matter if it's 'out of style.' Be true to yourself and like Dior said, 'be careful to choose the close that suits her personality.' My $7 UO dress is elegant and timeless. I can't wait to wear it out to dinner in the Dominican Republic this spring break. Here are the dresses I have laid out for this upcoming trip, followed by trends for this seasons resort wear collections, Enjoy! :
( From left, [pink] Urban Outfitters, [black] Forever 21, [stripes] Urban Outfitters, [brown] Anthropologie, as mentioned, [pink] Jcrew, [royal blue] Urban Outfitters, as mentioned, [brown prints] Neiman Marcus. )
( Jcrew, 'Amie Stripe maxidress) $98.00
Asos, River Island Colour Block Bandeau Jersey Maxi Dress £24.99
Asos, River Island Fringe Front Aztec Print Maxi Dress £28.00