What poignant words from the premiere designer, of our time, known for creating a world of luxury and opulence for fashion lovers worldwide. Often in my own lifestyle and fashion choices, cost is a very significant contributor to what I buy and how much. I am what some may call an unapologetic bargain shopper. But who doesn’t like to get more for less? So the question is how do you cheat to get a chic look for less? Well, my style philosophy begins and ends with pairing moderate/contemporary price points with budget/mass market price points.
Contemporary Price points usually retails for under $500 and moderate under $100, they include lines such as BCBG, Bisou Bisou, Zara, XOXO, Isabel Ardee and Rebeccas. On the other hand bargain and mass market price points include retailers like Forever 21, Macys, JC Penny, and Thrift Stores. Once you find a few brands that you can’t live without, it’s time to broker a merger that would tantalize the savviest of style investors. In order to create a chic inexpensive look, you do have to pay attention to the quality of said garments, making sure the fabric and details won’t unravel as you are sashaying down the street. I also want to be clear that I am not advocating for buying knockoffs however “look-a-likes” are welcome.