There are two kinds of women who know how to shop on a budget. The first has a closet full of inexpensive pieces. Maybe they’re from thrift shops, flea markets and inexpensive chain stores. And then the other knows how to mix high brow and cheap pieces.
Here’s the down and dirty of what to shop for and where.
Like military inspired pieces? You could always raid co-founder Cory Grimm’s wardrobe or better still, you can check out the army/navy surplus store. Jasmine’s dad introduced her to this store when she was going through a punk rock phase a number of years ago and it’s brilliant because you can find authentic military jackets, thermal shirts, old school raincoats, and sailor sweaters for a steal.
Here’s an old school shot of Jasmine at the beginning of her punk rock era.
Look for collectable band t-shirts at Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Check out pieces that have stripes or polka dots at the same places, too. If you’re savvy with labels you’ll find high end pieces for a fraction of the cost.
Finally, are you looking for high end designers at a price you can afford? There’s always Rent the Runway, but there’s also Bag Borrow or Steal, Threadflip and trendy chain stores. Brands like Proenza Schouler, Thakoon and Libertine can be found at Target whereas H&M sells Karl Lagerfield. Check out T.J. Maxx, too as well as Marshalls for today’s trends at a discount rate.
So in the end you don’t have to spend a lot to look like a million bucks.
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