Trendy on a Budget: Making Your Clothing More Versatile

Five days a week + 8(ish) hours per day = too many hours in ‘business casual’ attire. Any rational person who sets a shopping budget for themselves could justify dedicating 5/7 of that spending money to work attire. Doesn’t that sound boring? But if you’ve been following along, you know that does not have to be the way! When I shop, I make a concerted effort to find pieces that will work while on and off duty. It’s like getting one item for the price of two, three, four, five, etc. You get the picture. And with each wear, you cut that cost per wear right down. Let your creativity run wild and see how many ways you can style one piece. You can do so by shopping right out of your own closet!

For the on-duty look, I couldn’t bear putting something over this gorgeous printed dress. Instead, I added a crisp white shirt, letting this number shine! Actually, one of my favorite ways to wear a sleeveless dress to the office is to add a long layer underneath. If you have  solid dress, pick a printed long sleeve. If it’s a printed dress, choose a solid. It’s all about balance and what you are comfortable with!

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While off-duty, I donned my new fave denim vest and studded beauties to add the perfect touch of edge to this girly twirl dress. Went for a carefree braid (really because it was too hot to blow dry my hair) and pulled out my go to bucket bag. I was weekend ready in this outfit.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: LINDA NGUYEN

Etsy_Club-Monaco_headshot-300x275I’m a is a thirty-something Boston-based blogger behind Trendy On A Budget. With a career in financial services, I spend most of my days in a professional and conservative environment.  With the encouragement of my closest friends, I started Trendy On A Budget in 2013 as a creative outlet for one of my passions: fashion. I love fashion. But I love it even more when I find a great a deal. My goal with Trendy On A Budget is to make finding those deals easy and to prove that looking good shouldn’t cost that much!

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