Staying chic doesn’t have to hurt your pocketbook. We’ve spotted 10 style steals that will allow you to maintain your stylish status, and your budget.
All you need is a $10.
Here are our favorite spring fashion finds for cheap:
1. The Beltway: Two perfect cinchers.
Belts are an easy way to update a piece from last season and make your wardrobe work harder for less. This skinny number has super-cute studs that give girlie spring dresses an instant rocker vibe for $9.50. We also love how this fat matte-and-patent woven style updates practically everything in our closet and magically transforms a shapeless dress into a tunic top (for just $8!).
2. Lightweight layers.
This Indian-inspired gauze wrap comes in four colors (we bought the orange) and is just enough coverage for cool nights. If you lean toward spring prints, test drive an ombre style from Aeropostale.
3. Flower bling.
If $10 cocktail rings suit your budget, you’ll love this YSL-inspired Windsor beauty that looks almost as chic as the version from the couture house. For vintage styling, we’re eyeing French Connection’s sparkly faux-crystal version.
4. Flops with a twist.
Low-budget flip flops are a dime a dozen. Well, almost. The good news is that they don’t have to look cheap. The crocheted center medallion and mini wedge on this colorful New York & Company pair will up your hip factor for a cool $9.99.
5. Wrist candy.
If springtime in Paris isn’t in your recessionary vacation fund, this Eiffel Tower charm bracelet will add a certain "je ne sais quoi" to your look. And for $5.99, you can start saving for a plane ticket immediately.
6. Peace necklace.
We’ve been coveting Tiffany’s (Stock Quote: TIF) dainty peace sign necklaces for ages, so when we spotted this simpler version (read: cheaper) from zadretail.com for 9 bucks, we nabbed it. To make a more colorful statement, try the 16-inch teal number from Candies at Kohl’s for just $8.80 (Stock Quote: KSS).
7. Massive sunglasses.
You’ll look like an heiress (or an Olsen), even if your bank account is empty, thanks to the oversized celebrity-chic lenses on Forever 21’s newest camel-colored frames. Is $5.80 too much to pay for instant diva status?
8. Wallet and clutch in one.
Save your pennies inside the über-sweet Ecote Curved Kisslock Wallet from Urban Outfitters (Stock Quote: URBN). It’s $9.99 and roomy enough for your keys, credit cards and a super-slim phone.
9. Arm warmers.
If you’re ready for spring, but the weather conditions aren’t cooperating, lightweight fingerless gloves are the perfect way to transition seasons. At $4.50, they're light on your budget too.