Chic on a Shoestring: Your guide to staying under budget + on trend

Sears Style Chic on a ShoestringsearsStyle~~~~false~~
Posted in: Outfit on a Budget

Wear It Now + Later, for Under $100

by Jill Manoff

Forget about separate, seasonal wardrobes, and make the most of what you've got. The secret? Stick to affordable pieces you can mix, match, pile on and peel off all year-round. We’ve got your inspiration: We built two complete looks—one for summer, the other for fall—around one standout piece, all for under $100. All it took? These four timeless essentials (Start your shopping list now!): 

Wear It Now + Later, for Under $100

A Printed Sundress
As it turns out, summer’s essential sundress is a great starting point for scarves, jackets and boots. Your best bet? A high-low style in a high-impact print—like this easy-breezy number in of-the-moment camo.

An Army-Inspired Jacket
This fall, we're giving our jean jacket a break in favor of a new necessity: the army-inspired topper. It's just as comfortable and oh-so-versatile. (We wear it with sweaters, summer dresses and more.)

Neutral Wedges
A wedge sandal in black, white or tan is a must from spring to the end of summer. Add a pair to your closet, and wear it day and night—with a pedi, some bronzer and your favorite sundresses.

Moto Boots
In our book, moto boots are essential. They’re equal parts timeless and trendy, and add outfit-making edge to looks across the board: We wear them with skinnies to show them off in all their glory, and with minis and dresses—even through fall.



The Summer - Essential Sundress, for Less
Buy Now: New Coats for Next Year
Winter Essentials for Under $100
Hello, Moto: Our New Go-To Jacket
A New Classic: The Studded Leather Satchel