Sizzling Style- Under $100



 

Spicing up your wardrobe can be exhilarating but also expensive. We picked three of our favorite trends and found affordable ways to embrace them. Who said getting a good deal means sacrificing on style? Keep reading to see the looks, and score tips on how to wear them best.

Patent Pending

Watch- Timex, $70; Wedges- Mod Cloth, $40; Dress- Neiman Marcus Last Call, $63; 
Bag- Hobo, $98; Heels- Vince Camuto, $98; Skirt- ASOS, $95

The look of high-gloss patent leather adds a dose of sexy sophistication to even the dullest of wardrobes. While this trend usually runs high-dollar, we found looks for less, without sacrificing. The slick material is the perfect way transition your look into fall.

Do: Mix other bold textures with the leather look to keep things balanced and interesting.

Don’t: Wearing this style head to toe looks more cat woman than fashionable woman. Pick an item or two to be your patent leather statement piece and build the rest of our outfit around it.

 

Embellish Me

Dress- Yumi, $99; Hair Pins- Elle, $12/pack; Belt- New Look, $14; Tank- Miss Selfridge, $38; 
Clutch- ASOS, $68; Loafers- Isaac Mizrahi New York, $50

Embellishments are an adorable accent and add a hint of drama to any garment. Whether you sport jewels, embroidery, sequins or rosettes, the look is always feminine and fresh. You can spot this trend all over the runway and in high-end department stores, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay big bucks to get it.

Do: Use this trend to dress up ordinary causal clothes into the perfect daytime outfit.

Don’t: Over-doing this look will leave you with a fashion faux pas. Keep your jewelry simple when you have embellishments on your clothes.

 

Sheer Gear

Dress- JOA, $60; Bag- Vince Camuto, $98; Necklace- Ali Express, $20; 
Skirt- Express, $80; Top- DKNY Jeans, $80; Sandals- Cheap Monday, $95

See-through fabrics have tremendous elegance and class when they are done right.

To make this look its best, select a sheer piece that has a looser fit accompanied with tighter fitting item underneath. You can mix and match the color of the base item to transition the look from classic to bold.

Do: Wear a color that compliments your skin tone in order to avoid the thin fabric washing you out.

Don’t: Wearing the wrong undergarments can quickly turn this look sour. Make sure your bra straps and undies are under cover before stepping out the door.