Plus Size on a Budget – Off-the-Shoulder Sweater Outfit

Before I get into the details of this “plus size on a budget off-the-shoulder sweater outfit,” I want to say that I have been hesitant to create another “on a budget” post because in the past I received a lot of negative feedback.  However, in my recent survey, you guys said you would really like to see more of these types of posts.  So, to prevent some anticipated feedback, please keep these things in mind:

  • “Budget” is relative.  Some people easily spend $300 on sunglasses while for other people $300 is their entire clothing budget for the year.
  • You may be able to find these items elsewhere for less.  These are just some “budget-friendly” finds I have come across.  And I typically don’t link to clearance items because they sell out and then people are disappointed.  Also, I have no way of linking to thrift stores, but obviously if you want to check out your local thrift stores, I think that is a great idea!
  • Recycle & reuse.  As with all of my posts, I hope that you can use pieces you already have in your wardrobe.  Additionally, I assume that you can reuse all of the pieces below in other combinations with things in your closet to create a variety of looks.  Meaning, I think it is unfair to judge the expense of one outfit as though that is the only way to wear the pieces.

I hope this doesn’t make me sound petty.  I just wanted to be upfront because I received so much negativity in the past with these posts that I haven’t done one in about two years.  So now that we have that disclaimer out of the way, let’s get into it!

Plus Size on a Budget – Off-the-Shoulder Sweater Outfit

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I picked items that I think look more expensive than they are.  For example, these $8 sunglasses look just like these $300 Chloé sunglasses. And these $18 horn bangles, with some gold bangles tossed in, look similar to these $400 bangles.  And they come in three sizes, so if you have large wrists you should try them.  And if you need a large sized gold bangle, try these.

Off-the-shoulder and over-the-knee are still trending.  So I found this cute plus size sweater that goes up to size 4X for under $25!  Try this plus size strapless bra if you need one.  These wide calf over-the-knee boots are 18″ in circumference and under $50.  If you have wider calves, try these.

Plus Size on a Budget – Off-the-Shoulder Sweater Outfit

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Please let me know if you’d like to see more posts like this in the comments below.

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57 thoughts on “Plus Size on a Budget – Off-the-Shoulder Sweater Outfit

  1. I enjoy all your looks and appreciate your time you spend putting the looks together. Also, I will be getting this look!

    Thanks for all you do!
    Vonda

  2. Alexa,

    You’re simply fantabulous ! Don’t let these negative Nancy’s stop you from doing what you love. At least one person will ALWAYS find something wrong with everything you do, no matter how good/great it is. If you wake up and you want to post your version of “budget friendly” do it! If you decide later to post another persons version of it, great, if not hold your head high & move on. We are routing for you& grateful of yourGod-given talent with fashion!

      1. Yes! I really appreciate these posts! Please keep them up. If people feel these are too expensive then they don’t have to follow you. Personally I don’t think you can get much more budget-friendly unless you’re thrifting, which is fine. Don’t pay attention to the haters, just keep onposting!! ?

  3. How annoying people can get! On-trend fashion tends to spur knock-offs. It can be easy to find if they take the time to do their own research.
    If something appeals but is too expensive, then search for a cheaper alternative.
    You can’t be all things to all people.

    1. I can not believe the BS about outfits on a budget!! WTH??? Sorry, we all don’t have the $$, time, or health, or whatever the case may be to afford $300 sunglasses! How pretentious!! All kinds of people from all walks of life enjoy Alexa’s clothing ideas & outfits. Not just the people who have $ to burn. And Lisa I have disabilities that affect my mobility & speech & to be so callous & bitchy about we can find our own knockoffs!!! You seem able bodied & in a tax bracket that allows you to spend $300 on 1 clothing item, Why don’t you find your own designer brands. I think more people of little means need help with finding plus size fashion than those of means. And Alexa I flip out whenever I read & check out your clothing options/ideas & the price points. This is your Blog, you are well known in the US & Canada. Why cater to only people in a high or upper-middle-class paygrade?? There’s a Blog in Australia called Styling Curvy. Jen put’s on & styles Plus size clothing from her affiliates & has an outfit to showcase every day. She get’s rude comments from her regular followers. And she will be polite, but when they start to gang up or become abusive in her perspective she blocks them or tells them to Fuck-off. It’s your baby Alexa do what you want.

  4. I love all your looks! You have really influenced and inspired me to try new things! I appreciate that you often give lower price alternatives. Even when your selections are outside of my budget, I can search for similar looks within my budget. Please don’t take all the criticism to heart! I literally check to see what you have posted every single day! You are my fashion BFF!

  5. Look forward to your blog! I appreciate the budget looks. Don’t understand any negativity. Whatever the price point we can always adapt the ‘idea’ to fit our pocketbook. Keep on keeping on!!

  6. I love seeing anything on a budget. Just brush off any criticism you get, there are many loyal fans out here. I follow everything you post whether it’s too expensive for me or not, and appreciate you including lesser cost items in the links below the outfit.

    You be you! We’re here for ya – Amy

  7. Thanks for another great post. I come to your site for inspiration and am almost always able to use the looks you post to find similar items in my closet. (I also purchase pieces when I don’t have anything close to it). Your efforts are appreciated.

  8. Hey,
    I really don’t know why anyone would have anything negative to say about this look. I absolutely love this look!!! Keep up the good work!

  9. Yes, please, more budget+friendly! No way I’m wearing off-the-shoulder or strapless anything, but I can substitute. Thank you for helping the fashion clueless like myself.

  10. Thank you for the budget friendly post! This outfit is so cute! I appreciate your hard work putting all these posts together.

  11. I’d love to see more budget friendly posts. When I can’t afford what’s in a post, i look for knock offs anyway and appreciate the inspiration and all you do. Thank you!

  12. Thank you for this post – budget friendly, and ALL of the posts. They are interesting, well thought out, and have prices for all budgets. It’s very interesting to see how you put items together, and I really appreciate it.

  13. I’m new here, and sorry to hear that there were issues in the past. I love love love this outfit and look forward to seeing more of this type of post!

  14. Thank you for all your hard work! I love the fact that I can save for a few special expensive pieces while immediately buying others that are in my budget. I feel so beautiful in these clothes. I no longer feel disheveled and frumpy, I feel gorgeous and well put together. Again thank you!! 🙂

  15. I truly appreciate the looks you provide to us. I think it’s great that you “mix it up” and give us looks on a budget. More of us can afford the budget outfits then the big dollar outfits!! Thank you.

  16. Hey Alexa, I know you’re a Baltimore girl, and I’m a Frederick gal, who bought a condo in Lewes, DE last year (just north of Rehoboth Beach). I’m here for a week and went outlet shopping and finally invested in a Lane Bryant multi-way bra. I wore it strapless the night I bought it and it’s AMAZING! thank you for the suggestion! Happy Labor Day!

  17. I love this look! I appreciate you taking the time to show us beautiful outfits at affordable prices. My best friend can easily afford the over & above prices but chooses NOT too. She loves finding beautiful clothing & accessories at bargain basement prices! She’s a size 6/8 & I’m 20/22 but enjoy shopping together. Hope you keep posting these great outfit ideas!

  18. LOOK MS. ALEX, YOU DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB!!! I LOVE THE LOOK AND THE FACT THAT IT WAS DONE ON A BUDGET IS A PLUS. DON’T LET THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS STILL YOUR JOY. YOU’VE GOT SKILLS MS. THANG!!!!

  19. Hi Alexa,
    This is my first time seeing your blog and l think it’s fantastic! To all those negative snarky wenches. You must be jealous if you can’t appreciate a good thing when you see it. Keep on Alexa your doing a great job.

    Mirna

  20. Alexa,

    Love everything you show. Don’t worry about the negative comments from people. We have haters everywhere!!

    Keep up the good work. My wardrobe thanks you!

  21. As with anything posted, I look at these as ideas and inspiration. I enjoy looking through the outfits you put together. I’m sorry you have received negativity from others. Please keep posting your wonderful ideas.

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