Add them to some basics you already have in your closet.
Or, check out some of the amazing pieces I found for great prices below.
I want to prevent some anticipated feedback. So please keep these things in mind:
- “Budget” is relative. Some people easily spend $300 on sunglasses, while other people allocate $300 for their annual clothing budget.
- 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 the 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.
Look 1 – Outfit Details
This is such a classic outfit “formula” for me. A cardigan, a coordinating scarf, a t-shirt, and some jeans.
So stinkin’ easy and works every time.
I have purchased plenty of these scarves from Amazon. They’re blank scarves, so they’re square and large.
You can watch a video on how to style them here.
And they’re soft and typically made of acrylic. They have the potential to shed, so you should expect that. Washing them may help.
I also recommend spraying them down with Static Guard before wearing them. This will help to prevent clinging to your clothing and potentially lead to less shedding.
But, I always recommend storing your jewelry in airtight baggies to protect them from oxidizing and tarnishing.
Also, this will prevent them from having a reaction to other metals and finishes of your other jewelry.
I know it’s not as pretty to look at, but it will greatly increase the longevity of your jewelry and prevent maintenance, such as polishing.
I have a similar pair in black that I wear all the time.
The bracelets look like much more expensive pieces.
You see a theme here?
So they’re designer-inspired and very affordable.
Plus Size on a Budget – Rust Cardigan – Look 1
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Look 2 Outfit Details
This second look is just like the first except I swapped the t-shirt and jeans for a simple t-shirt dress. These adorable dresses are available in sizes 0X – 5X. Yassss!
Plus Size on a Budget – Rust Cardigan – Look 2
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