Style Meets Budget
Posted on 4 May by
Footwear is your most valuable asset this season. While other trends are leaning towards the natural and minimal, the shoes coming off the catwalks are so extra you can’t help but love them. There are statement buckles, bright block colours, sky-high platforms and ankle embellishments to choose from at retailers Dotti and Forever New. You’ll definitely be needed a pair of boots this season and these Forever New Bea Boots will update your shoe game for under $90.
While your shoes are hogging the limelight, your sleeves are making their own statement in a more subtle, chic kind of way. Opt for bold details like off-the-shoulder tops and lots of fabric at Bardot and Factorie. Don’t underestimate the power of a staple tee from Jay Jays (for under $10) to pull everything together.
Culottes, flares, pleated skirts and anything in a unique fabric works for your bottom half. There are budget styles at Dotti and Cotton On in the hottest and most comfortable versions of these trends. Keep your wardrobe overhaul affordable with neutral colours you can mix and match – there’s a lot of black, navy, tan, burgundy and mustard on the horizon.
While Mackay doesn’t get too cold in Winter, there are still some brisk nights that require an extra layer or two. Rug up without bulking up by choosing an oversized bomber jacket or military coat to keep cosy. Outerwear is often expensive, but Factorie and Bardot have more affordable options in stock, like this millennial pink bomber for under $60.
Before walking out the door, add an on-trend accessory or two to complete your brand new look. Wrap a silk scarf around your neck choker-style, try some statement earrings, or layer some longline necklaces for a look that’s effortless and cool. Sportsgirl and Colette by Colette Hayman have some of the best of these pieces for your budget.