While most of us are still recovering from the excitement and chaos of Christmas, the New Year is edging closer which means the party season is still in full swing.
But with the Christmas damage to your bank account still fresh, splurging on a NY frock is probably the last thing on your mind.
In the style stakes, NY has always been about all that glitters, and this year is no different. But having a tight budget doesn't mean that you have to hold back on the wardrobe bling. We decided to get back to our old roots and bring you a few outfit ideas for the 1st of January which don't require you to squander your life savings.
This outfit has all the right ingredients for the perfect NY ensemble. Sequins- check, a bright pop of colour- check, and of course some foot bling- check!! We also can't pass over the fact that we picked up this dress for only $9.95, or to put it into perspective, we only paid around 8% of the original price!
If you aren't brave enough to embrace all the sequins and sparkle that embodies NY, then something like this top is ideal. The silver thread woven into the top, is a more subtle alternative to a heavily beaded or sequined ensemble. Up your party girl status with a statement necklace like this vintage-esque one.
Romper: Paper Scissors
Life of the Party
For those who prefer something a little less form fitting, but will rival the fireworks nonetheless, then this is the perfect ensemble! This flowy top isn't for the spotlight shy with enough beadwork and sequins to make you the star attraction of the party!
Most of you are probably wondering how a pair of $80 shoes fit in to the concept of 'fashion on a shoestring budget'. Well, we never used to be big on shoes, let alone spending big bucks on them. But our experiences of limping around with blistered feet have convinced us that shoes are one thing you should invest in. While we still think that you can find quality shoes for less than $50, don't feel guilty for spending a bit more on shoes that are comfortable and versatile.
Top: Just Jeans
Romper: Paper Scissors
This whole outfit is a frugal fashionistas paradise! To add an extra sparkle to your outfit, opt for something with a unique cut or hem just like this scalloped top. Radiant Orchid is also the colour of 2014, so we think it is only fit for heralding in the New Year!
Top: Glassons $
Shoes: Diana Ferrari
We've never been ones to make New Year's resolutions, but this year, we endeavour to reach 2000 GFC followers by the end of 2014! What are your New Year's resolutions?
♥ M + K
Disclaimer: The prices quoted for the pieces listed in this post are what we paid at the time of purchase. The availability and prices of these may vary from the this time of purchase.