If you are a woman, you know how depressing the winter can be when it comes to your wardrobe. You have to let go of those beautiful summer clothes, the flary tank tops, open toed stilletto heels, and peddle pushers. You may even try to stretch some of those summer fashions out a little too long!
So if you’re a woman who is facing the cold reality of the winter season, and your closet needs an update badly, you may be dreading the fact that you probably need to do some serious lady shopping for clothes this winter! When money is tight, here are a few suggestions for basics you should add to your wardrobe this winter season.
Spend $20 or $30 at your favorite store for a great looking, fancy long sweater to wear this winter. Forever 21 is a great place to start. A good fancy sweater is great because it goes with just about every type of shoe, and looks great with pants, jeans, or leggings.
High Heeled Black Boots
These are possibly going to the be most expensive item on your short winter shopping list. Invest about $65 to $100 on a pair of great looking high heeled black boots that reach past your calf. They have some really great styles for you to choose from now, and you can wear these to just about any type of event or on a date. Try DSW, Bare Feet Shoes, or another discount brand name shoe store for a good pair of high heeled black boots.
Ugg Style Boots
Ugg Boots are a staple of every woman’s shoe collection. You can wear them everywhere except the club. You might want to update from the ones you had last year. Nowadays they have so many styles of Ugg style boots on the market that you are bound to find one that you really like. Again check your local discount brand name shoe store or go online for a good pair of basic Ugg style boots for under $50.
You must be living under a rock if you haven’t caught onto the leggings craze. It’s surprising that women didn’t start wearing leggings more years ago, it’s the perfect compliment to any wardrobe. You can throw on a big sweater with a pair of leggings and it’s an instantly sexy outfit for going to the store or enjoying a day in the city. You can find a decent pair of leggings for about $10 or $12 a pair. They also have thicker leggings to keep you warmer during the winter season.
Good Pair of Boot Cut or Skinny Jeans
The $19.99 jean deals you see at those random womens stores in the mall sound so tempting, but they are $20 bucks for a reason. Sometimes the buttons will pop off, sometimes they’re ill fitting, or they just don’t look that great on you. It’s not worth it. So don’t go cheap on a new pair of jeans for this winter, but you also don’t need to go crazy with a pair of $150 Seven jeans either.
Instead, go to Express or Macy’s and drop at least $40 or $50 on a decent pair of jeans that will fit you just right and last for a long time. You can wear these jeans tucked into your new ugg boots or black high heeled boots from earlier.
These are the basics; you can get all of these items for $250 or less depending on where you shop. Of course, you are probably going to want to add more items as you go forward into the winter months, such as long sleeved shirts and jeans, but if you just want to spend a couple of hundred or less right now, focus on these five great items.