I think the style trick up my sleeve is SHOES! Shoes can absolutely make or save an outfit. Take any ol' granny dress and add a great pair of shoes and VOILA!!! Mavis, you have a look! We've all agreed, style has nothing to do with money. It's about putting things together in a way that bet represents you and the way you feel. But if you're going to spend a little bit of money, I say, get one or two pair of amazing shoes.
I found these adorable girls on ebay. I think Nine West may be one of my favorite shoe brands. They're not cheap, but they're very affordable. These are brand new, all leather and I got them for $25!! C'mon! That's crazy! I started panicking slightly when I took them out of the box, trying to find just the right way to wear them. Finally, I decided that anything I could wear a black shoe with, I can wear these with. It goes back to that overthinking thing.
My husband LOVED me in this outfit! He had to go to work and he kept saying, "You can't leave the house looking like that if I'm not with you!" I do love my man!!!!!
By the way, without the shoes, I don't think there's $5 in the whole outfit! Again, it's not about money....you can find great deals everywhere and create an "expensive" look.