Broke Fashion: Meet Jasmin — A New Yorker with Style

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Meet Jasmin, a New Yorker who knows how to dress to impress on a dime! According to Jasmin: “I do not have one specific style of dressing . Sometimes I feel really girly and sexy and other days I feel like dressing in menswear. So it all depends on how I wake up that day. I like to try different things.”

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  • Dress: $39.99 Asos (similar)
  • Heels: $19.90 h&m
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  • Shirt: $9.95 h&m
  • Jeans: $24.80 Forever 21
  • Bag: $24.99 h&m

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  • Shirt: $9.00 Thrifted
  • Wide Leg Pants: $24.95 h&m

Jasmin has great taste in shoes! Our personal favorite were her neon strap heels. They made her already fashionable outfit pop even more! Class, meet sass. What do you think of Jasmin’s style? Let us know in the comments below!

Want to stay in touch with Jasmin? Follow her on Instagram: @ilovejazzz

Think you’re a broke fashionista? Submit your outfits to hey@brokeandchic.com for a possible feature!

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Broke Fashion: Spring in Manhattan’s Union Square

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Broke & Chic recently hit the streets of Greenwich Village, a wonderful Manhattan neighborhood that is alive with students from both The New School and NYU. See what these broke fashionistas are wearing in America’s most fashionable city!

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  • Shirt: $14.90 Forever 21
  • Blazer: $30 Forever 21
  • Shorts: $10 Buffalo Exchange
  • Bag: $10 Buffalo Exchange
  • Shoes: $18 Buffalo Exchange

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Guess what guys, this lovely lady writes for Rookie Mag!

  • Shirt: $10 Target
  • Jeans: Hand-me-down
  • Bag: $30 Urban Outfitters
  • Shoes: $5 Chinatown Vendor

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  • Shirt: $5.00 Forever 21
  • Harem Pants: $12.50 Forever 21
  • Shoes: $20.00 Afaze
  • Bag: $30.00 h&m

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  • Shirt: $10.00 Buffalo Exchange
  • Jeans: $10.80 Forever 21
  • Vest: $10.00 Buffalo Exchange
  • Shoes: $19.80 Forever 21
  • Bow: $5.00 Forever 21

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Who is your favorite New York City broke fashionista? Let us know in the comments below!

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Office Style: Henna, Curls and Classics

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The night before I had attended one of my favorite Mommy blogger networks, Mommys Links Glam Me event.  It was a really fun time with a great group of girls. There were women empowerment speakers, fun vendors, and swag.  At the party, I got my first henna tattoo and my hair curled. So when I got home, I put my hair in a loose bun, and secured it with a few bobby pins – a tip my regular stylist at BlowNY gave me.

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The next day my hair and henna looked fab. Don’t ever underestimate the power of a professional with a curling iron;those curls lasted for days. So getting ready for work the next day was pretty easy.  I think subconsciously the ornate orange design on my hand lead me to pick that bold orange pencil skirt that I paired with a simple white button down shirt.

You can never have too many crisp dry cleaned, fitted, collared shirts.  They are a classic item that will always come in handy, and never go out of style. I recommend investing in a few.

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Meet Natalie Yvonne Henry

Natalie is currently a social media moderator intern at SocialChorus. She got interested in fashion in high school and it just grew from there. Natalie blogs at fashionbystander.com, sharing the latest in fashion news with others; she hopes to expand it to showcase Caribbean fashion designers. She explains her style by saying,

“I dress how I feel. I love to look different, so I never focus on fitting into a particular genre or era of fashion. I just love to collect various pieces and make them my own. However, I love color! I prefer bright colors; the more than better!”

Her outfit today consists of a Forever 21 Chambray shirt, H&M floral print leggings,and a vintage bag and suede vest, which are both from a relative. The bow is a scrap piece of material that she had sitting around.

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  • Chambray Shirt: $22.90 Forever 21
  • Floral Leggings: $14.00 H&M
  • Vintage Bag: Gift from relative.
  • Vest: Gift from relative.
  • Bow: Homemade
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What do you think of Melissa and Natalie’s outfit choices in this week’s office style? Let us know in the comments below!

Want More Office Style?

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Trend Alert: High-Top Sneakers

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Isabel Marant has officially started a trend with her Willow shoe. Aka, the high-top sneaker wedge! Not a fan of heels? Regular high-tops are just as trendy.

This trend has taken Europe by storm, and has just recently made its debut on the New York City streets. Get the lift you desire while sporting a casual look, or opt for the regular flat version. Either way, you’ll be stylin’. The more bright and loud the colors are, the better.

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Unfortunatly, the Isabel Marant pair start at a whopping $760. Luckily for us broke fashionistas, ASOS has saved the day. Find a pair of wedge high-tops for only $82 on their website.

Other options for a wallet friendly wedge sneaker:

Nike’s ‘Dunk Sky Hi Liberty’ Hidden Wedge Sneaker: $130

Modcloth’s Heigh and Seek Wedge: $90

ASOS DENY Wedge High Top Trainers With Suede Detail: $82

If you’re not a fan of the wedge, check out Aldo for a funky pair that won’t hurt your feet. If you want to avoid the funk factor, stick with the traditional Converse. Try a pair in white, they’ll go with everything you own…even that LBD!

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What are your thoughts on this up and coming trend? Think you could pull it off? Let us know in the comments below!

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Trend Alert: Metallic Jeans

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I happend to walk by Rag & Bone earlier today and what did I see in the display window? Metallic jeans! At first I wasn’t 100% positive I liked them. But sure enough, a girl in Soho was rockin’ a pair in gold. Will this be the hot new thing this summer? They’re perfect for a night out, and will definitely make you stand out in a crowd!

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Let the jeans do all the talking. Pair them with a simple black or white top and simple yet sexy heels. Add a black blazer for a more professional feel. If you don’t care for the jeans, try a pretty metallic skirt instead!

Lookbook

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Where to Buy

To find a Broke & Chic friendly pair you’re going to have to keep an eye out. H&M and Topshop would both be great places to start. If you’re okay with spending more than $40 try ASOS, Zara and Joe’s Jeans. Happy shopping!

What’s your honest opinion on this up and coming trend? Could you ever see yourself wearing a pair of metallic pants? Let us know in the comments below.

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1 Girl, 2 Outfits: Eclectic & Stylish

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Yvette is a hair stylist living and working in the beautiful city of Manhattan. She loves experimenting with her style and finds herself changing it up everyday!

Q&A

B&C: What would you call your style?

Yvette: It’s different every day. If I like it, I’ll wear it. I love being creative with my style.

B&C: Do you think your style has evolved over time?

Yvette: Yes! I’m much more sophisticated than I have been in the past. But I’ve always stayed true to myself.

B&C: If you could only shop at one store for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Yvette: h&m, they have good quality at a fair price.

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  • Cardigan: $15 Target
  • Top: $10 Target
  • Belt: $7.80 Forever 21
  • Necklace: $8 Target
  • Skirt: $19.80 Forever 21
  • Tights: $7 Asos
  • Shoes: $70 Steve Madden

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  • Dress: $20 Target
  • Belt: $7.80 Forever 21
  • Tights: $7 Asos
  • Shoes: $70 Steve Madden

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Off-Season Shopping

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What’s off-season shopping? It’s buying a coat in the summer, or buying a bathing suit in the fall. Why would you do such a thing? To be broke and chic of course (and you’ll save tons of money)! No, you won’t be able to wear your items until the weather calls for it again, but if you’re buying a pair of $100 boots at 75% off, why complain? Off-Season shopping can be an amazing thing.

Off-season shopping is when you buy something on sale because it’s no longer in season. Really focus on the staple pieces, such as coats, pants, black or brown boots, white button up shirts…etc. Below are tips on how to get the most out of off-season shopping:

Winter

Winter is the time to buy cute and trendy fall coats, like a trench! Just put it in your closet for those rainy days that Spring and Fall bring us every year.

Remember: A classic tan, beige or black trench is great for fall and spring, while a red, pink or yellow trench is typically best for Spring. Try H&M, Gap, Banana Republic, Zara and Nordstrom for a quality trench!

Prime Time: Late November/December

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Spring is the time to buy heavy winter coats! Think winter while every store under the sun is dying to make room for light jackets, short sleeve shirts and cardigans. It’s always great when you can buy quality items that will last for years, instead of buying cheap coats that’ll only get you through one season. Buy a hat and scarf while you’re at it!

Remember: A peacoat is a winter classic for both men and women! Try Zara, dELia*s, Nordstrom, Macy’s and H&M.

Prime Time: March/April

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Summer

Summer is the time to buy boots, jeans and cardigans! Every store will be making room for sundresses, shorts, bathing suits, sandals and tanks.

Prime Time: Early May/June

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Fall is a great time to buy swim suits, shorts, tanks, sundresses, and sandals at an amazing price. Think 50%-75% off! Store racks will be filled with cardigans, jeans, sweaters, long sleeved shirts and light jackets, so all the summer stuff will be on sale.

Prime Time: Late August/September

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Want to learn more about Off-Season Shopping? Just check out these past Broke & Chic posts!

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