A recent Splurge Vs. Save in Us Weekly left the Broke & Chic team mad and discouraged. The splurge items started at $590, and yet all the save items were expensive as well — the most expensive being a whopping $138!
I’m sorry, but spending $138 on a simple summer dress is a splurge to me, and, in this day and age, is likely for you as well.
Fashion and style don’t have to equal credit card debt. You often pay more for an item simply based on the name printed on the inside and not quality. So, despite what Us Weekly says, there are quality items out there that won’t break the bank. Broke & Chic is here to show you how to get all these items for far less than these so called steals.
The Broke & Chic Way
Instead of spending $134 on the Elise Pink and Black Scallop dress, just stop into your local h&m to purchase this beautiful pastel pink dress for only $49.95. That’s $84 less than Us Weekly’s so called steal!
If you love the color blocking on Victoria Beckham’s dress, just add a black peter pan collar like this one from Etsy for only $25!
Both the Kenneth Jay Lane and C. Wonder bamboo bangles are beautiful. However, to get the desired look you’re going to have to buy at least five bangles. That multiplied by the $24 steal is $120! That’s way too much for something that isn’t going to be a part of your everyday wardrobe. Try either one of these bangle sets from your local Forever 21 instead. Three bracelets only cost $6.80.
Us Weekly is right, bright bags are in this season and you should totally jump on board; just not for $78, let alone $590. Try this adorable yellow satchel from Yes Style for only $35 instead.
The Navajo inspired skinny jeans have a fun look. Just not fun enough to spend $660 or $138. You’re better off wearing your favorite pair of white jeans and pairing them with a Navajo inspired shirt or sweater instead. That way you’re not spending too much on something you can only wear once in a while. If you just have to have a pair, try these ones from River Island for $80.
What do you personally think of Us Weekly’s definition of a save item? Let us know in the comments below! Also, do you have any steals to share?