The Deal: Shop Modcloth for rare mod, indie & hard-to-find women’s clothing for less
The Lowdown: We all love embellishment, but studs and sequins can be a bit much sometimes — especially when you want to look more feminine and less, well, biker/glam rocker. Here at The Budget Fashionista, we have the perfect solution: bows. Bows add a touch of fun (dare we say whimsy?) without being over-the-top, assuming you skip the 80s prom bow in the hair. Classic and well-placed bow details — as well as super cute bow patterns — are big this fall, and Modcloth has a ton of grown-up appropriate options.
A cautionary note: it’s almost never okay to wear more than one bow item, no matter how tempting it is to pair those bow boots with a bow-patterned cardigan and a bow hair clip. That would be over-bowing. Please don’t.