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Italic Review: How to Buy Designer-Worthy Clothes at Cost

Shopping for clothes just got more interesting. Truly. Because there’s a new player in town called Italic that’ll sell you designer-quality garments at cost. At. Cost. OK — so there is a tiny catch....
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Your Top 5 Budget Fashion Questions Answered

Sex in the City character Carrie Bradshaw famously said, “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.” While I get Bradshaw’s perspective, I have a different outlook. You see,...
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Target Designer Collaborations (Decades of Budget Fashion Perfection)

If ever there was a retailer synonymous with the now beloved designer collaboration, it’s Target. Target designer collaborations have earned a cult following, thanks to the brand’s knack for linking up with big-name brands...
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Flashback Fashion — How to Wear Clogs

In 2009, Lindsey wrote in to us to ask: Here’s a challenge. Could you do an article on how to wear Dansko clogs with some pictures? I have recently acquired plantar fasciitis and I...
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Flashback Fashion: Norma Kamali and Budget Fashion

Back in 2006, Budget Fashionista helped spread the word that Norma Kamali was launching an affordable collection for Spiegel. Maybe we’re used to that sort of thing today, but back then, Kamali’s move was...
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An Interview with Streetstyle Fashion Entrepreneur Anisha Bhasin Mukherjee

Anisha Bhasin Mukherjee is a busy girl. She’s the co-founder of Dress for the Day, a website and mobile app that curates streetstyle fashion looks for occasion, weather, personal style and budget. She’s also co-host of “Sports...
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Customize Your Wardrobe with Made-to-Order Clothing

Custom-made clothing is not just for the rich and famous anymore. Nearly anyone with a decent clothing budget and an eye for fashion can custom create their own shirts, jackets, pants, dresses, and other...
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What Ever Happened to L.A. Gear?

Ah, L.A. Gear. The high top sneaker that had street cred AND looked super cute, evidenced by their use at one point of celebrity spokesmodels Paula Abdul and Belinda Carlisle. Okay, so the street...
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What Ever Happened to…Chic Jeans?

(Editor’s note: this post about Chic jeans was updated 1/2017). Ladies, those of you of a certain age (ahem) remember the miracle that was Chic Jeans — the high waist, the medium-to-dark wash, the...
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The 20 Greatest Fashion Apps Ever!

There’s no denying the App Store has changed our lives for the better and more efficient. But tucked away amongst the downloads are the real gold—the platforms that take it one further to aid...
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The Best Petite Fashion Advice Ever!

The fact is that as the size of the average American has increased, clothing sizes have decreased. Furthermore, manufacturers use fit models to “represent” the largest number of consumers possible and if you fall...
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8 Reasons Why We Love ASOS

What’s not to love about ASOS, the UK-based online-only,  global fashion and beauty retailer. Here are our 8 top “whys” but not in any particular ranking. 1. So Many Affordable Options It’s just great...
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Top Fashion Editors’ Best April Picks

One of my favorite quotes is from a movie, and it takes place in a restaurant: “I’ll have what she’s having.” Sound familiar? It also applies to style—whenever I see a fellow fashionista in...
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Halloween Style Tips for the Conservative Fashionista

This time of year means sipping cider, picking pumpkins and (eye roll) Halloween outfits that either bare more cleavage than Kim Kardashian wearing a push-up bra, OR are so gory they’ll give kids nightmares. I say let everyone else show...
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Most Stylish Celebs to Follow On Instagram

It’s no big secret that most of our down-time (okay, we mean procrastination) is spent checking (or is it obsessing?) on our social networks. What you may not know is that we’re spending less time...
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3 Reasons You Won’t Regret Shopping at Uniqlo

Being a die hard fan of eco-fashion, I’ve always wondered why the industry was so focused on “green” materials. Don’t get me wrong, I love me a hemp dress or  some organic cotton trousers...
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Where to Find Plus Size Tights

Dear Budget Fashionista: Hi! I’ve just started getting into “fashion” hose and tights in order to liven up my boring lawyer wardrobe. However, I have a few problems. First, I am plus size. Second,...
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Stylish Ways to Increase Your Income

You’ve done a quasi-puritanical cleansing of your budget.  Translation?  Goodbye bimonthly mani’s, Sex and the City reruns on cable, and bikram yoga classes with the Australian teacher with quite possibly most soothing voice in...
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Updated! 8 Inspiring Streetwear Blogs

Stuck in your closet and wondering how to mash up your clothes for a fresh change? Wondering what people are wearing out on the street? Need a new spin on the latest fashions? How...
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How to Start a Tumblr Fashion Blog

Tumblr has become one of the fashion world’s favorite players, hosting major brands like DKNY, Banana Republic, Urban Outfitters and countless others. The dedicated Tumblr community intent on re-blogging and sharing has made for...
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How to Shop Mall-Based Stores

If you’re making a full-blown mall trip, it’s easy to caught up in multiple-store mayhem and the hustle and bustle of holiday sales. Find out which mall-based stores are worth a budget fashionista’s while...
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