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From earrings to shoes, accessories are the supporting cast of any ensemble. Choose accessories well, and they’re like the soft, glowing spotlight on your outfit. Everything else looks better. Wear the wrong accessories and, well, you know how that turns out. Read our best accessories advice here.

Arielle Vandenberg wearing patterned sunglasses

2019 Celebrity Trend Report: Sunglasses

If there’s one accessory that’s truly a must-have, it’s a great pair of sunglasses. The trouble is, shopping for sunglasses can be a tad overwhelming. I mean, you have your pick of what feels...
Blake Lively with color blocked bag

10 Color Block Bags Under $50

We figured as much about the staying power of the color blocking in fashion. The Budget Fashionista originally wrote about the color block bags trend back in 2014 — and the style had already...
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10 Ways to Wear Flats According to Instagram

Let’s just call it the perfect shoe. Flats are ubiquitous, universal, and easy on the wallet, too. You can wear them with everything from jeans and Breton stripe tops to sheath dresses and cardigans....
Woman wearing pink hat and gloves

Chic Accessories: Capes, Hats, and Gloves We Love

For some, winter is the most wonderful time of the year. For others, it’s when we gaze longingly at the summer dresses shoved to the back of the closet. But if we spend too...
Grand Avenue Jewelry - bracelets and necklace

How to Shop Mid-Range Jewelry & Brands to Watch

There comes a time in every budget fashionista’s life when she decides to outgrow ultra-cheap jewelry. Of course I love that Forever21 stocks fun, cheap earrings and bracelets…but many of those pieces are short-lived....
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What the Season’s Hottest Shoes Are Doing to Your Feet

A shoe lover is likely to zero in on style before anything else. Sometimes you’ll snap up some gorgeous trending shoe styles without trying them on — hello, online shopping and serious sales that...
Woman holding brightly colored handbag

3 Things Handbag Divas Do on the Regular

Your handbags say a lot about your style and your personality. Often, it’s the key accessory that completes an outfit to perfection. Spending a little extra on something that catches your eye isn’t unheard...
Woman wearing multiple rings

How to Stack Rings Like a Celebrity

Ever notice how JLo frequently sports bling on several fingers? As one of our favorite style icons, Jennifer Lopez truly understands how to stack rings for any occasion. When she is “relaxed Jenny,” her...
Woman wearing boots in fall

How to Find Wide Calf Boots + Top Picks

Dear Budget Fashionista, I really need your help. Even though I wear a clothing size 12, I have VERY wide calves (plus size—about the size of someone who wears a size 16 to 18)....
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The Morbid Jewelry Trend That’s on the Rise

Say you compliment a dear friend on the amazing ring she’s just started wearing, and she tells you it’s cremation jewelry. Um, what now? Yep, that’s right — cremation jewelry is a thing and...
Woman trying on wedges

Walk This Way: 10 Pairs of Truly Comfortable Wedges

Wedges add a pop of style to any of your warm-weather outfits. Not only can they add height to your frame, but they also flatter certain types of dresses and pants more effectively than...
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Under $50: 10 Cute Crossbody Bags

My spring/summer bag has always been a crossbody. Just big enough for the essentials, and the long-strapped style frees my hands for all sorts of fun-in-the-sun adventures. However, these warm-weather carry-alls are frequently exposed...
Woman wearing blue cocktail ring

Finger Bling: Sporting the Cocktail Ring this Season

A well-placed, oversized ring — aka the cocktail ring — might be just what I need to spice up my look this spring. Sure, the cocktail ring is less talked about today than in...
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Travel in Style with This Essential Bag

Heading out of town for a summer adventure? Instead of dragging along your oversized suitcase, carry your essentials in a chic travel bag. Perfect for short getaways, weekender bags are stylish, functional, and offer...
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The Jewelry Brand Fashion Girls Love for Summer

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine… it’s summertime!” ~ Kenny Chesney The summer season is almost here. And summer — with its long, sunny days — is such a...
Dainty gold necklace

The Basics of Jewelry Style

If I had my way I’d wear jewelry, a great pair of heels and nothing else. Jada Pinkett Smith Jewelry trends change from year to year — one season, we’ll see big statement pieces,...
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Staying out of Treble: Music-Inspired Bling Under $50

Ah, music.  From gym playlists to concerts, tunes that let us get our groove on are always good in our book. Whether we’re chatting about Beyonce’s impressive rap skills in her latest song with husband Jay-Z, Future, and DJ...
Collage of Etsy jewelry

Retail Therapy — Etsy Jewelry Shops Edition

Etsy is a mecca of vintage-meets-crafty fabulousness. Like Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook, it sucks me in like a glitter-filled black hole where I spend hours clicking through steampunk couture clothing, retro bubblegum pink telephones...
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Celeb-Inspired: How to Style a Canvas Tote

Keri Russell, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Alba have all been spotted carrying one. It’s the canvas tote, a grossly under-rated style accessory that every woman should have on hand. It’s very versatile, practical and...
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10 Cute Spring Flats Under $50

Every girl needs a cute pair of flats. They’re exponentially more comfortable than heels, and more feminine than most sneakers. You can also find super cute flats at low prices, leaving plenty of room...
White mules with fringed hem jeans

5 Mules Outfits You Can Wear Right Now

Mules are back for spring and this fad isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, the backless footwear is swiftly evolving from trendy to timeless, partly due to the style’s practicality. The no-fuss...
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