Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Woman to Woman: Clothes Budget
If you love to shop, then you probably love a good sale. But you don't always have to rely on high profile names to get the look. In tonight's Woman To Woman report, we're going to show you how to dress better on a budget.
(WSVN) -- Gucci. Valentino. Versace.
If you're a woman who loves to shop till she drops, then there's no avoiding the latest fashion must-have.
Lidia Pefore says, "I like spending money on clothes unfortunately."
Liza Lamar says, "I love to shop, it's a fun, extra activity."
Lidia says, "Jeans and stuff like that, shoes. I do fall for the designers all the time."
But let's face it. Most of us can't afford to buy designer clothes, but with a little legwork and help from the experts you can look good on a budget.
Stylist Mario Vergel says, "It can be done on a budget, it definitely can."
Fashion stylist Mario Vergel headed to Target with us to show us how to turn what you see on the sales rack into a look you would find in any fashion magazine.
Blazers are in this spring.
Pair them up with a dress, Capri pants or a full skirt.
Here, Mario put together three bargain looks, including shoes and accessories, at a fraction of the price.
Mario says, "Unless you really know, sometimes you can get away, you can fool people."
For a more casual look, Mario mixed and matched and added plenty of accessories.
From a funky top to plenty of flower power, these pieces won't set your wallet back.
Mario says, "Accessories are a big influence and they really can change the entire look of an outfit."
At Plato's Closet in Coral Springs, you can find what's hot, right on the shelves.
Steve Africk from Plato's Closet says, "We stay current on our fashion, it's within the last one, one and a half seasons, and everything's very gently used. Hard to tell that it's used at all."
Check out this Calvin Klein ad in Vogue magazine -- the shirt shoes and skirt will run you $179 at the store.
Here the same look will cost you just $37 dollars.
This taste of the tropics featured in Cosmopolitan retails for $195 dollars.
Here you can pull it off for twenty bucks.
Steve says, "We were able to achieve the same look with very similar if not the same brands and the average savings is anywhere from 70 to 90 percent."
Now, that's a bargain.
Mario says the basic difference in bargain clothing is the fabric, which might not last as long.
He says to stick to solids, which are easy to mix and match.
By the way, at Plato's Closet they will also pay you on the spot for your used clothes... More money to go shopping!
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