Casual Looks for Less

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Happy Thursday, all!  Today, I wanted to suggest some way to look current and style casual looks for less.

Most of you know that one of my style adjectives is to look current.   This is a way to stay appropriating youthful with our style.

But, you do not need to break the bank when doing this…there are ways to look current/on trend and style casual looks for less.

So, come see this look I am wearing today and way it makes this point.


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I wore this casual look for less yesterday to go to a medical appointment and to attend a lunch meeting over some work I am considering doing with our church.

While the top does have a small cap sleeve, I felt more comfortable adding a light jacket.

TIP #1

Use the out of season sales to beef up your wardrobe with current pieces which are quality but marked down.

This jacket was discovered at a Talbots red hangar sale…coming out of summer and going into fall.

I liked it so much that I also added it in another color at a much lower price…it was marked down yet again when I returned to it.

These are excellent completer pieces to make casual looks for less.

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TIP #2

Know what is currently in-style, so it will catch your attention when you are shopping affordable retail.

Click here to see this Ralph Lauren Painting Print Collection…this top is a whooping $1,290.00.

It represents a print trend I have seen in several places…including Talbots…for this spring…usually in similar colors and painting print style.

I like this type of print and I believe that is why it captured my attention when I was watching trends.

And why this Cynthia Rowley top jumped off the rack at me when I entered Marshall’s recently. 

Here is why I purchased the top:

  1.  Well known trusted designer who I have worn in the past
  2.  Rounded Hem In the front
  3.  Excellent linen…no wrinkles at all
  4. On trend with design and fits in with my current wardrobe family
  5. Speaks my adjectives:  polished, creative, approachable, joyful, current
  6.  $16.99!!  (and I do not believe anyone would know that)

I am so happy with this top…will wear it often (driving the cost per wear even lower)…and it is current.

Again, the benefit in looking current is to stay appropriately youthful and stylish.

For me, this goes into a group of successful casual looks for less in my wardrobe.


looks for less

Casual looks for less are just about everywhere right now as Mother’s Day sales are on!

Make sure you know what your favorite retailers are offering…and check the sale tabs for low prices on winter:

TALBOTS MOM SALE – Now through May 7. (40% off the highest regular-price merchandise item valid 5/3/23 – 5/7/23. Online use code MOM. 30% off the remaining merchandise purchase, discount will appear in shopping bag.)

CHICO’S – Up to 60% off sale prices…good pieces at this link.

MACY’S THIS WEEK:  40% Off Code MORE Buy 1 regular-priced item, Get 20% off, Buy 2 regular-priced items, Get 30% off or Buy 3+ regular-priced items, Get 40% off on select items during This Week at Macy`s.

DILLARD’S – Tap Sales & Clearance for top brands permanently reduced

NORDSTROM – new merchandise added to Sale

I am sure as we near Mother’s Day more will be added to this list!  Let me know if I can help…..thanks for joining in today for Casual Looks for Less….hope you enjoyed it….


By Pamela Lutrell

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