A great pick-me-up is having a look that's fresh and current! With the state of the economy and the ever-changing trends that can sometimes be challenging to keep up with, we hit the streets with affordable contemporary retailer Charlotte Russe.
We checked in with a few ladies to show you how they achieved a "street-chic" look without breaking the bank. I got in on the fun, too! Thus, leaving you enough dough to dine with you friends in style, grab a cocktail, and smile! Charlotte Russe is a great place to discover the latest styles because most items retail in the $29-$40 range. Their shoe selection is also amazing (for those with a shoe obsession) and they sell many styles that merely look expensive.
Right now their sassy selection of pumps are buy one, get the second pair for $12.50 (not a typo). Even the most discerning fashionistas like a deal now and again. I personally own a few pairs of the Charlotte Russe shoes and they are very comfortable, which is something you may not expect from footwear at this price point. Looking for that perfect dress for daytime or nighttime is very easy to do here. You can also dress-up or dress-down various outfits with the wide variety of fabulous accessories offered! Their website is very easy to navigate with fun "Happy Hour" deals that can even be sent to your phone via text message (how, ingenious). The store at the Manhattan Mall always showcases the hottest looks which made them the perfect retailer to feature for this street style article!
I caught up with Jessica who works in Advertising in the Big Apple. She paired this pretty floral blouse from Charlotte Russe with a sleek black pencil skirt & popped the look with a vibrant shoe also from CR. "I can't tell you how many of my friends told me that they want these shoes," Jessica said. The best part is this entire look cost less than $70!
Next, we ran into Kristin, a hot real estate agent who sells some of the most desired properties in the area. This brunette beauty paired a colorful turquoise blouse from Charlotte Russe with a great dark denim trouser also from the brand. "This look can easily go from day to date with my boyfriend -- oh, and I also have money left over for this luxurious designer handbag." A useful style-tip is to wear a flattering color by your face. You'll always look refreshed and ready to take on the challenges of the day. This light, airy blouse was only $24.99.
Not to be left out, I thought I would share my budget friendly street look from Charlote Russe! I opted to wear a pretty pattern on the bottom. Writing articles and always being on the go, I know the importance of a great outfit. I went for a printed dress and added a gorgeous yellow, soft fleece jacket! This versatile coat with stylish collar detail was featured in Lucky Magazine and can be worn with everything in your wardrobe. Retailing for $39.99 -- this jacket can also be enjoyed all year around. I can't tell you how many compliments I received on this flirty look and with fall around the corner, I'm all set.
About Charlotte Russe: Charlotte Russe is a growing, mall-based specialty retailer of fashionable, value-priced apparel and accessories. They are focused on providing exciting, fashion-forward merchandise that appeals to customers across age and socioeconomic boundaries, with a core emphasis on the lifestyle trends of young women. Their stores offer merchandise at value-oriented prices and the majority of their merchandise is sold under our proprietary Charlotte Russe labels, including Charlotte Russe, Refuge and blu Chic. The remainder of their merchandise consists of nationally-recognized brands popular with their growing number of customers.
All photos by: Dana Prigge'