$59.50 at Express
A go-to basic in your closet that is a tad sexy and beyond versatile.
What I like: The “bandage” trend is everywhere on the red carpet, but let’s be honest, most women are hesitant to try anything that implies painted on. One thing I appreciate about Express knits: they are usually very thick and therefore not clingy and cellulite revealing. Enter their version of a bandage skirt. Although this skirt is fitted, it is also flattering and lays nicely over curves. I also enjoy the high waist and the hem length – just above the knee. Tasteful for either the office or an evening out. And it is machine washable so another $ave on your dry cleaning bill!
What I wear it with: This skirt is the perfect bottom for flowing, swing-bottom tops. It also looks perfectly polished with a white blouse. In colder weather, this skirt works well with tights and blazers – go for a constructed shoulder for an updated version of the power suit. Steer clear of any too tight top or anything too sexy. Unfortunately, this is a high-heel only skirt…my recommendation: the Elkie Peep Toe Sandal from Nine West shown below.
Ordinarily I am not the biggest sale shopper. I have learned through my years in retail, it is on the sale rack for a reason....no one is buying it.
That being said, the weeks after 4th of July are usually when prices are at their lowest and discounts at their highest. By 4th of July, retailers are already thinking Fall which means you can get summer stuff for around 75% off their regular price.
Here are some super cheap yet fabulous finds:
Outdoor Red / Orange Geometric Patio Pillows
$3.24 each at Target Stores