The Budget Babe | Affordable Fashion & Style Blog

3 Ways to Wear: Over-the-Knee Boots

How to Style Over the Knee Boots 3 Ways

In this weekly column, I'm sharing three ways to style one cool piece to help you stretch those wardrobe dollars (in the most stylish way possible, of course!). For more real-girl-budget outfit ideas, check out my blog Life with Lyss.

I love getting requests for "how-to-style" articles! I took a request from @Wishes_Reality for over-the-knee boots and did some digging on Pinterest for some inspiration. Here are three of my favorite looks for fall and how to re-create them.

3 Ways to Wear: A Chunky Fall Sweater

How to Style a Chunky Sweater 3 Ways

With sweater weather right around the corner, cozy knits are quickly becoming a closet necessity. With this style shift comes a higher price tag (no more cotton tanks and light-weight t-shirts), so it's important to style your autumnal investments for all occasions. Today, I'm showing you 3 ways to style a must-have chunky sweater: Everyday casual, a dinner date, and even a fancy night out!

The Sweater: $36.99

Trend Alert: Dainty Jewelry

Dainty Jewels Round-Up

For the past year, I've loved wearing statement necklaces. However, they can be extremely pricey and get heavy, especially during the hot weather. Little "dainty" jewels are perfect for the summer months -- lightweight, classy and definitely more budget-friendly! I've rounded up a few of my favorite dainty pieces, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings.

What to Wear to A Summer Wedding: Budget-Friendly Picks for A Beachy, Formal or Casual Affair

3 Wedding Guest Looks: Beach, Formal or Casual

Weddings are by far one of my favorite parts of summer for many reasons, and dressing-up definitely tops that list. No two wedding are ever the same, which means guests can have fun creating distinct looks for each unique celebration, whether it's a beachy/outdoor setting, a casual fete or a more formal party. But shopping for multiple weddings can start to get costly, which is why I've rounded up budget-friendly dresses and shoes under $100 (and many under $50!) to help make the process a little bit easier, and every bit as glamorous.

8 Under $30: Gladiator Sandals

Affordable gladiators for summer

One of the hardest-to-tackle trends for me this season is the gladiator sandal. Not only are many expensive, but finding the right style can be intimidating. After doing a little digging, I rounded up 8 gladiators of all styles under $30, which has me thinking this trend isn't so tricky after all. Tall or short, heeled or flat, neutral or metallic...worn with skirts or shorts, rompers and jumpsuits...the options are endless!

Keep reading for my picks: