Frugal Friday Fashion: Winter Looks

What's your favorite thing to search on Pinterest? For me, it's a toss up between new ways to braid my hair, interior design and outfits. It's great for days when you're feeling uninspired to hop on Pinterest and see what other people are doing with their winter wardrobe. A couple of weeks ago, I felt inspired, went shopping and then we played dress up! Christina took some pretty pictures to hopefully give you some ideas for those days when you just can't decide what to wear. 

Today, we're sharing with you 4 fun winter outfits, where to get the pieces, and how to do it on a budget!

Outfit #1: Faux Fur Vest + Purple Bag

Styled by Susie Roupe, Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Alexandra Hernandez

Styled by Susie Roupe, Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Alexandra Hernandez

This look is really fun and very simple to pull together. All you need this:

Styled by Susie Roupe, Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Alexandra Hernandez

Styled by Susie Roupe, Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Alexandra Hernandez

If i had to guess, I'd say you probably have the basics already and may only need to find a good faux fur vest and perhaps a colorful handbag. When wearing a faux fur vest, I suggest keeping the rest of your look understated and neutral (except for a pop of color in a piece of jewelry or handbag).

Outfit #2: Complimentary Colors + Leopard

Styled by Susie Roupe, Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Susie Roupe

Styled by Susie Roupe, Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Susie Roupe

I absolutely love mixing and matching patterns, textures, and colors. It's a fun way to make an outfit go from pretty to super pretty and interesting. When mixing and matching like this, ground your look in a color scheme to maintain continuity. In this outfit, I used blues and greys which were repeated throughout the look. The leopard print top picks up on the blue and grey colors which are echoed throughout the outfit in the shoes, bag, and coat. The skirt, a nice bright yellow, is complimentary to the blue and is a fun and unexpected color in cold winter months.

Styled by Susie Roupe, Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Susie Roupe

Styled by Susie Roupe, Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Susie Roupe

Here are the ingredients for this look:

Outfit #3 Black + Black + Gold + Green

Styled by Susie Roupe, Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Alexandra Hernandez

Styled by Susie Roupe, Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Alexandra Hernandez

Black is chic. It just is! In the cold winter months, darker, more moody colors have their time to shine, and we think this is a great way to do it. It's comfy with the oversized sweater and tights, and sweet with the pleated skirt. 

Styled by Susie Roupe, Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Alexandra Hernandez

Styled by Susie Roupe, Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Alexandra Hernandez

Here is what you need to look as chic as Alex:

  • Black Oversized Sweater (H&M $17.95)
  • Black Pleated Skirt (H&M $15 Similar)
  • Black Patterned Tights (Already owned $10 Similar)
  • Gold Statement Necklace (H&M $12.95 Similar)
  • Gold and White Watch (ASOS $43 Similar)
  • Green Clutch (Already owned $25 Similar)
  • Cuff bracelet (Macy's $65 Similar)
  • Black booties (Macy's $94.99 Similar)*

Outfit #4 Boots My Family Will Hate + Faux Fur Infiniti Scarf

Styled by Susie Roupe, Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Susie Roupe

Styled by Susie Roupe, Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Susie Roupe

I like this outfit because of the variety of textures with only subtle differences in colors. Grandmama and Mama, I know you both hate these boots, don't worry, I wont be wearing them to Christmas dinner :) But for those of you who don't hate them, I'll tell you where to get them!

Styled by Susie Roupe Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Alexandra Hernandez and Susie Roupe

Styled by Susie Roupe Photo by Christina Wedge Modeled by Alexandra Hernandez and Susie Roupe

And there you have it! A simple recipe for 4 fun winter looks.

Style by Susie Roupe Photo by Christina Wedge Bunny Ears by Alexandra Hernandez ;)

Style by Susie Roupe Photo by Christina Wedge Bunny Ears by Alexandra Hernandez ;)

We hope you'll have as much fun as we did styling your own winter looks. Connect with us by using #endsinstyle and show us your favorite winter outfits! 

*For years, I thought anything approaching the $100 mark was not to be considered "budget". However, I suggest putting your clothing budget towards high quality shoes and coats in the winter. You don't need to spend $1,000 on a coat or $500 on shoes to get high quality. A good coat will last you years as will the shoes--and they will keep you from needing to spend extra money seeing a podiatrist. Invest in the staples, save on the trendy items.