Jan. 24, 2014 at 8:02 AM ET
Looking to update your wardrobe? Three InStyle editorsreveal how to work this season’s latest trends, piecing together three full looks that all ring in under $100. Fashion features editor Isabel Gonazelz-Whitaker tackled varsity prep, schooling us on ways to give the traditional sporty look a modern spin, namely off-setting the tomboy-ish vibe with polished pieces, like a smart pencil or a button-down. Looking for a more preppy aesthetic? She suggested pairing a varsity jacket with skinny cords in jeweled tones.
For those who are midriff-shy, beauty director Kahlana Barfield let us in on her crop top secret: Layering a cropped sweater over a LBD is a way to try the trend without risking skin exposure — plus, added layers are perfect for the winter.
Executive editor Amy Synnott shared pointers on how to pull off head-to-toe winter white, like choosing warm tones (think: ivory and cream) and textured pieces. Shop their budget-friendly picks for instant on-trend ensembles.
Isabel Gonzalez-Whitaker’s picks (varsity prep)
Amy Synnott’s picks (winter white)