TODAY | January 24, 2014
>>> we are back at 8:51 with how you can have style on a budget. they are all editors at "in style" magazine, which means they're good at shopping. ladies, good morning to you.
>> good morning.
>> good morning.
>> you've got gorgeous models in their shapewear, but not for long. amy, can you really find a good outfit for under $100? something that we might see "in style"?
>> absolutely. with all the fashion and online shopping , it's never been easier to find an amazing steal.
>> let's start getting katelyn dressed. looks like monochromatic here.
>> exactly. i've been in the winter white look. my motto is white is the new black. super chic, so easy to pull off. and really this skirt is only $59.99. and you can see it's a very flattering a-line cut, easy for anyone to pull off. it's also slightly heavier fabric which is a key consideration in the winter because you don't want to go out into the polar vortex wearing a cotton t-shirt. look for chunky knit like this one we found from h & m .
>> you wear black to try to, you know, figure flatter.
>> is that a smith?
>> it's a little bit of a myth in the sense that anyone can wear that look. monochromatic is always going to be flattering. if you feel self-conscious, you can wear dark pant and white jacket .
>> thank you so much. let's move on over to isabelle. what did you look for?
>> well, i was very much interested in the varsity look, which is traditionally very cozy, classic, good for polar vortex . and we're going to start with the cords. i'm going to help her get dressed. you can always do something in a khaki, it's more casual. i love these, these are lauren conrad from kohl's for $22. it's instantly going to dress up the look.
>> yeah. velvety? they kind of look like it.
>> it's a narrow cord. so that's -- it has a slimming effect because the thicker the cord, the thicker the effect. and then we have a button down, a crisp button down, something to echo the preppiness of the vibe.
>> and then as she buttons that up and tucks it in -- this is so challenging.
>> i know. it's even more challenging for her.
>> it's all under $100. the shirt is $24 from old navy. and then we have this great varsity jacket , which does have sort of retro connotations. it's $32. what you want to do is look for fabrication that's a little bit more modern. so in this case, leather like trim, shiny integration.
>> this varsity, look, literally like a varsity jacket ?
>> yeah, so traditionally this would be a very casual look , but as you can see sort of with the way we have it but it's a little bit more fallish, you can wear this to the office. these are from kohl's and you've got a nice polished look.
>> super cute, thank you. we'll leave you two. good job. now you're kind of doing a day tonight thing, i think.
>> i am. i have a lot of tricks going on here. my trend i love is crop top . you know, might sound a little bit scary.
>> for some of us.
>> but if kerry washington can pull one off at the s.a.g. awards, anyone can do it. i found this dress it's $40. and what i love about it, it's great for evening.
>> that's a very versatile dress. looks good just alone.
>> only just $40. we're going to put the crop top over the dress.
>> no bare mid drift.
>> no, that's the key. pair it with something high-waisted like this and it will look very flattering.
>> all right.
>> and we're going to put boots on. i'm going to help her get into the boots.
>> oh, yeah. i love those boots. okay. we'll have you stand up we have a few seconds left. you can stand on one. ladies, thank you so much. all of these are great, all of
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