Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Joe Fresh: Two Outfits Under $60

Joe Fresh, known for its basics and fantastic price tag, is in the midst of switching over to their early spring line. This means that all of the winter pieces are on sale. My colleague Jenna and I stopped in to check it out. We were immediately drawn to the 5-pocket slim ponte pant and the regular slim ponte pant. They are perfect for work as they have a trouser-like quality to them, and are perfect for play because they are made with plenty of spandex.

To honor this diversity, we put together two fabulous outfits for both occasions. The ensembles are made entirely from sale items and total under $60 (when purchased in-store).

The first look is fairly typical for the working woman with a few updates using unexpected colors and materials. We wanted the outfit to pop a little more as an ode to the sunshine we are all waiting for with bated breath, so we paired the dark navy pants with a coral crew neck sweater, an airy button down in oatmeal, and some killer pointed-toe snake print wedges in oxblood. Who says you have to be drab in winter? If you want a little add-on glam, consider some shimmery studs or a long necklace with a cute bauble at the end.

For a more pared down, classic look we put together my personal favorite uniform: striped shirt, tight fitting pants, and ballet flats. In this rendition the ballet flats come in marsala which went very nicely with the deep navy in the shirt and pants (both the shoes and shirt are available in stores only). To spruce this up you could add a colorful silk scarf or a tan shearling vest. Maybe even do both?

Some words of advice from The Gospel of Charlotte's Fashion guide: red shoes are a neutral. They work with pretty much everything and add that extra bit of style to any outfit.

And maybe this sweater too...

Joe Fresh
215 West 34th Street just west of Seventh Avenue