Jul 3, 2015

Plus Size Fashion Off Season

Imitation Leather Pants from H&M can be dressed up for down for night or day.  You can truly make these skinny leg pants your own.  ($30, available in sizes 20 & 22)
Today I was walking along, minding my business and thinking about shopping, as usual.  When suddenly it came to me that I really need to start back shopping off season.  Although I love looking at the new arrivals category when shopping online and the mannequins in store windows (that are set up to entice you to buy what's new), the bottom line is the best deals are found off season.  

Being a plus size woman, I can truly relate to the urgency and anxiety that befalls us when we see new, fashion forward, regular priced items.  Of all genres of fashion, we have truly been made to feel like we have to buy it now, but plus size fashion has come a long way.  Our choices are abound so the time is now for us to partake in off season, fashionable deals.

Here's the thing and this point is relevant for all sizes, when you shop off season you have to be open to buying items that you weren't exactly looking for.  The key is to consider how the item(s) will fit into your wardrobe.  If you have trouble thinking outside the box, then go for basic items and basic items with flair.  If you are an open minded shopper who doesn't mind experimenting with style, then off season shopping is your world.  What are you waiting for?  Go for it!
This Longline Jacket by SimplyBe is basic, but on trend and would look fabulous over a dress with heels, wide leg slacks or the Imitation Leather Pants by H&M shown above.  Add a broach to the lapel to pump up the volume on this piece! ($49.95, available in black or tomato and available in sizes 6-28)
Off the Shoulder Tee Shirt Dress from ASOS Curve is simple and sexy, but doesn't give too much away and can be worn countless ways.  Sport this to the farmer's market on a crisp fall morning with a pair of print plimsolls for an easy going, but put together look.  ($19.93, available in sizes 18-28)
Pair this Marled Knit Cardigan from Forever 21 with leggings and moto boots for weekend errands or wide leg slacks and pearls for the office.  Either way, it's a great off season deal! ($24.99, available in XL-3X)
These Side Stripe Pants, also by SimplyBe, paired with an off the shoulder sweater or white tee and a statement necklace can serve as a classic wardrobe staple with a twist. ($16.95, available in sizes 8-28)
Watercolor Plaid Chiffon Blouse by Forever 21 is currently on clearance for $10.99 and only available in 1X (2X & 3X are sold out).  This blouse paired with a skirt, slacks or jeans can easily go from the office to happy hour or a PTA meeting with ease.  Pair with boyfriend jeans and a low heel pump or slingback heel for a trendy look.
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