Can you still get a designer name brand, while on a budget? Surprisingly, the answer is yes! I stopped into Michael Kors today and needless to say, I could purchase everything from that store. I found some amazing items, like the Hamilton Tote, which is number one on my list of Michael Kors must-haves. Models Frida Gustavsson and Karlie Kloss have been photographed carrying this lovely bag to and from their runway shows. Not only do I need a sensible and chic bag that will never go out of style, but the Hamilton Tote fits right in my budget. This classic handbag is perfect for anyone that has a clean and simple style. You will be surprised at how many ways you can wear it. The Hamilton Tote comes with an additional chain strap to wear on your shoulder, or you can choose to wear it over your wrist. Trust me, you won't feel guilty after this purchase.
2) My next Michael Kors must-have item is the metallic gold wrap belt. Metallic colors are a huge trend this season, whether it be bronze, silver or gold, these shades will add sparkle to any outfit. You can pair this belt with boyfriend fit ankle jeans and a black blouse. Add the gold belt to give your look a bit of luxe and you're ready for an afternoon with friends. For only $45, why not pick up this fun accessory?
3) On to my other favorite, the 'Parker' Wedge Pump. I tried these shoes on yesterday and I was shocked at how comfortable they were. How often do you find a designer wedge that is affordable, too? I'm not big on zippers, however, I would sacrifice my personal preference for these. I tried on the black wedges at the Michael Kors store, but I really love this grape color.
4) My second favorite shoe from Michael Kors has to be the 'Tatum' Oxford. I am obsessed with oxfords. These have all the right elements, a platform, a peep-toe, but they still look expensive and wearable. Having a platform is perfect if you have problems wearing a higher heel. The platform actually acts as a stabilizer for your feet, therefore, when you wear your heels, it will be much more tolerable.
5) Lastly, the Michael Kors Metallic Zip Tote. I love this tote because it is so simple. It doesn't scream that it is a designer handbag, but the shimmery gold color adds a luxurious feel. This tote would be perfect if you're a college student, like myself. It will run you about $198, but if you want to add effortless glamour into your wardrobe, this bag is the one for you.
It is all about being sensible about your purchases. You can still find items from a designer name that are affordable and won't hurt your budget. You will get a taste of luxury, without breaking the bank.